Ribbon Flip Flop Party Favors


I made these adorable polka dot ribbon flip flops for a customer to match her pink and chocolate polka dot initial tee. She found these solid chocolate flip flops and I grabbed every ribbon I had to match her shirt. I used over eight yards of ribbon for both shoes. I am happy to create these for your little girl and even find the flip flop sizes you need. Just send me an e-mail through my Contact Me page.

If you want to make these confetti ribbon flip flops as a party favor for your summer polka dot birthdays, I have created some basic instructions for you.

Materials:
  • Ribbons, Ribbons, Ribbons to coordinate with your polka dot birthday party colors

  • Flip Flops

  • Pinking shears (to trim ribbon edges in a zig-zag pattern and prevent fraying)

Instructions:

  • Cut your ribbons into 8" lengths

  • I like to use the same ribbons on either side of the toe strap, so pattern is similar.

  • Start tying knots!

  • Trim your ends with pinking shears to prevent fraying

  • Slip 'em on for the cutest shoes in town!

Party Favor Tips:

  • Cut an extra length of ribbon or coordinaing ribbon wraphia and tie the left and right flip flops together to make the pair ready to give. Slide on a cute gift tag and write the guest's name for a personalized party favor (just ask her mom her shoe size before the party)

  • For older girls, they can make their own confetti ribbon flip flops as the party craft!

  • Make a few extra adult flip flop pairs for the moms because you know they are going to want them too.

Find Ribbons:


Find Flip Flops:

Let us know how your ribbon flip flops turn out - or add your crafty tips in our comments section.

Polka Dot Cupcake Cutie


Cupcake tee available at Polka Dot Market - Happy 2nd Birthday, Molly Cate!
Molly Cate's mommy, Ashley, owns Me Oh My! Paper Boutique - a great place for polka dot stationery, birthday thank-you notes and invitations too!

A Fresh Twist on the Birthday Bib



Want something different and unique for your polka dot birthday bib?

This Initial Bib is handmade just for you in any fabric to match your party decor and color scheme. Here are a few recent bibs:


Table Decor - Polka Dot Ribbon Topiary



Ready for table decor for your polka dot party? This craft project by Heidi at Vacuuming in High Heels and Pearls is totally easy, unique and can be made in your party colors for a perfect centerpiece.

Heidi is a a suburban housewife and mother. She writes that she has a great husband, a darling little girl, and a yellow lab named Bronco. She loves to go thrifting and garage sale shopping, cook and decorate her house, take care of her little girl, spend time with her husband, and play in her craft room.

We are so happy that she was playing in her craft room and created this adorable and easy polka dot ribbon topiary for our party decorations. We love this idea!

Heidi has made two ribbon topiary samples on her blog. Here is her first foray into ribbon topiary-making. She found the instructions in a book by Making Memories called Ribbonrie.

Supplies:
  • Styrofoam ball, pick your size
  • Wooden dowel rod, choose your length
  • Flower pot, any style
  • Floral foam to fit inside your pot (to hold the dowel in place)
  • Straight pins (to pin in the ribbons)
  • Lots and lots of ribbon scraps or specialty ribbons in your party colors
  • Glue and decorative moss or paper shred to cover top of pot
Instructions:
Cut your ribbons into 4.5" lengths. Make the ribbon into loops and use the pins to secure them to the styrofoam ball. Cover the ball with ribbons. When the ball is covered, poke your painted dowel rod into the bottom of the ball and also into the floral foam in your pot, glue a little moss over the foam and voila! You can also tie a ribbon bow with a tag or charm around the dowel rod too.

Tips:
  • Look for flower pots and ribbons on clearance at your local craft store
  • Wooden dowels are available in longer lengths, ask an expert (or your husband) to saw to size for you.
  • Wider width ribbons work best and cover well.
  • It does take a lot of ribbon, depending on your styrofoam ball size.
  • Go bold and bright or soft and pastel - have fun and send us photos of your creations!
Photos, tips and instructions courtesy Vacuuming in High Heels and Pearls.

We are working on our own version and will post photos soon - what a terrific and inexpensive way to dress up your polka dot birthday party! Thanks, Heidi!

Bold and Bright Polka Dot Party



Angie at Pretty Me has created this beautiful polka dot patchwork boutique dress for your summer parties. My daughter wore one of Angie's dresses for her polka dot tea party and it is still one of her favorite things to wear.

She writes, "Pretty Me was created out of a love of mini fashion design, unique color schemes and beautiful textiles. Inspired by sweet vintage styles with an emphasis on whimsical and creative details. All designs are created with the finest fabrics and sewn small scale in the US."

We love how this bright polka dot dress features patchwork appliques in the shape of strawberries - look closely! She uses bold colors and fabrics in shades of yellow, red, lime and pink to make this spectacular dress for your little party girl. Her dresses are well-made and so unique. All of the moms will be asking, "Where did you find that adorable dress?!" (You don't have to tell them if you want to keep Pretty Me as your own little secret boutique.)

Two of her skirts are featured on this month's cover issue of Tot Trends Weekly too!

Available soon for your bold and bright summer polka dot party are these adorable "Summer Paisley" plates, napkins and cups from Polka Dot Market:



What bold colors and polka dot patterns are you using for your summer birthday parties?