Polka Dot Favor Cookies by Whimsy Cookie Co.



If you are looking for 100% unique and handmade-for-you polka dot party favors, you must go see Laurie at the Whimsy Cookie Co. today!

My mouth is totally watering just looking at these photos. I'm a sucker for sugar cookies with icing. If I ordered these for my daughter's birthday party, I fear I would have to leave them at my neighbor's house so I wouldn't eat them all!

Laurie is a mom of two boys from Memphis, Tennessee. She is super to work with and loves custom designs. You'll see a little bit of everything on her site from giraffes to rockets, bridal shower cakes to monkeys!

Here is a fabulous pink and chocolate polka dot initial cookie favor design:



And for little boys, Laurie created this blue and green polka dot thank you cookie for a recent customer too:


Go see Laurie today at http://www.whimsycookieco.blogspot.com/ then e-mail her to begin creating your custom cookie favor.
Pricing for favor cookies starts at $3.00 each with a low minimum order.
Is your mouth watering yet? Am I the only one?! :)


Black Polka Dot Party Finds



I have been hearing from many of you with requests for black polka dot party goods...black and pink, black and red, black and hot pink, black and white....it's a classic!


Here are a few of my favorite shops on Etsy with the cutest black polka dot birthday accessories for you:


Above is a precious black and pink dots birthday hat headband by And Jane.

Her shop is filled with the cutest hats and bows in any party color theme imaginable. See her full birthday hat selection at: http://andjane.etsy.com/.



You can find these classic pink and black dots thank you stickers inside Ladybug Labels. Every set arrives in this cute tin too!

She has cupcake labels, bug labels, monogram labels - all in every color to perfectly match your birthday party theme.
See her full birthday favor sticker collection inside http://ladybuglabels.etsy.com/.



One of my favorite fabric banner shops is having a FREE SHIPPING sale today through Sunday only. I love this black and white big dots banner, but she has tons of options in the latest designer fabrics to match your party theme.

Visit Amy at http://giggleberry.etsy.com/ today for the cutest handmade fabric bunting banners. Free shipping ends 4/26/09.

Did you host a black polka dot party theme? We'd love to see the photos! Send to Sally at polkadotbirthday@gmail.com.

To your party!

Free Party Planning Sheets and One of My Faves



One of my favorite sites for her PHOTOS alone is The Par Tea Planner. I have sent many a reader to her site for inspiration. If you are planning a girly-girl party and you need a little boost of inspiration, she has it! Check out her Photo Gallery for sure. The photos are the perfect inspiration for birthdays, showers, weddings and more.

Another one of my favorite sites is Mommy Track'd. They have a super free party planning worksheet available for download this month. Save and print when it's time to plan your polka dot birthday party.

Check out Birthday Party Planning 101 from Martha Stewart. She has a HUGE list of free printable planners too. Thanks, Martha!

To your party!

New Ribbons for Her Birthday Tutu Bow



Our big box of NEW polka dot ribbons just arrived!

Oh, I love these ribbons so much. They match many of our fabrics perfectly and I cannot wait to create new polka dot ribbon tutus for your birthday outfit combinations.

This is the ribbon everyone has been waiting for (it matches our popular Cocoa Pink Dots fabric):



Or for a twist, you could use this Chocolate & Pink Candy Dots ribbon for your tutu bow:



This White & Pink Candy Dots ribbon matches our Candy TA Dots fabric which moms love to use on our Pink Princess tutu set (we also have Light Pink & Pink Candy Dots ribbon):




For the classic pink and green polka dot birthday party, look at these two fabulous new ribbons!

Green & Pink Candy Dots Ribbon:




Green & Pink Polka Dot Ribbon:



Send me a note to create your perfect polka dot birthday tutu set today. These ribbons are just waiting for your custom design!

Make These Cupcakes in Your Party Colors



Our reader Jennifer designed these cute & preppy pink and green polka dot cupcakes for her daugther's 1st birthday party and sent the photos to share with you!

She grabbed all the pink Valentine's Day M&M's for her polka dot cupcake design, and you can find great bargains on Easter M&M's to match in all the stores this week. The Wal-Mart circular in our Sunday newspaper had bags of colored M&M's (nicely wrapped for Easter basket stuffers) on sale too.

Jennifer thought of everything - cupcakes for the kids and chocolate cake for the moms. She even had "Polka Dot" brand wine for the moms!







Polka Dot Wine photo courtesy Elisa Henry Photography


I just need her food coloring recipe for those great bright pink and green icing colors. They match our pink and green polka dot plates and napkins perfectly!





Thanks again for sharing your party photos, Jennifer!

You can send your photos and polka dot birthday party ideas to polkadotbirthday@gmail.com.

Oilcloth Birthday Pennant Banners on Sale



Lilybella has the cutest oilcloth pennant birthday banners for boys and girls at 20% off this week!

These party banners are the "original" oilcloth party banners made by Modern June. Kelly McCants at Modern June is making these "exclusive" designs of her party banners just for Lilybella. You won't find them anywhere else.

Lilybella's adorable oilcloth banners make a great party decorations. The pendents are so festive especially when made out of this funky, colorful oilcloth. Great to use indoors, or outdoors because of it's waterproof quality.

The banners are 18 feet long with additional 18" strings for tying. There are 20 pendents, each measuring 7" wide x 10" long. They are all double sided so they will look lovely from any angle.

After the birthday party, hang the banner in their bedroom atop the headboard, footboard or across a window valance (you've seen this in all the magazines too!).



Lilybella's oilcloth birthday banners come in two sizes and two color designs - 18 feet or 8 feet and a boy's gingham check design or a girl's polka dot design. All are on sale this week!

See you over at http://www.lilybella.com - sale ends April 8th.