Charlie's 1st Polka Dot Party

Shea created a fabulous primary colors polka dot party for her son Charlie's 1st birthday and she has shared all the photos (and her party secrets) with us!

Above and below are two awesome photography collages to give you an idea of all the work Shea put into this party - and you can do it too!

You may notice our polka dot balloons in the collage - Shea chose red dots, lime dots, aqua dots and orange dots balloons (order your own polka dot balloons by-the-color).
I'm sure you see her DIY cupcake box tower too (inspired by Imperfectly Beautiful). Shea's boxes are all decked out in aqua, yellow and red polka dots to match her theme (and those amazing sweet treats by J Dot Sweets).
This amazing photo banner was made by Shea herself! I love it.
It is all the photos/proofs from his 1st birthday photo session with Ragan Oswalt and Charlie's introduction to the "smash cake"!
...and Shea made this outfit and hat for Charlie! She was a busy lady!
She was would be happy to help you create-your-own birthday hat and tee too inside her shop at:

This front door "We're Having a Party" wreath is my #1 absolute favorite:

Here are a few more links that Shea wants to share with you:
Charlie's invitations by:
Sippy cup favors by:
Cake, cupcakes and cake pops by:
T-shirt and party hats by:
Thank you for sharing Charlie's special day and all of your photos and ideas with us, Shea!
If you have a question for Shea, please leave a comment below and she will answer back to you.


  1. Just stumbled on your blog! Love it! I added you to my reader... very cute!

    Kim @
    party inspiration

  2. Just found this blog! Love it!!
    I would love to know how you made the wreath!!

  3. How do you make the little pinwheels for the cupcakes?

  4. What a fun filled blog, I stumbled across your blog and am now a happy new follower. I'd love to have you stop by and visit me and follow back if you can, I have a fun party post, it's not polka dots but it was a lot of fun at and I too did ribbon topiaries for her party and linked back to you Can't wait to see more here on your blog as I will for sure be back.

  5. Adorable! I love the smash cake and I wish you had a picture of him "going to town" on it--getting all messing and just destroying it! And thank you for all the info on your sources!

  6. Hi Shea,
    Where did you find that adorable polka dot birthday candle?


  7. Hi, Blakely! We have those candles for boys and girls at Polka Dot Market. Send me an e-mail to


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