Polka Dot Pottery Painting Party

Guess what?


My first daughter, Mia, is turning 6 next week!


I've been running around to stores, spending crazy amounts of time on Google and trying to stick to our party theme:


Polka Dots, Piggy Banks, Painting and Pastels!


Here is the "inspiration board" I created to gather up my colors and items I already have in one place, so I can SEE what I still need.




I picked her invitation first. Lucky for me, I had this polka dot painted piggy bank invitation in stock. They are huge and fill a 5 x 7 stationery envelope - I love that. I ordered a few extra blank invitations to use on the pottery table centerpieces, dessert table and if I have enough left, I will use the blank invitations as her "thank you" favor tags. Fun!


Next I pulled the paper goods to match her invitations. Our Painted Dots plates, cups and napkins were a great compliment - the dots are big and "painted".


On a recent trip to Wal-Mart, I detoured to their painting aisle and grabbed up their 88-cent paint brushes for the favor bags too. I was going to paint all of the handles (they are unfinished) to match the party colors, but this requires sanding and priming and I'm not sure I'll have time. Trying to get hubby and daughter to take this on as a "fun project". :)


I've already started playing with the paint brushes for the centerpiece too. They have holes in the handle, so I've been tying cute tags to them and playing. I'll post photos of my options - my craft table is one giant "pastel polka dot piggy painting party" mess right now!


I found the clean silver paint cans at Home Depot and scooped up MORE unfinished cheap-o paint brushes in a larger size. I've covered one can in coordinating purple gingham paper today and I love it.


The hot pink aprons with two pockets (the birthday girl INSISTED on pockets) will be the big party favor item. We invited girls only to keep the guest list small this time around. I'm thinking of sewing that lime green polka dot ribbon across the top of the apron and maybe a big bow on the pockets. Still playing around with that....


I'll post more details this week. Like those cute "6" circles, the favor bags and what in the world my daughter will be wearing to the party (still haven't tackled that question!). She wants to wear jean shorts. I'm hoping for a jean skirt and cute tee!


Let me know if you have any tall centerpiece ideas. I cannot hang anything from the pottery studio ceiling and there is not a chandelier. We're working from the table UP here, ladies! :)


Here is my sweet first-born at the farm this week (on a class field trip):


28 comments

  1. sounds fantastic! I love activity parties! I so want a hot pink apron!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
    party inspiration

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  2. Thanks, Kim! I know, the hot pink aprons are brand spankin' new and I love them too. Need to slap on a monogram and some ribbon and put them inside the Market! :)

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  3. Sounds like it'll be a lot of fun! Can't wait to see the pics. For the centerpieces, maybe you could either paint pig faces on the paint cans or pastel polka dots and then stack them in pyramids, having the paintbrushes sticking out of them? I'm sure acrylic or tempera paint would work. It's tough! Let us know how it turns out!

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  4. Can't wait to see the pics! Love your inspiration board!

    ~Tanya

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  5. I saw a centerpiece idea this weekend that might work for you, after seeing the tissue paper pom-pom in your centerpiece. The centerpiece of a display table had tall, skinny glass vases, with the pom-pom flowers sitting on top of them. They were adorable! You could even fill the vase with something that related to the theme somehow. Let me know if you'd like me to email you a picture - I took one with my husband's iPhone so I wouldn't forget the idea. :)

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  6. Hope your little girl has an amazing birthday! The party sounds fabulous.

    She is a DOLL!

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  7. What beautiful party ideas! The colors are fantastic for this time of year. Your inspiration board is a great way to stay organized when party planning. What did you decide for centerpieces?

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  8. Cute little girl! Enjoy your class field trip ;)

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