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: http://pat-tee-cakeshirts.blogspot.com/

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


Amazing!
Here are a few more links that Shea wants to share with you:
Charlie's invitations by: http://peepeyedesigns.blogspot.com/
Sippy cup favors by: http://www.orientaltrading.com/
Cake, cupcakes and cake pops by: http://jdotsweets.blogspot.com/
T-shirt and party hats by: http://pat-tee-cakeshirts.blogspot.com/
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.

Polka Dot Farm Theme and Barn Cake



Check out these new "On the Farm" animal plates now available in our online store!

They match perfectly with our Spots Primary and Spots Red plates and napkins (also available in our new "Farm Party Theme" product section). You must know by now that I love to mix themes with polka dot patterns....

We will even have farm animals candle picks to match (and the animals are wearing tiny polka dot birthday hats)!

To get your creative juices flowing, check out this free how-to video from BettyCrocker.com on "How-to Make a Barn Cake with Farm Animal Cupcakes".



Isn't this the cutest thing ever?
Learn how to make this cake and MANY more theme cakes inside Betty's Birthday Cake Video Vault. Thanks, Betty!
Send me photos of your cakes to polkadotbirthday@gmail.com! :)

Hot Pink and Lime Polka Dot Baby Shower



Thanks to Diane and Jennifer for sending me these cute photos of their recent hot pink and lime polka dot baby shower!

I love how they stored the paper goods on the buffet table in that lime green gingham diaper caddy basket (I'm sure they gave that to the mom-to-be too).

And the giant diaper cake with jumbo hot pink rick-rack is amazing! Who knew diapers could look that good?

Diane and Jennifer chose our line of Hot Pink and Lime Spots dinner plates and luncheon napkins for their buffet table.


...and our Hot Pink and Lime Spots dessert plates and beverage napkins for the cake table (that cake is so pretty and looks so delicious...yum!).


What a beautiful party presentation. Thank you for sharing your baby shower photos with us, ladies!

Ty's Red and Aqua Polka Dot Birthday


BIG THANKS to Casey for sending us these great photos of her son Ty's first birthday party!
She kept it simple - red and aqua polka dots. And she went to town!
I love everything she picked.
A sky blue birthday number shirt with red polka dot #1 from Polka Dot Market -
Classic white paper gift sacks with red tissue and an adorable aqua/red polka dot ribbon bow:


An aqua frosted smash cake with red candy dots and cute hand-painted letters "TY" for his cake topper:



Custom personalized favor cookies for Ty's guests (yummy!):


I told you that Casey pulled together an amazing party! Home run - love this - love everything you picked. Thank you for sharing!

(Maybe she will comment and tell us where she found the cookies too.)

Celebrate with Free Party Planning Notebook Pages


The new Phyllis Hoffman Celebrate magazine is now available, but you can access some GREAT free printables and downloads that coordinating with the Spring edition today!

One of my favorites is the Party Planning Guide - some of the BEST free printable pages I've seen. This is a great tool for you to print and use for any upcoming party.

Also find a baby shower game, a spring party invitation and a Mother's Day card - all available FREE from Phyllis Hoffman Celebrate:

View all Celebrate magazine printables

Enjoy - Leave a comment to let me know which items you print and save!

Cute Ladybug Party Kid's Activity


Looking for a cute activity to keep the kids entertained while guests are arriving (or during the present-opening time)?

Well then, Nadia at Fun with Mama created this adorable ladybug printable party activity just for you (found via One Pretty Thing).

Don't forget the black and red polka dot ladybug plates and napkins to match!