6,000 Polka Dot Market Facebook Fans Giveaway!

We are so thankful that 6,000 of you have "liked"  Polka Dot Market on Facebook, that we are teaming up with Tracy, owner of Little Moments Pottery & Gifts, for an amazing giveaway!

What can you win?: One free custom designed birthday plate or birthday cake stand shown in photo, both hand-painted by Tracy. Find more of Tracy's goodies on her Etsy site!  See entry details below.

There are 4 ways to win: by submitting all 4 entries (be sure to comment on this blog post each time you complete an entry)  you are quadrupling your chances...so get to it!
1st entry: become a fan of www.facebook.com/polkadotmarket

2nd entry: tell us the colors, text or design you'd like painted on your birthday plate

3rd entry: leave a comment on the Little Moments Pottery Facebook wall to tell her thanks! Her wall: https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=155061970944

4th entry: post on your own personal Facebook wall a link to www.facebook.com/polkadotmarket so your friends can win too!

Good luck! And be sure to check out all that Tracy has to offer: http://www.etsy.com/shop/littlemomentspottery

** Giveaway Ends on Monday, April 4th at 12AM PST **

Ice Cream Theme Day Wrap-Up

We had our first "Party Theme Day" on our Facebook wall yesterday and this is the wrap-up for you.  I thought you would like to have all of the ideas, fan comments and links in one convenient place.  Now it is here for you as a reference, saved and ready to go!

Above is the new collection of Ice Cream Party plates, cups and napkins now available at Polka Dot Market.

We started the Facebook "Ice Cream Theme Day" with a yummy and easy ice cream cone hat tutorial by One Charming Party (fabulous photo property of One Charming Party):

For even more inspiration, we headed over to The TomKat Studio's Etsy shop for two color-way versions of her ice cream party printables.  Choose from neapolitan pink & chocolate or summer brights:

We rounded out the tour over at One Pretty Thing with a BIG variety of ice cream theme recipes, costumes, crafts and more.  Here's just a sample of one of the many unique ice cream themed ideas:

And because I really love you, we visited The White Library for a gorgeous Neapolitan Ice Cream 1st Birthday Party with amazing inspiration and photography:

I can't forget the free printable coloring pages for the kids, so we visited Twisty Noodle to see all of their ice cream theme coloring pages (bookmark this site).

Lastly, we took a poll of your favorite ice cream toppings!  Here's what you love:
  • Hot fudge
  • Crushed Oreos
  • Nuts
  • Brownie crumbles
  • Butterfinger
  • Rainbow sprinkles
  • Heath bar
  • Warm chocolate chip cookies
  • Coconut flakes
  • Chocolate chips
  • Toffee
  • Chopped almonds
  • Gummy bears
  • Fresh fruit
  • Reese's cup
  • Whipped cream
  • Hot caramel
  • Marshmallow
  • YUMMY!  (This is a great list to get you started to make-your-own ice cream sundae bar)

This was way too much fun.  My idea is to host regular party theme days on Facebook and then compile them here for you so you can use our blog as a party reference go-to guide.  Stay tuned!

Be sure to catch us on Facebook for the next party "Theme Day":  www.facebook.com/polkadotmarket

And be sure to send us your ice cream party photos to polkadotbirthday@gmail.com.  :)

Do you have ice cream party tips and ideas to share?  Post a comment below!

Polka Dots Polka Dots Everywhere!

Polka Dots don't only look fabulous at your parties...here's an easy way for all you pretty mommies to sport some dots yourself!

Let me know what you think about this fun idea, and post some of your favorite polka dot accessories, too!