Polka Dot Party

The inspiration for my youngest daughter’s first birthday party came from a pack of balloons my sister gave me. She had her daughter’s first birthday and when it was over, she handed me a pack of mixed color balloons that were left over. I laughed and said they looked like polka dots. The rest is history!

For Francesca’s (Franki) party I wanted to keep it simple but fun! The dollar store was my best friend when planning this party. I used different color dessert plates to create a polka dotted wall. The best part was that when the party was over, I was able to keep the plates and use them for a different event!

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I found the plastic table clothes at the dollar store. They were perfect and went great with the theme! For the center piece, I used a small, solid colored metal bucket and put tissue paper and a polka dot hat in the center. Simple and easy.

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The birthday girl’s dress matched perfectly!

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One of my friend’s from work made these awesome ice cream cone cup cakes!

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Nicki and Joey wore polka dots…mommy and daddy didn’t have any to wear

Sophia the First

I LOVE to throw birthday parties. My husband thinks I am crazy to spend as much time on them as I do…but I love it! And if you can do what makes you happy, then do it!! My daughters are starting to appreciate my efforts. My oldest daughter looked at me while I was decorating for this party and said “Mom you do a really great job decorating for our parties. You really love us a lot” That made my day!!!

Josephina (Joey) Wanted a Sophia the First party for her 3rd birthday. This meant starting my Pinterest board right away. I usually begin planning the party about 2 – 3 months ahead of time. Working full time makes it hard to get stuff done in a short amount of time….so I buy little by little months in advance! We decided on a Royal Sleepover. All the guests came dressed in their PJs.

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a Friend of mine made the cookies and chocolate covered oreos!

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This is how it was set up for the family party

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Another friend let us borrow the fountain!

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Everything was perfect!

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We just had the doors put in. Excuse the unfinished sheet rock! I used a roll of plastic table covering to make these. And tissue paper for the puffs.

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The ceiling

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This is how it was set up for her friend party. There were less people, so this worked better!

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Joey playing Pin the Amulet on Sophia

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The kids made a painting as their favor. It was their first initial taped off. So when they finished painting all over the canvas, their initial was white. It was a hit!!!

The finished product!

The finished product!