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We are both former art directors at Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings, respectively. 
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Wednesday
Apr172013

polka dot party

My oldest daughter, Charlotte, just turned 10. I can't believe she's now in double digits!

To celebrate, we threw a polka-dot-themed party with 25 of her closest friends (not sure what I was thinking with this many kids!).

I designed a similar invitation for Shutterfly that is available here.

 

I love that we have the tradition of taking a birthday photo with a sign every year. It's fun to see how my girls change from one year to the next (this year we acquired our first pet, a long-haired Persian Ragdoll named "Pirate").

 

The party was held at a bowling alley and I made cupcakes to make it a bit easier to serve. I made my favorite cake with cream cheese frosting and topped each cupcake with a graphic oversized gumball (thank you to my sister-in-law, Natalie, for this ingenious idea!).

 

Water bottle labels were designed to match the invitation.

 

While the guests were waiting for their turn to bowl, we had questionnaires for them to fill out and prizes were awarded to the winners. This was a huge hit and Charlotte loved it!

 

The favors continued the theme with candy dots, gumballs, polka dot yo-yo's and old-fashioned candy sticks. All in all, a very successful party!

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Reader Comments (5)

I'm doing a bday party soon too and love the idea of the questionnaire! Could you share some of the q's by chance? (W/o answers if that's better)

04.22 | Unregistered CommenterKristyn

Absolutely love the theme! Very sunshiney-happy :D

Awesome stuff you guys got here. I really like the theme of the website and how well you organized the content. It's a marvelous job.

I love this theme, very bright and fun! Those yoyo's are super cute, where did you find those?

Hello. Where did you get the questionnaires done at?

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