{Party Idea} Pop Art Party

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Pop Art Party Ideas @ Polka Dot Design

Pop Art Party

This week I have been so colorfully inspired by the 60’s and the current Pop Art trend “popping” up every turn I take. I was obsessed with Katy Perry’s “this is how we do” video and how this trend is making us burst with color explosions as if spring just isn’t getting here soon enough. Pop Art is iconic and playful where simplicity rules and color is everything but a whisper. I was thinking how fun it would be to host a graduation party with this theme or even a “his and hers” couple shower! (Can you feel my excitement?) Here are just a few of my ideas….

I just designed these cards yesterday and got them uploaded today. You can check out the Pop Art Photo Card or the Pop Art Party Invitation and customize your party invitations here.

I just died when I ran across this tutorial on how to make Warhol soup can centerpieces, check out this post by Ashley Ann photography. Can you imagine getting to eat this cake? And I just never get tired of creating photo booth moments at our parties, look at how you can give the party that extra “Pow” with pop art photo booth props. Oh, and don’t forget to have one “Bam” of an outfit!

I hope you’re as excited as I am about this theme. 

Chat soon!


{Party Idea} Gymnastics Party

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Gymnastics Party Ideas @ Polka Dot DesignGymnastics Party

I’ll tumble for you! If you are like me, you are head over heels for your kiddos. My daughter is a cheerleader and there are few things more inspiring than when I get to watch her nail her back hand spring. There is just something about a Gymnastic Theme Birthday Party that gets kids pumped up. Who doesn’t love the idea of a whole party dedicated to running, bouncing, tumbling and jumping care freely into a pit of foam. We have a great selection of some of the cutest Gymnastics Theme Party Invitations.

To help inspire you with invitation wording ideas, we’ve come up with a page dedicated to kids party wording ideas. You can find gymnastics party wording ideas here. I picked this gymnastics invitation by Picture Perfect because it is just so bubbly and cute. This invitation has a matching square polka dot sticker that you can use for your party favors, I just know that your guests will flip over it!

For more inspiration, follow our Gymnastics Party Ideas board on Pinterest.


Tea Party Invitations | Graduation Announcements | First Communion Invitations

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Tea Party

Tea Party

Whether you’re a little girl or a lady of society, having a tea party is an elegant way to share a table and nosh with the coziest of friends. From a young age, tea parties are a whimsical girl’s birthday idea. Moving along through maturity, bridal tea parties become quite the caffeinated affair. When I was younger, I remember my mother hosting her bridge and tea parties with all of her girlfriends. They would get together and sip on their imported Earl Grey as they gabbed about their old men. It was just about the cutest thing I had ever seen and I remember trying to listen in as to not miss a peep of this giddy heart-to-heart.

I think of this timeless tradition every time I hear the whistle of my own tea kettle and I can’t help but want to gather my girls for my own fête of friendship, savoring every sip.

Graduation Announcements


Time to throw off your graduation caps and celebrate in style.  Oh the places they will go!  Show off their achievements with a photo card announcement or graduation party invitation, our party invitations and announcements are sure to capture this memorable moment.
Communion Invitations


Count your blessings with these timeless First Communion invitations, setting the tone for this sacred event.  Our Communion invitations are guaranteed to make your guests excited to share the joy.
Kentucky Derby Invitations

Kentucky Derby

They’re off and running – It’s Derby time, so get your mint julep in hand and start shopping for “The One and Only Truly Fabulous Hat”.  Our Kentucky Derby Invitations are sure to get your derby party into the winner’s circle.

Celebrate Every Day with Polka Dot Design

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Phillip Vanarsdel

Phillip Vanarsdel

Here at Polka Dot Design, it seems the reasons to celebrate just keep coming.  We are so grateful to announce that our favorite nerd and longtime consultant, Phillip Vanarsdel has purchased Polka Dot Design taking over as owner and Chief Decision Maker.  His expertise and heart for the company, its customers and all of its designers just makes it so easy to welcome his leadership.  He is wildly driven with an eye for style, passion for perfection and rarely turns down a chance to bust out in song.  He is one of those born leaders, who guides us daily with a grin, into boosted rankings, inspired ingenuity and extra sparkles in our step, which is critical to our success as we change the invitation world with our Pink attitude.   We invite you to celebrate with us!  To read more about our big announcement check out this article by Printaholic.


First Communion

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First Communion Invitations @ Polka Dot Design
“Please join us for our child’s First Communion” – reading this introduction to an invitation brings up so many reasons to celebrate, to use the very best of the best, after all the First Communion is one of the holiest occasions as it is a rite of passage in the Catholic Church.  As one of the seven Sacraments, First Communion typically falls around the tender age of 7, when a little one is deemed capable of reason and therefore able to appreciate and understand the miracle of the Eucharist.  It is a cause for celebration with deep meaning, as the child, as best they can, understands the mystery of this holy sacrament.  It is our honor, at Polka Dot Design, to help provide the perfect introduction to the First Communion event, I have listed below some of my favorites, to set the tone for this sacred event, we have so many to choose from, but here are just a few:

The Beaded Cross Invitation by Meri-Meri looks handmade with pearls and chiffon ribbon, the tips of the gate fold are even dipped in glitter.

Lamb with Cream Ribbon by Sarah LeClere would be such a sweet, symbolic choice for an event like this, the lamb has a tiny bell with a cross hanging from it’s soft, ribbon collar.
This Blue Cross Banner Invitation by Polka Dot Design is simply elegant and perfectly suitable for day a celebrating.

Once the event has finally arrived here are some special little things we spotted that we think will just complete the occasion. It’s always fun to give your guests something sweet to remember the event, this is such a sweet idea from the blog holamama. Check out these beautiful little pocket rosary sets that you can find here. And won’t your guests be tickled pink when they see this stunning cake by Chloe Kerr Cake. Finally, don’t forget to capture the first communion moment for the scrapbook. This moment was captured by nostalgia.

For more inspiration for Communion and other religious celebrations, check out our Baptism, Communion, & Christening Invitations board on Pinterest.

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