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.

DIY Invitations with Real Glitter

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Stevie Streck Designs has released their newest die-cut invitations with clear glitter to add that most memorable sparkle to your party, baby shower, or bridal shower invitations. A Pina colada cocktail invite with clear glitter is such a classy party idea for corporate parties or personal parties. For destination wedding invitations, you can use the beaded sandal beach party invitation with clear glitter to really set things off on the right foot. For bridal showers that need a little extra charm and sparkle, check out the Daisies in a Jar Bridal Shower Invitation with Glitter and it will surely be a hit with the bride to be.

Adding real glitter to any invitation is a great way to church it up as the cool kids say. This is something you can do yourself and it will make quite the impression for girl’s birthday party invitations or engagement announcements
Have you ever seen that over-achieving mom that somehow gets so many things done and always has the cutest parties ever? Annoying, right? You can be that person that all the other moms say “How does she have the time?”  You have the time. You have the creativity to do it yourself, so do it yourself with the Stevie Streck new releases. You can order any of our DIY Invitations as blank and do-it-yourself or if you’re in a pinch, you can order them as custom printed invitations with assembly and we will handle it all for you.

If you have a party that you’re super proud of and you would like to blog about your party and party invitations, feel free to send us your story along with any pictures you’re proud of and we will post your party on our blog. We’re always looking for additional inspiration to use on our blog and help inspire our customers.

Party Invitations

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At Polka Dot Design, we’re all about the party. We will celebrate anything and will help you with all of your cute party ideas. Right now, our customers are searching for party invitations from fiesta parties to mermaid party invites. With over 10,000 designs currently online, you are sure to find a fit for your party. We’ve got digital invitation designs for a cheaper invitation option or one of our traditional products that requires assembly from the precious hands of our customer service team. You can also order any of our traditional invitation offerings as blank stock as a DIY invitation. You can print the invitation yourself, assemble the party invitation yourself, and even add the sparkle yourself by applying glitter to the invites. The new Stevie Streck invitations come with real glitter. Just ask our customer service team if you’re not sure and we will be happy to help. Our do-it-yourself party invitations are a great way to become a part of the party. Just remember that without an invitation, it’s not a real party…
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