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Sweet E's Birthday Party

What a beautiful day for a Spring Fling Polka Dot birthday party!  We had so much fun with these wonderful kids.  
I don't think anyone had more fun than the Birthday Girl with her besties all at the same table.   Squeals, "woo hoo's", and giggles were heard throughout the day. 

We hope these photos inspire you for your next Birthday Party.  

If you would like a party like this, contact me.

 Resources:

Paper Garland and Pinwheels: Martha Stewart - JoAnn Fabrics.
Tissue flowers, dot plates, straws, dot balloons - Polka Dot Market
Pink dot napkins - Walmart
Large white ceramic planter (pinwheels base) - Target 

 

If there's anything I missed, or you would like to know more, just shoot me an email.

The cake.  I ordered two basic white frosted cakes (8 inch and 4 inch stacked) from Roth s grocery Store, and added dots rolled and cut (simple round cookie cutter) out of pink fondant.  Added some embellishment , some handmade, and some from scrapbook stickers.
The cake. I ordered two basic white frosted cakes (8 inch and 4 inch stacked) from Roth's grocery Store, and added dots rolled and cut (simple round cookie cutter) out of pink fondant. Added some embellishment , some handmade, and some from scrapbook stickers.
Take home gift: chocolate birds nests with jelly eggs. Hand made tags.
Take home gift: chocolate birds nests with jelly eggs. Hand made tags.
Homemade edible birds nests!
Melt one bag of chocolate chips in a saucepan on low (to medium), add a little milk to thin out (add in tablespoon increments and stir until you get a consistency to  coat and stick  but not see through to  the chow mein noodle) , stir every minute or so.  Toss in one half bag of chow mein noodles and fold and fold gently  (while on the stove) until all noodles are covered.  Use your best judgement, add more noodles if you can get by with more.  Remove from stove, place a handful mound on wax paper, and start getting messy-form a  nest  with your hands (OR use those little colored plastic  IKEA bowls-perfect size for this project, and you get a nice deep bowl.  Let cool for a few hours.  When the tops appear dry and hardened, flip them over to let the bottoms dry out.  DO NOT REFRIGERATE.   When dry and hardened, add either peeps birds, or colored jelly eggs (or Cadbury malted milk eggs) as the center eggs.
Homemade edible birds nests! Melt one bag of chocolate chips in a saucepan on low (to medium), add a little milk to thin out (add in tablespoon increments and stir until you get a consistency to "coat and stick" but not see through to the chow mein noodle) , stir every minute or so. Toss in one half bag of chow mein noodles and fold and fold gently (while on the stove) until all noodles are covered. Use your best judgement, add more noodles if you can get by with more. Remove from stove, place a handful mound on wax paper, and start getting messy-form a "nest" with your hands (OR use those little colored plastic IKEA bowls-perfect size for this project, and you get a nice deep bowl. Let cool for a few hours. When the tops appear dry and hardened, flip them over to let the bottoms dry out. DO NOT REFRIGERATE. When dry and hardened, add either peeps birds, or colored jelly eggs (or Cadbury malted milk eggs) as the center eggs.
Pinwheels- Martha Stewart , Joanne Fabrics.
Pinwheels- Martha Stewart , Joanne Fabrics.
Our dance floor. Balloons - Polka Dot Market.
Our dance floor. Balloons - Polka Dot Market.
Pink Lemonade Fizzies in mason jelly jars. (Crystal light pink lemonade with a splash of 7 up for fizz).  Straws - Polka Dot Market (see resources).
Pink Lemonade Fizzies in mason jelly jars. (Crystal light pink lemonade with a splash of 7 up for fizz). Straws - Polka Dot Market (see resources).
Melon Balls (my version of fruit polka dots).  Napkins: Walmart.
Melon Balls (my version of fruit polka dots). Napkins: Walmart.
Paper Garland (see resources)
Paper Garland (see resources)
Tissue flower balls and flag banner  from Polka Dot Market. (see resources below).
Tissue flower balls and flag banner from Polka Dot Market. (see resources below).
Handmade crowns made out of scrapbook paper.
Handmade crowns made out of scrapbook paper.
HBTY....
HBTY....
Her main squeeze.
Her main squeeze.
Besties.
Besties.
Dressed for the occasion.
Dressed for the occasion.
Smiles!
Smiles!
Pre party snack with dress No. 1.
Pre party snack with dress No. 1.
Then she decided to slip into something more comfortable - her patchwork mumu.  She changes two more times after that-what can I say, she s 3.
Then she decided to slip into something more comfortable - her patchwork mumu. She changes two more times after that-what can I say, she's 3.
Playing royal family or dungeons and dragons and such..with Big Brother.
Playing royal family or dungeons and dragons and such..with Big Brother.
Jumbo chalk pack from Walmart - patio art!
Jumbo chalk pack from Walmart - patio art!
Brother and sister sharing a little moment dancing. Awe...
Brother and sister sharing a little moment dancing. Awe...
And a shout out to Grandpa Jack (my Dad). The best G Pa in the world!  A HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you today - you look absolutely fantastic!  I am happy that I have your genes...maybe there s a chance I will look as good as you down the road.  See you in October-surprise we re coming for a visit!
And a shout out to Grandpa Jack (my Dad). The best G'Pa in the world! A HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you today - you look absolutely fantastic! I am happy that I have your genes...maybe there's a chance I will look as good as you down the road. See you in October-surprise we're coming for a visit!

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