Decorate Your Polka Dot Party!

Look what we found! Get ready to throw that "Polka Dot Party" you've always dreamed of with Target's line of affordably cute entertaining accessories in our favorite pattern: POLKA DOTS!

Available in two weeks from - The "Big Bash Collection" is a bright polka-dot-inspired party line of plates, mugs, serving pieces and even an adorable polka dot party cake stand. The cake stand is $24.99, a set of four cake plates or four ice cream bowls is $19.99 and a set of four mugs is $19.99 too.

Polka Dot Party Ideas:

Kid's Ice Cream Sundae Party - Use Target's polka dot ice cream bowls to create an entire theme, "Summer Ice Cream Sundaes". Cover the party table with two plastic tablecloths (stacked) from the dollar store (use blue tape to secure it under the table for a worry-free party). Use your polka dot cake stand as the centerpiece and top with small favor boxes for the kids, fresh flowers, or a balloon bouquet. Fill colorful bowls with sprinkles and candies, then set out chocolate and strawberry squeeze-bottle toppings. Have wipes and paper towels on hand. Give each child a polka dot ice cream bowl filled with scoops of ice cream, then let them play "Ice Cream Shop" at the table. Pre-ice cream activities could include coloring printed pictures of ice cream cones, playing "Pin the Scoop on the Cone" or even decorating little aprons.

Wedding or Baby Shower - A popular theme for showers this year, decorate with polka dots! Create a beautiful dessert table, then let guests serve themselves using their "Big Bash" polka dot cake plate. To use the large polka dot mugs, create a delicious coffee bar with flavored coffees, creamers, chocolates, liqueur, etc. After the party, you can then wash all the polka dot dishes and give to the new mom or bride as a special gift. Or, if you have a way to wash the plates and mugs at your location, guests can take their plate home as their shower favor! If you want to give the plates or mugs as a shower gift (only $5 each), but don't want to wash them, use them as your table setting decorations! I can see the plates holding a special card, photo or handmade placecard. The mugs can be filled with a single flower stem, candy, fancy tea bags or specialty coffees (chocolate covered pretzel sticks would be cute inside the mugs too).

I love parties and could go on and on with my ideas! I can't wait until this line of polka dot plates, mugs, bowls and serving pieces goes on sale at

Hope you enjoyed our polka-dot-find this week!
Visit Polka Dot Market for polka-dot-inspired gift ideas too.


Confetti Ribbon Purses for Summer

This Confetti Ribbons Purse is another NEW favorite of mine designed by a customer!

Let me tell you - I am so thankful and humbled that my wonderful customers trust me to create their unique, custom designs. This Confetti Ribbons Purse was designed by Katy in Mississippi. She writes, "Oh My Gosh!! It is soooo CUTE!! I LOVE IT!!! (My new co-workers) are going to LOVE it! THANKS for your hard work!!"

Katy selected a solid black canvas exterior and handles, a hot pink cotton interior with two XL pockets, a magnetic snap closure, and a Classic Script monogram in hot pink thread. We topped her design off with every hot pink, white and black ribbon we could find! She chose the "Allison" bag size and will be using it for work - she is a Mary Kay consultant. This bag is a guaranteed conversation-starter.

I started thinking of all the ways you could use a compliment to talk about your own small business:
"Oh, I love your bag!" they say...then you can say, "Thank you! I wanted to design a fun, energetic and happy purse that makes me feel just like my ______________ business does! Have you seen our new summer line of _____________? It's amazing!"

Here's your chance to design a one-of-a-kind purse to suit your style. We have tons of ribbons in stock in nearly every color! Contact us to start designing your own Confetti Purse today. Color consulations and custom designs are always free of charge.

My college friend, Ryann, is a huge Georgia Bulldogs fan - I am making this Confetti Purse for her in red, black and white. Another friend, Aimee, loves the Clemson Tigers (orange, purple, white). Can you imagine them at the tailgating parties this fall? The other ladies will be so jealous!
Let's match your wedding colors! Perfect for bridesmaids, attendants and flower girls. Very popular as birthday gifts too.

See you soon at Polka Dot Market - I can't wait to create YOUR custom Confetti Purse!

Initial Bag Gift Sets

How cute is this gift set? I wish I had thought of it myself. One of our customers designed this polka dot initial bag and personalized stationery set (I told you our customers have the best ideas). Abby's set features Michael Miller's chocolate polka dot background fabric and a solid pink cotton hand-cut initial. Her stationery set of twelve folded note cards features Michael Miller's pink and chocolate Disco Dots pattern. For around $30.00, you can create-your-own gift set for your favorite kid too. We have so many color combinations - the possibilities are endless! (Our stationery can be printed in your child's favorite colors too.)

For preschool or kindergarten graduation, surprise your son or daughter with their very own tote bag for summer. Perfect for trips to the pool, library or VBS. Their personalized stationery will be handy for thank you notes and summer letters to their grandparents too.

For weddings, gift this gift set to your flower girls and ring bearer. Fill with coloring books, crayons, stickers, hair bows, flip flops, or maybe a cute t-shirt to tell them, "Thanks for being in my wedding!"

This black polka dots and pink initial gift set features a canvas initial bag paired with a matching Gerber cotton burp cloth. Again, our customer thought of this one and WE LOVE IT!

Polka dot fabrics IN STOCK today: Red, Navy, Black, Yellow, Lime, Hot Pink, Pastel Pink, Pastel Blue, Purple, Royal Blue, Chocolate, and more!

Visit Polka Dot Market to design your own initial bag gift set today. Many of your custom designs make their way to our website as new samples - let's see your design!