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Cupcakes and Polka Dots Birthday

Kathy S By Kathy S  in Birthday


Party Recap

A second birthday party with the theme of cupcakes and polka dots! Colors were purple, lavender, and hot pink. Food served included chili, mac-n-cheese, veggies, and fruit. A cupcake bar was used for the dessert!


Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    What else do you have at a cupcake party but cupcakes! The dessert table held 3 dozen chocolate, strawberry, and yellow cupcakes with buttercream icing. I decided to create a simple cake to place in the center of the table as well. The cake was a layer of strawberry and chocolate with buttercream icing. I thought it would be perfect to have a Decorate Your Own Cupcake bar at the party! Guests were welcome to choose from mini M&Ms, mini Reese’s Pieces, mini chocolate chips, coconut, sprinkles, and crushed mint Oreos. Many guests went back for seconds!

  • Activities / Games

    I created a cupcake and polka dot coloring page for our younger guests to color. Even some of our older guests joined in the fun!

  • Party Favors

    Julianne and I baked homemade sugar cookies shaped like cupcakes to send home with the guests. I placed two cookies in each bag and attached with baker’s twine and a 2.5” favor tag. While doing some last minute shopping the day before, I came across some clearance toys and picked up three for our tiny guests in lieu of cookies.

  • What People Ate

    Hearty beef chili, white bean chicken chili, chili toppings, cornbread muffins, macaroni and cheese, veggie tray, and strawberries.

  • What People Drank

    Drinks served included water, sweet tea, coke, and sprite.


Party Helpers



  • Missy M

    Missy M wrote:

    awwww this is way to cute!!!!

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    La Kenda J wrote:

    cute backdrop! Did you just stick paper circles on white curtains?

  • Kathy S

    Kathy S wrote:

    Thanks! The garland is actually scrapbook paper circles glued to fishing wire. You can see my tutorial on my blog:

  • Rachelle  W

    Rachelle W wrote:

    Love the birthday banner, did you make it yourself?

  • Kathy S

    Kathy S wrote:

    Hi Rachelle - I did make it myself. I used my printable banner and then got coordinating scrapbook paper to make the medallion backs.

  • Erin N

    Erin N wrote:

    Are you able to tell me the size of those square bowls - or even better, a direct link to get them? They would be perfect for a sundae bar for my son's birthday party!