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Monday, April 14, 2014

Polka Dot Art Party

I'm either getting older, and thus wiser, or just busier...because when Babygirl's birthday rolled around last month, instead of being my usual crazy-lady self...running around making sure all the little details are done, and pictures are taken...I wanted to actually enjoy it, and memorize her face as she enjoyed it. Basically, this year I wanted to be the mommy of the birthday girl, not the blogger. I didn't want to miss these sweet expressions as she soaked in all the attention of turning eight. *Cue ugly cry*

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

I love, love, love planning, organizing and throwing a party, but sometimes I get so caught up in it, that I forget to enjoy it. So this year I kept everything very simple...I ordered supplies online from Minted, spent about 30 minutes preparing the decorations in the days before the party, and another 15 minutes actually setting it up. Except baking the cake....that's my favorite part.

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

{The Simple Menu}
Fruit Cups
Chick-Fil-A Nugget Tray
Cheetos (specifically requested by the birthday girl)
Cake
Zevia sodas

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

My kids feel so fancy drinking these...and I love that they're natural with no sugar or artificial sweetener.

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

This is the third year Babygirl has had an Art Party....she knows what she likes! The last two were Rainbow themed, so this year we went with polka dots, and used mostly pinks, blues and gold. Even without a theme, if you stick with a specific color palette for all your supplies and decor, the party will have a cohesive feel.

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

I didn't over think where and how I'd set up...I just arrived at the party location, and used the open table. My mom and friends helped me cover the table in pink & gold wrapping paper, hang the banner, and set out some pre-made decorations. Mr. Sugarplum picked up the nugget tray and brought the food in. Voila! It's a party!

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

I snapped a few quick pictures to remember the day, then got to focus on these cute faces.

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

Babygirl celebrated with her two passions...horses and art.

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

While the paintings dried, it was chow time. Like last year, I used scrapbook paper as chargers...this time set up in an ombre pattern, with basic white plates and bright polka-dot napkins.

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

Gold glitter for the birthday girl's seat.

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

Then it was time for my favorite part of birthdays...singing and cake!

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party


Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

Having a cake with a surprise on the inside has become a tradition for her...one year it was rainbow, and last year tie-dye...this time we went with polka dots. I'm planning a post on all the details.

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party


Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party
I'm wearing the exact outfit shown here.
Each sliver revealed more polka dots in different colors.

Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party

We love this little girl so much...she's brought so much joy to our family. I can't believe she's already eight...especially since I'm only 21?!


Hi Sugarplum | Polka Dot Art Party





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It was another successful Art Party...and I actually relaxed and enjoyed every little bit of it. Maybe third time is a charm for me.

{Supply List}

Chargers | Scrapbook paper


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24 comments:

  1. Looks like such a happy party, and I'm so glad you got to enjoy it too! her gappy smile is the sweetest :)

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  2. Such a fun, stylish party!! My daughters would have loved this when they were younger...maybe even now!! It was perfection!

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  3. she is so cute! and it looks like she had a great time!
    love that polka dot cake :) :)
    xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  4. Well, that turned out just darling! My favorite part is the cake...what a fun surprise and definitely an ooh ahh moment. :) Happy Birthday, Sloan! I remember back to her pajamas and pancakes party! Man, time is flying. BTW, you could totally pass for 29.

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    1. You my friend, are blind...but l love you for it! ;)

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  5. What fun! I love the look on her face while your son is lighting the candles...such anticipation!

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    1. Me too! That expression, and the shy one when everyone was singing to her, just kills me!! I want to bottle her up at this age!!

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  6. Happy birthday Sloan! Looks like a wonderful time!

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    1. Thanks, Amber!! Your baby B will be having his party before you know it!

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  7. Happy Birthday to your baby girl! Everything looks amazing! You made that cake?! I'm so impressed with the surprise polka dots. Way to go!

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    1. Thanks, Tara! I was definitely crossing my fingers on this one!

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  8. Love the decorations! And that cake is super adorable! I can't wait to read the instructions!

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  9. ooh lookin forward to details on the fun cake!

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  10. So darn cute. She looks so much older to me! That cake is amazing. Well done, friend. And her horse turned out fantastic.

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  11. Cassie you are seriously the party planner extraordinaire! I need you to do our birthday parties!

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  12. Such a cute party theme, my daughter would love something like that! I also love the polka dot cake, I def. need to see how you made that. Your daughter and my son are almost the same age, he will be 8 next month. Yeah, I am having a hard time realizing he is going to be 8!!!!!!!! What the heck!

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  13. What a fun party! Your daughter is adorable and quite an artist! I love her horse painting. Cassie, that cake is amazing!

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  14. Such a sweet party. I love art parties. I had one for my step-daughter back in December and she loved every single thing about it! You did a fantastic job!

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  15. You did it right girl! She had such a great time- I can tell. She's got some serious talent with that horse painting. I can't believe she's 8- especially since you're only 21! ;)

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  17. I think in this age of Pinterest, we feel this pressure when it comes to parties & such. I love that you really focused on what mattered/matters--Babygirl & how she wanted to celebrate! That being said, I still think you added such cool, personal touches. It was PERFECT. Happy birthday, Sloan Sweetie Patootie!!!

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  18. This is precious! Those invites are adorable!

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  19. You did so well Momma! :) love the details... and now I want an Art Party!

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  20. Cassie, she is just so beautiful! Spot on (ha, I couldn't help myself!) party too. Smart momma to keep it simple and enjoy :)

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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