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Polka Dot Birthday Party

polka dot birthday

A polka dot birthday party is super stylish and lots of fun!

Polka dots are definitely the "in" trend right now, so we decided to turn this funky fad into a party theme.

It was a really easy party to plan, and the kids just LOVED it!

So, if you have a tween or teen birthday party coming up, this party is definitely one to consider.

Take a peek below to find some incredibly cool ideas to get you going on your party planning, and have fun!

Polka Dot Birthday Invitations

polka dot invitations

These cute little polka dot invites are just right for this party theme!

They are monogrammed with the birthday girl's initial to add a fun, custom touch.

The other great thing about these invitations is you get to customize the text to say whatever you'd like, then the digital files are sent directly to you and you can print as many as you'd like for one set price!

Get yours customized in our shop here.

If you'd rather purchase invitations already made, you can find some cute ones here.

polka dot balloons Use solid color paper plates that match your party theme to fill your party area with polka dots!

Adhere them to doorframes, windows, walls, and anywhere else you might like. They make a huge impact and look really great!

You can even make a birthday banner by stringing plates together and adding letters to the plates to spell out "Happy Birthday."

There are some adorable polka dot balloons available from and they come in just about every color you can imagine.

I love the giant polka dot balloons they have...they make a really fun statement!

polka dot straws has some cute little polka dot napkins that would be adorable for this party, and they are available in several fun colors.

To keep things simple, you can mix and match solid-color tableware in different colors to go with your napkins, and it will keep your party table from looking too busy.

Polka dot straws are a super fun touch to add to your party, too. You can use them during the party, as well as tuck them into the goody bags as party favors!

Here are some fun games that the kids will have a ball with:

  • Twister (our girls actually opted for Twister Moves...the dance version)
  • Bingo
  • Polka Dot Punch: Blow up about twice as many balloons as there are kids using two colors (so if you have 8 kids you would blow up 8 of one color and 8 of a second color). Divide the kids into teams and assign each team a color. On your go, the kids toss the balloons into the air. The object of the game is to keep all of your team's balloons in the air while trying to knock all of the other team's balloons to the ground. Once a balloon hits the ground it's out of play. The team that runs out of balloons first is out. The kids love this so they'll want to do it over and over again!
  • Polka Dot Pop: Same premise as above, but the kids try to sit on the balloons of the opposite team and pop them. The first team to pop all of the opposing team's balloons wins. You may want to increase the amount of balloons for this game.

Polka Dot Birthday Party Favors

Circles are the way to go when it comes to choosing party favors for your polka dot party!

Anything round would be a great choice. Tuck them into snazzy little polka dot containers and you're all set!

gumball party favors

Here are some things you could use:

  • Gumballs
  • Candy buttons
  • Bath beads
  • Lifesavers
  • Hair ties

Some other cool ideas would be polka dot socks, a polka dot umbrella, or polka dot sunglasses.

polka dot party food

Sticking with the round theme, circle-shaped foods are what you'll want.

Give these ideas a try:

  • Dippin' Dots ice cream
  • Puffed cheese balls
  • Bagel Bite pizzas
  • Melon balls
  • M and M's or M and M cookies
  • Dots candy

Polka Dot Cakes

One of the biggest highlights of the party is the birthday cake!

We've come up with some absolutely adorable polka dot cakes that will make your polka dot birthday a smashing success!

Choose your favorite design from the pictures below, then click on it for complete decorating instructions.

To make the cupcakes, just pipe white buttercream frosting on them, then sprinkle with candy dot sprinkles for the polka-dot effect.

polka dot birthday cake zebra print cake polka dot cupcakes

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