custom inspiration board: pink & orange polka dots

I was honored to complete this inspiration board for Siew Khee all the way from Singapore! She was looking for ideas for her daughter’s first birthday and had a few ideas to take into consideration. These included the color orange, polka dots, a bubble machine and a catered thai food lunch. Since orange and pink work so well together, I suggested a polka dot party using these colors. The bubbles naturally fit right in with the round theme and Thai food would be beautiful accented with dishes and flowers in these bold colors. Here are the rest of the details...

Party Ideas
Colors: hot pink & sherbet orange
Setting: an indoor party at home for about 30 adults & children.
Invitations: consider
this invite from hicks paper goods and line envelopes with polka dot paper and use a round sticker on the back to seal.
Decorations: fill the room with all varieties of round objects... oversized balloons, circle banners, round paper lanterns, etc. there are lots of polka dot party supplies on the market, so use a few accents like dot cups and napkins, and create your own paper chargers with a circle cutter. bright round flowers would be beautiful as centerpieces such as mums, dahlias and poppies.
Food: serve thai food in colorful bowls and add round labels highlighting the name of each dish. for dessert, consider birthday cake & cupcakes with fondant polka dots, circular sugar cookies with colorful icing- or see image for a clever milkshake with marshmallow dots from sweet paul. to drink, offer pink lemonade with circular slices of lemon and orange as garnish.
Favors: a treat bag filled with a variety of dot shaped candy (ie: paper dots, gumdrops, malt balls, lollipops, m&ms etc.) along with a small bottle of bubbles.
Activity: create bubbles from the bubble machine & have kids make their own bubble wands out of pipe cleaners.

Photo Credits
Row 1: bubbles via
the party dress, marshmallow shake via sweet paul; cake via the red bird life
Row 2: cookies via
the red bird life; balloons via martha stewart; gifts via ideas in blume
Row 3: envelope via
the sweetest occasion; flowers via hostess blog; partyware via the celebration shoppe
Row 4: dot candy via
flickr; lollipops via martha stewart, malt balls via nicole parker


Nina Designs + Parties said...

You did an amazing job! The party should be amazing!

Leslie said...

Orange and pink are such a cute combination for a little girl! This is a great inspiration board!

Victoria said...

What a pretty board:) I love the colors!

Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair said...

Its funny how a few years ago i wouldnt have considered pink and orange and now i totally love it!
Great board!

Riviera Brides said...

Love this inspiration board. Pink and orange rock. Love your blog.

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