Polka Dot Birthday Party Decor and Details

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Hi friends, last weekend, as you know, I threw myself a 45th birthday polka dot party. The last party I threw myself was five years ago for my 40th. It was an Ugly Dress Party that is still being talked about amongst my friends. So why do I find the need to throw myself a party once every five years? I’m not entirely sure but I do believe it has something to do with me being an introvert and needing that much time to mentally prepare myself :) It’s also my way of saying thank you to the girlfriends in my life who support me and love on me on a regular basis. Life would be very small (and boring!) without them in it.


So the first thing every great party needs is a theme. My themes are chosen based on one very important piece of information…my outfit. Yep I pick my outfit first and center the entire theme around that. Isn’t that how everyone does it? Ha! It’s also how I settled on an ugly dress party theme as well, my dress was UGLY. Check it out:


So while mindlessly searching Etsy one evening I fell in love with an 80’s polka dot dress from a vintage shop called Honeymoon Muse. I figured a vintage dress was appropriate for a 45th birthday celebration and the polka dots and ruffles were absolutely adorable. It was also available in my size so I totally took that as a sign. And just like that I had my theme…POLKA DOTS!!

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After that I just kept my eyes open for polka dot stuff everywhere I went but had the most success at Dollarama and Michaels as you will see which really helped keep costs down.


I purchased these cute polka dot blank cards at Dollarama. I typed up the invitation details in Word and then just cut and taped them into the inside of each card. The cards cost $1.25 for a pack of 10 with envelopes. A very inexpensive way to go.

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3 Simple Tips for an Organized Medicine Cabinet

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The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Yuni at Love Your Abode. Once a year, I like to clean out and go through all the items in my medicine cabinet. Whether or not you have a medicine cabinet, drawer, or shelf, here are 3 simple tips to keeping these items organized. Here’s a BEFORE shot. […]

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