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!!
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.
Hi everyone, welcome to another Menu Plan Monday! How are you this week? As you know I celebrated my birthday last Friday with a really fun Polka Dot party. I hope to have some pictures of the decor up this week for you to check out. I was really happy with how everything turned out. […]
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Hi everyone! The countdown is on, only 4 more sleeps until my 45th birthday and my big polka dot party! I’m so super excited about it but I have so much to accomplish before then. I was wondering why this birthday party seemed like so much more work to me than the big 40th I […]
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Hi everyone! Welcome back to another day of setting ourselves up for an organized week. The best way to do that is with a menu plan! It’s also our first menu plan in June. June is my favorite month because it’s my birthday month, whoot! I just love birthdays and getting to celebrate another year […]