Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Parker's Birth Announcement

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Friday, May 27, 2011

King of the Monkeys! Gavin Turns 1!

It wasn't easy picking a theme for my son's 1st birthday party.   I decided to buy some standard items from the Mod Monkey party theme and embellish them a bit on my own. After months of planning and hours of crafting here are some pictures from the big day. Many of the pictures were taken by my friend, Carrie, from Follow Your Dreams Photography. She was great with the kids and captured the day perfectly!

In lieu of balloons, I saw a cool idea online to use lanterns on dowel rods.  I found inexpensive trashcans from Target & stacked them to create a vase for the lanterns.  I lined each trashcan with polka dotted wrapping paper I used throughout the party. I made a wreath for the front door out of small tissue poms which was time consuming but only cost me a total of $1.50 to make.

The favors consisted of monkey cookies for the adults & monkey cups with straws for the kids.  I lined an ordinary folding table with my wrapping paper and bought a grass table skirt to hide the legs.

Favor Table
Monkey Cookie Favors
Monkey Cup Favors
After stressing over a menu I decided to make it simple and serve foods my son loves.  Pizza, chicken fingers, macaroni & cheese, & fruit kabobs made the cut.  Since I had a simple menu I focused my efforts on a dessert table which had cake, chocolate covered oreos, chocolate monkey suckers, G sugar cookies & rice krispie treats.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Gifts for Day-care

Every holiday I like make the girls at my son's daycare a little something and include a gift card.  He adores each and every one of them and I figure it is the least I can do to remind them how much they mean to us.  Her are some of the things I have made for them which have also made it into my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/court33ney

Christmas mugs
Valentine's Cards

Halloween Treats
Water Tumblers
Easter Baskets

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thank you!

Thank you for everyone's support!  We have exceeded our goal and raised over $600 in just one month.  I have decided to continue selling the tumblers & list them on etsy.com


Feel free to contact me directly (allaboutpolkadots@gmail.com) or on etsy.com if you would like to place an order!

Thanks again for your support!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Help Support Our Team Gavin's Monkeys

Three years ago Dan & I worked hard to bring the Vision Walk to Cleveland and reach our goal of $50,000. We have done bake sales, coin jars, volunteering and more to help raise money. This year I have decided to sell the items I have been making for my friends, family & co-workers. All proceeds will go torwards our team Gavin's Monkeys.

The Vision Walk is affiliated with the Foundation for Fighting Blindness which works to save and restore sight to the 10 million Americans living in darkness. Our team is walking in support of someone very dear to us with a blinding eye disease.

Tumblers = $12
Birthday hats = $10

Please contact AllAboutPolkaDots@gmail.com to order or for more information.

Great Easter or Mother's Day Gift! 16 oz. Double Wall Acrylic Tumblers w/ Straws are customized with any name in the following colors: hot pink, light pink, ocean blue, royal blue, navy, yellow, white, spring green, red, beige or black.

For Kids & Adults! Birthday hats are customized to match any theme with your choice of a number or letter.