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Polka Dot Party

   Polka Dot Party Decoration Ideas

It’s easy to decorate for a polka dot party using items you already have lying around the house. Look for round things in your kitchen and think about how you can incorporate them into the party. Here are some great ideas.


  • In addition to solid color balloons, decorate with polka dot balloons. You can tie them together in bunches or let them float around the room freely.

  • Use small round rugs to create an entryway from your front door to the party area. If you don’t have rugs, cut large pieces of construction paper into circles and tape them to the floor.
  • Cut  1 3/4 inch circles out of paper and add them to string for a polka dot garland. Make several strands and add them to a window running vertically or string them from a chandelier to the corners of your ceiling for a draped effect.

  • Cut photos of your child into the shape of circles. You can make a round photo for every year of your child’s life and then write above the photo “connect the dots to my 7th birthday” or whatever age your birthday child is turning. This could be a nice arrangement to display on the wall.
  • When it’s time to eat, arrange smaller tables into the shape of a circle instead of using one large table. Ask everyone to “circle around” for food!
  • Place hula hoops around the room for your guests to use.
  • Make your own confetti using a single hole punch and bright colored construction paper. Then, scatter the confetti around the party table.
  • Ask your guests to wear polka dots to the party. Have some extra polka dot shirts or scarves in case one of your guests doesn’t have anything to wear.

Polka Dot Party Food Ideas


Serve nothing but round food at your polka dot party! Here some tasty suggestions that will add to the ambience.

  • Serve round fruit in round bowls. Some examples are apples, oranges, cherries and grapes. Alternatively you can serve fruit skewers with cantaloupe and honeydew melon balls.
  • Place small round candy in these adorable polka dot candy cups.

  • For a snack serve round crackers with cheese and salami. You can slice the cheese into circles using a cookie cutter.

  • Make macaroni using wheel shaped noodles.
  • Serve pizza bagels with or without pepperoni.
  • Serve hamburgers or round hot dog slices. Draw a ring of ketchup and a ring of mustard on the plate and then place two round pickles next to the burger or hot dog slices.
  • Some round junk food ideas are cheese balls, M&Ms, Skittles, Nilla Wafers, Oreo cookies and round pretzels.

  • For dessert you can serve round cookies, cupcakes or donuts.

Polka Dot Party Favor Ideas

Thank your guests with spot on party favors!

To find a large variety of Polka Dot party favors, visit The Party Fetti Shop for all our available ready to ship party favors and decor or request a set of polka dot pinwheels or any other custom favors for your upcoming party.  


So Many Polka Dot Party Items Available Here-

Paper Straws 101

History & Party Ideas for Paper Straws

Did you know. . . 

Marvin Chester Stone is best known as the inventor of the modern drinking straw.  However, in 1888, he invented a machine to wind paper straws, which were popularly used for drinking cold beverages. 
Prior to this, people used natural rye grass straws, which were undesirable because they imparted a grassy flavor in beverages. In response to this, Marvin C. Stone made the first drinking straw prototypes by spiraling a strip of paper around a pencil and gluing it at the ends. Next he experimented with paraffin wax-coated manila paper, so that it would not get soggy when used. This first model was 8 1/2 inches long and had a diameter just wide enough to prevent things like lemon seeds from getting lodged in the tube. Marvin Stone patented his invention on January 3rd, 1888. 
By 1890, his factory was producing more drinking straws than cigarette holders. In 1906 a machine was invented by Stone’s “Stone Straw Corporation” to automatically wind the straws. 

The trendy resurgence of paper straws at events, weddings, and parties has gone beyond using them for drinking only.  Paper straws can also be used for all kinds of other party decor. Don’t believe me, check out this links provided from the craftiest people in the blogosphere: 
  1. cupcake topper 
  2. cakepop holder, see here also. 
  3. wreath, a great how-to here
  4. garland, I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s true! 
  5. napkin ring and table centerpiece.  

Get your striped, polka dot, and chevron paper straws in The Party Fetti Shop!

4th of July BBQ Ideas

4th of July READY, SET, KA-BOOM!

Are you ready for your 4th of July family gathering and Independence Day outdoor fun?

Maybe you don’t spend all day thinking about the thousands of ways you can use striped paper straws to change the world. We get that, not everyone can devote their entire life to paper straws. Luckily, we can for you and The Party Fetti Shop can help you with creative ways to use your paper straws, straw favors, photo props, and other custom made to order Fourth of July party and BBQ decor.  

Every party and 4th of July gathering can use a little sass and style.  You don’t need to break the bank and spend a fortune to wow your guests!  In fact these lovely 4th of July Paper Straws with Red and Blue stars are perfect for your Independence Day gathering and ON SALE right now in The Party Fetti Shop Paper Straws and Balloons Section of the shop.
How about adding some fabulous custom made to order 4th of July pinwheels to your order for some whirlygig outdoor FUN in the SUN!  Visit our other Etsy shop,Pinwheel Pretties, for your of 4th of July banner, favors, and pinwheels!  Hurry, don’t wait.  The deadline for custom made to order decor for your upcoming holiday party favors and pinwheels is at the end of this week!
Not sure what to do with your paper straws or how to decorate your outdoor party for the up coming Fourth of July holiday – just check the many party designs and ideas on The Party Fetti Shop Pinterest Boards to see our best ideas, and steal them for yourself. Don’t worry, we won’t tell your friends- you tell them, “I had this fabulous idea, then I ordered these adorable paper straws from The Party Fetti Shop, and voila!” They will be impressed and amazed, and your secret will be safe with us.
The Party Fetti Shop is growing and will be adding new items weekly.  The new website is just around the corner and will be offering so much more than just what is available in our custom Etsy shops. 
Whatever your party needs, we are here to make you look good.  Weddings, tailgating parties, spooky Halloween fun, fabulous Christmas and holiday soirées? We can’t sleep at night because The Party Fetti Shop staff is too busy thinking up great ideas for you!  

4th of July READY, SET, KA-BOOM!

Are you ready for your 4th of July family gathering and Independence Day outdoor fun?

Maybe you don’t spend all day thinking about the thousands of ways you can use striped paper straws to change the world. We get that, not everyone can devote their entire life to paper straws. Luckily, we can for you and The Party Fetti Shop can help you with creative ways to use your paper straws, straw favors, photo props, and other custom made to order Fourth of July party and BBQ decor.  

Every party and 4th of July gathering can use a little sass and style.  You don’t need to break the bank and spend a fortune to wow your guests!  In fact these lovely 4th of July Paper Straws with Red and Blue stars are perfect for your Independence Day gathering and ON SALE right now in The Party Fetti Shop Paper Straws and Balloons Section of the shop.
How about adding some fabulous custom made to order 4th of July pinwheels to your order for some whirlygig outdoor FUN in the SUN!  Visit our other Etsy shop, Pinwheel Pretties, for your of 4th of July banner, favors, and pinwheels!  Hurry, don’t wait.  The deadline for custom made to order decor for your upcoming holiday party favors and pinwheels is at the end of this week!
Not sure what to do with your paper straws or how to decorate your outdoor party for the up coming Fourth of July holiday – just check the many party designs and ideas on The Party Fetti Shop Pinterest Boards to see our best ideas, and steal them for yourself. Don’t worry, we won’t tell your friends- you tell them, “I had this fabulous idea, then I ordered these adorable paper straws from The Party Fetti Shop, and voila!” They will be impressed and amazed, and your secret will be safe with us.
The Party Fetti Shop is growing and will be adding new items weekly.  The new website is just around the corner and will be offering so much more than just what is available in our custom Etsy shops. 
Whatever your party needs, we are here to make you look good.  Weddings, tailgating parties, spooky Halloween fun, fabulous Christmas and holiday soirées? We can’t sleep at night because The Party Fetti Shop staff is too busy thinking up great ideas for you!  

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