Thursday, June 19, 2008

"Polka Dot" Birthday Party Shopping List

Scrapbooking Store (or Michael’s, Target)

  • 12x12 sheets of cute polka dotted scrapbooking paper
  • 8 1/5x11 sheets of coordinating plain paper (needs to be able to go through your printer)
  • cellophane party bags as envelopes
  • several shades of construction paper to cut out different sizes of polka dots
  • polka dot ribbon – to use on party favor bags and for misc use on the food table

Party Supply Store
  • Balloons in coordinating shades to match invites and decorations
  • plates – coordinating shades
  • napkins - coordinating shades
  • plastic cutlery - clear, leftovers can be used at your next party
  • plastic cups - clear, leftovers can be used at your next party

Grocery Store
  • cake mix - find some on sale and buy 2 boxes, one box makes about 20 or so
  • 2 cans of white frosting – white so you can color it to match the party colors
  • food coloring – look for a “gel” food coloring, it works better than the liquid dropper
  • frosting in a tube - to make the letters on the cupcakes, you can also use a pastry bag with a tip or I've seen icing syringes or plastic kits right there in the baking aisle at the market
  • paper cupcake liners
  • make sure you have eggs and oil for the cake

Go the extra mile and make your own frosting… here is a recipe for vanilla buttercream, yum!

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