Friday, March 23, 2012


We just wanted to post a few pictures for a great party that we designed for a friends 30th Birthday.  It was in the fall and the birthday girl wanted to focus on the colors Pumpkin and Teal.  Here are some great pictures of what we came up with. My favorite part was the dessert bar and all the great sweets.  Thank you for the yummy treats!

The welcome table would soon be filled with a signature cocktail for guests to enjoy on their way in.

This is a two sided timeline with pictures and events from the birthday girls life. So fun!

These lanterns were strung over the dance floor and DJ...

The dessert table. 

Custom Signs we made to match the invitation.

The design on these oreos was made to match the peacock motif, they were beautiful and yummy!

Desserts in fall colors.

Custom Stickers.

A fun way to frame a space is to add hanging lanterns of different sizes at various levels.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

There is still time to send some HOLIDAY CHEER!

Wouldn't ya know?!?....ONLY 16 days until HO HO HO!!

BUT, don't worry

It's not too late to send out some holiday cheer!

Visit the HOLIDAY link on our website for lots to choose from….

Photo Cards
Letterpress Cards

Custom Design Options

We would love to help make your holidays
holiday cheers from our families to yours!!
Kristin + Stephanie

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Under the Sea...

It's always fun to plan a birthday party, especially when it is for a one year old boy and a four year girl.  And with our luck the celebration took place in Huntington Beach, a perfect backdrop to our sea life adventure, complete with mermaids, fish and sand!

Our work was cut out for us as we needed to make sure we properly celebrated the big first birthday milestone while taking into consideration older sisters wishes for an all out Ariel themed party.  Both of us having kids of similar ages made this a super fun planning process.

We started with the search for Ariel and the idea that she would surprise all the kids with her arrival by boat from the sea.  Thankfully we found a wonderful company ( that hosts the most perfect Ariel...we can't gush about their talents and services - if you ever need a character for a party in Orange County they are the ones to call!  Here are a few pictures of Ariel's arrival by boat:

That's Ariel on the Duffy Boat!


We just love the look on our birthday girls face when she sees Ariel!

Greeting Ariel on the dock...

All of the kids had a blast with Ariel. They played games, did face painting and read stories.  We think the best part was that the adults were able to sit and enjoy a wonderful lunch on the water (catering was provided by Boudin Bakery) while the kids were entertained by the magical mermaid.

Getting ready for face painting...

As is the trend these days, we love to include a candy table. And for this particular party we searched high and low for fun and edible sea creatures. Guests young and old got to help themselves to a table full of edible sea gummies and chocolates.  Of course we also took creative liberty on our custom made signs and decorating - always a great personal touch for any party.  Gummy Skewer anyone?

Yummy, candy table!

Last, there was the amazing cake!  Great Dane bakery in Huntington Beach provided our birthday kids with a custom two tiered white chocolate cake.  It was decorated to match all of the personal touches at the party and they did a fantastic job. 

Thank you to our wonderful clients for letting our imaginations run wild for this party!  It was so fun to see it all come together in the end.  Here are a few more inspiration pictures from the event...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Invitations for a Cause

I don't think anyone can disagree…
"tis better to give than receive" ….that giving

…just feels GOOD!

Many of us participate in philanthropy in different ways.

We give money to important causes, we donate our time, we participate in fundraising or we donate clothing, food, etc. to different organizations.

WE { aka "the polkadotweekend girls" } have always participated in charity throughout our lives.

And now we are so happy to be able to continue
to GIVE by underwriting the invitation expenses
for many wonderful organizations.

We have been
SO fortunate to work with
amazing groups like National Charity League, The Boys and Girls Club, USC Town and Gown Junior Auxiliary, Hopeful Hearts Foundation, and various church and school organizations.

If you are involved with a philanthropic organization and need invitations for your next fundraiser or event, please consider consulting with Polkadot Weekend.

Visit our website at Polkadot Weekend and click
on the Events/Philanthropy link
to send us the details for your event.

We will not only create a custom invitation that will
"WOW" your guests and generate TONS of excitement for your event  - BUT we will help offset the expense…
which leaves more money for your cause…
and that's really what
giving is all about!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Congratulations to Holly and Rich!

One of the most fun things about our job is getting to know our wedding clients and helping them achieve their vision for wedding invitations.  Some couples know exactly what they want, while others look to us for more creative guidance to help make their important decision.

Holly and Rich are a wonderful couple whom we had the privilege of working with this spring.  They gave  us their color scheme - black, white, vibrant purple - and permission to use our creative license to WOW them.  

These types of directives are challenging, but we LOVE it!  Our best invitations are often born this way. 

As we did with Holly and Rich, our process to create the right, tailored wedding design begins by listening... letting the couple describe their vision - high-level, detailed, and anything in between - for their special day. 

Do their tastes trend toward modern or traditional?... An over the top black tie affair or a low key tropical destination?.. Ribbon accents or added sparkle and bling?

To help Holly and Rich select the right invitation, we provided several samples featuring their chosen palette.  They opted for a beautiful, traditional design with a pop of color.  Our favorite detail of this invite is the inter-laced ribbon - we loved that it added something unique, gave the invitation a pop of color and helped inspire us to accent their names in the matching color hue.  We also used this vibrant color in a monogram seal for the front of the invitation - a simple two layer rectangular seal with the initials H & R - it set the tone for what guests would see inside. The final color details were in the response card and reception card that sat layered in an inner pocket, we pulled the color into the heading of each card and kept everything else clean.

We thank Holly and Rich for sharing a few images of their wedding day with us.  We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are thrilled to have been a part of their wedding memories!



Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Sending out an adorable invitation is just the beginning!

Some clever food ideas, a little signage, and some thematic props can go a long way in helping to make the party extra special.

It doesn't cost a lot to print out some cute food labels or matching favor tags. You can find TONS of inspiration online and make it your own.

OR, just like a custom invitation, if you have something in mind, but don't know where to begin…give us a call! We can create signage to go with any party theme!

Whether it's for your child's birthday or your best friend's bridal shower…a little signage goes a long way.

Check out these pics from my son, Matthew's, 5th birthday party and you'll see what I mean!

enjoy! . . . and when planning your next party...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

deck the halls and bow the holly.

It's almost the
Holiday Season,
which means
that greeting card
season is upon us!

I know many of you feel like you've
just finished carving pumpkins....but it's never too early
to get a jump start on your Holiday Card Order!

 So get out that camera, call the photographer, snap a photo of your adorable kids or family and go to to place your order TODAY!
Polkadot Weekend's seasonal greeting cards are so delightful…your card is sure to stand out amid the holiday mailbox madness.

The perfect way to spread cheer to your friends and family…no fruitcake required!

Choose from a variety of Photo Cards, unique designs, different paper styles, and customization options like colorful backings or a little rhinestone for that extra "bling".  All cards are printed on high quality photo paper and come with a matching COLOR envelope.
 Find a design you love, but want to add more photos or change it to a folded or flat option??.......all cards on the site are customizable...because we feel your card should be as unique as you are!:) 

Even with all these options...if you still can't find "The One"?  Don't worry. Just email us your requests or questions and Polkadot Weekend can create a custom design to fit any family or any holiday tradition.

Wishing you a joyous holiday season
and thank you for your continued support! :)