And my party planning mind immediately kicked into gear. I had decided from the onset that I would keep the menu at just desserts and champagne since the party wasn't starting until 7, but I was having a hard time narrowing down all the amazing dessert choices out there. At one point, I literally had about 20 possible items on my menu, but then I had an epiphany. Follow me here...Stella and Dot...polka dot...sprinkles are dots, right? Let's go with a sprinkle/polka dot theme...and voila:
|yes, I took pictures pre-food because the lighting was better....everyone does that, right?|
I had promised Josh I would keep this shindig's expenses minimal. I figured the jewelry was really the star of the show, so there was no need to decorate to the nines. I went simple instead with just the polka dot garland and vases (wrapped in cardstock). And for the menu (if you can't make it out from the pictures), I went with frosted sugar cookie bars, cake batter cheesecake bars, Funfetti dip, and fruit and dip (not exactly sprinkles, but multi-colored if that counts).I must admit the party was much more fun than I had expected. I booted Josh and the boys down to the playroom and had some of my girlfriends over for a little quality time, complete with jewelry shopping! And speaking of the jewelry, I still have not made my purchases because honestly I just can't choose. Below are some of my top contenders (of which I'll probably end up getting them all!)L Ginger Layering necklace, Lily chandelier earrings, and Fiona Bib necklace.
I did make a New Year's goal to start accessorizing more, soooo I think they're all justified, right? I figured some of you may not have a Stella and Dot party of your own on the calendar and may really want to get in on the fun, so here's the link to my party's page: Stella and Dot party. I'm going to keep it open for the next few days, so if you're thinking about buying something, go for it!