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Host a Black and White Dinner Party

By Dawn Meisch

If you need to plan a dinner party, but can’t think of a what theme to use, consider a Black and White Party. Choosing a party based on a few colors makes planning and decorating an easy task. Black and White are elegant colors that when blended together suggest a more sophisticated atmosphere. They also combine with other accent colors effortlessly.

Invitations
The great thing about black and white is that it goes with everything. Most of polkadotpapershop’s invitations that are black and white also have accent color, which can be included as part of your overall color scheme.

Decorating
No matter what atmosphere your party is or whether it is formal or causal, decorating is an easy matter when using black and white colors. An elegant arrangement of black and white taper candles or a black pedestal bowl filled with all white flowers adorning your table would be sure to impress your guests.

Dress
For this party, guests can be asked to choose their favorite of the two colors, and dress appropriately. More formal parties can ask for dresses or shirts and ties, while more casual parties can just ask guests to include at least one of the colors into their ensemble.

Dishes
One aspect of your dinner party that can’t be overlooked is the dinnerware your food is served on. Noritake has some great dinnerware patterns that keep with the black and white theme like Stone Charcoal or Evening Glow as well as many other options.

Food
Even with your menu, you can incorporate your color theme. You can either choose some black or white side dishes or cook only foods that are completely those colors. Mashed potatoes, wild rice, black beans, squid ink pasta, or anything dark chocolate would work well for your dichromatic dinner table.

Everyone will love the little touches that add to the color scheme. With some planning, your black and white dinner party will be a hit with your guests. It will be successful enough to repeat every year.

Free Return Address Printing

Noteworthy Collections Stationery

Noteworthy Collections Stationery

Now through March 31st we are offering FREE return address pringing on any Noteworthy Collections products.  This includes invitations, birth announcements & stationery!

Check out the beautiful papers from Noteworthy Collections and place your order today.

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Gearing up for Summer

There is still quite a chill in the air, but we have summer parties on the brain.  It won’t be long before all of you begin planning your summer cookouts, engagement patio parties, or kid’s pool birthday parties.  We will have you covered.  We are expanding our invitation lines to include great designs by Picture Perfect and Whitney English.  Check out a few of our latest summer party invitation designs and start summer dreaming!

Girls Mermaid Party Invitation

Girl's Mermaid Party Invitation

Boys Pool Party Invitation
Boy’s Pool Party Invitation

Addressing your Invitations in Style

Pink Polka Dot Return Address Labels

Pink Polka Dot Return Address Labels

Everyone loves an adorably cute invitation.  We say … don’t stop there!  Our return address labels are stylish & fun and they add that extra special touch to your party invitations.  Many of our invitations are accompanied with matching return address labels so you can set the tone for your party from the time the envelope arrives.

We’ve featured one of our most popular designs here – Pink Dot Return Address Label.

We have a new look!

We are excited to announce the new look for Polka Dot Paper Shop!

You’ll find all of the same designer invitations at great prices, but with a more modern look and feel on the site.

We’ve added a lot of new products recently as well. We are currently featuring our personalized wedding stickers. They can be used for personalizing hotel gift bags – a must for a destination wedding! Other uses for the stickers are for wedding favors, save the date cards, wedding return address labels or bridal party gift tags.

Wiggles Party Complete!

Well, we threw the wiggles party of a 2 year olds dreams yesterday. It was great! I will post the pictures soon, but am still recovering from a long day!