I Love it when I have a chance to throw together a cute little party.
Well, as long as its not pokemon themed or something of the sort.
Imagine my relief when my oldest daughter simply asked for a Tea Party.
Whew. I can get on board with that.
So I put together this little Gold Polka Dot Tea Party and we had a fun dinner that evening with soup, salad, Panini’s, scones, caramel apples, and birthday cake.
Oh, and apple cider “tea”.
Did I mention I decorated this party on $12?
I totally did.
I was able to use a lot of what I had on hand and luckily my parents had cute white dishes and tablecloths for me to borrow.
I made the burlap table runner this last year and it sure came in handy.
I made this banner out of some canvas that I had on hand, along with a little twine, gold paint, and stencils which I also had laying around.
These gold polka dot burlap silverware sleeves were made with nothing more than a glue gun. I was going to sew them but I decided to sleep instead. Maybe next time I make a silverware sleeve I’ll be a little more thorough.
These centerpieces are simply pie pumpkins painted white. I used a gold sharpie and drew on the polka dots, then hollowed out the pumpkin. I made the tissue paper flowers following this tutorial(so easy and cheap!) and then filled the pumpkin vases full of them.
Three of these pumpkin vases only cost around $4 to make!
I made Caramel Apples with draped chocolate and golden pearls.
Sometimes I think I would rather just stare at the apples instead of eating them. What is it about caramel apples?!
My daughters only request? Blueberry Scones. Click here to get my recipe!
A must have at any tea party.
Last but not least, the birthday cake.
White rosettes with gold rosette polka dots.
Anyone sick of golden dots yet?
This party is AMAZING. It is so simple and elegant. I love love love it.
Thank you SO much, Jesseca!
You are so talented! I love everything about that beautiful party, especially the cake!
Thanks, Emily! It was fun to put together 🙂
Yvonne @ TriedandTasty.com says
Where did you get that adorable pink cake/pastry plate?? I’ve been on the hunt for a cake plate and can’t seem to find one! This party is absolutely adorable – love everything about it!!
Thank you!! I am pretty sure I got the cake stand about 5 years ago at Smith’s Marketplace on a seasonal closeout. I know what you mean, though! I have been looking for a cute large ruffled cake stand and can’t find what I’m looking for anywhere!
Please direct me to the recipe for the blueberry scones shown in your Gold Polka Dot Party spread. (Sorry… I did search for it and just am not seeing it.) They look to be what I am searching for… more cake-like and flakey than biscuit-like ad crumbly.
Trying to figure out what makes scones one way or the other… buttermilk vs cream? the addition of sour cream or cream cheese?
Thanks very much!
Here is a link the the blueberry scone recipe: https://www.thekitchenmccabe.com/2013/10/01/blueberry-and-cream-scones/
I added a link under the picture as well. These are much more cake like and tender, not crumbly at all(just the way I like them!). I think the cream makes a difference keeping them from becoming crumbly, as well as taking care to handle and work the dough as little as possible. Hope you get to try them!
Oh my. GOD. This is so amazing. Thanks for sharing!!
Thank you and you are so welcome! Thanks for looking =)
This party is to DIE for cute!! I LOVE polka dots and you made everything look just so pretty and perfect! Ah! I’m seriously inspired. Love your blog!
Thank you so much, Bonnie!! Polka dots are one of my favorites too =)
Where did u get those beautiful white plates, I love them and woukd like to get them. I’ve been looking and love those thx u beautful decor
Hi Patty! They are my parents plates and they’ve had them for several years…but maybe somewhere like Kohls? Thanks for stopping by!
Shannon L says
Love the theme! Gold & pink are my favorites! I do have a question though…. what did you use for the gold frosting on your cake? Thanks!!
Thank you Shannon! I used a goldenrod colored gel food dye to color the frosting. To give it a little more metallic gold hue I sprayed a gold food safe spray over each gold dot =)
How did you make the Carmel apples??? Omg! They are amazing. I was going to buy them already made but if you can give me instructions I’m sure it’d save me a lot of money! Lol
Hi Lacey! They are super easy to make! I just melted down a big block of caramel by cutting it up into 1″ cubes and melting it over low heat. Insert skewers into apples and dip in the melted caramel. Let firm up on parchment paper. Melt chocolate candy melts and place it in a piping bag. Snip off the tip and drizzle over the tops of the apples. let set for a few hours and enjoy! 😉
Hi Kayley! What size biscuit cutter/cookie cutter did you use for the scones?
Hi Heena! I probably used a very small cutter that was about 1 inch in diameter =)
Hi! What kind of paint did you use to
Paint the pumpkins? Spray paint? They are so cute!!
Hi There! Beautiful cake! Could you please share what gold color you used? Thanks in advance!
What kind of paint did you use on the pumpkins?