Spooky…Scary…Happy Halloween Party

Now that October is here it’s time to start planning your Halloween party. Polka Dot Bakery is here to help you with some great party ideas. In addition to cupcakes and baked goods we also offer party planning services and custom decorations. Give us a call and we can help you start planning right away!

How to plan a spooktacular party in five easy steps!

1) “Finger” Foods

There are tons of creative recipes you can find online; here are a few of my favorites.

Severed Finger Hot Dogs-Make slices for the knuckle and attach a piece of onion with ketchup.

Deviled Eyeballs– Avocado filling with a cayenne pepper bloodshot glaze and black olive eye. Recipe: http://blommi.com/deviled-eyeballs-halloween-appetizer/

For the kids: Mummy Pizza

For the adults: Caramel Apple Martini

Recipe: http://www.inspiredbycharm.com/2014/08/caramel-apple-martini.html

2) Devilish Decorations

You already know the basics such as pumpkins, ghosts, bats, spiders, cobwebs and skulls. Add gauzy black fabric, purple and orange lights and some dry ice to bring your decorating to another level.

3) Ghoulish Music
A mixture of Halloween songs and spooky sound effects will keep your guests entertained way beyond the witching hour!

4) Spooky Sweets

Polka Dot Bakery offers a variety of Halloween themed cupcakes and desserts guaranteed to delight your guests. Below is a sampling of what we offer.

5) Terrifying Treats

What’s a Halloween party without a little candy? Send your guests home with a fun favor to thank them for coming to your frightful soiree!

Whether your party theme is creepy and scary or spooky and fun, Polka Dot Bakery can assist you with all your party needs. Contact us today to get the party started!


How to throw a Frozen themed birthday party

In this post I’m bringing you some ideas on making your little girl’s Frozen party dreams come true! Themed parties don’t have to be expensive but do make for a festive and memorable event. Polka Dot Bakery can provide you with Frozen themed cupcakes and cookies for your party. Pair our baked goods with some of the simple ideas below and prepare to wow your guests!

Here are the 5 steps to having a fun Frozen event:

1) The Sweet Stuff

What’s the number one thing people expect to have at a birthday party? Cake of course! Polka Dot Bakery offers Frozen themed cupcakes or snowflake sugar cookies to complete your party. Snowflake cookies also make great party favors when packaged individually or you can order undecorated snowflake sugar cookies and have the kids decorate them for a fun party activity.



2) Fun Foods

Simple snack ideas include cubes of blue Jell-O as Kristoff’s Ice, rock candy on a stick, snowman snack mix (pretzels, marshmallows, chocolate chips, and candy orange slices cut into pieces), and Frozen punch (Sprite and blue Hawaiian punch).


3) Winterize Your Decorations

Get out those Christmas decorations! If you have a white Christmas tree, put it up! Use Christmas lights wrapped in tulle to decorate around doorways, as a backdrop or run it along your table. If you don’t have any snowflakes you can make your own out of paper just like you did as a kid. Cotton batting aka “snow” can be used as an accent and anything blue and white or glittery will work as well. You can pick up colored paper goods at your local dollar store to keep with the theme.

4) Fun and Games

I personally think that music is an important part of any event and really helps to set the mood. Yes, it’s a kid’s party but it really adds something extra. So get out the Advil, play the soundtrack to the movie and prepare to be serenaded by a dozen children singing “Let It Go”!

Another way to keep the children entertained is by playing games. Keep it simple with a game of Snowball Toss. Simply take a few plastic buckets, label them with different point values and stagger them at different distances. Roll up socks to use as “snowballs”, let each kid take a few tosses and have prizes for the ones who get the most points.

5) Favors

No party is complete without giving out favors to thank those who attended. Inexpensive ideas include a pair of blue and white mittens or a bag of Hershey’s Hugs with a tag like the one in the picture below.

With these ideas, your own creativity and a little help from Polka Dot Bakery, your child’s party will be one to remember!

Welcome to the Polka Dot Bakery blog!

In this first post I’m going to give you an overview of what PDB offers. In addition to delicious baked goods we also offer party planning services. Scroll through to see some of our popular treats and visit our website for a complete listing.

Cupcakes…in any flavor you can imagine!

Flavors include Chocolate, Vanilla, Red Velvet, Key Lime, Orange Creamsicle, Lemon, Chai, Lavender and Strawberry to name a few. Please visit our website for a full listing of cake and frosting flavors.


We offer a wide selection of cookies including sugar cookies decorated with royal icing which are perfect for party favors! Below are some of our most popular cookies.

            Chocolate Chip                      Key Lime Coconut                      Snickerdoodles

        Jam Thumbprints                   Peppermint Patty             Cranberry Orange Pinwheels

We also offer assorted baked goods such as S’mores brownies, Kit Kat bars, raspberry crumble bars, scones and muffins. Mini desserts offered include parfaits, petit fours, apple crisp, fruit tarts, hand pies and more.

Polka Dot Bakery also offers full service event planning, invitations and custom decorations. Please visit our website for more information. We look forward to working with you to make your event a success!