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Grant’s Birthday and Giveaway!

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My little boy just turned two in April and although I was so excited about it I was also so sad! Where did the time go? When did he get big enough to sit at the table, climb into his own bed and more importantly tell me No! LOL! Most of you know me as Ms. Belleicious but as much as I LOVE to cook, the one title I could not live without is Grant’s Mommy. He is my heart, my joy, my life. I look at him at times and I just start crying. I never thought I could love someone as much as I love Grant. I don’t talk a lot about my family life here on Kitchen Belleicious or Belleicious Kids but contrary to popular belief, my days are not filled with slaving over the stove and reading through cooking magazines. I spend 90% of the time each day having fun with my son. So when the thought of planning his next birthday party began swirling in my mind I went crazy. I literally fell off the wagon. I just knew I wouldn’t have enough time to do it all so I started early. Party blog hopping, tiny prints, magazines and of course Martha Stewart, I was all over the place trying to find the perfect theme when all along it was right in front of me. Fire Trucks!

Grant’s number one toy he could not live without is his little red firetruck. We ride on it everywhere we go, inside or outside, park or friends house and we even have been known to travel with it before. How could I possibly overlook the best theme ever for his party! This leads me to Polkadot Prints. AMAZING! Any mom’s dream come true when planning a party, or wedding or baby shower for that matter. I had a moment of weakness though after only browsing through her shop for 10 minutes. I was so on board with how amazing and talented her gallery of work was that I was already writing her a check for a design she hadn’t even started on yet!

You will see what I mean after I show you pics from other parties she has done as well as Grants birthday party. Polkadot Prints is a one-stop designer, party planner and photographer.  I got all my ideas for Grant’s party from her so don’t be shy to have her custom make something for you and give you ideas about what to do with it!

Just go ahead, I will wait for you  to bookmark her page:).

From invitations, thank you tags, party dots, cupcake toppers and more, Polkadot prints has what you need for any occasion and if you don’t see anything you want or what you were looking for just get a custom design from her. The details in her work are priceless and her love for what she does just oozes through when you speak with her. She is now not only a sponsor for Kitchen Belleicious but a wonderful friend. A Christian mommy and wife that is beyond talented and her shop and blog just leave you wanting more.

Jordan from Polkadot Prints is so sweet to offer one lucky reader a $55 gift certificate to her shop. Below you will see some of her amazing work along with the things she did for Grant’s party. Have fun window shopping and don’t forget to enter the giveaway. Even if you don’t have a party coming up I can bet you will soon and who doesn’t want to throw the cutest party in town? Let’s learn more about Polkadot Prints shall we?

1) Tell me some basic info about yourself and your business partners.

I have been a graphic designer for many years, and my business of Polkadot Prints sprouted at the end of 2009. Currently I am a one man show, but you never know where that will lead! I love paper, stationery, office supplies, magazines, good design, the gift card and wrapping stand, and all things arty & crafty. I am married to an awesome man (I know everyone says that, but I tell the truth!) He is one of my biggest fans and even helps me creatively brainstorm if I hit a wall – many don’t make the cut mind you, but he gives me a good laugh! Together we have a 2 year old lightening fast, toilet-training toddler. He tests our patience and gives us plenty of laughs.

2) Where do ya’ll hope to see your business going?

I would love to be known as an all round party go-to resource. Providing gorgeous party printables, but also creative DIY party activities and decorations. I’m a big believer in parties not costing the earth, but looking like they do! I would love to help others truly create celebrations of every kind that are unique to them. And not only the annual birthdays, but also the other life moments. Maybe this inspiration comes from my blog and through my opportunities with magazine styling and tutorials…or maybe it leaks into TV…wouldn’t it be great to have a regular segment on a hosted show?…that would be big dreaming!

3) Where do ya’ll find inspiration and what has surprised you the most about the business?

Inspiration is everywhere to me. Glass jars in a homewares store. A manequins outfit. Home & lifestyle magazines. Fashion. A particular colour palette. And then you open up the internet and I’m bombarded. I don’t think my problem is finding inspiration, but turning off my creative brain!!I think the whole party-world that I find myself in has surprised me. I never knew this industry existed when I started my business. Having made so many great connections and having many opportunities for exposure and work has been exciting. I think people’s enthusiasm about my designs, my ideas has been pleasantly surprising. I hope I am continually surprised about the possibilities of my business and this industry.


GRANT’S 2 YEAR BIRTHDAY!

Grant had the most fantastic birthday party last week and I am so pleased that the day was perfect, sunny and breezy! I made kielbasi rolls for the kids (pigs in a blanket), fruit cups, themed sugar cookies and a firetruck cake along with chicken salad, chicken nuggets and PB&J bars!

Someone liked the CAKE! LOL!

Those are just a few of the amazing pictures my sweet sister-in-law Carey over at Providence took that day. If you want to see more you’ll have to visit my family blog later this week. Don’t forget the giveaway! A$55 dollar gift certificate to the most fantastic designer and party planner I know! She is awesome and so sweet to work with. Entry rules are below and giveaway will end 5/12/2011 at midnight. Open to EVERYONE!

GIVEAWAY RULES: Leave a separate comment for each entry

1. Follow Kitchen Belleicious via GFC- if you are already a follower just let me know so. Tell me what party you are planning next!

2. Visit Polkadot Prints blog and follow them

3. Follow Belleicious Kids

4. Like Polkadot Prints on facebook

5. Like Kitchen Belleicious and Belleicious Kids on facebook

6. Tweet about the giveaway

7. Follow Kitchen Belleicious on twitter

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138 Comments

  1. Heather p.

    I love this giveaway! Your decorations look so cute and I love the vintage fireman theme. Could your little boy be any cuter? Just wondering

    I follow you already and headed to do the others!

    06 . May . 2011
  2. Heather p.

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted about it

    06 . May . 2011
  3. Heather p.

    I like you and belleicious kids on facebook and now polkadot prints

    06 . May . 2011
  4. Always Fashionable

    I love Polkadot prints. I have actually heard of her before from another blog and she is so good. I can’t believe you are friends with her and now doing a giveaway! Awesome and she and you did a great job on your son’s party. He is so cute and so are you my friend.

    I follow you

    06 . May . 2011
  5. Always Fashionable

    i like polkadot prints on facebook

    06 . May . 2011
  6. Always Fashionable

    I follow Belleicious kids

    06 . May . 2011
  7. Always Fashionable

    I like your sites on facebook

    06 . May . 2011
  8. Always Fashionable

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted about it

    06 . May . 2011
  9. Always Fashionable

    Her blog is adorable and so is the shop. If I won I would get party invites for my son’s 3rd birthday in November and I need some ideas from her it looks like

    06 . May . 2011
  10. Ashley

    So need some invites and decor for my daugther’s 6 birthday in July. Oh how I would love to win. Your son’s party looks so cute and so much fun. He is absolutely adorable and so are you!

    I follow you

    06 . May . 2011
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      Thanks Ashley! Your so sweet

      06 . May . 2011
  11. Ashley

    I now like Polkadot prints on facebook

    06 . May . 2011
  12. Lindsay

    you have the most gorgeous family jess!! and i love love your party decorations! grant is one lucky little guy!

    06 . May . 2011
  13. Lindsay

    you know i am a follower…and i am hosting an engagement party the end of this month and i need some major help!!

    06 . May . 2011
  14. Ashley

    I follow you on twitter

    06 . May . 2011
  15. Ashley

    I like your sites on facebook

    06 . May . 2011
  16. Cool Gal

    What a fabulous giveaway. Thanks!

    I love all of it. So creative!

    Grant’s party looked like it was a huge success. Adorable.

    I follow you, of course!

    06 . May . 2011
  17. Cool Gal

    I follow Belleicious Kids.

    06 . May . 2011
  18. Cool Gal

    I follow “Pokadot Prints.”

    06 . May . 2011
  19. Cool Gal

    I will tweet about the giveaway.

    (Will you follow me, too, please?)

    06 . May . 2011
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      Of course I will follow you my sweet friend- Not sure why I am not already doing it! LOL!

      06 . May . 2011
  20. Cool Gal

    I follow Kitchen Belleicious on Twitter.

    Great family photo. So beautiful!

    06 . May . 2011
  21. Sarah

    Love Love Love it all. your party was so cute!

    06 . May . 2011
  22. Sarah

    I like polka dot prints on facebook and I would use the gift certificate for my sister’s baby shower i am throwing soon

    06 . May . 2011
  23. Sarah

    I follow belleicious kids

    06 . May . 2011
  24. Sarah

    I like your blogs on facebook

    06 . May . 2011
  25. NutsintheKitchen

    I love the fireman theme, if only my son was 2 again, we are now in love with all things animal and i looked at her shop and I just know she could do a great invite for his birthday! So hope I win! She is awesome

    06 . May . 2011
  26. NutsintheKitchen

    I follow Belleicious kids

    06 . May . 2011
  27. NutsintheKitchen

    I like both your blogs on facebook

    06 . May . 2011
  28. Erica

    Wow- this party looks just perfect! You have such a beautiful family :). You know what I’m planning next! The birth of our little peanut. I need to start thinking about announcements- thankfully I have lots of links from you. Have a great Mother’s day

    06 . May . 2011
  29. Courtney

    WOW – you went all out! GREAT shots and looks like Grant had a great birthday!!!

    06 . May . 2011
  30. NutsintheKitchen

    I like polkadot prints on facebook

    06 . May . 2011
  31. Mary

    What a wonderful party! Lovely pictures and your little boy is adorable. Everything looked delicious and SO great. Congratulations!
    Mary

    06 . May . 2011
  32. Mystica

    Follow Kitchen Bellecious on GFC

    06 . May . 2011
  33. Brittany

    the party looks so much fun and all her other stuff looks so good. I would have done the party she did for her son Levi because my son loves planes! I am following you

    06 . May . 2011
  34. Brittany

    I love belleicious kids and i follow that too

    06 . May . 2011
  35. Brittany

    tweeting about it right now

    06 . May . 2011
  36. Brittany

    like your sites on facebook and I like Polkadot prints on facebook too

    06 . May . 2011
  37. val

    WOW, now that is an amazing Birthday party!! You are incredible. I’d follow you anywhere.

    06 . May . 2011
  38. Cherish @ Southern Soul Mates

    Precious pictures! You have a beautiful family and Grant is so handsome! You did a wonderful job on his party! Happy 2nd Birthday to Grant!! Love ya! xoxo

    06 . May . 2011
  39. Strawberry CAKE

    What fun! I used to do these fun themed parties for my kiddos, but now they are all big and they don’t really want that sort of thing anymore. I am starting a book club it would be fun to do a book theme for one of our meetings. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Mothers Day to you!

    06 . May . 2011
  40. Amanda

    What a fun giveaway! Would love to do something this cute for my kids’ birthdays!

    06 . May . 2011
  41. Natalie

    Love polkadot prints now! They are awesome and your party looks so chic and fabulous. I am following you now

    06 . May . 2011
  42. Natalie

    I folllow Belleicious Kids

    06 . May . 2011
  43. Natalie

    I like your sites on facebook

    06 . May . 2011
  44. Natalie

    I like polkadot prints on facebook

    06 . May . 2011
  45. Natalie

    I follow you on twitter and I tweeted about it

    06 . May . 2011
  46. Mandy

    I follow you

    06 . May . 2011
  47. Mandy

    I follow BK

    06 . May . 2011
  48. Mandy

    I like your sites on facebook

    06 . May . 2011
  49. Mandy

    I like polkadot prints on facebook

    06 . May . 2011
  50. Mandy

    I follow you on twitter

    06 . May . 2011
  51. Maria

    I totally could see myself doing that bug theme for my twins! How freakin adorable is that. Can Polkadot come down and do everything for me! LOL!

    I follow you already

    06 . May . 2011
  52. Maria

    I follow belleicious kids

    06 . May . 2011
  53. Maria

    I like polkadot prints on facebook

    06 . May . 2011
  54. Maria

    I like your sites on facebook too

    06 . May . 2011
  55. Maria

    i follow you on twitter

    06 . May . 2011
  56. flip flops & pearls

    OMGAWD!!!!!! Grant looks precious! Happy Birthday to your big boy!!!

    You know I love, I mean, follow ya!

    Next party….I’d LOVE to do a 4th of July party!!
    If not, it’ll be my LITTLE guys 18th birthday, wahhh

    06 . May . 2011
  57. flip flops & pearls

    I am Polkadots Prints newest follower!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

    06 . May . 2011
  58. flip flops & pearls

    I like Polkadot Prints on FB

    06 . May . 2011
  59. flip flops & pearls

    I like both Belleicious on FB:)

    06 . May . 2011
  60. flip flops & pearls

    I follow you on twitter, tweet tweet!

    06 . May . 2011
  61. emily

    follow via GFC! awesome giveaway 🙂

    06 . May . 2011
  62. emily

    follow you on twitter!

    06 . May . 2011
  63. emily

    tweeted the giveaway!

    06 . May . 2011
  64. Allison @ Alli 'n Son

    Happy birthday to your handsome boy! You sure know how to throw a party, I may need you to plan my son’s next year.

    06 . May . 2011
  65. Allison @ Alli 'n Son

    I’m a loyal follower. 🙂

    06 . May . 2011
  66. Allison @ Alli 'n Son

    I’m a FB fan.

    06 . May . 2011
  67. Allison @ Alli 'n Son

    I follow you on Twitter.

    06 . May . 2011
  68. Lyn

    Hi Jessica, I’ve already did all the followings, likings and tweeted about this giveaway. 🙂
    Hmm.. the next party I’d like to throw will most likely be either my youngest gal’s Bday party or Xmas gathering party! 😀
    Btw, Grant’s so adorable and his Bday party’s great with all the nice decorations, foods and everything! 😀

    06 . May . 2011
  69. Taylor

    I can’t wait to throw my son’s first birthday party and I am already looking for ideas too! Love polkadot prints- would love to win and even if I didn’t would love to use her! I follow you already:)

    06 . May . 2011
  70. Taylor

    I follow belleicious kids

    06 . May . 2011
  71. Taylor

    I like polka dot prints n facebook

    06 . May . 2011
  72. Taylor

    I like your sites on facebook

    06 . May . 2011
  73. Taylor

    I follow you on twitter- @mypreciouschild

    06 . May . 2011
  74. Sasha

    I follow you

    06 . May . 2011
  75. Sasha

    I would love to win to throw a baby shower for my sis-in-law! Awesome giveaway and she did so good on your son’s party!

    06 . May . 2011
  76. Sasha

    I follow belleicious kids

    06 . May . 2011
  77. Sasha

    i like polkadot prints on facebook

    06 . May . 2011
  78. sweetlife

    HOW CUTE!! I love the theme and he is super cute, great party..love the giveaway!! stunning cake
    great job mommy!!

    sweetlife

    06 . May . 2011
  79. daphne

    what a great party that is! the colours, the food..oh what else not to love!

    06 . May . 2011
  80. Ruth

    I am glad Grant had a wonderful 2nd birthday

    06 . May . 2011
  81. Mary

    What a cutie pie! Happy birthday to Grant!

    06 . May . 2011
  82. Maria @ Scandifoodie

    Gorgeous photos!

    07 . May . 2011
  83. Sasha

    I like your sites on FB

    07 . May . 2011
  84. Sasha

    i follow u

    07 . May . 2011
  85. Sasha

    i love i mean like polkadot prints on facebook

    07 . May . 2011
  86. Sasha

    i follow you on twitter

    07 . May . 2011
  87. Juilanne

    I need some ideas so bad for my daughter’s birthday party in August- she loves ballernias so I am thinking of doing that but not sure? I need Polkadots help! I follow you and what an amazing giveaway. I love your firetruck party and your son is ADORABLE! Simply beautiful- oh and so are you missy

    07 . May . 2011
  88. Juilanne

    I follow belleicious kids

    07 . May . 2011
  89. Juilanne

    I like belleicious kids and kitchen belleicious on facebook

    07 . May . 2011
  90. Juilanne

    I like polkadot prints on facebook

    07 . May . 2011
  91. Juilanne

    i follow you on twitter

    07 . May . 2011
  92. Kelli

    I am a follower of KB and KB Kids and Polkadot Prints and Im planning 2 Birthday Parties in June. Maci’s 9th which we are doing horses and since her horse tack is hot pink zebra will combine it together somehow and Mauri’s 5th and Im doing Minnie Mouse since she is Disney World obsessed party and it is hot pink and zebra print. Also in July Im planning my In-Laws 25th Wedding Anniversary.

    I absolutely love looking at his party pics he is adorable and has the most precious hair! It looked amazing. Loved the family picture also. So sweet!
    Now its time for another one to keep you even more on your toes! HaHa

    07 . May . 2011
  93. carole

    gfc follower

    07 . May . 2011
  94. carole

    like you on FB (carole c)

    07 . May . 2011
  95. Blair Harper

    I love this giveaway. she is so creative and i am pretty sure that although I am not crafty ( we have talked about this before:)) I can at least print off sheets of paper! LOL!

    I follow you of course

    07 . May . 2011
  96. Blair Harper

    I follow BK too

    07 . May . 2011
  97. Blair Harper

    I like Polkadot prints on facebook

    07 . May . 2011
  98. Blair Harper

    I like your sites on facebook

    07 . May . 2011
  99. Blair Harper

    i follow you on twitter- i better win girl! lOL!

    07 . May . 2011
  100. Angie

    It sounds like this was a great birthday party. I love all the party favor ideas. They are so adorable but I think the big lollipops are my favorite. So cute!

    07 . May . 2011
  101. Torrie @ a place to share...

    I loved every single picture, and you did such an amazing job on his party! Such creative food ideas!! I know how much work goes into planning a party, and I’m so happy that it was a success… And hopefully, this weekend you get a little r&r. Happy Mother’s Day! xoxo

    07 . May . 2011
  102. Nic

    So sweet Jessica! I am a follower!! 🙂

    07 . May . 2011
  103. Nic

    He is adorable and I love the theme!! Fan on facebook of both your sites (how could I not be?!?). 😉

    07 . May . 2011
  104. Nic

    I am a follower of Kids too!!

    07 . May . 2011
  105. Nic

    And I liked polkadot prints on fb. LOVE it! Her party ideas are so cute! Grant is absolutely, positootly a cutie pie! Great giveaway!

    07 . May . 2011
  106. Rachel

    Love love LOVE the pictures! Didn’t realize he had such gorgeous curls! Happiest Birthday Grant!

    I follow you… and am planning our kiddo’s FIFTH birthday next week. Somebody pinch me… he can’t be FIVE yet???

    07 . May . 2011
  107. Rachel

    I follow Bellicious Kids too! And I think PolkaDot Prints has amazing stuff!

    07 . May . 2011
  108. greencookinlife

    Oh I love this giveaway and polkadot prints is fantastic. Would love to throw a garden party for my friends in the summertime. Crossing my fingers!

    I follow you

    10 . May . 2011
  109. greencookinlife

    I follow Belleicious Kids

    10 . May . 2011
  110. greencookinlife

    I follow you on twitter

    10 . May . 2011
  111. greencookinlife

    I like your sites on facebook

    10 . May . 2011
  112. greencookinlife

    i like polkadot on facebook

    10 . May . 2011
  113. greencookinlife

    oh and i tweeted about it @greencookinlife

    10 . May . 2011
  114. Krystal D

    I follow your blog(Kailani). I’m so in love with this party. I love your food labels. I think it’s so much fun to think of different names for food to match your theme.
    I have two events I’m working on right now, my 3 year olds birthday which is Cowgirl and Cowboys and my 2 week olds baby dedication.

    11 . May . 2011
  115. Krystal D/Kailani

    I follow Polkadot Prints blog. So creative I love it!

    11 . May . 2011
  116. Krystal D/Kailani

    I’m so thankful for your link to Belleicious Kids(which I know follow). My 2 1/2 year old is going through the picky stage of eating. I’ve just spent the past hour reading through some of her blog. I’m so excited about it.

    11 . May . 2011
  117. Krystal D/Kailani

    I know Like Belleicious Kids and Kitchen Belleicious on FB

    11 . May . 2011
  118. Elaine Fin

    Now following Kitchen Belleicious via GFC. So glad I found you just in time for my daughter’s 2nd birthday I am planning!!

    11 . May . 2011
  119. Krystal D/Kailani

    I like Polkadot prints on FB. Just amazing. I love looking at all the parties. She is so talented!

    11 . May . 2011
  120. Elaine Fin

    Already following Polkadot Prints blog … that’s how I found about this fabulous giveaway!!

    11 . May . 2011
  121. Elaine Fin

    I am already a fan of Polkadot Prints on Facebook 🙂

    11 . May . 2011
  122. Elaine Fin

    I now “LIKE” Bellicious Kids and Kitchen Bellicious on Facebook!!

    Thank goodness I found you!! I am starting to plan my daughter Gabrella’s 2nd birthday party. She is having an elephant party – pink and white polka dots with a hint of dove grey.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

    11 . May . 2011
  123. Cheryl

    I am following Polka Dot Prints

    11 . May . 2011
  124. Cheryl

    I am following Belleicious Kids

    11 . May . 2011
  125. Tara

    gfc follower
    I’m planning my son’s 3rd birthday party next!

    11 . May . 2011
  126. Tara

    Follow Belleicious Kids

    11 . May . 2011
  127. Tara

    Like Polkadot Prints on facebook

    11 . May . 2011
  128. Tara

    Like Kitchen Belleicious and Belleicious Kids on facebook

    11 . May . 2011
  129. Tara

    Follow Kitchen Belleicious on twitter

    11 . May . 2011
  130. autumn goehring

    I am following via gfc!

    12 . May . 2011
  131. autumn goehring

    I am following polkadotprints blog via gfc!

    12 . May . 2011
  132. autumn goehring

    I am following belliciouskinds blog via gfc!

    12 . May . 2011
  133. autumn goehring

    I like polkadotprints on fb!

    12 . May . 2011
  134. autumn goehring

    I like both of your facebook pages!

    12 . May . 2011
  135. autumn goehring

    I am following you on twitter! @autumnnoelg

    12 . May . 2011
  136. Nicole-Lynn

    Ok, obviously I’m not trying to enter this old giveaway! haha I just couldn’t remember if I saw this and commented already… happy 2nd birthday to your baby boy! How cute is he?! Love the party theme and all of the details! The food sounded and looked so delicious! 🙂

    07 . Jun . 2011

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