It is about time after the busy holidays that I give you a HUGE THANK YOU!!!!!! You did an amazing job with my little piggy's decorations! It is so nice to be able to ask you to do something and you know exactly what to do and what is going to be perfect for the party! I loved it all, these are things that I will keep forever in my little man's keepsake box forever! You are absolutely amazing! Thank you!!!! Here are a few pics of the Piggy's big day!!!!
Take care of you and your beautiful family!!
Lots of Love!

We had so much fun planning Grayson's 1st birthday party. I started planning before he was even born (that's just what mommy's do) and when I came across Jess's adorable circus party goods, I knew what I wanted to do! So we had a wonderful Big Top Circus party for my little man and it was perect! Thanks to Jess for being so crafty and creative. All her party goods just made the perfect touch. We got SO many complements! Keep it coming...I'm starting to plan on his 2nd birthday party!=)"

Thanks Jess!

Here are some photos of JJ's monkey birthday party. Poor JJ had a double ear infection the day of the party, but he sure was a trooper!! We had an amazing day!! I want to thank you so so much for your gorgeous decorations. I was super excited to get home and see the package sitting at my door with the sticker that read, "Your package from Polkadots and Pirates has arrived!" I of course opened it right away!! Everything was so neatly packaged and perfect!! I had tears in my eyes opening everything, especially with JJ's 1st year banner! I really can't thank you enough! I hope to work with you again in the future.

xoxo, Amy

All photos courtesy of Babies by Jess

Here are some pictures from Collin's party. I just love the way everything came out and must give you credit for inspiring me....Every single product you made for me was perfect down to the packaging with the little bow and tag on it. It made me smile to see that sticker that read "Your polkadots and pirates has arrived". I don't know how many times I said polkadots and pirates at that party---you must have received a hundred compliments. I only wish I had the creativity and talent you have...and I'm still amazed that you find time for it with 3 kids of your own. Thanks again for making Collin's birthday just what I wanted.


I have been working with Jess for over a year now and she is beyond a total charm to work with! All I ever do is show her my inspiration (fabric, an image, colors) and let her do her thing! I have never been less than THRILLED with what I get back from her. In complete honesty, I have yet to open a package from her and NOT tear up from the amazing items she sends. This year was no different with my daughter's third birthday party. I simply showed Jess the fabric I was using and sent her an image of my theme and told her to work her magic. The items she sent were beyond gorgeous and even my daughter was jumping up and down as we pulled out each beautifully packaged item. The ONLY compliments I got from my party this year were all on Jess's amazing products, which is fine with me...I have learned by now to let the expert do what she does best, and I'll just stick to hanging it up with a smile. And a tear. :) Thanks again Jess.

XO, Rachel (aka *golden*)

Last year Jess shocked me with her talent on my son's circus birthday party, I gave her ideas and she made them come to life. I knew I wanted to use her again this year, because she was booking so early for custom orders she inspired me to start thinking early of ideas and themes. I came up with a modern and fun prince and princess party for Darrian's 2nd birthday. I enlisted Jess very early to make the crowns and birthday banner for the party. I also was going to have her make pendants but she recommended Rachel from Goldenshop on esty and I am so thankful she did. I could not be happier with Jess's work, how she listens to ideas and makes them happen. She is amazing, and I am thankful I have been lucky enough to use her creative services!

Michelle Thornton

Jess, you've done it again! I can't thank you enough for all of your help and input with this. It is such a blast working with you. Your attention to detail is so great and all of the other moms at the party were going on and on about how perfect the decorations were and admiring your work and perfection in what you do. Thank you so much, you have made birthday party planning addicting for me! I couldn't be happier.


All photos courtesy of Heidi Keene Photography

You did an AMAZING job on the banner! When I emailed you about it, I wasn't for sure if you would do it or not (due to a very very busy schedule) .... but thank you for not passing it up and taking the time to put every little detail that I ask for into it. I adore your creativity and passion that you have for what you do. I would recommend Polkadots & Pirates for anyone's next party!


You know I love PD&P work and everytime it is dead on! You give our parties such a fun personal touch and my kids want to make it a tradition, so I better get thinking of next years theme! Thanks PD&P for reading my mind each time!

All 6 of us are Happy PD&P customers-Thanks from P,T,J,E,E and lil F


From Mom:
Hi Jess- I just wanted to thank you for the great work that you do. The party was great and everyone enjoyed all the decorations and party favors. I hope you enjoyed the pictures that Adam sent you. If only it wouldn't of been so windy we maybe could of got a better family picture, but oh well the birthday boy was cutie enough. Thank you again and I hope in the near future I can do another party!

Kristin Pflipsen

From Uncle Adam:
Hey Jess! I just posted a bunch of photos of Caiden's party. Feel free to use any of them that you would like! His party stuff was AWESOME! Not that I expected anything less from you, but really... YOU GOT SOME TALENT! :)

All pictures courtesy of Adam Hommerding Photography

When I began planning my son's first birthday party, I wanted a winter-y theme (since his birthday is December 22nd) that wouldn't clash with all of the Christmas decorations I knew would be up. After I decided on the snowman theme, I started searching for party decorations using different shades of blue. I had a difficult time finding decorations that didn't use red and green or look like Frosty the Snowman. After working with and ordering a bib and hat from Rachel at Golden Shop, I stumbled upon Jess' shop and fell in love! I loved how Jess made the party decorations whimsical without being cheesy and I knew she would do a wonderful job designing things for Jacob's party! I contacted her with my ideas and she went right to work designing the most adorable snowflakes that hung from our two light fixtures. Pictures of Jacob from his first year were attached to the center of the snowflakes and they were absolutely perfect and even made me cry when I got them in the mail. After sending a picture of our snowman invitations, Jess did an amazing job designing a snowman wearing a party hat that adorned our door sign, hot cocoa station sign, and napkin rings. I loved having party decorations that were custom made just for this occasion and could never be found in a store.

Thank you Jess for making Jacob's first birthday party such a memorable experience and being so truly wonderful to work with!!!

Our little friend Olivia...not technically an entry, but taken from an email...
...thanks for the pig and tutu and O's tutu. They are so outdid yourself again! ;)


We could not have been any happier with the invitations and decorations Jess created for us! They are so adorable and unique. They completed Kaelen's first birthday party! Jess is blessed with incredible creativity!! She is also a pleasure to work with. We love polka dots and pirates!

Thanks Jess!


Your decor was such a hit at our little Zora's 1st birthday party. Everything turned out better than I imagined! Working with you was effortless. Your response time to my questions was great. I look forward to working with you in the near future!

Thanks again Jess!


So – anyone that knows me, knows I love to THINK I’m creative, and I am so not….which is why it’s so great to have Jess around, for EVERYTHING. Of course when I started thinking about Jack’s birthday party, I knew she would help out everywhere and with everything. (We live in a small condo, so it was even at her house!)

My husband did have the slight suggestion that we should have it baseball themed, and since Jack’s birthday is in early August during baseball season, it worked out great. I had found his shirt from liliputians, and knew I had to have it. Jess suggested everyone wear their favorite baseball attire to go along with it. Every last detail was thought out perfectly, and Jack beamed the whole day – it was great.

Now if only I could take the credit!!

Rachel (yes, Jess's sister, but also her #1 {happy customer}!)


I tend to obsess and started thinking about my baby, ZoĆ«, first birthday party months in advance. I was scouring Etsy and typed in “Cupcake and birthday” and came across Polka Dots and Pirates and INSTANTLY fell in love with all of Jess’ ideas and products. It was exactly what I was looking for – the perfect, classic, “simple” looking birthday party paper goods. I basically planned the entire party around her “Happy Birthday” banner alone!

Jess created my invitations, the banner, a door sign, hats and cupcake toppers for me. Paired with special cupcakes for the adults and a “make your own” cupcake activity for the older kids, I carried the theme through with colored paper lanterns, bright plastic plates and napkins and lots and lots of pink! Of course, in the end the party was anything but “simple”! ;-)

Every guest commented on the banner and the adorable hats. My baby girl’s party was PERFECT and Jess’ creativity and amazing quality products MADE the day!

Thanks again!



When we were starting to plan our triplets' first birthday party, we were looking for the perfect decorations. We happened to stumble upon the Polkadots and Pirates site and knew right away that it was exactly what we were looking for! Jess was such a pleasure to work with every step of the way.


She knew exactly what we had envisioned and put together decorations that were personalized to accommodate the boys' personalities as well as the overall theme of the party. The decorations were the hit of the party (well, besides the birthday boys)! We would highly recommend her for anyone who is looking for something unique, and who appreciates detail and a “personal touch.”

Thanks for your wonderful work, Jess!! The wheels are already turning for their next party. Can we place our order now?!?!

Jamie and Jason


The party hats, banner, favor bags and cupcake toppers were the HIT of the party. And you made planning a party for 2 boys so much easier for me. Everything was ADORABLE and definitely a conversation piece for all who attended. Not only are your designs and products the best on Etsy but your customer service is top notch! Many thanks!



Jess was a complete joy to work with on my son’s first birthday projects. She did such an awesome job. I would never dream of doing another party without her help. Her work was so creative and well done. The party was a hit and everyone wanted to know where I got it all from. I can’t wait to use her again. Thank you very much Jess. You made the party as cute as a button.



Thank you Jess for all your wonderful work on Darrian's first birthday party. Now that the day is over and we look back at the pictures I am still in awe of your hats and custom banner. We got SO many compliments on them. They added a great personal touch, and fit the theme perfectly. Thank you for taking the time to match the fabric swatches with the paper, and for helping me bring ideas to life.. and making them a bit better! I wish you lots of success, and I will be using you again next year!

Best, Michelle


So, I know I have told you a million times that you are the best, but I just have to say that everything was soooo perfect!! I appreciate your willingness to come up with everything on such short notice! Her party would definitely not have been what it was without all that you did. Your attention to detail and desire to make everything just as I would like it is so important and I am sure this will only help in your success. I received the most comments about everything you made... I only wished I could have taken credit, ha! Thanks so much and don't you worry, I WILL be coming back!

You are the greatest, thanks again!


Photos Courtesy of Kallie Brynn Photography {}


I was so incredibly excited when I came across the Polka Dots & Pirates Etsy site, and even more excited when you e-mailed me back right away telling me all of your cute ideas!! The custom banner and cupcake toppers couldn't have been more cute! They matched everything perfectly and people couldn't stop raving about how adorable they were. Thank you for being so wonderful to work with, I feel like I made a new friend!! I can't wait for my next order. Thanks again for everything, I just couldn't be more pleased.


Photos Courtesy of Heidi Keene Photography {}


Everything was perfect!! I started out with a small order of a birthday crown and a few party hats, but by the time it was done I had ordered almost all of Gracie's birthday party decorations from Jess. Thank you for taking the time to make such quality products. Your hard work really shows in everything that you make. I can't wait for next year to roll around so we can work together on Gracie's fourth birthday!!

Thanks, Kristyn

We just got back from vacation and I arrived home to find your package! Everything is just PERFECT. Thank you again for taking such care in making sure everything was to my satisfaction. I appreciate your attention to detail. It is that quality that will make you successful and stand out from the rest. Best of luck to you and your newfound business!

Thanks so much!
Mimi (Sophia's Mom)