Monday, July 27, 2009

strawberry shortcake party

i did a fun strawberry shortcake party for my cute niece this past weekend. everything turned out really cute! it was a strawberry shortcake day! now all i see when i close my eyes is strawberry shortcake..hehe!

here's the invite i made in photoshop...
and here's the birthday girl, taya !
here's the strawberry patch where taya opened her gifts...
the blanket is actually a big strawberry shortcake curtain i found on ebay! i had another curtain too {shown later}...
we took strawberry flavored marshmallows and dipped them in chocolate melts to make these cute strawberry pops. we added strawberry malt balls to the tops. really cute and easy!
and here's the strawberry shortcake cake i made. i had to make it a few days early so it kind of melted and sunk into itself. oh well, it still looked pretty cute...
here's the strawberry shortcake party hats...

i wrapped the posters in pink feather boa's to dress them up a bit. so cute!

we made the napkin rings out of strawberry shortcake hair pretties!

here's the strawberry cupcakes i made...

the other fun cupcakes i made {they were strawberry lemonade cupcakes}...
and the final ones i made...

we put poles out front with balloons attached to them...
here's the strawberry shortcake party blowers and strawberry shortcake glasses i put out for the kiddios...
i got these flower pots on orientaltrading.com. they came in white, with an insert that you color {that said, i love you mom, for mothers day}. i took out the inserts and used one as a pattern to make my own strawberry shortcake insert for the kids to color! i took a coloring book and shrunk down a few images to cut and clip :). i then spray painted the inside part of the pot red. they turned out really cute.
and yup, those are strawberry plants. all the kids colored their own insert and planted a strawberry :)...
here's the strawberry shortcake coloring books i found at the dollar tree!...


i saw these a few months back on the asian food section aisle in the grocery store. they're cute strawberry cream snacks!

the strawberry shortcake kisses {i found the stickers on ebay} and assorted candy...

i had a strawberry shortcake puzzle out for the kids to put together...and that they did!
the martha pom pom tree with the strawberry shortcake birthday banner...i found some adorable strawberry shortcake boxes that i put out on the dessert table...
we put a cute doily and chocolate covered strawberries inside!

i had taya's picture printed and mounted {iprintcanvas.com...they are AWESOME! i've ordered a lot of canvas prints from them too..LOVE}...

the favors...
i found most of the favor items on ebay.


the drinks...
we served strawberry crush...

and strawberry lemonade in cute strawberry jam jars! we cut up strawberries and added them to the lemonade, and also tied gingham ribbon around each bottle...
here's what we did with the other strawberry shortcake curtain. we hung it from the patio awning...


here's some strawberry shortcake window clings i found...they were fun for the kids to paint...

planting strawberries...first, coloring the pictures...then the planting...then the water...
and walla...

time to sing happy birthday...
taya opening her gifts...
and last but not least, a close up of one of the fun cuppies...

39 comments:

Bethany said...

OOHHHH!! LOVE IT!! Your cupcakes look AMAZING!! The idea of planting strawberry plants was GENIUS!! The strawberry lemonade in strawberry jam jars?! Filing that one away for future reference for sure! The feather boa's on the pictures? So something I would do! Every last detail was perfect!!

Once again, another fabulous party!! Great job!!

3 Blessings said...

ADORABLE! So cute. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings to you,
Amy

Jodee Leader said...

What a fabulous party! I love all of the little details!

Ruth Shanahan Allmart said...

Wow! Kara this is amazing. I love your attention to detail. My twin girls would have loved this a couple of years ago as they loved Strawberry Shortcake but I think they might be a little too old for it now, they just turned six! Thanks for sharing with us :)

Dawn Ey, Owner and Creative Visionary said...

Beautiful!!!

Visions Events said...

So cute!!!

Tara said...

Great party!!!

lisalyn said...

Very very cute party!! So fun!
My niece is turning 5 in August and her mom wants me to do a monkey party, but my niece is insisting on a Strawberry Shortcake party! Who wins?? All I know is they better make a decision SOON! :)
I'm secretly hoping for SS since now I have all these great ideas. :)

Susan Crabtree said...

Love the strawberry plant favors and all your incredibly cute details! Once again, you did an amazing job Kara!

Shelley@divinepartyconcepts said...

Everything is wonderful! Makes me want some strawberries :)

b.a.s.h.ful custom event kits said...

this entire party was the sweetest! i may have to 'borrow' some of your brilliant ideas! :)

thanks for the inspiration!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

So, so cute! Love the strawberry plants and strawberry lemonade. Great details!

Enchanted Expectations said...

Adorable. I love all of the ideas. I'm a big sucker for anything pink!

Gallamore West said...

Another adorable party!! Thanks for getting back to me about the Horton stuff :)

Jessica said...

This is a beautiful party! What a clever idea!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Amazing... as usual!! I want this party for myself:-) I love the strawberry plants and how you had them decorate the pots. Berry Cute!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

WOW, this is fantastic! I loved SS when I was younger...kinda still do. =) I'll be linking.

Allyson/HBMomof2 said...

This party was adorable. I must say that changing the insert in the OT planters to SC was perfect and brilliant! Can I ask how many tables you do on a usual basis? I have noticed that you do dessert, favor and drink pretty regularly. My guess is food too, but how many activity stations do you do? I am struggling with this for my daughter's upcoming birthday. Thanks for your brilliant ideas. I too love the Martha Pom Poms and used them twice this last weekend!

Crystal said...

I LOVE strawberry Crush in the glass bottles! I have one sitting on my desk in front of me right now.

Candice said...

I just love this party, I did a strawberry shortcake party a while back but, it was nothing compared to this lovely party, thanks for sharing!

MARGARITA BLOOM said...

OH, my goodness that party looks like sooo much fun and I LOVE strawberry!!

Anonymous said...

What fabulous ideas. I'm planning a SSC party for my twin girls (about to turn three). What did your invitations look like? So far, everything I have found online is "SSC cheesy". Any suggestions???

The Buchanan Family said...

where did you find the window clings. I have alot of strawberry shortcake (vintage stuff) and would love to do this for her next party!

Anonymous said...

This was an amazingly beautiful party!! I love EVERY detail and it is so elegant! Thanks for sharing!

The Buchanan Family said...

where did you get the window clings?

Nikola Ahaiwe said...

Wow, what an awesome job you did! Makes me want to switch my two-year old twins b-day party theme to Strawberry Shortcake (now I'm second-guessing my Candyland theme)!

Jennifer said...

Love this!!!

Staci said...

LOVE it! I am going to borrow a few of these ideas for my daughter's party next month! Where did you find the Window Clings? I would love to do those at the party!

kara's party ideas said...

thank you ;). i found them at the dollar tree actually! good luck with your party!

Anonymous said...

I am planning a joint bday party for my girls turning 1 and 3,both in April (2 days apart!!). I love love love all your ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Jamie said...

So. Many. Cute. Ideas. My head is exploding! I'm working on my daughter's 5th birthday party right now, and just love what you did for this party. The lemonade in jam jars - what size jars are those? 32oz?

Micah's Mom said...

You have me soo many great ideas. My daughter is turning 3 in march and wants a strawberry shortcake party. I was wondering where you got the pink and red pom poms that are hanging on the tree. Those are great party decorations!

kara's party ideas said...

Thank you :). I made them. Search 'how to make Martha pom pom flowers' in google & instructions will come up :).

Anonymous said...

What wonderful decorations. You did an incredible job. Would you please let me know where you found the templete for the invitation? Thanks.

janetsallen@yahoo.com

A Lil Something To Remember said...

WOW!!!THANKS FOR SHARING I LOVE IT..

ksuch said...

I LOVE your ideas and I realllly want to use your strawberry shortcake idea but wonder if my daughter's birthday is in december?? what things should I do then since we can't do the plant idea or the lemonade idea since its too summery? any suggestions?

kara's party ideas said...

ksuch,

thank you! you could have the kids help you make homemade strawberry jam! there are a lot of jam recipes that are pretty easy. you could get cute jam bottles to put the jam in for them to take home.

Anonymous said...

Would love to know how you did the invites! Such a precious party! What a blessed little girl :o)

Kelly said...

Hi, love everything that you did!! Where did you get th pots that you were plantng in?? That is a great idea!

 
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