I was sooo excited when my Sister-in-law asked for my help planning my niece's 7th Birthday party.
On the front door
Strawberry balloons at the end of the driveway. I got this idea and some other inspiration, from PartyPlanningMom
Gift table early before many guests arrived. The giant strawberry was a random find at our local Party City.
For favors, we made strawberry boxes using this template . inside were some strawberry candies, some fruit shaped silly bands, some stickers and a tattoo. They were tied to SS coloring books from Dollar Tree. The boys got more boy-ish coloring books. My sister-in-law put together some prizes for the Orange Blossom game with SS bath products.
The birthday girl made this little strawberry family. On the back she wrote Dad, Mom, and her and her siblings names in order of age.
The kids table. We bought the table runner here. We took some fresh strawberries, poked them on to skewers and inserted them into vases full of greenery.
Balloons the girls (birthday girl and her sister) drew seeds all over tied to bushes in the yard.
Honeycomb strawberries tied in various places
Sign the birthday girl made. She is quite the artist.
Strawberry chandelier and banner.
Strawberry punch. I cut hearts out of leftover black sticky vinyl with my Cricut, cut them in half and stuck them to my drink dispenser. On top is a flower design cut out of green cardstock for a stem. Under the strawberry is some grass cut from a few different colors of green cardstock.
The girls drew seeds all over red Solo cups. I cut stems out using a templet from the strawberry boxes.
We bought a few licensed products to tie in the theme. We supplemented them with some leftover pink and green plates and napkins I had.
we served chocolate dipped strawberries and Oreo truffles.
For the green and white stripes, we put out a vase of mints (with a ribbon around it)
And of course we had to have classic strawberry candies. Under the vases I put a little scrap of strawberry fabric that came pre cut into squares with a set in the canning aisle at Wal-Mart, intended to be used over the top of a jar.
Strawberry Shortcake House Cake by Pink Princess Cakes
these instructions I wanted the tip a little pointier so I pulled a bit of the paper away from the cake, inserted a white chocolate chip and frosted over it.
We served fresh strawberries of course. I found the felt strawberry clips at Michael s In the background you will see we had some strawberry Twizzlers too.
The strawberry labels were in the canning section of Wal-Mart with the jars.
This darling white dessert holder was my sister-in-laws. We put leafs from the floral arrangement under the truffles. The next level had red paper under it and the bottom had some green and white wrapping paper my sister-in-law used for gifts.
Her friend Angelcakes is a cake decorator. I got some coloring cupcake magnets from Oriental Trading company and put one in each cup of a muffin pan, so it was like you take the cupcake out of the pan and decorate it.
I downloaded different fonts for the different friends' signs and got images from wikipedia of each friend.
The most popular activity was Gingersnap's Cookie Decorating
I got some clearance gingerbread cookie decorating kits and added some stickers from my collection. Everyone loved making paper gingerbread cookies.
We also had a table for "Strawberry growing" which was a felt strawberry and gem seeds but most of the kids just took that craft kit home with them so I didnt get a picture of them using it.
Strawberry Shortcake has a friend name Orange Blossom. I got some ping pong sized oranges and we had an Orange Blossom's Orange Balancing race. The kids got 2 rounds, they balanced the orange on a plastic spoon along the driveway to a finish line. Most of the kids got strawberry shortcake theme prizes.
Another picture of the dessert table.
I love the look of wonder on Sophia's face. We got the SS tiara party hat at Oriental Trading Company.
Everyone had a great time. Sophia says it is the best party ever.