Strawberry Shortcake is a fantastic theme for your little girl’s birthday party! You can either incorporate the Strawberry Shortcake character into the theme or include the other characters: Blueberry Muffin, Apple Dumpling, Orange Blossom, and Ginger Snap in this party theme.
For your little girl’s birthday, here are some fantastic Strawberry Shortcake birthday party ideas.
Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party Ideas
For our little girl’s second birthday, we decided to host a Strawberry Shortcake and friends themed birthday party for her. Since her birthday is at the end of April, we will host it outside in our backyard. If the weather is inclement, we can easily move the festivities inside of our home.
Keeping with the theme of the birthday, we will have a special Strawberry Shortcake sundress with matching alligator bow clips made for our little girl in turquoise and pink colors. We thought this was very appropriate since Tea is the name of Apple Dumpling’s pet turtle and Apple Dumpling is Strawberry Shortcake’s little sister and of course will be one of our little girl’s friends attending the birthday!
The table where the children will eat will have a Strawberry Shortcake tablecloth with matching napkins and plates for lunch and for their dessert. I will use the take and toss plastic covered cups with straws for the kids since most will be under 5 and to avoid major messes these cups are what our birthday girl is most familiar with. Each cup will have a Strawberry Shortcake sticker on it!
The table will also have homemade turquoise and pink flowers made out of tissue paper. In the center of the table will be a special Strawberry Shortcake Story to be told as the guests arrive by the Birthday Girl’s Mommy.
Next to their seats will be their homemade pastel colored sash which can be sealed with a special Strawberry Shortcake ribbon pin also homemade; homemade pastel Easter hat with matching ribbon tied around it; and a Strawberry Shortcake blowout to be used in the Strawberry Shortcake Parade.
Each sash too will have the name of Strawberry Shortcake’s friends. For example the menu boasted such food entries from Orange Blossom Apple Dumpling and the like.. so therefore each sash will boast these character names as well for the Parade.
Cake and Snack Ideas
The cupcakes will be homemade with a vanilla pound cake topped with homemade whipped cream and topped with a sliced strawberry with a little toothpick of Strawberry Shortcake on top. Each cupcake will be placed in a Strawberry Shortcake cupcake paper holder.
After cake and ice cream the party will end with Strawberry Shortcake cardboard boxes each containing homemade multi-colored sprinkled sugar cookies in the shape of strawberries in each box with a thank-you birthday note from the Birthday Girl.
The Birthday Girl will thank each of her friends for coming and have them sing Strawberry Shortcake’s “The Cookie Song” as a final good-bye. At the end of the hand-out will read a popular Strawberry Shortcake quote: “Life is Delicious!”.
The party was mid-afternoon to avoid having to cook a meal. Before the cake I served fresh strawberries with toothpicks white chocolate (dyed yellow using food coloring) covered pretzel sticks with yellow M&Ms stuck to them in a line and M&M’s separated out in dishes of yellow red and green.
Party Games and Activities
Once everyone has located their hat sash and blow-out all will line up near the birthday girl’s swing set where the birthday girl’s Daddy and she (birthday girl will be on Daddy’s shoulders!) will come out from nowhere to form the parade where the birthday girl will be the Grand Marshall and parade around her background with her Daddy and friends.
All of her little friends will parade in the back of her Daddy and will dance, blow their blow-outs and clap to the music of Strawberry Shortcake and the “A Berry Happy Birthday” song provided from the internet.
After lunch, there will be activities including playing with a pastel ball which is the birthday girl’s favorite activity or playing on the birthday girl’s swingset or coloring Strawberry Shortcake images at the Activity Table or finally playing “Place the Strawberry” on Strawberry Shortcake’s nose.
Once all have participated that would like to participate all will receive a Welch’s fruit pack to snack on before the individual little Birthday strawberry shortcake cupcakes arrive with individual Strawberry sundae cups.
The night before the party the whole family made yellow tie-dyed t-shirts. I found cheap white t-shirts at a craft store and using bright yellow fabric dye and lots of rubber bands we all created individual “suns” on our shirts. Some were just single suns, others had circles all over their shirts. Everyone wore their shirts quite willingly for the party and it made the pictures turn out really cute.
I couldn’t find party hats I liked so I made my own strawberry-inspired party hats using plain red cone hats black duct tape cut out with a tear-drop hole punch for the seeds and green tissue paper sprouting out the top for the leaves. The birthday girl was already wearing a strawberry themed dress so her hat was plain yellow with a “2” on it one a scalloped white circle.
I found a simple on-line invitation with red cheeks and a yellow frame around the space for a cute photo of the birthday girl wearing red. I used the wording “Our Sweet Sunshine is Two” for the title and found a cute little poem online that I modified a bit: “With sweet strawberries and lots of sun It’s time to celebrate our little girl turning two!”
For those of you who find it hard to make cute invitations, just download these free templates that I share with you.
If you’re wondering on how to download this template collection and what you should do next, please read and follow these following guides:
- Choose your template design
- Move your mouse pointer and Left-Click the template
- Wait for a while, a new page will be appeared
- Right-click the template and choose “save image as” to save it
- Locate where the file will be saved in your device and Enter
If the download process has finished, Open the file with either Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop. Then insert your text or party information. Print the final draft on cardstock or any printing paper.