10 Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party Ideas
Strawberry Shortcake is a tried-and-true girls’ birthday party theme that has been around for decades. You yourself may have had a Strawberry Shortcake party back in the 80s, and now you’re planning your own daughter’s Strawberry Shortcake party! It’s truly a party theme that transcends generations of girls.
Today’s Strawberry Shortcake party supplies feature a color palette of pink, red, white, and punches of bright green, making it super fun for any sweet birthday girl. Also a little bit shabby-chic with a vintage-country feel, it’s so fun adding handmade, DIY touches to a Strawberry Shortcake party.
To get your party planning started, we rounded up 10 wonderful Strawberry Shortcake party ideas from creative moms, bloggers, and party planners. Enjoy!
A foam wreath, strawberry candies, hot glue, and some ribbon are all you need to make this darling wreath! Rebecca from Desert Girls Vintage added a Strawberry Shortcake doll, too, to tie in the theme even more. Hang this on your front door so your party guests know they’re at the right spot.
Marshmallow pops are all the rage, and these are simply perfect for a Strawberry Shortcake dessert table. Send some home with your guests in our Strawberry Shortcake Treat Boxes!
Vintage Strawberry Shortcake wore a dress, pinafore, bloomers, socks, and a big bonnet — and every item of clothing had a different pattern of stripes, dots, argyle, or strawberries. This fun fabric garland is a nod to vintage Strawberry Shortcake, and it’s so easy to make! Simply tie strips of fabric onto a cord and hang it behind the dessert or gift table.
Strawberry Shortcake has a whole cast of friends, including Orange Blossom, Lemon Meringue, Raspberry Tart, Blueberry Muffin, and Cherry Jam. The Suburban Mom made sure all of Strawberry Shortcake’s friends were represented on the dessert table with these clever sweets. She even used each doll for the display.
A few simple ingredients are all you need to make this strawberry-scented playdough, which smells deliciously sweet thanks to strawberry essence. Let each guest make his or her own strawberry by using peppercorns for the seeds and fresh mint for the leaves.
For refreshing sips, whip up a batch of strawberry lemonade. We love this recipe because it’s an all-natural, homemade recipe that’s full of fresh fruit and sweetened by honey. It’s deliciously healthy! Serve it in our Strawberry Shortcake Favor Cups, and the kids can take the cups home after the party for a fun keepsake.
For a fun craft project, have each guest make his or her own strawberry terra cotta pot. For this craft, all you need is plain terra cotta pots, outdoor acrylic paint in strawberry-red, black, and green, and paint brushes. You could even give the guests packets of strawberry seeds that they can plant once their pots dry.
These cheesecake-filled strawberries are sure to get your guests’ mouths watering! Simply use pastry bags and a decorating tip to pipe a cheesecake mix into sliced strawberries. Dust a sprinkling of crushed graham crackers on top to make each bite taste like a mini cheesecake slice. Yum! Serve these treats on our Strawberry Shortcake Dessert Plates.
It’s not a Strawberry Shortcake party without some good old-fashioned strawberry shortcake! There are tons of recipes out there, but we love the sounds of this classic, old-fashioned recipe. There is nothing better than freshly-whipped heavy cream and sugar, right?!
While we offer a bevy of Strawberry Shortcake party favors for the kids, your adult guests and helpers will fully appreciate a jar of strawberry preserves with a custom label that reads, “Thank you berry much!”
We hope these ideas inspire your Strawberry Shortcake party planning! For more ideas, check out our Strawberry Shortcake Pinterest Board.