Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party Deserts, Printables & Ideas

Last month we celebrated K’s fifth birthday complete with a Strawberry Shortcake birthday party. It was such a fun party to prep for because the theme lends itself to of lot of fun little touches. From a desert bar featuring all of Strawberry Shortcake’s friends to party games fishing for strawberries, we had a great Party.

Check out more Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party pictures.

Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party Inviation

Birthday Party Invitation from Lani’s Party Designs. Then I had them printed on 5×7 cards from Shutterfly. Money saving tip, if you choose a 5×7 folded card with just an image you can put one on the outside and one in the inside. When you get the cards, just cut them in half and you have 2 flat 5×7 cards for the price of one! I do all of my invites this way.

Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party Berry Bitty Cafe

In keeping with the Strawberry Shortcake theme, I decided to set up our very own Berry Bitty Cafe to host the desert bar. (Free printable banner coming soon.)

Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party Sign

Each of Strawberry’s friends were represented at the desert bar – almost. I planned to do “Plum’s Pudding” for Plum Pudding, but as I set all of this deserts on the table, 15 minutes before the party, I realized I forgot to get pudding. So poor Plum was not represented. The other friends were represented with homemade goodies:

  • Lemon Bars
  • Candied Orange Peels
  • Blueberry Muffins
  • Cherry Jam Thumbprint Cookies
  • Raspberries (K’s favorite)
  • Strawberry Shortcake Skewers

Download free printable desert labels here.

Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party Lemon Orange Blueberry Raspberry Cherry

For Strawberry Shortcake, I found an adorable receipt for Strawberry Shortcake Skewers. I don’t know if it is because I took a shortcut and used Cool Whip instead of homemade whipped cream, but I could not make my skewers look pretty. The ones on the blog I found the recipe were so pretty, mine not so much. But they were amazing to eat. They were the most popular at the party, and I highly recommend them. I just don’t know what the trick is to make them as pretty as they taste. But they were so good, I will be trying again.

Strawberry Shortcake Skewers

When we first started talking about all of the deserts we could create for Strawberry Shortcake and friends, I planned to also have a traditional cake, but ultimately K surprised me by deciding to just have Strawberry shortcake as her desert. Since I had planned strawberry shortcake skewers, I had to come up with an alternate plan for a “cake.” I decided to make a giant version of the skewers for her cake. I was less than thrilled with how it looked. Oh let’s, be honest it looked like a hot mess. But man, it was soooooooo yummy. I am sure someone with more talent (and perhaps more time) could manage made this beautiful, but K was really happy that I made her cake, she loved the taste, so it was totally worth it.

Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party Cake

A berry cute picnic lunch was served, complete with individual lunch boxes for each guest.

Strawberry Shortcake Picnic Lunch Box

Inside each box was a PB&J sandwich (strawberry jelly, of course), Mott’s Medleys fruit snacks (berry flavored), Teddy Grahams (not themed but K’s fave) and a napkin.

Picnic Lunch Box

Strawberry Shortcake Picnic

To drink, Strawberry Lemonade complete with Lime Green Paper Straws. (BTW – I looked everywhere for plastic cups with lids, and finally found them at Staples.com.)

Strawberry Shortcake Lemonade

Party favors – pink and white M&Ms in DIY “Strawberry Jars” made from baby food jars. (Plus a free printable for Thank You tags.)

Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party Favor Baby Food Jar

Bottle Cap Necklaces – In addition to the Strawberry Jars, I made Strawberry Shortcake Bottle Cap necklaces for the girls. Fashionable and fun! It is great  to see the girls wear them after the party. (Tutorial coming.)

Strawberry Shortcake Bottle Cap Necklace

Fishing Game – The kids had a blast fishing for strawberries in the berry patch. (Tutorial coming.)

Strawberry Shortcake Party Game

Strawberry Bean Bag Toss – I loved making these custom bean bags for the party. All of the kids took turns tossing them, but my toddler really fell in love with the game. (Tutorial coming.)

Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party Game 2

During the party, I also set out Strawberry Shortcake and friends coloring pages. It is a great, simple transitional activity to set out. Some kids colored before lunch, some after. Everyone had art work to take home. Download Free Strawberry Shortcake Coloring Pages.

Strawberry Shortcake Party Coloring Sheets

Birthday girl looked berry sweet in her Strawberry Shortcake Dress.

Strawberry Shortcake Dress

Party Supplies

Strawberry Shortcake Balloons

Strawberry Shortcake & Friends Temporary Tattoos

Strawberry Shortcake Candles

Strawberry Shortcake Paper Plates (Lunch)

Strawberry Shortcake Paper Plates (Desert)

Strawberry Shortcake Napkins

Strawberry Shortcake Dress Option 1, Option 2

My Strawberry Shortcake Pinterest Board

Comments

  1. so cute! i love it!!

  2. So beautiful and so perfect, Jen! I would have killed to have a Strawberry Shortcake bday party when I was a little girl! :D

  3. What an adorable party! where did you find the printables of all the characters?

  4. By chance do you have the printables all uploaded yet. Your party decorations are so cute. I would love to use the ideas if I can. I love the Berry Bitty Cafe food cards and banner.

  5. Hi – my daughter is having a strawberry shortcake birthday party in a couple of weeks! I love the ideas you’ve used. Will you be adding the free banner printable to your site soon for downloading?
    Thanks
    Nicole

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