Many thanks to Sherry K Designs for offering these!
Super cute!! Here are the pictures from the party. Hope it gives you a few ideas for your Strawberry Shortcake party!! ;)
I used the blank invitation to make the "Our gifts to you" tag. I found the strawberry grow kits at Target. After everybody ate, I let the kids plant the seeds. It was a very fun party activity!
Printable banner! I just used ribbon...very simple!
I ordered the plates, napkins, candles and paper straws online. The party tray and party bowls were found at Hobby Lobby.
This cake was delicious! Not too sweet, very moist. Recipe here:
I decided this year to get my daughter a small bouquet of flowers. She picked out tulips. They were in packs of 5 at our local grocery store for $4.99. 4 red ones for her turning 4, one purple on "to grow on", as the saying goes. Yes, those are fresh strawberries!
The drink labels were printed using the free printables I posted above. They were taped onto the drinks, then I let them chill in the fridge.
The water labels were found using a google search. I was not able to find them again when I tried to get the link, however there are plenty of free labels to choose from!
The food cards were made with poster board (a "rainbow" pack of poster board at Target was just a few dollars and provided more than enough to make these plus a fun sign for outside.) I also used the character printables from the blog I posted above and cut them out, using tape to secure them to the poster board.
The serving cups were found at Hobby Lobby. :)
This was a "skinny", light snack that had just enough strawberry flavor. Recipe here:
Blueberry and Strawberry muffins
Orange (seedless) cups (with yummy berries)
Vanilla pudding colored with food dye to create a plum color. Tip: the food dye began to separate, as you can see in the cups here, because I had prepared these cups the night before. Try to wait until the day of the party to prepare the cups, so you can give the pudding a good stir!
Raspberry brownies. These were made using a regular brownie mix and adding 2 tbsp of raspberry jelly. Note: this made the brownies extra moist, so next time I will try cooking them at a lower temperature for longer than the directions on the brownie mix suggests!
Berry Bitty City sign, welcoming party guests.
There you have it! My party girl had a "berry" good time!
P.S. Her outfit was found on Zulily, here: http://www.zulily.com/invite/amckenzie121
Do a search for Strawberry Shortcake ;)