In the 1980s, little girls everywhere were smitten with Strawberry Shortcake.
Since then, the character has endured some changes to her appearance, friendships, and family structure.
But despite all the tweaks, two things remain constant. Strawberry Shortcake is still “berry, berry” sweet, and kids adore her.
So what better way to celebrate a girl turning a year older than by throwing a Strawberry Shortcake themed birthday party in her honor?
Birthday Party Announcements
A classic way to announce a child’s special day is with themed invites.
Strawberry Shortcake themed invitations can be purchased at party stores, printed off the Internet, or made from scratch.
To make handmade invitations, cut red construction paper into strawberry shapes and use markers, glitter, and other decorating material to add the detail.
Once the invites are finished, kids can fill in the party info, put them in envelopes and mail them to friends and family.
Purchasing a bakery-made birthday cake for a themed party is always nice, but one can be a bit more creative and serve nontraditional sweet-treats in the place of cake.
Here are a few ideas:
- strawberry tarts
- strawberry-shaped cookies with pink or red icing
- strawberry-shaped rice crispy treats with pink or red icing
- strawberry cheesecake
- white chocolate covered with strawberries
- strawberry ice cream cake
Parents can also set up a station complete with pound cake, sliced strawberries, whipped topping, and pink sprinkles so party guests can make their very own strawberry shortcake desserts.
Activities and Games for Birthday Celebration
Classic birthday party games can be altered to accommodate a Strawberry Shortcake themed party.
For instance, instead of playing a traditional game of pin the tail on the donkey, kids can play pin the strawberry on the hat.
And instead of duck, duck, goose, children can change the game to strawberry, strawberry, shortcake.
Youngsters will have a blast bobbing for strawberries.
The messier the game, the better!
So instead of letting kids bob for strawberries in water, cover the fruit with plenty of whipped topping.
For health reasons give each child her own container of whipped topping and strawberries for this game.
Coloring sheets and movies will keep youngsters entertained during a party. Themed coloring pages can be printed off of various websites.
And some great Strawberry Shortcake themed movies can be ordered from online vendors like Amazon.
Some great movie selections include Strawberry Shortcake Get Well Adventure (2003), Strawberry Shortcake Cooking up Fun (2006), and Strawberry Shortcake Berry Big Journeys (2009).
Strawberry Shortcake has certainly proven she has what it takes to stick around.
So if there is a Strawberry Shortcake themed birthday party in your little girl’s future, the right dessert, games, and activities can make it a celebration she’ll never forget.