Whether you’re looking to host a Strawberry Shortcake tea party or birthday event, our berry helpful guide will give you ideas for Strawberry Shortcake invitations, decorations, games, favors, food and supplies! If you peek under a strawberry patch leaf you may discover Strawberry Shortcake and her friends waiting to bring some sweetness to your child’s next birthday!
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Planning & Invitations
What Do I Need For the Party?
In addition to basic Strawberry Shortcake party supplies, like plates, cups, napkins, and decorations, you may want to consider purchasing, borrowing or renting the following items for your Strawberry Shortcake party:
- Tea cups, saucers and tea pots
- Large fake plants and flowers
- Inflatable flowers, trees or plants
- Dress up clothes like tutus, hats, fake jewelry and silly wigs
- Strawberry Shortcake dolls (vintage or new)
- A strawberry scented plug-in air freshener
Get creative when making your Strawberry Shortcake invitations by trying out one of these ideas.
- Include a recipe for strawberry shortcake or a related treat along with your invitation.
- If hand-delivering your invites, attach a strawberry lollipop or a bag of strawberry candies to the invitation.
- Add a very small spray of strawberry-scented perfume to the invite before sealing in an envelope.
- Purchase large silk or plastic plant leaves from a craft store and affix the party info with glue to the leaf. Then roll the leaves up, tie with a hot pink bow and deliver them to the party guests! You can include a fun rhyme on the leaf like the following:
Join Strawberry Shortcake at the Berry Cafe,For yummy treats and Violet’s birthday!
We’re berry glad you’re such a good friend,
So, RSVP if you can attend!
Pressed for time but still want a personalized touch? Try our personalized Strawberry Friends party invitations, which will include your child’s name and all of the party details.
Strawberry Shortcake works at the Berry Cafe, so why not decorate the party area as a trendy cafe? Another option is to have a Strawberry Shortcake tea party with plastic or real tea sets. Here are some other Strawberry Shortcake decorating ideas.
To decorate a cafe:
- Instead of one big party table, use small tables that seat up to four children each.
- Arrange table covers so every other table is green or hot pink.
- Place red pails on each table filled with strawberries, strawberry candy, fruit snacks or chocolate covered strawberries. Or, instead of snacks, fill the pails with Strawberry Shortcake party favors like blowouts, bracelets and silly straws.
- Use dessert paper plates and napkins and serve a variety of snacks and finger foods.
- Have an adult dress like Strawberry Shortcake to take orders and serve the food!
- Cut small strawberry shapes out of paper or find similar confetti and sprinkle it on each table.
To decorate a tea party:
- Set each place setting with a plastic tea cup, saucer and white gloves.
- Provide tea pots filled with strawberry lemonade or pink soda (like Cherry 7-UP).
- Use doilies, lime green and hot pink balloons, streamers and table covers to decorate the table.
- Place baskets of fresh strawberries, strawberry candy or fruit snacks on the table.
- Ask party guests to arrive dressed for tea time!
- If you have a ceiling fan in your party area, hang plastic or paper butterflies from each of the blades and turn the fan on low. The butterflies will fly above your party!
In addition to pizza, chicken fingers, hamburgers, or hotdogs, you can add some Strawberry Shortcake themed food into the mix. Here are some suggestions.
- Serve dainty food like finger sandwiches, small pizza bagels, or other hors d’oeuvres.
- Serve butterfly bagels. First, slice a bagel in half. Next, slice the halves in half so you have four pieces. Lay two pieces back to back to form butterfly wings. Add cream cheese, sliced fruit, small candies and other decorations to create a beautiful butterfly.
- Prepare jam or grilled cheese sandwiches and cut with a flower or butterfly cookie cutter.
- Serve strawberry truffles, chocolate covered strawberries or strawberry tarts.
- Provide trays of fresh veggies and fruits arranged in the shape of flowers.
- Instead of serving tea, serve pink or red drinks like Cherry 7-UP, strawberry limeade or Hawaiian Punch.
- Serve flower-shaped cookies! Simply prepare sugar cookies cut with a flower cookie cutter, and slide a wooden popsicle stick under each cookie before baking. Bake as usual, and frost as desired. Wooden craft sticks are sold at most craft stores. Try using our Sugar Cut-Out Cookies recipe, your own favorite recipe or ready-made cookie dough from the grocery store.
- Serve drinks with shaped silly straws.
For the cake, you can ask your local grocery store if they have a Strawberry Shortcake themed cake or serve these delicious Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes.
Party Favor Ideas
Send your berry bitty guests home with some sweet Strawberry Shortcake favors such as:
- Lip gloss, nail polish and body glitter
- Plastic jewelry, sunglasses and beaded bracelets
- Stickers, pencils and silly straws
- Strawberry fruit snacks, Twizzlers or other strawberry candy
- Package favors using small red or lime green pails, favor boxes or mesh bags
Also check out our complete favor sets and personalized products such as zipper pulls, placemats, and stickers.
Party Planning Toolbox
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Games and Activities
Hand out this free strawberry coloring page at your party.
Use this coloring template to create adorable keepsakes that you can mail to your guests.
This game will challenge everyone’s memory and creativity!
Guests will love playing Simon Says while acting like Custard the cat!
This strawberry buttercream frosted cupcake recipe is a big crowd-pleaser!
Make your own chocolate strawberry truffles with this yummy recipe!
Guests will plant their own real gardens to take home.
Make jewelry from licorice strings, round candies, and cereal.
Who can dress their team the fastest and walk the runway in style?