Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake 1st Birthday Party

I could not dedicate a week to celebrating strawberries without including an amazing Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party. The party was designed and hosted by Valerie for her her daughter's first birthday party. The details are just precious.

Valerie is a scrapbooker so you will notice that she incorporated many scrapbooking techniques in her birthday party planning. She handmade the invitations too.

Isn't she adorable in her custom made strawberry shortcake outfit?

Valerie made the smash cake by covering 2 round cakes with store bought pink fondant and edible sugar strawberries. The birthday cake was topped with a Wilton Strawberry Shortcake candle.

The cupcakes were baked in strawberry shortcake liners and topped with the pink fondant that was punched with a round scallop cookie cutter. The cupcakes are topped with a 3D paper flower from Martha Stewart's Zinnia line. The variety of colors coordinated with the party beautifully.

The larger Strawberry Shortcake cake was baked in a specialty cake pan. Valerie's mom had saved the pan from her Strawberry Shortcake party when she was little, so she had to use it!

I love all the decorations from the door sign to the pinwheels. Valerie has a Quickutz pinwheel die cut which she used to create this Strawberry Shortcake table centerpiece.

Guests were treated to these yummy jars of jam. The jars are covered in strips of strawberry scrapbook paper and attached using double stick tape. The "You are sweet" tags were stamped onto cardstock, punched into scallop shapes and attached to the front of the jam jars. For the top of the Sweet Jars, Valerie cut out squares of fabric with pinking shears and tied with pink ribbon.

The treat boxes are made from green cardboard sheets. Valerie has a die and used it to cut the boxes. The boxes were filled with candy rings, little tiaras, bubbles, and little slinky's. They were finished with tulle and ribbon.

For the table Valerie purchased an inexpensive plastic table cover and then used a yard of Strawberry Shortcake fabric as the table runner. It is an inexpensive way to get a little pop of color without having to spend a lot. She also used a combination of Strawberry Shortcake supplies and pink party supplies for the plates, cups, napkins, etc.

This place setting is so cute!

The menu was even inspired by Strawberry Shortcake.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful party Valerie!

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