Wednesday, May 28, 2014

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE PARTY - Part One

Well, it is that time again where I go a little nuts pinning everything on Pinterest, running around with scissors and ribbon and sleeping when I am dead!  Yep...it is birthday party prep time!!  Miss Priss will be turning four (I can't believe it) next Thursday and her Strawberry Shortcake Party will be next Saturday.  I will not sleep or accomplish much other than party prep until then. 

I love birthday parties and party planning!  I always make it much bigger than it really needs to be.  I always have, but it is one thing my Littles will remember me for.  Birthdays are a BIG DEAL in my house. Especially the party!  I let the Littles choose the theme and I run with it.  Miss Priss chose hers oh...in August of last year!! So we have been planning since then.

I started collecting things that I saw that would coordinate with the theme after she decided, but just started putting it all together last night.  I want to share with you what I have done in stages and then I will do a party reveal afterward.  So, kick back and enjoy and remember to stop back by to check out the other parts to my Strawberry Shortcake party!




I will start with the invitation.  Usually I like to dress Miss Priss up and take her picture for her invitation, but time did not allow for that with our beach trip and the end of her school coming a little earlier than expected. So, instead I went to PicMonkey and designed an invite myself.  I went to Google and found some free clipart of strawberries and Strawberry Shortcake.  I then designed the invitation, printed them as 5x7 prints on Recollections White Cardstock paper with my laser jet color printer and sent them off to friends and family!


I then started on the party favors.  I love to give party favors, but hate just giving out candy.  Mostly because I hate receiving it at other parties. Ha! We have enough candy in our house now to open our own shop. Instead I purchased these little strawberry grow kits at the One Spot at Target at the beginning of spring. They were only $0.50 each! I was super excited!!

I had found some "berry cute" free printable thank you tags on Pinterest that I tracked back to One Charming Party and decided to cut out the bottom portions of these and use them on my tie on tags that I purchased at the dollar section of Michaels.  Are you seeing the trend?? I don't spend much to make these parties awesome!  The dollar section of any store is your friend!!

As I said, I cut out the bottom portion of the printable tag and glued it inside the dollar tags.  I then tied them onto the strawberry grow kits and placed them in my "Goodwill find" basket full of clearance Easter grass (which was $0.05 per bag). Voila!! Inexpensive and Cute!!





I wanted to make sure that everyone knew to take a favor home with them in case I forgot to mention it in the craziness of the party, so I made the free printable sign below.  Please feel free to download it for yourself if you would like.  If you use it in your party, please be kind and link back to this post!  Thanks.




Next I moved on to the table centerpieces.  I had bought some two pack clay pots at the Dollar Tree a while back and also some chalkboard label stakes in the dollar section at Michaels.  I decided to fill them with the clearance Easter grass and some old school strawberry filled hard candies. 

I then hot glued handmade bows, that I made from strawberry ribbon found on clearance at Michaels, to the top corner of the stakes. As a finishing touch I wrote a #4 on some stakes and drew hearts on the others.  I am pretty excited about how they turned out!





Last, but not least I purchased Miss Priss' party dress at Kohls!  I was going to attempt to sew one for her, but as I am not really the sewing type and it would take more time and money for me to figure it out than to buy one...I decided on the latter option!  

I apologize for the cell phone screen shot, but when I went to look up the dress again on the Kohls website it is now untraceable!  I must have gotten lucky!

However, I got a steal on the dress.  Kohls was having a half off sale and I had a 30% off coupon and free shipping, so I got this baby for ... DRUM ROLL PLEASE ... $9.80 shipped!  I love it when a plan comes together!!

I will be working hard for the rest of the week on the rest of the party planning, so remember to stop back by and check out what else I have in store! 



25 comments:

  1. How adorable. What a fantastic idea!

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    1. Thank you! This is a love hate relationship...I love the party when it is over, but hate the work I have to put into it! It is all worth it in the end!!

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  2. We were totally on the same page with colors!!! I want you to come plan my next party!!! Everything is absolutely adorable!!! You are so creative!!

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    1. I know!! Great minds, right? Thank you so much!

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  3. I used to love Strawberry Shortcake when I was little :) Your party favors are awesome and so cute and creative!! I will be needing your ideas when it comes to my kids parties.

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  4. What an awesome them. Strawberry Shortcake is awesome.

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    1. Yes she is and I love the theme. It makes it much easier to plan when I like the theme!

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  5. Oh my gracious! I love that Gabi chose this theme herself; it is adorable! It is unbelievable to see all you've ACCOMPLISHED already and you just started last night?! Can you say super mom! You know I can't wait to see how it all turns out.

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    1. Thanks Mary! She loves Strawberry Shortcake and all things strawberry! We watch it everyday, maybe three times a day. However, when I tried to show her the old SS she was like, "ummm that is not Strawberry...where is the real Strawberry Shortcake..." I felt old!

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  6. How stinking adorable!! I cannot wait to have littles to spoil with birthday parties :)

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    1. Thanks Kelly! It is super fun and you get to live vicariously through them and their joy...it makes all the sleepless nights worth it!

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  7. Stopping by from Crafty Thursday Obsessions Link Party. Love the theme! Everything looks so adorable. The centerpieces look fabulous.

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    1. Thank you so much! I can't wait to see how it looks all together.

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  8. How adorable! Love the details. That dress matches perfectly :)

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

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    1. Thanks a ton! I am so excited about the dress. It should be here tomorrow so she can try it on...yay!!

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