Wednesday, June 11, 2014

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE PARTY - The Reveal

After months of planning, a few sleepless nights and five pounds of bacon we did it!  We made it through the Strawberry Shortcake 4th Birthday Party for Miss Priss.  She loved it!! We had a great time and everyone enjoyed all of my hard work, which made my heart smile!

This little girl's smile made all of the work worth it!



Here are the party favors I made and shared in my previous post.  These were a hit and everyone loved being able to take home their own strawberry grow kit.  I loved that I had a sign there to let my guests know to help themselves so that I didn't have to remind them to do so!



I finally was able to break out my mason jar drink dispenser!! We made homemade strawberry lemonade to fill it.  It was delicious!



I made peanut butter sandwiches and ham and cheese sandwiches for the Littles as well as our BLT bar for the adults.  I used baskets from Michael's and clearance fabric from Walmart to hold the chips and bread.  The "fly nets" came in handy as well to cover the food from any pesky unwanted guests.  I purchased those at Walmart in the camping section.  I would recommend them to anyone holding a summer outdoor party.  They are life savers!

 




My centerpieces were inspired by Kelly at Southern Komfort.  I had some burlap sheets laying around and was able to cut them into strips and tie them around the jars.  I then hot glued a strawberry ribbon bow to the burlap and filled the jars with flowers from our local farmers market.




Now to share some pictures of all of the fun!



I absolutely love this little shirt that my friend E was able to find at Once Upon a Child for her Little Miss.  She is too dang adorable!





This year I actually had to make my own cupcakes.  Sams, where I usually get them, was booked for graduations so here are my masterpieces!  I used the Ziplock baggie method to ice the cupcakes.  If you are not familiar, I filled the baggie with the icing and cut off the tip, then iced away!  I was able to find the toppers and wrappers at the dollar store.  They were a lucky last minute find!




E made the cake pops in exchange for me taking pictures at her Skating Rink Birthday Party.  The barter system is a wonderful thing!  They were amazing and a real hit!

The Hubs made the cake pop stand from a clearance piece of craft wood at Walmart and his drill.  He measured out one inch sections for the holes.  Then he simply found the drill bit the size of the pop sticks and drilled evenly spaced holes halfway into the wood.  I love that we now have something we can use over and over for these yummy treats.



The moment of glory is upon us!  Miss Priss loved being sang to and having not only a cupcake, but also a cake pop.  You will enjoy the "double fisting" of sweets below!





Now on to the gifts!  This little girl racked up on some really nice things!  We have amazing friends and family who love to spoil her.  We still have cards and gifts trickling in!!





I hope you enjoyed our party as much as we did!  I had fun throwing it for her and she had an amazing time being the center of attention.  Do you have a favorite theme party?


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26 comments:

  1. love how you packaged and labeled the sandwiches! Precious party!! Happy Birthday, Gabi!

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    1. Thank you Megan! I wanted an easy way to package them for the kiddos, so I wrapped them in parchment, taped them with pink and white washi tape on the back and put a handmade label on them. They were a hit!

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  2. Oh my goodness! All of the little details are so sweet. I had a Strawberry Shortcake party several years in a row as a kid and I would have enjoyed this myself at age 35.

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    1. Thank you so much Nikki! I actually pride myself in attention to detail. Fellow bloggers have done that to me. :) I enjoyed this party more than any other party I have done for her. I also loved when she opened her Strawberry Shortcake collection set and I was able to smell the dolls again. Took me right back to my childhood!

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  3. This couldn't be any more perfect! Love it!

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    1. Thank you Tori! That means a lot! I worked hard and I am so glad she loved it.

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  4. This party is ADORABLE!

    We'd love to have you link up with the Caffeinated Crafters this week! http://www.chaosandlove.com/caffeinated-crafters-link-party-2/

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    1. Thank you Jess. I have linked up! Thank you for the invitation!

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  5. There is so much about this party that I loved. Those fly nets are genius & I wish they were already in my pantry so that I could begin using them ASAP. And giving those strawberry grow kits is such a cute idea, I'd love one even now (It's possible I may always be a child at heart).

    I'm glad everything worked out, and you & the little miss had a great party! I can only imagine seeing the wonderful parties you will put on in the future. :)

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    1. I couldn't believe that I had not thought of the fly nets prior to this year! They saved my sanity. Strawberry grow kits came from the One Spot at Target again!! :) You know it is my favorite place. Thanks for all of the love and I will be posting more parties ... soon!

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  6. Please please please come do my birthday party! Holy cow, this is beyond adorable! I'm so excited that my burlap mason jars were an inspiration :)

    Your Miss Priss looks like she had the time of her life. Way to go mom!

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    1. I would love to! Thank you so much for the idea of the burlap mason jars. I knew you would be proud! Thanks for the love!

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  7. Now I really see why someone wanted to hire you, because I do too!! This has to be the cutest birthday party I have ever seen!!

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    1. People say I really should start my own business, but it takes up a ton of my time and I don't think it would keep up my shopping habit so I better stick to the law office. :)

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  8. That is the cutest 4th birthday party ever! You are so creative! And what a cute little girl!

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  9. Oh my gosh, Strawberry Shortcake would have been my dream party when I was a little girl. Love it! That drink dispenser is so beautiful. And love the idea of a grow kit for party favors. Such a cool idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week's issue.

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