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!!
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