February 10th, 2011 by

Strawberry Shortcake Party!

Our little Diva turned 2 back on January 20th and in celebration we decided to throw a party well fit for a little diva of course!  It wasn’t too difficult to come up with an idea for the theme since she fell in love with the a group of strawberry shortcake books her Nana has gotten her over the past two years.  I really wanted to do a vintage Strawberry Shortcake party but I’m just not creative enough so I went with whatever I could find and in the end it was a fun set up with lots of great friends and family!

We rented out a roof top social room and did our best to turn it into a fun atmosphere perfect for a birthday party!  Here you see the guest tables all set up with pink and red tablecloths purchased from the dollar store and decorated with bunches of red, pink, and green balloons!  I found these little strawberry-esque baskets at the dollar store and lined them with pink tissue paper….they made perfect little baskets for chips and other party snacks! You’ll also notice I added some very in expensive (like 20 for a dollar) white paper doilies under the balloon bunches and chip baskets to give it a nice little elegant touch and add a splash of white!

Here you can see the gift table/party favour table and the food table to the side! Again…everything was very inexpensive. We used another dollar store table-cloth on the gift/favor table and strung some pink and red streamers across the front!

These were the homemade loot boxes that Violet’s Godmother and I created just for the event!

Here you can see the food table!  We covered the table with a white linen table-cloth and add some of the chip baskets plus a great big bowl of strawberry slush punch which was to die for!  Our splurge purchases were the strawberry shortcake plates and foil balloon but we paired the plates with some solid pink and red cups and pink napkins that we purchased from the Walmart dollar party section…very inexpensive!  We kept the party food simple:  veggies and dip, pita and dips (humus, bruschetta, and spinach), fruit tray, chips, pizza, and cake! The beautiful birthday banner was a homemade creation by Violet’s Godmother Suzanne based on the loot boxes that her and I came up with to give as party favors.

Mmmm…..

Yummy birthday cake was enjoyed by all!

The birthday girl loved her pizza!  It’s a favourite food of hers!

Big brother did too!

Together with Daddy the birthday girl worked hard to blow out the candles!

And even…..

Offered to share her chewed up cake with company….

It was truly a great day!

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