This is what Kelli said about planning the party- “I created this Strawberry Shortcake Dessert table for a little girl’s 2nd birthday party. The items that I created on the table included, a homemade Strawberry Shortcake, a 3-tiered French Vanilla cake in the coordinating colors, Strawberry Shortcake cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream icing and fondant toppers, pink chocolate-covered Strawberries, a Strawberry Ladyfinger cake, Jell-O cookie stacks, Strawberry Shortcake dessert shooters, Strawberry Shortcake cake pops, and “Strawberry” shaped Oreo pops. My sister-in-law hand painted the backdrop.”
This is what Brittany had to say about planning the party- “When Emma Kate’s mommy contacted me a few months back about planning her 2nd birthday, she told me that EK loved Daisy Duck and she was hoping she still would by the time her birthday came around. Well, the answer to that question is a resounding YES! Miss EK was thrilled with her Daisy Duck party and kept saying “Day-dy duck!” So precious! And purple? Hello? My favorite color! And since there are hardly any Daisy Duck themed party supplies out there, I had to stretch myself, which I love!
My first step was finding the Daisy Duck wall decal on Amazon. I simply applied it directly to a large piece of foam core and then cut it out with an xacto knife. It is a super affordable way to have a big impact on your backdrop. I decided to really focus on Daisy herself, but also purple daisy flowers to bring in a really girly touch.
Piggy Bank Parties was kind enough to modify their polka dot printable collection for me by adding super cute little pink bows to it!
I wanted to make a stand that looked like a birthday cake and then use it to display cake pops. So, I crafted a large tiered stand out of styrofoam disks and hat boxes. I added embellishments with tulle trim, feather trim, and different colored ribbon. For the topper, I simply painted a chipboard #2 and then added adhesive rhinestones from the scrapbook department. For the cake pops, what else but little Daisy Ducks? The fabulously talented Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins did the adorable pops for me! The beautiful chocolate covered Oreos with fondant toppers were done by Maria at Love and Sugar Kisses. I mean, could you die? They were little works of art! Suckers by Steph, as always, made me some beautiful chocolate suckers. She is one of my favorite edible vendors to work with and these were just beautiful!
I decided to have “duck” themed food on the menu, so we had “Duckbills and Dip,” “Cheese and Quackers” cut with a high heeled cookie cutter, Goodie Goodie Bites (Daisy’s Catch Phrase) which were chicken minis from Chic Fil A, and then Purple Bow Pasta Salad. Did you know you could dye pasta? It’s really easy! All you do is cook the pasta until it’s al dente, then add gel color to it. You can get gel color at any craft store in the cake section and there are tons of colors!
For the favors, I wanted a super cute and very “Daisy” favor box, so I emailed Do at Piggy Bank Parties to see if she could do a high heel shaped favor box with a rounded toe. After some very hard work on her part, she delivered these COMPLETELY adorable high heels! They were the cutest thing I have ever seen in my life! And the awesome news is that she can do them in any color! These would be the perfect favor box for SO many girly party themes! To display them, I glued some scrapbook paper to a small shoe box that I had lying around my house from Christmas. Then I used the tulle trim for a little extra cutenesss.
The daisy chains are from Hobby Lobby and I found them in the wedding section. They were the perfect garland for the table!”
This fun BALLOON POP THEMED SECOND BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Rachel Scott of RV Parties. This party is so bright and cheerful that just looking at the pictures makes me feel happy!
Here are some of my favorite elements of this adorable balloon themed party:
The pop tart pops
The balloon wreath
The balloon shaped cake pops
The adorable birthday girl in her #2 shirt and tutu
Here’s what Rachel said about planning this party- “When we think of traditional birthday parties–balloons and crepe paper are the first thing that comes to mind. Our goal was to take traditional birthday party elements and use them in a fun and modern way! This party was for a very special girl turning TWO! When planning the party, I wanted the house to be filled with something she’d recognize and love–and what little kid doesn’t love balloons?!
I found so many cute types of crepe paper I didn’t know what to do with it all! I loved the impact the ruffled crepe paper had behind the dessert table–so bright! I wove plain crepe paper together for a pop of color on the white table cloth. And the Italian Crepe Paper was a fun alternative to a table cloth–it really brightened the room!
There was no shortage of balloons at the party–we loved the big balloons on either side of our dessert table and filled the ceiling with as many as we could! The balloon wreath was a great way to welcome guests to the party and set the tone for the event. And the crepe fringe was a fun way to string our polka dot balloons around the room!
The kids kept busy playing with small dart balloons and enjoying the balloon animals made by our resident balloon artist (the birthday girl’s dad!).
We had so many delicious and adorable treats for the guests to munch on–chocolate covered popcorn, dipped marshmallows, gorgeous sugar cookies and Pop Rock cupcakes! We tried to keep the food “light” or “POP” related. (A little note on the cupcakes–the Pop Rocks can’t be put on until right before the party or they will all pop and melt!) Our other favorite treats were Pop Tart Pops and Balloon Pops–both were big hits and tied in our party theme and colors well. Guests took home a bag of homemade gumdrops and some bubbles to pop later–plus, as many balloons as they could bear to take!
It was such a fun theme for a kids birthday party–everyone had a blast.”
This is what Leticia said about planning the party- “This was my daughter’s 2nd birthday party. She loves ice cream, so I thought that it would be a great theme for the party and she really loved it. I cannot describe the excitement I felt as she, at this age, thanked me for everything. She realized all the time and effort we spent on every single detail. She was surprised and excited as she saw the place transformed into an ice cream shop. I just can’t forget her little face at that moment. The thing I loved the most was the Styrofoam ice creams we made as centerpieces, they turned out great! People asked me where we bought them, but no, we created them!! I’d like to give a big thank you to my mother, Leticia! She really helped me out with a lot of things in the party, including the centerpieces. We gave ice cream plates as favors and ice cream bubbles to the kids. Unfortunately, I did not take pictures of the little bags everyone received.”