I am in love with this VINTAGE STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Nazra Knutsen. So many adorable ideas here!
Nazra said- “My sister, Kennedi, & I wanted to throw a combined party for our daughters, Ella & Mia, whose birthdays are a month a part from each other. Both the girls love Strawberry Shortcake…so we started our party planning with a “Vintage Strawberry Shortcake” theme in mind. I was so excited when I found all the adorable vintage strawberry & Strawberry Shortcake trays, lunch boxes, & tins to include in the decor! We “DIY’d” the pretty garland, hanging strawberries, jam for favor’s, & flower arrangements. Everything came together so perfectly! The birthday girls loved all the strawberries everywhere & had so much fun celebrating their birthdays with all their little friends. One fun element that you can’t see in the photos is that we had strawberry candles lit so when the guests walked into the house, it smelled liked strawberries! Yum!
We want to say a special ‘thanks’ to our other sister, Naomi, & our mom, for helping run errands, picking up stuff for us, & for helping make the jam, garland, & the hanging strawberries! Also, special ‘thanks’ to Jenny from Jenny Cookies for all the ‘berry sweet’ & adorable treats & perfect cakes she made to compliment the theme of the party!”
Vendors and Credits-
Photography: Molly Vaden Photography
Invites, Labels, & Tags: Caskey Design
Cakes & other Desserts: Jenny Cookies
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Burlap, Jute Twine Fabric, Ribbon Nut / Candy Cups Wooden Spoons Striped Paper Bags Lollipop Sticks Striped Paper Straws Milk Bottles Paper Plates + Napkins
This absolutely adorable LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD FAIRYTALE FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Katelyn Meekel of Events by Kate.
Katelyn said- “Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Sadie. Sadie was just about to encounter the most enchanting and whimsical first birthday! My little girl has finally turned 1! What a special milestone, we had such a fun time!
Décor: The main display was three tables, the center being a vintage secretary desk that was covered in red and white checkered plaid, and green forest moss. The backdrop was designed by me, and the photo was from my printable design collection. The frame is rustic and custom made for the event. All printable designs were made by myself in my design shop for the event, and used throughout the display! We did a photo session with my daughter and her “wolf” our family dog, that is part German Sheppard and husky, and made the perfect addition to the photos! Some of the photos from the session were included in the display as well!
Food: I did various foods for the event including a gorgeous cake designed by myself and created by the wonderful cake shop “Sweet Spot Cupcakes” who have created flawless cakes for me time and time again! They also put together push up pops for me “Black FOREST cake” to theme to our event! They were a perfect tasty treat to add to the display! I did cupcakes, with matching toppers, forest veggies, homemade tiramisu served with strawberries, hot artichoke dip, and “Grandma’s apples”! I made fruit punch, and served a variety of candies, including “forest berries, grandma’s gingersnaps, and sweet peaches”! I also did custom candy bars, and water bottles as well!
Favors: The cutest little picnic baskets you ever did see! With printable designs by myself: and cute tiny chocolates inside!
I also had straws with adorable toppers added in the party as well and wooden spoons, because it fit beautifully with the décor!”
Vendors and Credits:
Event Styling, Printable Designs & Cake Design- Events by Kate
Cake- Sweet Spot Cupcakes
Photos of Sadie and Wolf- Owen Imaging
Event/commercial photography- Ashley MacDougall photography
Red Riding Hood Costume- Little Whimsy Wears
Picnic Baskets- found at Whimsical Printables
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Cupcake Liners Jute Twine Push-Pop Containers Apothecary Jars Striped Paper Straws Wooden SpoonsItems used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Cupcake Liners Jute Twine Push-Pop Containers Apothecary Jars Striped Paper Straws Wooden Spoons
What little boy doesn’t love playing with cars? This adorable “ROUTE 3” RED CAR 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Katie Malandrino of Green Apple Paperie. I love how Katie decorated the party from head to toe in red car themed items. I’m sure the ‘fast lane’ punch and spare tire cookies were a hit. Everything is oh so cute!
Katie said– “This party was for my son, Luca, who turned three back in September. I went with a simple car theme but wanted to incorporate his age into the theme in a creative way. So the idea of the Route 66 signs came to mind. I used his age inside the route sign for the cake topper, cake pops flags and the cookies as well.
The cookies were done by A Dozen Eggs Bake Shoppe in Vermont. They went above and beyond in creating custom cookies for me. I ordered them right after Vermont got hit with a major storm that caused tremendous flooding and damage around their bakery. I was very impressed that they were able to still send out my order despite the conditions of their area. Great customer service!
I made a table runner to look like a street and placed painted wooden cars on the runner to add some fun to the dessert table. My sister-in-law crafted the birthday cake.”
Photography – Caryn Scanlan
Cookies- A Dozen Eggs Bake Shoppe
Printables- Green Apple Paperie