Remember, the easiest tip for choosing kid's birthday party ideas is to keep it simple and always choose the character that they like the best at the time. (By next year they will have changed, of course.) A birthday party for a sweet little girl could certainly feature a sweet little character, and honestly, who could be sweeter than a little girl named after a dessert?
Of course it should not come as a shock that strawberries are the main theme for not only the décor but the food as well when planning a strawberry shortcake birthday party. If you are feeling ambitious, you can make a cake that is a slightly different take on the shortcake- or save a little bit of time with strawberry cream filled cupcakes.
For the cake: Split a pre-made and cooled or store bought pound cake in thirds, lengthwise. On top of the bottom layer, evenly spread a thin layer of strawberry ice cream.
Spoon or drizzle strawberry pie filling or glaze over that and then top with the middle cake layer. Repeat the layers until you get to the top. Drizzle glaze over the top, allowing it to run down the sides of the cake. Top with a dollop of whipped cream.
For the cupcakes: Bake cupcakes of your selected flavor as directed. Once they are cool, make a small hole at the top and pipe in whipped strawberry flavored cream cheese. Frost as desired to cover the hole and seal in the surprise.
Strawberry Shortcake and her dessert themed little friends are available on posters, cups, pictures, and every other item available. If your little girl has sheets or blankets with the colorful character, bring them out to serve as table cloths and other parts of the décor. Look for other Strawberry Shortcake party supplies to make the look complete.
You can create beautiful gift bags that not only have a number of adorable items in it, but are useful as well. Include:
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Did you throw a strawberry shortcake party that people raved about and are still raving about? What did you do that made your party unforgettable? What advice would you give to someone else who is currently planning a similar party?