this may go without saying, consider providing actual strawberry
shortcakes for your party guests. For extra fun, allow the
guests to make their own - you providing all the components
of the dessert.
of the characters from the Strawberry Shortcake collection
represent different flavors. For a fun game, consider purchasing
several different small jars of jelly or jam. Blindfold the
guests and allow them to smell each jar and guess what flavor
each one is. This game can also be played by having each guest
dip a toothpick into the jelly and tasting it (making sure
that no one double dips!)
you know anyone who is handy with a sewing machine, provide
elastic rimmed bonnets for each guest. They are actually quite
simple to sew, with the elastic portion the most difficult
part of the whole piece. These look absolutely adorable when
they are worn by all of the party guests! Ask around to any
quilter that you might know for small amounts of different
colors/patters of fabric (they are always working with different
patterns and often have spare pieces from past projects.)
each party guest answer the question "What is your favorite
flavor?" From that flavor, they are to draw their own
Strawberry Shortcake friend. Is it freshly baked cinnamon
rolls? Pepperoni Pizza? Strawberry banana milkshakes? Have
each party guest explain to the other guests what their name
is and what flavor their represent. You can also award prizes
for those that best incorporate the flavor into the dress
and overall look of the character.
you are able to get enough fresh strawberries, organize a
strawberry sculpture contest! Provide each party guest with
the same number of strawberries in different individual bowls.
Also provide toothpicks to help in building the structure
of the sculptures. Once the sculptures are completed, take
pictures of all of them together, then allow your party guests
to eat their creations as their snack!
you are baking a cake or cupcakes, consider the cherry chip
cake mix. It looks great as it's a very festive pink with
small bits of darker red throughout!
construction paper and a stencil, you can create enough strawberries
to fill your entire party space. A great part about cranking
them out is that the kids can get in on the fun and lend a
helping hand. They can either be put up on the walls all throughout
the party space or hung from the ceiling. Smaller ones can
be taped to string or yarn and used as garland.
balloons, when blown up, resemble the shapes of strawberries.
Finish the look by taking a black Sharpie marker and drawing
a bunch of dots on the balloons. Pieces of green construction
paper should be place on top to not just finish the look,
but to hide the rubber nose of the balloon.
snacks bowls filled with different kinds of berries make for
great party munchies. If youd like something more personal,
consider double-lining some cupcake paper cups and filling them
with a healthy mixture of the berries.
great item for light food is to make a platter filled with
a variety of different jelly sandwiches. Make the jelly filling
light and cut the sandwiches into small squares or triangles.
Encourage your guests to try the different kinds of berry
jellies - the smaller sandwich sizes will help facilitate
you are planning purchasing several baskets of strawberries,
be sure to save the small, square green baskets that they come
in. Decorating these can make for a fun activity. Lace/weave
different color yarns and ribbon through the holes and slits
in the baskets to create different designs. This makes for a
great activity because now your guests have a parting gift to
take home with them!
your hands on a bunch of smooth rocks (sizes will very, but
small enough for your guests to easily handle.) Paint some
of them the colors of strawberries, others like blueberries,
and others like blackberries (taking into consideration their
sizes when choosing which rocks to paint which colors.) A
great game can be created by hiding these rocks in the backyard
or other open space. The strawberries (the larger rocks) are
to be hidden in the easiest of places. The blueberries (the
smallest of the rocks) are to be hidden in extra hard places.
Send your party guests out to find as many different berries
as they can. The strawberries are worth one point each (the
easiest to find), the blackberries are worth two points a
piece (slightly harder to find) and the blueberries are each
worth three points (the hardest of the three to find.) The
winner is determined not by how many berries they
find but rather how many points they have in total by the
time all of the berries are found.
smooth rocks with different colors of berries - the smaller
ones blue for blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Hide
them in the yard or in a sandbox. Different points values
for different kinds of berries