Monday, April 19, 2010

Welcome to strawberry land party...



We've been living and breathing Strawberry Shortcake around here for the last few weeks. It all culminated in the party of all parties (if you're a five year old) to celebrate Chloe's fifth birthday! The day was truly magical and the weather could not have been more stellar. Here's a peek inside our strawberry land...Miss Chloe awaiting her guests.I had been gathering for months and it all came together beautifully. Thanks to some wonderful etsy sellers for some amazing strawberry goodies. Scrappy Jessi made Chloe this wonderful cutsom album, which is now full of birthday memories. Missy of boopsiedaisy sent Chloe the vintage strawberry hat and placecard.I also bought this print from boopsiedaisy's shop and the beautiful bunting from giggleberry creations.Our new (vintage) horse welcomed our guests.The table was set for the ladies to decorate hats and baskets for the scavenger hunt later. Treats galore!Strawberry Shortcake activities...of course!The cookies made by the kids. Yum!Chloe warming up for the party...The scavenger hunt was really fun. I created a sheet that had about a dozen strawberry shortcake characters and gathered trinkets that matched each character and put them in a bag for each. The girls went around with their treasure hunt sheet and found each bag hidden in the yard. They took one item and put it into their basket. Thanks to this and this etsy shop for beautiful handmade strawberry creations.The pony was a hit! Along with the other carnival games we played.Chloe and I made her cake together. It's definitely quirky and homemade, but I thought it turned out pretty cute!Then there were presents and hugs....and a very tired mommy and Chloe. What a wonderful time we had!!Good-bye from strawberry land!

28 comments:

Brynwood Needleworks said...

What a lovely party. I'm sure it's one that Chloe will remember years and years from now! Happy Birthday, Chloe!
xoxo
Donna

m i c h e l l e said...

OMG Kari! What an amazing birthday party. Strawberry Shortcake totally fits that little sweety Chloe. I just love all the vintage strawberryness! I'm sure this will be a party that everyone, especially you and Chloe, will always remember and hold dear!

Daintry said...

You are sick...that's all I have to say! OMG! I am in LOVE with that party! That is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time!!!! I am sure your dd and her friends will remember that for ever. :) Glad I stumbled on your blog.

pink and green mama said...

Such a darling party!! I love it -- all of the sweet details from the balloon colors, the hats, the ADORABLE strawberry cookies with the chocolate sprinkles, the scavenger hunt -- all of it. So cute.

You did a berry-rific job!

gillian said...

What an ADORABLE party! Such a fun party for a cute girl!

Anonymous said...

You are the most creative person I know! Wonderful, cute details..just a superb party, your daughter is so darn pretty.

Debra said...

Looks like a wonderful party! How special a memory your daughter will have when she is older.

yyam said...

Wow! How fun! I love Strawberry Shortcake! :)

snowbear said...

A great looking party you had for Chloe!!! I checked to see if i had anything strawberry shortcake themed, but that wasn't one of the themes that i or my sister really had much of from back in the day. You did a great job in finding items and creating your own... not that i wouldn't expect you to be able to... so much talent!!

Looks like perfect weather too... She had fantastic day for celebrating. Your cake turned out so cute!

Giggleberry (Amy) said...

Wow, wow, wow! The party looked absolutely stunning!! I bet Chloe had a fabulous day!

Thanks for the mention about my bunting banner too :)

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

I wish you could have seen my five year old's face and shrieks when I showed her this post. 'It's lovely!' was the phrase most used. Then she said, 'Mummy, you have to do one for me next birthday!' And added, 'Well you can try...'

Homemade cakes are the best. And I love the end photo of you and Chloe. xx

Stacy/Creativemuse said...

Kari,
What an AMAZING MOM you are!Your children are so lucky to have you as thier Mother!What lovely details and sweet goodies you have poured into this Stawberry Shortcake party! Love Jessie's SS Scrapbook! The scavenger hunt looked like so much fun!
Again you are wonderful
warmly
Stacy~Creativemuse

Yvonne said...

Kari, That is the cutest party I have ever seen! What a fun day. What a cute Chloe and what a nice Mommie you are!
Yvonne
an Indiana Librarian

swell.life said...

Oh man, what a shin dig! I love the pennant banner! And the balloon colors! And the strawberry cookies!

Dianne said...

What fun! Everything looked perfect for Chloe. : ) The cake was so pretty-you girls did well. Five sure is a fun age.

Vickie said...

Now that's a party! Chloe is a very lucky girl to have such a creative mom! I bet when she's 50 she'll remember that party!

Joyce said...

What a great party, and gorgeous photos. Thanks fr sharing

Carpet Rug Cleaners said...

The best party I guess. Those hugs are just sweet.

Anita D. said...

Magical!

Suzie Button said...

What a great Mommy you are to create such an adorable party and she'll always remember just how much fun it was, I'm sure! Suzie

Andrea Singarella said...

Oh my gosh, what an adorable party! I love the cake and cookies and the goody bags...all of it. You can tell you put a lot of thought into the details, and
it looks like your sweet girl had a wonderful time!
Happy (belated)Birthday Chloe!!

Ellie said...

What a wonderful memory you made for your daughter! I love your heart strawberry idea..very cute!

Pretty Things said...

She is always going to remember what a cool mom you were/are!

Kate said...

My daughter was a strawberry shortcake fan when she was little. Now she is thirty-three. Yikes! I bought her(well, me) every strawberry shortcake doll that came out and I still have them. Your party looks absolutely amazing. Your daughter is one fortunate little girl.

Wendy said...

That turned out really cute!

Eric and Hannah Avery said...

What an awesome beautiful party!I love the pics!

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