Sunday, March 4, 2012

Strawberry Birthday Party

With my daughter turning 2 in just a couple months, I've been thinking about her upcoming birthday party and reminiscing about the last one. Her first birthday was strawberry-themed. The Gymboree store had a line of strawberry clothing for babies that was so darn cute, I actually designed the party around the outfit. Unfortunately, my daughter cried every time I put her in the dress, so it was returned and she ended up wearing something completely non-strawberry. But the party was still cute.....

The dessert table had strawberry Twizzlers, strawberry hard candies, fresh strawberries, the birthday cake & cupcakes, and strawberry cookies.

I purchased the strawberry cookie cutters (2 sizes) from http://www.cheapcookiecutters.com/

For the centerpiece, I made a strawberry ribbon topiary.
Click here for Ribbon Topiary Tutorial

I used my Cricut to cut out shapes and letters for a banner.

I also got some red balloons and drew little black seeds on them with a sharpie and put a little curly green ribbon on the top to make them look like strawberries.


Our happy family!
shabby creek cottage

19 comments:

  1. What a cute little family!! That theme is precious! Love the cookies! Good luck planning 2!

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  2. What a sweet idea! Absolutely love the decorations!

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  3. awww... my little bean turns two next month also *tear* They grow up so fast!! Beautiful strawberry party you threw last year!

    Shelby @ thebeansproutnotes.blogspot.com

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  4. Absolutely adorable. I love all the details! I've never seen a ribbon topiary. Love it.

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  5. Oh my goodness... Love party!!! It looks amazing! I would love for you to link up to my party going on now at Jillify It! Hope to see you there!

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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  6. How adorable!! Reminds me of Strawberry Shortcake (the character)!

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  7. What a cute party! Great job! :)

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  8. Love your party!! come link to my blog....we love all parties!! linky on Tuesdays and it's still open :)

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  9. Love the strawberry theme...you did such cute stuff with it! Those cookies look amazing!

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  10. That little ribbon topiary is just adorable! So, so cute!

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  12. Cute theme for the party! Funny, I am on Picasa right now editing the rest of my pictures for the ribbon topiary I made for my daughter's second birthday...and then to decorate her room! Cute!

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  13. Two! So sweet. Love the strawberry theme and the topiary! Thanks SO much for linking up!
    igottacreate.blogspot.com
    "Kiss Me I'm Irish" linky party now open!

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  14. Hey, Gina put your post on Facebook from Transformation Thursday. I came in to take a look and just love your party. But, then I have a thing for strawberries.
    I've just become your newest follower, so please come visit me and maybe you will follow back?? THANKS

    PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com

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  15. Hey, girl! Congratulations on being featured on Lines Across My Face! YAy!

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  16. Featuring YOU tonight! You were one of the top viewed links from last week's {wow me} wednesday party! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/03/wow-me-wednesday-42.html

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  17. Oh my gosh, that's so adorable! Great job! Love the family photo too!! Thanks for sharing at last week's Shine on Fridays!

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  18. Everything came out great!! I love the cookies - and I have to check out that site as I am always looking for different cookie cutters depending on what I am doing!

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