I wanted a Strawberry Shortcake theme for my toddler’s birthday but everything I found had the weird modern version of her. If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate a child’s birthday, then look no further than the vintage strawberry shortcake party! Strawberry shortcake parties in general are more popular than ever before as they offer terrific ways to get your guests together and relax, plus there is so much cute vintage stuff out there! Read on to see how I created a vintage strawberry shortcake birthday party!
To start with I stuck to the traditional red and pink party supplies. I wanted to accent the colors with the vintage Strawberry Shortcake items but not be overwhelming.
That adorable strawberry pull pinata was found on Amazon and is a great compliment to a vintage Strawberry Shortcake party. The quality was great and it was a good alternative to pinatas that require a bat. Since it was a baby/toddler party the pull aspect was perfect! Our pinata was filled with strawberry candy.
The red-checked tablecloths were found at the Dollar store but these tablecloths from Amazon are a great alternative. I filled the goodie bags with candy, crayons, stickers, and pretzels! The vintage decor items (tray and containers) were found on eBay! I made the tag in photoshop but etsy has some options if you don’t feel like going that route.
Thankfully California has an abundance of fresh strawberries during the summer so I staked out the best vendor from our local farmer’s market and bought the bulk. Throughout the party, I saw nearly everyone snacking on the strawberries as I had put them on every table. It is a great healthy snack for people of all ages to enjoy!
Full disclosure. It was so hot that day. All of our ice melted within the first hour. Because of this, fresh strawberries and strawberry lemonade were the first items to get consumed. I found a shady spot and had the kids color some Strawberry Shortcake coloring books when it got to be too hot to be on the playground.
Did you love the vintage Strawberry Shortcake growing up? Let me know in the comments!