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For my daughter's 3rd birthday I wanted to revolve the decor around vintage Strawberry Shortcake. She really liked the old episodes from the 80's and I found them charming and fun and innocent. Almost everything for the party was handmade and vintage, and purchased from sources like etsy and ebay. It was a very special day for Gwenna and her little friends.

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Party Highlights

  • Best Dressed

    Gwenna in her Oilily, of course;)

  • Desserts

    Marshmallow fondant lemon cake with fresh strawberry filling.

  • Activities / Games

    Toss the strawberry into the basket

  • Party Favors

    Strawberry baskets with coloring books, sunglasses, strawberry plant and strawberry treat

  • Best Moment

    The guests watched the vintage episodes of "Strawberry Shortcake."

  • What People Ate

    BBQ Chicken, corn on the cob, green salad, fruit salad, and rolls

  • What People Drank

    water, and strawberry lemonade

  • Most Touching Moment

    Seeing my little- girl enjoy her day and her sweet "thank you, Mommie" at the end of the evening.

  • Funniest Moment

    Gwenna's rendition of "The Peculiar Purple Pie-man."

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10 comments

  • Brittany S

    Brittany S wrote:

    Super clever!

  • Rebecca  I

    Rebecca I wrote:

    Thank you, Brittany!

  • Belen R

    Belen R wrote:

    What a doll!

  • Rebecca I

    Rebecca I wrote:

    Thank you! I have to agree;)

  • Tanya F

    Tanya F wrote:

    I love all the details of your SSC party! She was my favorite childhood doll! Such an awesome job!

  • Rebecca  I

    Rebecca I wrote:

    Thank you so much for that comment, Tanya! I am glad to hear that others relate to the old character so much. I loved the doll and tv show, too. It is just one of those memories that makes me feel warm and fuzzy and I wanted to share that with my daughter. Thanks again!

  • Monique  T

    Monique T wrote:

    Such an adorable party! please tell me you saved at least one vintage napkin ;)

  • Rebecca  I

    Rebecca I wrote:

    Thanks Monique! You bet I did:)

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    Rosalyn H wrote:

    Love it! How did you make this? I want to make one for my daughters 1st bday.

  • Rebecca I

    Rebecca I wrote:

    Hi Rosalyn! The wreath is a straw base and all I did was hot glue strawberry candies (in their wrapper) to it. I added a few silk blossoms to finish. I tied the strawberry shortcake doll on with ribbon and done! So easy. You can see more on my blog desert girls vintage. Search vintage strawberry shortcake party! thank you and I'm sure your little one's party will be amazing. my best, Rebecca