Archives for August 2016

Strawberry Birthday Party-Berry Sweet Theme

Good morning friends, is it August already? Today I am so happy to share this post with you and maybe we can hold onto summer a little longer! Strawberry birthday parties are one of my absolute favorite parties for girls! You can style this theme is so many different ways. I am thrilled to share with you this unique version with a few added surprises! Are you ready?

I designed a complete printable package using reds, pinks, and with “doilie” & sweet strawberry graphics. The twist on this theme… I added touches of gold throughout the tables making this a very modern, popular look. Gold continues to be a very popular accent color for so many weddings, showers, and birthday celebrations. A little sparkle is always fantastic!

strawberry full table

A “berry” sweet dessert table was styled with cupcakes, cookies, and mini  shortcakes. Simple summer flowers were placed in a “lace” rimmed container and also mixed with fresh strawberries on white plates for a very attractive look.

Strawberry tents #2

cupcake wrappers #1

One of the highlights were these absolutely, beautiful, coordinating sugar cookies from Christy at Dolce Custom Cookies. I have been following her amazing talents for for quite some time and was thrilled to be able to work with her on this project. She matched the cookies perfectly with my printable designs. AND… not only are these cookies a true form of art, they are so delicious! The vanilla bean makes these hard to resist…especially when you are styling and photographing! (I can’t wait to work with Christy again!)

cookies #1

cookies #2

Strawberry Tents #1

Another highlight, are these doilie fondant circles that I MADE! Yes, I did!

mini cakes #1

I purchased Wilton White Fondant  and cut small circles with a scalloped cookie cutter. Using a small circle Wilton tip I carefully punched holes in the fondant to make the doilie! So easy! The sweet fondant strawberries, leaves, and flowers were all made made by Tanya. Do you see the tiny gold peril placed in the centre of the flower? Little touches are what make celebrations so special!

Tanya also made these gorgeous, fondant floral cupcakes! Also adding tiny gold perils! LOVE!

fondant cupcake toppers #1

Ruffled vanilla cupcakes with fondant strawberries and printable cupcake toppers are a must for this party!

cupcake toppers and tents #1

strawberry cupcake toppers #2

For added sweetness and extra touches of gold, I added strawberry macarons from Yann Haute Patisserie So much yumminess!

macarons #1

Adding a gold tassel to the decor is right on trend, too!

strawberry gold tassel

A refreshment station with strawberry lemonade served in glass bottles dipped in gold sprinkles will impress guests! Paper straws, personalized water bottle labels, and LOTS of printable decorations add so much fun to birthday parties!

strawberry water bottles and rimmed jars #4

strawberry water bottles #1

tissue fan #1

I made the very large tissue fan for the backdrop! It makes a perfect focal point for the dessert and refreshment tables! This tissue flowers are very inexpensive to make and can be done in so many different sizes. Let me know if you would like me to post a tutorial!

strawberry tissue fan #2

I also added gold beading in the centre of the tissue flower to tie the gold in with the gold perils in the fondant cupcakes!

Make party hats even more special by adding small tissue flowers and gold beads (same ones that were used in the large flowers!)

strawberry hat #1

 

Thank party guests with printable tags tied to white paper bags. I used a scrapbook punch along the edges to match the doilie pattern in the printables and sweet desserts!

strawberry favor tags #3

Place invitations in gold striped paper treat bags when delivering these to your friends and guests. So cute, right?!?!

strawberry invite #2

I had so much fun with this theme! Thank you for joining in on the fun & wishing you a “BERRY SWEET” day!

Printables available here: Berry Sweet Printable Package

>>>Styling, photography by Marbella Printables

 

 

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