A berry sweet birthday

We celebrated Leah's 3rd birthday this weekend with a Strawberry Shortcake party. I made the girls new outfits for the birthday party. The birthday girl as Strawberry Shortcake, and big sister as Lemon Meringue.

Party clothes

As the kids arrived, many took a turn at the bean bag toss. Chad and I worked together to make this - I drew it, he cut, I painted.

Bean bag toss

There were also coloring pages of Strawberry Shortcake and her friends.

Coloring

After completing the coloring, everyone gathered in the den for some fun activities. First, I read the kids a Strawberry Shortcake book.

Storytelling

Next, they played a game of pin the stem on the strawberry. Leah didn't want her eyes covered, so we told her she had to shut them. She did a great job until she opened them a couple feet from the wall.

Pin the stem

Next up - making chocolate dipped strawberries with sprinkles. The hardest part was resisting eating them immediately and waiting an hour for them to dry.

Chocolate dipped strawberries

Emmie, is there a little bit of strawberry inside that chocolate?

A lot of chocolate

Lunch was inspired by Strawberry Shortcake and her friends. The menu included Strawberry Shortcake kabobs, blueberry muffins, lemonade chex mix, orange jell-o slices, and raspberries & cream yogurt.

Lunch inspired by Strawberry's friends

After eating, it was time to open presents. First, the kids had to clean up the toys they'd been playing with. Rather than helping, Leah thought her job was to tell everyone to clean up. Here she is saying "clean up, guys" with a stern face.

Clean up, guys

There were a couple themes to this year's gifts - Minnie Mouse and Strawberry Shortcake. This was a Minnie Mouse purse and pair of glasses.

Minnie Mouse

She loved this Strawberry Shortcake dress. She had to put it on immediately and was not happy when she had to take it off. Later in the day when Molly and Emmie were playing outside, Leah declined to join them because she knew it would mean taking off her new outfit.

Strawberry Shortcake dress

Then on to dessert - strawberry cupcakes with strawberry decorations. What could be better?

Mmm, cupcakes!

Time to dig into the yummy cupcakes and chocolate covered strawberries.

Chomp

The birthday girl, all dressed up! She loved every bit of her party.

Forgot the glasses

One Comment

  1. G'mom says:

    What a fun party this was! So glad we were part of the day and weekend!

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