This party was thrown for my daughter's 4th birthday. She requested a Strawberry Shortcake party with an Alex's Strawberry Lemonade Stand. We used Strawberry Shortcake as an inspiration and incorporated other colors and a "Strawberry Taylor" which was a caricature created by my sister, Abbey, of Abbey Malcolm Letterpress + Design. The birthday girl had only one activity on her list of activities for the party and that was a "keyata" or pinata with Miss Strawberry Shortcake herself on it. That was easy enough with a quick trip to Party City. It rained almost the entire party (until the end) but the parents and children didn't mind at all, hey, water balloons and a pool = wet anyway and it definitely beats the heat!
Strawberry Shortcake + Strawberry Lemonade
Abbey Malcolm Letterpress + Design did all of the custom design work. The invites, pinwheel, paddle fans, push pop wraps, signage, cupcake toppers, cupcake wrappers, and the utensil wraps. I bought the paper straws, push-pop containers, berry baskets, and fruit cups at Shop Sweet Lulu. Most of the other items were scored at T.J. Maxx, Party City, and Dollar Tree. The Alex's Strawberry Lemonade Stand raised almost $500.00! That alone made the party unbelievably special!
The Alex's Lemonade Stand, and how our family and friends stepped up to help raise money for cancer research in children was my favorite thing about this party. Besides that I did love the strawberry streamer backdrop and the favors, but those things seem so unimportant compared to the Lemonade Stand.
To check the dollar store! I was able to get so many things for my favors and backdrop at my local dollar store and keep the party under budget!