Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party Dessert Table & Decorations

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So in the past few days I’ve shared the Strawberry Shortcake treat bags I made and the special Lemon Meringue Lemonade for Emma’s birthday party. Now, I’ve finally gone through all of the dessert table photos and my goodness, we had a LOT of desserts. But hey, birthday parties are all about going overboard and celebrating so I’m not feeling all that guilty about it.

When I first started planning her birthday party I had this vision in my head of the perfect dessert table. And well, it kinda ended up more crowded than planned but that okay, it was perfect in Miss Emma’s eyes. When she woke up on Sunday morning her face just lit up at the sight of her birthday decorations.

Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party Dessert Table

My husband even ran out early to Party City to have her balloons filled, they were so sweet and even added her name to the personalized Strawberry Shortcake balloon. While they were busy picking up the cakes I was back home baking and preparing all of the desserts.

Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party Treats Table

Now if you’re planning a last minute party or not sure where to start, you can check out the Strawberry Shortcake party ideas guide. You’ll find a ton of themed ideas for food, dressing up, activities and decorating ideas.

Strawberry Shortcake Walmart Birthday Cake

Whether you’re shopping online or in store there is a HUGE selection of party supplies. And they don’t just offer up decorations but everything you need from disposable serving dishes to color coordinating candies. You can also get all of the character themed decorations like the Strawberry Shortcake birthday party supplies we used or pick your own favorite birthday party theme.

The tissue paper poms hanging from the ceiling were actually part of a DIY kit. If you remember Emma’s birthday party last year you’ll notice these are so much prettier (because I didn’t have to make them). The only thing I had to do was make sure the cats didn’t shred them before the big day.

Strawberry Shortcake Tissue Paper Pom Poms

Now for the dessert table I incorporated a few homemade items like these Strawberry Shortcake party favor bags. Party City supplied a giant bag of the strawberry candies and I used my printer to make themed labels.

Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party Treat Bags

Party City also sent over some really cute pink, white and green lollipops that I turned into a “Berrykins Lollipop Garden” with some printed characters.

Berrykins Lollipop Garden for Birthday Party

For the desserts I made one for each Strawberry Shortcake character with printed place holder cards. Cherry Jam’s dessert was a simple cherry jam sugar cookie. I cheated a bit here and used those prepackaged cookie dough balls and added a little dollop of cherry preserves to the center before baking.

Cherry Jam Cookies

For Blueberry Muffin I used my BabyCakes cake pop maker and Martha White blueberry muffin mix to make little muffin balls.

Blueberry Muffin Babycakes Muffin Balls

Now Plum Pudding was a little more difficult to figure out. Plums are not exactly a favorite around here I used Kraft’s jellies recipe (substituting grape juice and grape jello) to make these gummy squares.

Plum Pudding Grape Jellies

Since Strawberry Shortcake is the center of attention here I made a tower of cheesecake stuffed strawberries. These are very similar to my own recipe but again, I wanted to make prep work easy so I used the Kraft No-Bake Cheesecake box mix for the filling. These were by for the most popular dessert on the table and completely disappeared before it was even time for cake and ice cream.

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Dessert Tower

To save space on a small table you can stack these on the Wilton 4 tier cupcake stand. Now there’s one thing I’m totally kicking myself for. I completely forgot to snap a picture of Raspberry Torte’s sorbet. My mom made an awesome fresh raspberry sorbet but we were so busy eating it that it never dawned on me to grab the camera. Oops.

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

In the end, all of the work I put into this party was completely worth capturing this smile …

Emma's 4th Birthday

 

*Party City provided many of the decorations and items featured.

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  1. Very cute!!! Love it all! I love birthdays, too! So much fun!

    • This was a lot of fun but I’m so not looking forward to the Monster High party Kaydee wants to do for her birthday in July. I’m hoping I can convince her to pick a different theme by then.

  2. I always wanted a little girl. Now I have strawberry shortcake envy! darn you!

    • Can you believe I grew up hating girly stuff, especially pink? Now my life is consumed by it and I just adore it.
      P.S. You can borrow these girls for a tea party playdate anytime you want. ;)

  3. I love the pom poms! All of the desserts look delish. I bet she loved it all!

  4. OooooOOoOoo, how cute and fun!

  5. That table looks REALLY great, Cat!! You did an amazing job.

    trisha

  6. So cute! I love birthdays and how much fun they are. Strawberry Shortcake is my favorite lol. Emma is beautiful and you can tell how happy she is!

  7. I love Party City – such a great selection of stuff! You did an AWESOME job with everything! The smile was totally worth all the hard work!

  8. Oh my gosh, Cat!! Those are some incredible decorations…and the cheesecake stuffed strawberries?!?! BRILLIANT! I would eat the whole lot of them :)

  9. yasmine says:

    Happy birthday!! Everything looks awesome- I love the theme and the desserts that go with each character!! I made my own tissue paper pom poms for my sons birthday- it took a few trial and errors but they turned out awesome.

  10. I’m beyond impressed!! Your daughter is very lucky to have you. I’m loving the cheesecake srawberry idea. Great job!

  11. Everything looks WONDERFUL! I’m trying to plan my sons graduation party and I know how complicated the planning can become. You made it look awesome!

  12. Looks like she had an awesome party. I just gained 5 pounds from looking at the pictures of all those desserts. The cheesecake strawberries look soooo good.

  13. You did a magnificent job on the decoration and presentation. I especially like the party favor bags.

  14. Wow, everything is so pretty. You put me to shame, Cat. I’m wondering if I can put something together with Dora the Explorer.

  15. Oh, what fun! Looks like it was a beautiful party, and that smile on her face is priceless! What ideas do you have for a My Little Pony party? LOL

  16. That looks simply amazing!

  17. yolanda says:

    I love her party ideal how did u make the strawberry cheesecake. Am stealing ur party lol. Thank u for the help and ur daughter look very happy

  18. Love your ideas! Those stuffed strawberries on the cupcake stand are brilliant!