Strawberry Themed Party

Hey Everyone 🙂
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine posted a few pics of her daughter’s 5th birthday party.  I seriously cannot stop looking at the photos…and also wishing I was 5 lol.  She did such an amazing job putting it all together, from the homemade cakes to the cute strawberry basket favours.  For anyone who may be planning a little one’s birthday party soon (or even something for us adults 😉  ) , she was kind enough to share all her inspiration and ideas with us.  All I’m thinking is how much I can’t wait until Amel is old enough for something like this!
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“I Love any opportunity to get creative! My daughter loves summer, strawberries, and picnics. I thought what better way to celebrate her birthday than to have her own little picnic. Unfortunately, Canadian spring is pretty unpredictable and we ended up with a freezing cold rainy day! We decided to bring the picnic in, and she couldn’t be happier with the way everything turned out!”
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“For as long as I can remember my mom always baked our cakes, and I’m a big believer in passing on traditions.” The cake was inspired by this Strawberry Thyme Cake. The base was a lemon ricotta (which sounded absolutely delicious to me), however I wasn’t sure that the kids would feel the same. I really like the simple natural look of the cake, so I made my own vanilla cake and added a few spoons of strawberry jam to the buttercream. It tasted absolutely delicious!
For the rest of the dessert table, Saleme made some dipped strawberries, mini strawberry cheesecakes, fresh strawberry shortcake, some of those delicious white powdered mini donuts from the grocery store, and to top it off, strawberry mint infused water.

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For decor, Saleme was inspired by the floral fabric she had found at Fabricland.  She has a slight obsession with cake stands, so this is what contributed to such a dreamy table!  She purchased her cake stands over the years from Home Sense and Home Goods.
She also set up another small table with a hand lettered chalkboard to welcome her guests.  To accompany the chalkboard, she put out a jar of liquorice and a variety of strawberry flavoured candies. She then dressed it up with a few fresh strawberry plants that her and her family later planted in the backyard.

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For the kids table, Saleme included the old school Voortmans strawberry wafer cookies and of course, more candy!

Each child took home a strawberry basket filled with: a mini jam jar, strawberry lip smackers,  strawberry hand sanitizer, strawberry bubble gum, and rock candy.

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The rest of Saleme’s party supplies (or some like), are listed below:

Photography via : Saleme Fayad Photography

I hope you guys enjoyed this adorable party post.  I still can’t get enough! Have a nice week!

-Mona 🙂

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