It’s often been said that history repeats itself, and nowhere is that truer than in the world of pop culture. Clothes, music, movies, and symbolism gets remade and rehashed endlessly. People have an affinity for things that are retro and time-tested. That trend also extends to the realm of childhood birthday parties; there are some 1980s era characters and themes that are once again popular among today’s youth. One such character, Strawberry Shortcake, has made a tremendous comeback in terms of popularity and is commonly used as a birthday party theme at your favorite kid-friendly arcade in Loganville, GA.
Fortunately, some great tips can help you throw the perfect Strawberry Shortcake birthday party for your kids. There is a wealth of ideas for party foods, fun activities, and décor. Keep reading below for a few tips that will help you throw a perfect Strawberry Shortcake party that your children will remember forever.
Obviously, party supply companies respond to the demand for ready-made party décor for a wide range of themes. Therefore, you can find plenty of Strawberry Shortcake plates, banners, tablecloths, and graphics at your nearest party supply store or through online vendors. However, if you want a less polished feel, consider making your own. Strawberry Shortcake’s colors are pink and light green, so you can start by choosing streamers, tablecloths, napkins, plates, and balloons in those colors. You can get crafty by blowing up red balloons and making leaves out of construction paper. Tape the leaves to the top of the balloons, and you have cute supersized strawberries. Make a strawberry-shaped pinata and fill it with red, pink, and green candies.
This topic seems self-explanatory since there’s no better food for a Strawberry Shortcake-themed party than strawberries. However, you can get creative in the kitchen by making fruit kebabs featuring strawberries and the other fruit related to secondary characters in the series, such as Apple Dumplin’ or Blueberry Muffin. Make tasty sandwiches with strawberry jam and cream cheese or pink and green popcorn. For drinks, you could make strawberry floats with strawberry soda and vanilla ice cream, or you could keep it simple with pink lemonade. As for the cake, you can get as basic or complex as you’d like. A simple flat cake covered in macerated strawberries and cream cheese icing can be fun and easy, or you could go all out with a 3D fondant-wrapped replica of Strawberry Shortcake’s house. You could even make strawberry cupcakes with pink or red icing, chocolate sprinkles, and a mint leaf on top to recreate the appearance of a strawberry.
Many party venues, such as arcades, offer built-in entertainment for partygoers. However, if you want to stay on theme, there are a host of Strawberry Shortcake-themed activities that will keep your guests entertained and happy. You could have face painting and balloon races in which the contestants must race across the arcade while keeping a red balloon between their knees. Give each player a balloon and instruct them to bounce it while keeping it off the ground. If the balloon hits the ground, that player is out of that round, and the last person standing wins. Have a Strawberry Shortcake scavenger hunt by placing fruit or fruit candy around the party site. Create a list of clues drawn from the Strawberry Shortcake series and let guests race to the finish line by following the clues and finding the fruit. Even a simple retread of a tried-and-true party standard, such as pin the tail on the donkey, can be converted to a Strawberry Shortcake theme. Swap out the donkey for Strawberry Shortcake and the tail for her hat, and your guests will have a blast. Make sure to include prizes for every event. That will make the activities even more memorable.
While arcade games in Loganville, GA, offer fun for party attendees, there’s nothing like a kids’ party loaded with fun food, activities, and décor, especially when that party centers around a childhood icon like Strawberry Shortcake. For help planning and booking your party, contact Stars and Strikes at (678) 965-5707.