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It’s a Sweet Strawberry Birthday Party!  Is there a teacher out there who wants to have fun with themed treats for birthdays, incentives, and everything in between?  Me! Me! Me!  For my daughter’s 3rd birthday,  Oriental Trading Company contacted me about helping us celebrate. I said, yes, yes, yes! She picked the theme because strawberries are her favorite and she’s sweet like that. And I was excited she picked a fairly easy theme. She wanted the party at the neighborhood playground.  Oh Lordy.  We are talking about central Texas heat friends.  But gotta do it–right?  Swings are her favorite. She can swing for hours (she must get it from me-ha!). It was a little hot but we had it in the late morning so it was bearable. Thank goodness!  We really did have a good time.

strawberry themed treats

Since we were outside and it was hot, we went with a country decor.  Red gingham, pink stripes, blue strawberry pint containers, green balloons, lace, and brown paper bags and down here in Texas….a pinata!

strawberry themed party Even big brother had fun!

strawberry themed party

I put together a picnic lunch in the brown paper bags.  Just fancied it up with the doilies.  For dessert, we had good ‘ole strawberry shortcake.  I bought these small containers from Etsy and premade all the little treats. As you know, I like to keep things simple so it was premade shortcake with sliced strawberries and whip cream.  It was so easy to put together y’all but it looked so fun with the clear containers.

strawberry themed partyDid you know you can get water bottle wrappers and table runners from Oriental Trading?  I had no idea and they were perfect.  These table runners were especially fun because they have polka dots on one side and stripes on the other.

strawberry themed party

Now, for the fun favors.  If you are a teacher, you know you are always looking for incentives, prizes, and goodies.  Of course, non-tangible prizes are the best but sometimes you need something tangible.  Right y’all?  Oriental Trading is the best place to find these in large quantities.   They also have personalized bubbles, crayons, and these fun zippered pouches. You can do anything with these bags-wahoo!  I decorated the bags with red strawberries and put a package of crayons inside. Now, guests have a berry sweet crayon bag.

strawberry themed party

Next year, c’mon over.  Grab your swimsuit!  She is thinking about it already–a party at the splash pad!  Gotta love the summer birthdays.

What do you usually buy from Oriental Trading?  I would love to know!

xoxo, April