This Vintage Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party Is Everything

For her daughter’s birthday party, one mom took her own childhood obsession — Strawberry Shortcake — and reworked it for a fabulous (and nostalgic!) celebration.

Aracely Baltodano of Minted and Vintage honored her daughter Abigail’s first birthday with a seriously sweet doll-themed soirée complete with strawberry accents and an abundance of fabric bows. „As an adult, I dreamed of the day when the good Lord would bless me with a little girl, so that I could revisit my Strawberry Shortcake obsession through her!“ Aracely explained.

Instead of opting for a modern Strawberry Shortcake bash, Aracely started out by collecting an array of vintage dolls (that she later used to decorate her daughter’s bedroom) and crafted the invitations along with the paper details from her own designs. The proud mom stuck to a traditional Strawberry Shortcake color scheme of red, pink, green, and white. After she came across vintage strawberry fabric online, Aracely decided to design her daughter’s outfit to resemble the doll’s dress and also made her an elaborate birthday party cone hat to complete the adorable look.

For the elaborate dessert table, Aracely decided to have each treat represent one of Strawberry Shortcake’s friends and completed the smash cake with a vintage figurine. „From my baby girl’s dress to the dessert table labels, I absolutely adored crafting all the handmade details that went into this party,“ Aracely added.