Who in their right mind would drive 2 1/2 hours, in LA traffic to celebrate a cartoon characters birthday?
Us, of course.
We love Strawberry Shortcake (SSC) and were super excited to be invited to celebrate her 30th birthday/anniversary with American Greetings, Hot Moms Club, Momfluential, Berry Flash and Alex’s Lemonade Stand.
SSC and all of her friends have had a few make-overs since she was re-released in 2003 and I haven’t been all that crazy about some of them, but this last one, well, she has just enough to remind me of the SSC that I grew up with. What can I say, I love the tights.
The event was hosted in a retail shop called Berry Flash. If Shutterfly or Snapfish had a storefront this is what it would be. They make some pretty great personalized gifts. Amber was really impressed with the jewelry box, Suki liked the personalized backpacks, and I adored the Maryoku Yummy coffee mugs they had.
They had lots of items around the store printed just for the party so we got to see the quality of the items they offered. I was impressed and after looking at their site I think I may be ordering from them in the near future. With 9 cent prints and standard shipping at $5.99 it’s a pretty great deal.
Of course their was yummy food for the adults and lots of goodies for the kids. There was even a massive birthday cake and lots of yummy cupcakes from Suzie’s Cakes.
There was lots and lots of pink everywhere so Suki was in her element.
My favorite part was the face painter, Alexandra Almand.
She did an amazing job.
Amber patiently waited until all the kids had their faces painted before asking if she could have hers done. Since she was the oldest (non-adult) at the event, it took a while but it was worth it.
All in all it was a great event.