A Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party!

When planning your little girl’s next birthday party, consider choosing a theme that will make her and all her friends giddy: plan a Strawberry Shortcake party!

There are very few children’s parties with a cartoon theme that would be easier to improvise, but first, cover all your bases to make sure there is enough of Strawberry Shortcake at the party. Make sure you get the basic party supplies—plates, cups, balloons, and a cake—and then get creative with the rest of the food and games.

For food, you will obviously want to stock up on strawberries. But, don’t’ stop there! Strawberry has plenty of sweet friends: Blueberry Muffin, Raspberry Torte, Plum Pudding, Orange Blossom, Lemon Meringue, and Strawberry’s cat Custard. Take your food cues from these other characters!

When it’s time for games and activities, think about what Strawberry Shortcake would like to do! Encourage the guests to come dressed as their favorite character and have a costume contest. Or maybe you can plan a fashion show! Consider helping the girls make their own strawberry-scented perfume to take home as a party favor or color Strawberry Shortcake coloring pages to take home.

For the perfect gift, surprise your little girl with a Strawberry Shortcake bedroom! For a small gift, start with wall decals or a nightlight. If you’re thinking big, then go big with bed sheets and kid-sized furniture! With her new bedroom, your daughter can enjoy the Strawberry Shortcake party long after her birthday has passed.

Strawberry Shortcake is Back!

She was our favorite character: a little girl in a pink dress, decorated with green stripes and strawberries, topped with bright red hair and carrying a little pink kitty. Strawberry Shortcake began as an illustration on children’s greeting cards and developed into a best friend for girls across the country. Those of us with preschool-aged children now knew her when we were young. She lived with her friends in teeny Strawberryland, where every girl was named after a sugary dessert. My favorite thing about her? She smelled like strawberries!

Well, over twenty years later, Strawberry Shortcake is back!

Strawberry Shortcake

This bubbly character franchise made a successful re-appearance in 2002, but disappeared again for a few years. Her most recent comeback was in 2009, when American Greetings partnered with Hasbro to launch an updated version of the character for a new generation of young girls. Strawberry Shortcake returned with a movie and continued into a television series.

Our old friend Strawberry Shortcake now lives in Berry Bitty City, under a berry patch. Instead of appealing to girls aged 2-7, the show now appeals to a bit older demographic, but this new Strawberry is just as cute and sweet as the one we remember. And many of her old friends– Blueberry Muffin, Raspberry Torte, Plum Pudding, Orange Blossom and Lemon Meringue—are back, too, and as sweet as ever.

In addition to the new movie and TV episodes, American Greetings’ partnership with Hasbro means that new fans of the character have plenty of new Strawberry Shortcake toys to enjoy! Similarly to the toys made over twenty years ago, Hasbro has made small, collectible figures, larger stuffed dolls, and Berry Bitty City playsets. You can purchase figurines of all of those beloved characters, and watch as this new group of girls discovers your old friends.

And, yes, the figures still smell just as sweet as the ones you remember!

Strawberry Shortcake Celebrates 30th Year Anniversary

American Greetings is celebrating their 30th year anniversary with Strawberry Shortcake, and so are we! We have also introduced a new line of sports sets into our Strawberry Shortcake toys, just in time for spring.  We have a strawberry shortcake mini bat and ball set, a regular bat and ball set, as well as a hockey set.

Also check out our Strawberry Shortcake “Goodies to Go” Scooter playset!  This playset includes cupcakes, pie, and cake that Strawberry Shortcake caters to her customers door-to-door in her scooter.  This playset is appropriate for ages 4 and up. The set also includes a miniature scented Strawberry Shortcake, Pupcake, two plates and slices of cake, a plate of muffins, two plates of sandwiches, two smoothies accessories, a plate of cupcakes, a berry pie, and a helmet, scooter, and trailer to deliver it all on!

Parents, just in case you didn’t know, you can now download the #1 smash hit kids game where Strawberry Shortcake makes her famous fruit smoothies in her Berry Café, available on your iPhone or iPod touch.  This is a great game, and will keep your children very entertained.

Be sure to check our website for the new Strawberry Shortcake DVDs that will be coming out on March 6, Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Brick Road and Strawberry Shortcake: Bloomin’ Berry Garden. It’s time to get Bloomin’ Berry for Spring!


Adventures with Strawberry Shortcake

You won’t find a better place to prepare for Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures than with Ty’s Toy Box!  We offer a vast selection of Strawberry Shortcake items.  We have both old and new styles, from the classic vintage Strawberry Shortcake cloth doll with blue eyes and red yarn hair, to the more modern sleek and sophisticated Strawberry Shortcake complete with accessories.  You can style her hair or decorate her outfits with ladybug charms.  You can’t go wrong either way that you choose, and why not purchase more than one?  One for you and one for a friend.

We also have picnic sets of Strawberry Shortcake with good friends, like Lemon Meringue and Raspberry Tart.  The play set includes mini scented figurines and as well as mini chairs, sandwiches, and a pie. Isn’t your imaginary appetite already starting to grow?

Let’s not forget the newest addition to Strawberry Shortcake’s circle of friends, who’s making news on CNN, Cherry Jam! Both Strawberry Shortcake and Cherry Jam love to sing together. However, Cherry Jam is very down to earth, and does not let the fact that she is a star get to her head.  Ty’s Toy Box also has Cherry Jam T-shirts, so you won’t want to miss out.

Also, with the holidays just around the corner, we have stocked up on Strawberry Shortcake items.  We have Christmas stockings, and apron and chef hat for your little chef to help out in the kitchen, as well as a growth chart to measure their growth. Don’t forget, all three of these items are able to be personalized with your little one’s name.  Either way you choose, let the adventures begin!