Need strawberry shortcake games for your daughter’s theme party? You’ve found them! I am really excited to be writing this page. I still remember being a Strawberry Shortcake fanatic back in the 80’s. I had the bed sheets, the dolls, the scratch and sniff stickers (that I plastered all over my dresser to my mother’s disdain). Okay, I need to get back on track before I get lost in nostalgia world forever. I came up with some fun Strawberry Shortcake birthday party ideas and games for those parents looking for creative D.I.Y ideas. I also have some awesome printable Strawberry Shortcake invitations and favors that can be personalized for your berry special birthday girl!
In this game the children try to keep all the strawberries ( red balloons ) up in the air while the music is playing. When the music stops all the kids grab a strawberry. Pull out a name from a hat (or whatever you have on hand) and that child must bust their balloon and complete the challenge inside to win a prize. Challenges should be short and fun. Examples:
After the challenge is complete that child can continue to play the game with the others, though their name will not be called again to pop a balloon. Make sure you have enough balloons so that every child has one to grab when the music stops. I would suggest about twice as many balloons as there are players. To make the balloons look more like strawberries use a marker to add strawberry seeds.
ALTERNATIVES: You can forgo the challenges all together if you want and put fun stickers or strawberry shortcake tattoos in the balloons
This is one of my personal favorite strawberry shortcake games! In this game the children are divided into teams and given spoons that they will use to pick up berries and run them to their matching pie tin. Berries can be different colored ping pong balls. Red for strawberries, blue for blueberries, purple for raspberries.
Each team is assigned the job of making a different kind of pie and they will only grab berries for that pie. For example, the team assigned to strawberry pie will only collect red ping pong balls.
To play: spread the different colored ping pong balls out over one side of the yard. On the other side set up a table with a different pie tin for each team.Assign each team a kind of pie and give out a spoon to each player. On the start of go everyone runs to the field of fallen berries and puts one on their spoon then rushes it back to their teams pie tin. The team that finishes their pie first wins.
NON COMPETITIVE VERSION: To play this game with no winners or losers forgo assigning teams. Just let everyone work together to make all the pies as fast as possible.
Provide each guest with 10 sunflower seeds and have them stand back and try and toss them into a flower pot. For added fun, provide multiple flower pot targets.
Purchase a straw hat for each guest to decorate when they arrive to the party. Provide assorted ribbons, bows, feathers etc… for them to use to decorate their own hat. These hats can also be used for the next game.
Place the garden hats in a circle, and secretly hide a strawberry wrapped candy under one of them. Have the children walk around them while the music is playing. When the music stops they all stand in front of a hat. The child that is has the strawberry under their hat wins the candy. Remove one hat and keep playing until everyone wins. This game is also a great way to avoid the mob when passing out the cake and ice cream. Just have the children receive their cake and ice cream after they find the strawberry.
Blindfold each child and have them try and guess what yummy fruit they are smelling. Have an assortment of fruits on hand. Try fruits such as oranges, banana's, strawberries, cherries, apples, etc.
This is another really cool activity the kids can do when they first arrive at the party or as a cool down craft at the end of the party. Provide an assortment of bead friendly food such as fruit loops, licorice sticks, cheerios, life savers, etc.. Give each child enough string to make a necklace and have them bead their own edible jewelry.
Race to roll the orange past the finish line. Wait there’s one catch. The children cannot use their hands or feet, instead they must use their nose to roll the orange. To play: provide each child an orange and have them get on their hands and knees at the starting line. On the start of go they all rush their oranges to the finish line using only their nose.
This activity isn't exclusive for Strawberry Shortcake games but I included it because I thought it fit the theme nicely. you’ll need a large bag of skittles candy, maybe a couple large bags depending on how many kids you have playing. Pass each child a drinking straw and a plastic cup( or bowl). Tell the children that they can keep as many skittles as they can grab. The only rule is they cannot grab them with their hands. They must suck them onto their straws and transfer them over to their cup, before they can touch or eat them.
Print out pictures of characters from strawberry shortcake onto card stock. Hide the pictures all around the playing area and have the children search to collect them all. Here is a list of characters.
Strawberry Shortcake has tons of characters and friends including Almond Tea and Marza Panda, Angel Cake and Souffl'ee Skunk, Apple Dumplin', Apricot and Hopsalot, Baby Needs A Name and Fig Boot, Blueberry Muffin, Butter Cookie and Jelly Bear, Cafe Ol'e and Burrito Donkey, Cherry Cuddler and Gooseberry Goose, Crepe Suzette and Eclair Poodle, Huckleberry Pie, Lem and Ada and Sugar Woofer, Lemon Meringue, Lime Chiffon and Parfait Parrot, Mint Tulip and Marsh Mallard, Orange Blossom, Peach Blush and Melonie Belle, Purple Pieman, and Raspberry Tart.
I like to think of this game as the human piñata (don’t worry no one gets hit with a bat). The purple pie man would be considered the antagonist or “bad guy” in Strawberryland. In this game the Purple Pie man has swiped all the strawberry treats (candy) and the kids must chase him down to retrieve them.
To play: you are another berry fun adult takes the role as the Purple Pie man. The children chase you and try to tag you. When you get tagged you must stop. The only way to be released is to throw out a handful of candy and make your escape while the children are all collecting it. Keep playing until all the candy is gone.