Berry-licious Birthday Planning + 15 Strawberry Desserts RoundUp

Summertime is in full swing, and I have berries running out of my ears.


Blackberries. Blueberries. Strawberries. Cherries… (are those considered berries? IDK.)

Do y’all do that too?  Buy berries simply because they are so cheap at the grocery store, then let the surplus sit in your fridge until they go bad? It’s a serious issue for me sometimes.  Sometimes I need more ideas on how to use up all these strawberries and blueberries and blackberries I have in my refrigerator.

But first, can I just say that my sweet lil’ shortcake is turning ONE in just a few weeks!  SHE’S ONE, Y’ALL! Already!
Caroline's First Birthday -Strawberry Themed

I really wanted to create her first birthday party theme based on one of my very favorite children’s book series, Brambly Hedge.

The Complete Brambly Hedge by Jill Barklem

It is SUCH a sweet book series, and I highly recommend it if you love Beatrix Potter type illustrations.

I could write a whole post on the gorgeous illustrations in the Brambly Hedge books. I love them all so much.

Summer Story with strawberries from The Complete Brambly Hedge book

My favorite sketches in the book are the cross-sections of all the tree houses and stumps where the mice live and work.

Brambly Hedge Tree House

Is that not the coolest thing EVER?? I love these books so, SOooooo much.

But, not many folks here in the US are familiar with the Brambly Hedge series, which means it’s not a super popular birthday theme with easy-to-find party supplies. So, that means I would have to DIY all the party invites and decorations from scratch, and mama just ain’t got it in her to do all that right now.  Maybe next year.

I was excited to find this sweet strawberry printed sun dress at Target for her birthday invitation photo shoot, and I bought this cute green chair from a friend of a friend.

SO, a strawberry themed birthday it is!

Carolines first birthday (1 of 1)

Seriously, where has the year gone? Can y’all believe I’m already planning a first birthday bash and cake smash for my Sweet Caroline in a few weeks? I just cannot believe she’s is already ONE!

While I was looking for some party recipes to use up some of my berry surplus it occurred to me that you guys might like to see some strawberry dessert ideas, too.

So, how ’bout a good old fashioned Dessert Roundup? Here you go, friends!

15 Amazing Strawberry Desserts to Try Today!

Here are 15 fresh Strawberry Dessert recipes that you need to try!

  1. Strawberry S’mores from Simply Stacie
  2. 4 Ingredient Recipe for Vegan Strawberry Popsicles with Coconut from Jessica Gavin
  3. Fresh Strawberry Cake from Simply Fresh Dinners
  4. Strawberry Yogurt Pie from Buns In My Oven
  5. French Strawberry Cake from I am Baker
  6. Strawberry Mousse Trifles from Spend With Pennies
  7. Quick and Easy Strawberry Cake Recipe from DIY Candy
  8. No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars from Garnish with Lemon
  9. Key Lime Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream Cake from Life Love and Sugar
  10. Gluten Free Strawberry Cake from Recipe Girl
  11. Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcakes from Serious Eats
  12. Fresh Strawberry Butter from Holly’s Cheat Day
  13. Lemonade Cupcake Recipes from Fun-Squared
  14. Strawberries and Cream FAT BOMBS! from My Keto Kitchen
  15. Strawberry Almond Crisp from Let’s Dish Recipes

Enjoy, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for 15 Blueberry Dessert Ideas to keep using up all those berries!

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Speak Your Mind



  1. Hi Beth,
    I think berries are one of the best parts of summer! Your little girl is so adorable and a strawberry themed party is perfect! That dress! 🙂
    Thanks for including our Fresh Strawberry Cake. Have a wonderful party!

  2. She’s so precious and I can’t wait to see the details of this party. I know you’ll do an amazing job!

  3. What a sweet little bumpkin!! Thank you for including DIY Candy in your roundup . . pinning!

  4. Oh wow! Your cake looks so yummy! Your little sweet Caroline is even more sweet! Happy Birthday to a little princess in a strawberry party!! Have fun!!

  5. Caroline is adorable! Happy, Happy Birthday!
    Thank you for the strawberry recipes –



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