Cherry Themed Party Ideas: ideas for party favors, party decor, and simple recipes for cherry lovers with this cherry picnic.
This cherry picnic is full of great cherry themed party ideas! This backyard party was a lot of fun to put together. It would be great for a special occasion like a birthday party, bridal shower, or baby shower, but we enjoyed it as a party theme for simple summer party to celebrate cherry season.
We set up in our backyard, and used a coffee table in our setting area. I love how casual and relaxed this set up is. I started off using some pretty and inexpensive cherry fabric as a simple table cloth. The material had some red cherries, with some grey dots, so this set our simple color scheme for the table. We used some seasonal Queen Anne’s lace flowers in vintage glass bottles for flowers.
Another beautiful addition to our party party supplies and one that helped set the theme was the vintage cherry cake plate. It was a gift years ago from a friend. I love theme parties, so when I decided on a cherry theme I knew this would be perfect. Cherries were a popular vintage theme, so if you’re planning something similar it’s worth having a look around a antique shop for a some cherry inspired kitchenware to include.
Cherry Place Settings
For our place settings we went with classic white plates, and a stripped napkin, with black cutlery. On top, instead of napkin rings, we added some cherry party decorations with these miniature wood berry baskets filled with fresh cherries. They looked so cute, and were a great way to send our guests home with cherry theme party favors at the end of the night -that is if they could resist eating them.
Another cute touch to our cherry-themed party were the cherry printed paper straws -buy them here. I found some black cherry pop in cute bottles and used some red and white twine to tie the paper straws right to the bottles.
The Cherry Themed Food
My favourite part of the party was the beautiful cherry inspired foods we served. We started out with some cherry themed bruschetta. We toasted some bread, spread it with boursin cheese, and then added roasted grape tomatoes that looked like cherries. To roast the tomatoes we tossed them in some olive oil, with a little minced garlic and salt and pepper in a baking dish. We roasted roasted ours in a 350 oven for about 20 minutes. Serve them warm, or room temperature.
We added stems with fresh chives, and a leaf of fresh basil. These cherry toasts certainly looked like they’d just been picked from some cherry trees nearby, but not only were they adorable, but they were delicious! The roasting of the tomatoes brings out their sweetness and the combination of that with crunchy toast, and creamy cheese, and the freshness of the herbs was heavenly. You want to make these on the party day, just before serving.
Cherry Cheese Cake
We also made some classic cherry cheese cakes. We served these in individual glasses, which makes them perfect for a picnic and not having to worry about cutting and serving. These are a very easy no-bake recipe. Use this recipe, and swap out the topping for canned cherry pie filling.
Cherry Cake Pops
And finally we also made some cherry cake pops. We used a cherry mix, broken into crumbs and mixed with icing to create the cake balls. Next we used some green straws -to look like cherry stems. These were dipped in red chocolate candy coating. I tied two of the finished cake pops together with some green ribbon to make it look like a cherry leaf. Aren’t these just the cutest? And they were so yummy too.
These would also be adorable as a cherry themed favor. Just wrap them up in a cello bags for gift giving.
We kept our menu quite simple but cherry pies would be another great addition. Vanilla cupcakes with a cherry on top would be sweet too. Cherry cookies or sugar cookies decorated to look like cherries would all be great additions too. And since it’s summer, you couldn’t go wrong with an ice cream cone of cherry custard, or black cherry flavor.
With all these cherry themed party ideas, life really is a party!
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