A cherry theme party can be used to enhance a summer’s day or brighten up a dreary winter. These ideas could be used for a variety of parties including birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers, summer gatherings, Fourth of July celebrations, and more. Guests are sure to be impressed by the fruits of your labor when you use our original cherry party décor, games, favors, and menu ideas to create a vibrant party atmosphere!
Cherry Theme Party Décor
The key idea for these cherry party theme decorations is to incorporate lots of bright red into the scheme.
1. Scented Candles
Most people consider the purpose of decorating to be all about pleasing the eyes. Incorporating other senses to your decorations, however, can create opportunities to make your party unique. For this reason, burn candles with cherry scents to add to the décor. Be sure the scents compliment each other and always create a scrumptious smell.
Use red and white paper plates to create a summertime picnic vibe. Remember, too, that using paper plates means less dirty dishes and quicker cleanup.
Sure, they’re not cherries; however, their rich red color matches their fruit counterpart. Sprinkle red rose petals around food tables or use elegant rose bouquets to create centerpieces.
4. Cherry Table Runners
Table runners are a great way to spruce up a boring table. If it is summer, you can most likely find runners with cherries in several stores, but online vendors always have them available. Lay the runner up the table and add a few votive candles to accent the cherry print.
5. Balloon Bunches
Parties are never complete without balloons! Blow up red balloons but don’t use helium. Use thick green floral wire or even sticks from outside as the “stems” for the cherries. Attach the red balloons to the end of the stems to look like a cherry bunch.
6. Paper Napkins
Provide guests with red and white polka dot napkins, which act as excellent accents for the solid colored paper plates. These supplies can be found at your local party store.
7. Cherry Blossom Centerpieces
These beautiful flowers are an excellent enhancement to your cherry party decor. Create a floral arrangement using cherry blossoms and branches to use as table centerpieces for the party.
8. Checked Tablecloth
A red and white-checkered tablecloth can create a picnic-like atmosphere and protect your table from spills.
9. Lantern Lighting
Hang red paper lanterns from the ceiling or trees if it is an outdoor party. The lighting will work to enhance the rest of the décor you have selected to create the party.
10. Place Mats
If you don’t want to cover up your beautiful food tables with a tablecloth, simply put a red placemat at each table setting. Disposable placemats can easily be tossed after use, but others can be easily cleaned up, so you aren’t left with a huge mess after guests leave.
Cherry Theme Party Games and Activities
Ensure that guests have loads of fun at your cherry-themed party by providing entertainment to delight everyone. Try some of these cherries themed games and activities to enhance your already wonderfully decorated event.
11. Pit Launch
Hold a contest to see who can spit a cherry pit the farthest. Set up a line for contestants to stand on as they spit. Use a tape measurer to judge distance. Remind guests that the record distance someone has spit a cherry pit is over 93 feet!
12. Sundae Creations
Create a unique make your own sundae bar. Provide toppings such as nuts, caramel, chocolate syrup, and whip cream. Don’t forget the cherry!
13. Stem Twist
See which of your guests have enough tongue control to twist a cherry stem into a knot in their mouth. This is more difficult than it sounds, but guests will enjoy the challenge. Be sure to provide a prize for the person who completes his or her knot before everyone else.
14. Pie Eating Contest
You’ll need to bake or buy lots of cherry pies for this activity. Participants must sit behind their pie and eat it as fast as they can. The trick is that their hands are tied behind their backs. It’s a good idea to provide some bibs to contestants to prevent stained clothes. You should also keep some baby wipes on hand for the sticky faces that are sure to appear after the contest. To prevent bellyaches, create individual pies, or simply use pie slices.
15. Don’t Forget the Cherry!
This game is just like Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Create a large sundae out of construction paper, poster board, or any other material you’d like to use. Be sure to include all the toppings. Then use red paper to create a large cherry for the sundae. Blindfold guests, spin them around and have them attempt to put the cherry on top of the sundae.
Perfect Menu For a Cherry Theme Party
The perfect menu for a cherry themed party obviously includes lots of delectable cherry treats. Try some of these menu ideas for cherry-themed parties and add some of your recipes to create a food list that all of your guests will enjoy!
16. Fresh Cherry Mojitos
Make your mojitos using cherry syrup, rum, a little lime juice, and sparkling water. These are a delicious and pretty substitute for boring alcoholic beverages. Add some mint leaves to delight the eyes and taste buds of your age-appropriate guests.
There are many options for incorporating the cherry theme into your cupcakes. You could make milkshake cupcakes and top them with cherries emulating real milkshakes in cake form! If you wanted to mix it up you could also incorporate other flavors in your cupcakes such as these chocolate cherry cupcakes.
18. Shirley Temples
These non-alcoholic beverages are perfect for underage guests. Mix some lemon-lime soda, some grenadine, and a few cherries. Serve with fun curly straws to appeal to a younger crowd.
19. Homemade Cherry Lemonade
Squeeze fresh lemonade using lemons, water, and sugar. Add in the cherry flavor by simply allowing cherries to float in the lemonade; this makes the lemonade look pretty.
An obviously simple thing to serve is cherries. Place them in small bowls around the party so guests can munch on them at their leisure.
21. Cherry Glazed Meat
Whip up a cherry glaze using an online recipe to add a different flavor combination to any beef or chicken you’ll serve for the evening.
22. Salad with Cherries and Arugula
Along with romaine lettuce, use arugula to create a salad. Cherries create a sweet flavor in the salad, which mixes perfectly if you use mozzarella cheese on the salad. The flavor combination is delightful.
23. Cherry Vanilla Frosting
Make cherry vanilla icing using vanilla extract, cherries, and a few other key ingredients. You can find many tasty recipes online. Use the icing to frost cakes, cupcakes, or even sugar cookies. Be sure to add some whole cherries on top to add to the visual display.
24. Baked Cherry Pie
Cherry pie is sure to be a hit at a cherry themed event! Purchase fresh pies from a local bakery or scour some old cookbooks to find an old fashioned recipe.
25. Mini Cherry Pies
Mini versions of baked cherry pies, which can be baked or bought, are a great addition to your menu and could also be taken home as party favors.
26. Cherry Flavored Ice Cream
Buy some cherry flavored ice cream (or even frozen yogurt) at the grocery store. Serve with whipped cream.
27. Cherry Cordials
Dip your own chocolate-covered cherries. After dipping, store the cherries in the fridge until you are ready to serve them to hungry guests.
Cherry Theme Party Favors
As a kind gesture, it’s always nice to have a little something to hand to guests as they leave; this provides ample opportunity to thank them for their attendance and even their presence in your life. For a cherry themed party, consider some cherry party prizes and giveaways that show your appreciation for their friendship. These party favor are sure to be the cherry on top of your party! The following are some great cherry themed party favor ideas:
29. Thank You Cards
Thank You cards are always a thoughtful party favor to show your guests some appreciation for attending your party. Cherry themed Thank You cards are a cute way to tell your guest you appreciate them!
30. Scented Candles
Guests will be delighted to receive cherry scented candles as a take-home favor. Every time they burn it, they can think of the wonderful time they had at your party.
31. Lip Balm
For an inexpensive price, consider buying all of your guests some cherry lip balm or cherry lip-gloss. This is especially nice for a winter gathering, as it will help to keep guests’ lips soft and moist.
Often, you can find costume jewelry pieces with cherries on them, such as earrings and necklaces. These would make great favors for all the guests at your party, especially younger ones.
Another inexpensive favor idea, a pack of cherry chewing gum is a great giveaway that is both practical and yummy for guests.
34. Cherry Soda
Cherry soda is another wonderful gift that guests can take home. Though glass bottles would be best, you could purchase cans of cherry soda and pretty them up by wrapping tissue paper around them and tying with curling ribbon.
Make your own leis using silk cherry blossoms. Simply intertwine the stems and use small pieces of floral wire to hold it together.
36. Cherry Bath Products
Create small gift baskets or bags with travel-sized bath products in cherry scents. Include, shampoo, body wash, and even lotion! You could also give these out individually as favors if you’re on a tighter budget.
What could be a more suitable favor than cherries at cherry themed parties? Get fresh ones locally if possible. Put in small favor bags for each guest to take home and enjoy.
38. Key Chains
Key chains are popularly decorated with cherries. They’ll make a cute accessory for guests and won’t break your wallet.
39. Hair Clips
These are cute accessories that are also often decorated with cherries. Be sure to check the hair products section of stores, and you’ll most likely run into some cute cherry clips to bling up any kid’s hair.
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