I know this post comes to you a little late, considering my daughter’s birthday party was held in mid-July, but I loved the theme and wanted to share it with all of you. Better late than never, right?
My daughter, Kelly loves ice cream (who doesn’t right?) and therefore, the theme was an easy pick. It was great for the kids. They had a blast building their own sundaes and snacking on ice cream themed snacks all day. Not to mention, it was the middle of summer and it just so happened to be one of those days you can’t eat your ice cream quick enough before it melts all over the place. It was a perfect day for ice cream and everything cold.
We held it in in the back yard and set up activities for the kids to play, such as a water sprinkler, bubbles, sandbox, fishing pond, water table, balls, and toys. And as far as the decorations and food went, I was inspired by Pinterest once again. There are so many ways to search for things on the internet and yet, I still find the most creative and inspirational ideas through Pinterest. Check it out if you haven’t already! It’s a cataloging site so you can easily find and ‘bookmark’ where your favorites are in cyber world.
Decorations: I stuck to pretty basic pink decor (table clothes and streamers). However, instead of just having helium balloons around, I added a cone to the base of each balloon with brown packaging paper to transform the balloons into ice cream cones!
Food: We simply ordered pizza for the main course of the day and then splurged on the sweets! Of course…it was an ICE CREAM party! For a snack I had chopped fresh fruit stuffed in waffle cones and for cake I made a cake out of cupcakes in the shape of an ice cream cone as well as a special cake for the birthday girl. And if we’re gonna load them up with sugar, why not go all out with a full fledge sundae!? I laid out bowls with different toppings for the kids’ ice cream and they went to town decorating their sundaes.
Favors: This was one of my favorite things from the part and I completely forgot to get a photo before handing them all out. Go figure. I found fun ice cream sundae plastic glasses and filled them with ice cream themed candies and toys. I also included a tooth brush :).
Not only was this theme easy for a mid-summer birthday party, it was fun for the kids too. I was surprised at how many ice cream themed toys, treats and activities there are in the stores during the summer months. It certainly made this a very easy party to put together. There were so many other ideas I wanted to incorporate however, I did my best not to go overboard.