Ice Cream Birthday Party
Kid Birthday Parties are my favorite especially when it involves ice cream!
How to Pick a Party Theme
My oldest daughter Tess turned 5 a few weeks ago! She is a little party planner herself. She loved helping me with the details of this party and definitely had an opinion. When she picked an Ice Cream Party in November I was a little worried about how I was going to be able to pull it off. Most of the ice cream/popsicle items are seasonal during the summer but we were able to pull it off with a little help from some absolutely amazing and talented people on Etsy!
Party Set Up
I decided to set up my house a little different this time and I didn’t have a table right when you walk in and I am so glad I did that because it was way more open. On the right side I set up a backdrop and lined the edges with this tissue paper and these fringe streamers along with hanging a banner. I also tied some Studio Pep balloons to this fun Ice Cream Truck from Target.
The goodie bags were designed by and stuffed full with some fun goodies! My daughter obviously got a little excited when she saw them displayed and wrote her name right on the front! That wasn’t the original plan haha but hey its her birthday so if she wants to write her name straight across the front she can go ahead!
These soaps were absolutely perfect. When I got them in the mail they were even more amazing then I could have imagined! I found bags and stamps at Hobby Lobby and bagged them up and stamped an ice cream cone and “soap” on them so all the kids were know what they were. Because I will be 100% honest they smelt good enough to eat! I loved it when I went to visit my sister a week or so later and found that her girls had displayed their soaps in their guest bathroom for everyone to use when they came over!
What’s in your goodie bag?
The goodie bags also had these ice cream squishy things , these erasers, these pens, and these bubbles, along with these little ice cream treat erasers. Along with the treats was this cute card that Lola paper doll designed for me. Each guest also got their own ice cream bowl and spoon to take home with them!
Along with having these super cute ice cream cone badge pins.
I have always wanted personalized stickers for my kids birthday parties and finally with the help of Jessica I was able to pull these cute stickers off! She has some pretty cute stickers in her shop. I can’t wait to use them for the next party. Its all in the little details for me!
Goodie Bag Tags
I found these tags on Etsy and thought they were the absolute perfect match for the goodie bags. I loved the saying and they were amazing quality!! Here shop is so dreamy. I was thinking umm these are probably too nice for a 5 year old birthday party! haha
On the table I added some flowers in an ice cream sundae jar with these fun Ice Cream Centerpieces. I also displayed this amazing Print from Shelby Nichole. I sprinkled the table with these amazing sprinkles confetti by Studio Prep. And had a few other jars with candy in them!
In the jar I put some pastel marshmallows that I used through out the party. I picked these up while I was visiting Mexico and thought they would be perfect for any party with this color scheme. I found some similar ones over on etsy.
Along with being part of the decor table was these fabulous can kabobs! Sweets Indeed did them and did an amazing job. I am a gummy/sour fanatic and so I love having these included in my kids birthday parties. And Sweets Indeed fully outdid herself with these Ice Cream Candy Kabobs. I also had to order her Cone Candyfetti Mix that was used on the cake!
On the other side of the table was where the kids put the gifts. I had these amazing garland made for me. Handmade and unbelievable. I am in awe of how talented people are!
I hung the other half of this banner package by using the ice cream cones.
I hung these ice cream cone mirrors that I got from land of nod. Since it was off season for summertime they were super on sale! SCORE!
To add dimension I added more of the 4-leaf clover streamers. I have been wanting to try these out but had used the coffee filter streamers for other parties so I tried these out and I loved them! Loved the price even more! I also hung pastel tassel garlands throughout the party.
I order a backdrop from here and then made a balloon garland stringing balloons from the Studio Pep. I did mini balloons, normal size balloons, along with some white balloons and gold confetti balloons.
Using push pins I just layered the streamers and balloons and then I hung some of these ice cream cone
In the front of the table I put this banner along with more of the tissue garlands.
Tess had to have her favorite face painter at her birthday party along with a bounce house. My parents joked about how the face painter gets invited to all of our family parties. But honestly I wish she did come to every party because she is absolutely amazing! Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.