Be a Hip Host: How to Plan a Vintage Ice Cream Party for the Kids!

Looking for a sweet way to beat the heat at your daughter’s summer birthday party? Three words: ice cream party! The little birthday girl and her guests will be giddy over the idea of everything ice cream—from decorations to party supplies to the birthday cake to favors. And of course, actual luscious, cold, and creamy ice cream! We picture this as a pastel-pretty scene, a la vintage era ice cream parlor. So we gathered some darling ideas and products to help you get the scoop on styling this sweet birthday bash!

Vintage ice cream party theme, favors, decorations, cupcakes

1 – A pretty invitation with a colorful buntig design – available as a digital file from LillyMaeDesigns

2 – Fondant cupcakes decorated as ice cream scoops – featured on Best Friends For Frosting, credited to Hello Naomi

3 – Sweet treats display using waffle sugar cones to hold anything from gumballs to delicious scoops of ice cream (or are those cupcakes?) – super cute idea from an ice cream social styled by Kara of Kara’s Party Ideas

4 – DIY ruffled ice cream cone decorations that would also make the sweetest favors – crafted by Icing Designs Online with a tutorial provided

5 – Pastel-colored ice cream pop cake – all-fondant creation by Erica O’Brien; as she describes it “everything is edible except the popsicle sticks”!

6 – Ice cream cone-shaped cutlery holder – bought from the dollar store by Kendra of Me and My Insanity and spray-painted pink

7 - Ice cream party set of 12 patterned cups and wooden spoons, packaged in a vintage van box – from Party Table, £8.99 (€10.50) (found via Baby Jungle)

8 – Ice cream bar with an array of toppings in jars – part of a real party featured on Pear Tree Greetings, using their adorable printed products

1 Comment

  1. Susan Noble  /  05/26/2015, 11:26 am Reply

    These are such adorable ideas! Nothing says summer like a fun ice cream party or social!

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