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Art & Ice Cream Party

I hear you screaming for ice cream!!!  This stunning ice cream party was submitted by Row of Eat a Rainbow and is a perfect theme for kids of all ages on a beautiful sunny day.

But this wasn’t just any ice cream party, it was an ice cream and an art party!  Two themes joined together to fulfill the desires of two little girls and it worked beautifully.

Art and ice cream party

Row said about the party planning: “My girls were turning 3 and 5 and absolutely could not agree on a theme for their shared party.  We decided to do a combined ‘ice cream and art’ party.  Why can’t you have two themes, I say.”

Party Decoration: 

Row did an awesome job of creating this ice cream party that was combined with art.  The decorations certainly had an edgy ‘art’ feel and she also used the kids art to decorate an entire wall.

One of my favorite decorations has to be the large ice cream cones.  They make a huge statement, but are also easy to make.  This is the perfect type of party decoration.

Row said “We used my parents backyard and I hired some kids tables from Saffy and May.  The pretty plastic tablecloth, I bought from Spotlight off the roll and cut to size.

Each place setting had a cute ice-cream bowl and spoon set (purchased from Woolworths for $1 each) which became the favours as well.  The ice cream cone balloons quite simple.  We used brown paper for the cones.”

Birthday banner

Happy birthday sign

Party view

Ice Cream Party Art gallery

Party Food:

I always love looking at what people prepare for the party food. It is of course one of the delights of a party, being able to indulge in some tasty treats.  Row didn’t disappoint with this party spread with a delicious selection of treats and of course an amazing cake!

Row said “I kept the food very simple with teacup biscuits (never fail), fruit, lollies, nutella fairy bread and of course the ice-cream cake.

The cake was actually three layers of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry cake with pink buttercream and chocolate ganache on the outside.

The squished ice-cream on top was pretty easy too.  I just made an extra chocolate mini muffin and covered it with icing and ganache and popped the cone on top.  We also did a little, make your own ice cream sundae with strawberries, lollies, toppings etc. That was a real hit!”

Ice cream cake

Ice cream party cake

Cut Ice cream cake

Ice cream cake table

Girls with ice cream display

Marshmallow Tea Cups

Table For Kids

Making ice cream sundaes

Party Activities:

Row incorporated some fantastic party activities for the kids.  I love how the kids got to make their own ice cream sundaes with the bowl’s turning into party favors.  This would have been so much fun, but also a lovely take home gift.

The art work theme was used as the main idea for the activities with the wall of art not only being great decoration, and a fun activity, but also teaching the kids some awesome life lessons.

Row said “To incorporate the ‘art’ theme, we had each child bring a piece of artwork (anything including scribbles was perfect) and on arrival I popped them in some colourful Ikea frames ($2) each. I was then able to pop them up around the balcony to make a mini art gallery.

We asked the kids to bring $10 instead of a present and at the end of the party, each child used their $10 to buy another child’s artwork.

We used the $100 raised to pick out some things on the World Vision website.  The girls thought it was wonderful that we could buy a goat and some chickens for kids in Africa.  They were even happy to go without any presents.

Apart from the usual party games, we also did some ice-cream craft and played pin the cherry on the ice-cream. You can easily make up an ice-cream poster for this game with some glittery paper and cardboard.”

Pin the Ice Cream

Art for sale 2

Art for sale

Doesn’t this amazing party just make you want to go and grab the ice cream right now?  It’s such a fun theme and it is obvious that the kids had a wonderful time.  Have you ever held an ice cream party?  How did you style it?  Please share your ideas with us below.

Vendors & Credits:

Party Styling: Eat A Rainbow

Kids Table Hire: Saffy & May

Planning your own ice cream party?  Check out these party supplies to help set the scene….

Thank you to Eat A Rainbow for sharing this delightful party with us.  If you have enjoyed it, please SHARE and PIN it so that other’s can enjoy it too.

Thanks for reading

Catherine

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16 Responses to Art & Ice Cream Party

  1. Linda @ With A Blast September 4, 2014 at 10:26 pm #

    Everything looks so wonderful, Catherine ! I especially like the Happy Birthday sign !

    • Catherine Holt September 7, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

      Oh I agree Linda, great sign isn’t it. Loved putting this feature together 🙂

  2. Chantelle Doll September 10, 2014 at 11:56 pm #

    I absolutely adore the teacup biscuits! What a fun little party.

    • Catherine Holt September 11, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

      They are so cute arn’t they Chantelle. So easy to make too, which makes them ideal for a kids party 🙂

  3. Jacqui September 12, 2014 at 1:38 am #

    This is so cute!! I LOVE that cake. My daughter has a summer birthday and this would be a perfect party for her.

    • Catherine Holt September 12, 2014 at 8:52 am #

      Oh yes Jacqui, perfect for a summer’s birthday. I don’t know many kids that don’t like ice cream, so a party centered around it….perfect!

  4. Chelsea | Mommie and Wee September 22, 2014 at 12:19 am #

    This is such an adorable idea! Thanks for linking up with me and my lovely co-hosts at Pin Worthy Wednesday! I’ve pinned your post! I’ll be looking back at it for my ideas for my girls’ first birthday party

    • Catherine Holt September 22, 2014 at 8:45 am #

      Thanks Clessea. I loved writing up this submission, it’s a party all kids would love 🙂

  5. Adrian September 23, 2014 at 10:06 am #

    I love that birthday cake and the fact that all the kids were ok with no presents and buying for those that are a lot less fortunate. Made me warm all over:) Thanks for sharing with us at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party!

    • Catherine Holt September 23, 2014 at 10:38 pm #

      Incredibly sweet isn’t it Adrian. It’s lovely that the kids can learn those kind of lessons in life…and such a lovely gesture 🙂

  6. Candice January 7, 2015 at 9:33 am #

    I wish I could have this party for mine! Thank you for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

    • Catherine Holt January 7, 2015 at 9:37 am #

      Lol Candice … I could handle an ice cream party too. Who says it has to be just for kids anyway!

      • Candice January 7, 2015 at 9:38 am #

        Well my birthday is in August and I usually have a birthday cake…

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