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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.
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.”
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.”
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!”
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.”
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….
- Ice Cream Party Dishes & Spoons
- Ice Cream Party Tub Bowls
- Ice Cream Cone Chocolate Mold
- Neon Plastic Soda Glasses
- Ceramic Ice Cream Bar
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.
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