It seems like it’s becoming a tradition that summer time means birthday time with the Nunes girls! This year Lisa wanted a girly, bright, and fun ice cream theme. Since this party was on a 100+ degree day, this was the best theme ever! There were a few key details that I used to make everything look cohesive. The color scheme was bright green, turquoise, orange, and pink. For the labels, banner and poster I used the fonts JF Ringmaster and Champagne and Limousines.
Outside of the gazebo I hung a simple Happy Birthday Banner that I printed on white card-stock and glued to Kraft colored stock. In the back of the food tent I hung a 20×30 poster that read “Faith and Alyssa’s Ice Cream Parlor”. I printed the poster myself from a PDF in tiled mode so I could mount it to foam core. Using mailing paper and paper lanterns, I also made hanging ice cream cones.
The dessert buffet was simple but had all the best toppings! I used sundae glasses I found at a thrift store to hold most of the toppings, which included: cherries, peanuts, chocolate chips, gummy bears, chocolate syrup, caramel syrup, whipped cream, sprinkles, crushed oreos, m&ms, toffee, and fresh strawberries. Lisa pre-scooped the ice cream to make it go a bit quicker in the line.
We decided on a lime green table cloth with a runner of ice cream fabric. On top of that I purchased pilsner glasses from the Dollar Tree and spray painted them light pink to look like a strawberry milkshake. I put white flowers in the vases to look like whipped cream and made yarn cherries for the top!
I found mini plastic tubs in bright colors at the 99 cent store in 4 packs to make goodie buckets. I filled them with trinkets like sparkly bangles, candy, bubbles, and cone shooters (brings back childhood memories!). I added in some plastic lizards for the boys since everything else was really girly. I wrapped the buckets in cellophane bags from Michaels and tied them with a tulle bow. I added a little “Thank You” tag on the outside with Zots.
I also made ice cream cone headbands. I covered a styrofoam cone in brown mailing paper from the Dollar Tree. In the top part of the cone I inserted thin ribbon in all of the colors of the party. On the bottom of the cone I hot glued a ruffled lace to look like melted vanilla ice cream. I used a circle of white felt to glue the cone to the headband. The girls looked adorable!
Lisa made all of the games for the kids. She used a tri-fold project board for pin the cherry on the ice cream and built a bean bag toss game based on a picture she saw in a catalog. She’s pretty crafty, too! She found a local vendor that made a giant ice cream cone piñata that the littles beat to shreds.
I love having an opportunity to do something for Lisa since she is always doing something for everybody else!