Did you know that Tip Top make Birthday Cake ice-cream? It’s perfect – in all its sprinkly, pastel deliciousness – but more on that later!
When I suggested an Ice-Cream Party, Phoebe was immediately as excited as me – if you ask her, she’ll tell you she wants to be an ice-cream maker when she grows up! Here’s how we put together her sweet, summery, celebration.
The design for the invitations was easy – ice-creams of course! I made these using Kraft card and scrapbook paper I downloaded from CastleDoors on Etsy.
Pastel pink and yellow are such ice-cream colours! And I added a touch of baby blue because I knew I wanted to ice the cake in pink and blue.
Onto a yellow spotted backdrop I hung the ice-cream garland I made in the same design as the invitations. Then I made “ice-creams” using pink, yellow and white honeycomb balls atop party-hat cones. The stripes and spots of these were perfectly reflected in the plates and napkins.
The living room, where the games would take place, was adorned with pink and yellow spotted streamers – I even used washi tape with sprinkles on it!
🍦 The Table:
Over a white table-cloth I used a pink and white spotted table runner. The plates were pink striped with contrasting yellow polka-dot napkins.
Do you see the bottles? Those appear at most of my parties but they always look different! This time I downloaded a set of ice-cream scrapbook papers from etamcute on Etsy. With the pink spotted straws they looked perfect!
I wanted to carry the ice-cream theme and those pastel colours right through the party food. So I made ice-cream gingerbread cookies, mini cupcakes with a scoop of ice-cream and a cherry on top (note those sprinkles cupcake cases!) and I found these brilliant marshmallows in exactly the right colours!
We also had chips, popcorn, cheese and crackers, and some blueberries for balance.
It was so much fun coming up with ice-cream themed games! For the prizes I found these Ice-cream Poppers from Seedling.
We played a version of musical chairs using scoops of ice-cream I’d cut from more of that lovely sprinkles scrapbook paper.
The pass-the-parcel was all wrapped up in ice-cream colours and the prize was a cute ice-cream pen from Seedling.
I drew a big ice-cream on a piece of A2 card and made red circles for each child to pin the cherry on the ice-cream.
And we had an ice-cream and scoop relay, like an egg and spoon race. I bought some ice-cream scoops from the supermarket and made cotton wool ice-creams decorated with sprinkles. The children really got into it, racing as fast as they could while balancing those ice-creams, and cheering their team-mates on. They all won a little ice-cream eraser at the end.
We finished the day by creating the best ice-creams ever, with a choice of that brilliant Tip Top Birthday Cake ice-cream (complete with pieces of birthday cake…and did I mention the sprinkles…?) or vanilla, expertly scooped by Mr Daisyrocket into waffle cones. The children added a variety of toppings and admired their creations before devouring them!
Instead of giving party bags to our lovely guests, I made cones for their thank you gifts. Inside was a multicoloured pen, pencil and matching sharpener, an ice-cream eraser, and some of those lovely pastel marshmallows.
They also took home their slice of birthday cake – tummies were full after those magnificent ice-creams!
Food-themed parties hold so much potential! Just think of the fun you could have with a cupcake party, or what about a tutti-fruity or donut theme? But why stick to sweet foods? What about a hot-dogs or fish and chips, or a pop-corn themed movie party?
The possibilities are endless! Why not get in touch and let’s put together something delicious for your next party!