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Kid's Ice Cream Social Birthday Party

I can't believe how much has happened since my last party blog post on my son Grayson's Jungle-Themed First Birthday Party.  Grayson is now three, and his brother Sawyer is now one!  Needless to say, I have a few party posts coming for their last few parties.  Today, I am sharing about Grayson's second birthday party, which was an Ice Cream Social theme.  I will follow soon with his third birthday party, which was Disney/Pixar Cars (and a lot of fun!), and Sawyer's first birthday party, which was a Rock n' Roll theme.  In the meantime, you can see inspiration for the planning of all of them, as well as some of the actual party pics on my Pinterest pinboards here.

Okie dokie, on to the blog at hand!

Kid's Ice Cream Social Birthday Party

Want a party that is enjoyable for both kids and adults alike?  Well, who doesn't love ice cream?!  It is also a nice unisex theme that can be adjusted with the kid's favorite color.  Most of the inspiration and editable/printable files (including fonts) came from this blog post on Eat & Drink Chic: DIY Ice-Cream Parlour "Make your own Sundaes" Buffet Concept for a Wedding or Party.

Welcome sign on the door

Topping buffet

Sauces with labels

Topping buffet from another angle

Banner made from blue card stock and twine. Sorry for the bad lighting!

Happy birthday boy!

Fonts (all free, yay!):

These are all editable PDFs (if you have Illustrator or InDesign), so you can not only change the color, but the text as well.  Note that I even personalized them to include my son's name (Grayson's Ice Cream Parlour). This blogger made these available for free for personal use! Don't forget to credit her if you use them and blog about it.

  • Restaurant/food supply store (containers, scoops, etc.) - a more comprehensive choice of items than a craft store, and better pricing than the candy buffet supplies sold at craft stores.
  • Party City (napkins, plates)
  • Michael's (paddle sticks, misc. items)
  • Grocery store (ice cream, toppings, balloons)

  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Strawberry Sauce
  • Whipped Cream
  • Shaved Coconut
  • Chopped Peanuts
  • Sprinkles (a must for a kid's party)
  • Crumbled Oreos
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Maraschino Cherries
You can also get creative with toppings to match a particular color scheme.  For example, in this blog she goes with a pink theme and even incorporates pink meringues, coconut ice with pink food coloring, and other pink toppings.


Justin Iserman said...

I know I'm late to the party on this but how did your dispensers work out for the chocolate, caramel and strawberry syrups? I really like the idea but it seems like it might get clogged easily...

ramonaruby said...

@Justin, I didn't have any problem with clogging, as it was just for a few hours. It seemed to pour just fine, and in fact, probably helped avoid kids over-doing the sauce since it pours slowly (like an oil/vinegar pour) than squirting from the bottle.