What could be better on a hot summer’s day than an ice-cream party? Definitely a theme your little one and their friends are going to love! This is such a fun theme to plan for as you can do so much with a ice cream bar with a range of toppings and sauces! Suitable for either a boy or girl and another theme with a range of colour scheme options! In this post I’ll focus on some pastel colour ideas as well as ideas for a traditional red/white stripe ice cream parlour colour scheme.
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Here are a few invitation ideas to set the scene!
For a colourful circle invitation this one is a great pick as it also comes with a few matching items to coordinate your other bits and pieces with!
Love the pastel colours on this invitation:
Such a lovely unique shape invitation in this printable collection!
To set up your party area, you’ll definitely want some bright pastel colours to continue the fun feeling that an icecream party should invoke! Or alternatively the bold red and white colour scheme for the traditional look:
How gorgeous is this? Good enough to eat! A beautiful ice cream bunting that would look stunning hung in a bedroom after the party:
Hang a bunch of these lanterns down together to create a look of colourful ice cream scoops!
These pastel tissue pom poms would also help create an ice cream wonderland!
Use this red and white pom pom to create your classic ice cream parlour look:
For your tableware there are lots of pastel & red/white items to choose from. Here are some picks but of course I’m not suggesting you use these items all together. Pick and choose what you like and work it in with other items:
Such a cute pastel pattern if you are going for a polka dot design:
This striped tablerunner comes in other pastel colours and could even be used as a backdrop to your table:
For the traditional ice cream parlour look this tablerunner is a must:
A complete colourful tableware pack:
For a complete retro icecream parlour look, pop some paper straws into one of these straw dispensers!
Special Themed Items & Sweet Treats
Now onto what the little one’s will eat their ice creams in. Of course you could use ice cream cones, but when you see the fun icecream cup options below I doubt you’ll want to!
So many wonderful options for coloured ice cream cups, some of which also come with traditional wooden spoons:
How sweet is this ice cream truck which comes with this cups & spoons set? Would make a great decoration at the party!
These tubs with lids are also a lovely way to serve icecream (Although you could fill them with sweets for a take home gift too):
Little touches can really add something special to a party and this “enjoy” stamp which can be used on wooden spoons is just so delightful it would make eating ice cream even more enjoyable!
If you are using cones instead of cups, then you can’t go past these icecream cone holders:
Serving ice cream gets even more fun with these colourful ice cream scoops! The kids will love using them:
These cute gelato cups are great for using to fill with toppings:
A unique way to label your toppings are these fancy labels! Such pretty things really do suit a fun ice cream party – these would look so sweet on all the topping bowls!
Alternatively, here is a beautiful pastel option for your topping labels to present in front of each topping bowl:
Or look at these free printables – you can edit the topping and print & cut them out yourself:
A gorgeous pastel cake stand for your ice-cream themed cake:
These icecream cone lollies are a sweet matching treat as well!
If you are having cupcakes then this striped cupcake stand (which also comes in other colours) would work well for an Ice cream parlour look!
For something cute to welcome your guests to the icecream bar, how about this gorgeous little blackboard!
Favours/Take Home Gifts
Love this gorgeous pine food cone which comes perfectly shaped like an ice cream cone and could be topped with some fairy floss for an ice cream look! These could also be used as decorations as well:
If perhaps you feel your guests have had enough sugar for the day you could send them home with these cute novelty gifts!
For gift tags check out these free printables which are just so lovely !
I adore this icecream parlour table from the Eat, Drink, Chic blog
Some sweet and pretty icecream parties featured on Kara’s Party Ideas
The amazing icecream social party styled by Kara herself from Karas Party Ideas
A gorgeous icecream party from Mon Tresor
A lovely light and fresh icecream party from Style Me Gorgeous
All these pretty things easily make me want to eat some icecream despite this wintery weather! Hope you have found some inspiring ideas to help you in your planning for this fun summer theme for your little one’s celebration! Enjoy!