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Ice cream Theme

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!

Icecream Party – Polkadot Prints


Love the pastel colours on this invitation:

Ice cream party – Imprintables



Such a lovely unique shape invitation in this printable collection!

Icecream Printables – Style Me Gorgeous


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:


Pastel Disco Dots bunting – Giggleberry Creations


Strawberries and Cream bunting – Giggleberry Creations




How gorgeous is this? Good enough to eat! A beautiful ice cream bunting that would look stunning hung in a bedroom after the party:


Icecream bunting – Purkilicious



Hang a bunch of these lanterns down together to create a look of colourful ice cream scoops!


Multi-coloured lanterns – Just Party Supplies


These pastel tissue pom poms would also help create an ice cream wonderland!

Pastel Stripe tissue pom pom – Ah Tissue


Pastel spots tissue pom pom – Ah Tissue

Use this red and white pom pom to create your classic ice cream parlour look:

Red & white stripes tissue pom pom – Ah Tissue



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:

Polka Dot Pastel tablerunner – The Party Parlour

This striped tablerunner comes in other pastel colours and could even be used as a backdrop to your table:

Baby blue stripes table runner – The Party Parlour

For the traditional ice cream parlour look this tablerunner is a must:

Red/White stripes tablerunner – The Party Parlour




A complete colourful tableware pack:

Icecream party pack – The Little Big Company


For a complete retro icecream parlour look, pop some paper straws into one of these straw dispensers!

Retro Straw Dispenser – The Little Big Company


 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:


Pink stripe gelato cups with spoons – Occasion by Design


Retro circus ice cream cups – Occasion by Design


How sweet is this ice cream truck which comes with this cups & spoons set? Would make a great decoration at the party!

Ice-cream truck with cups – Party & Co



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):

Ice-cream tubs with lids – Occasion by Design




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!

Enjoy stamp – Sweet Style


Wooden spoon – Sweet Style


If you are using cones instead of cups, then you can’t go past these icecream cone holders:


Ice-Cream cone stand – The Little Big Company



Serving ice cream gets even more fun with these colourful ice cream scoops! The kids will love using them:


Prepara icecream scoops – Kitchenware Direct


These cute gelato cups are great for using to fill with toppings:


Gelato Footed bowls – Villa Mondo




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!


Ribbon labels – My Little Jedi


Alternatively, here is a beautiful pastel option for your topping labels to present in front of each topping bowl:



Custom dessert labels – Mon Tresor


Or look at these free printables – you can edit the topping and print & cut them out yourself:


Free Icecream parlour labels – Eat, drink, chic



A gorgeous pastel cake stand for your ice-cream themed cake:


Footed round bon bon cake stand, pink – Sweet Desires




These icecream cone lollies are a sweet matching treat as well!


Icecream cone lollies – Lollyworld


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!


Cupcake stand pale pink and white stripe – Little Dance Invitations


For something cute to welcome your guests to the icecream bar, how about this gorgeous little blackboard!

Blackboard – Sweet Style

 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:

Pine food cone – Sweet Style


If perhaps you feel your guests have had enough sugar for the day you could send them home with these cute novelty gifts!

Icecream bubbles – Just Gorgeous Parties



HABA Wooden Icecream cone – Send a Toy



Parfait Eraser (blue) – Daisy Stationary



For gift tags check out these free printables which are just so lovely !


Free Icecream giftag printables – Eat, Drink, Chic


Free Summer icecream gift tags – Eat, drink, chic


 Real Parties:

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!

posted on 19th Jul 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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