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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: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

You are my sunshine theme

In the midst of winter here is a bright party theme to warm you up and make you smile! I love the idea of this sunny theme based around the song “You are my sunshine”.

I’ve incorporated some ideas based around sunshine, sunflowers and ‘Little Miss Sunshine’, however you could really use most of these items for any yellow theme party such as a Rubber Ducky or a Buzz buzz bee theme! You could also combine yellow with a pastel pink or purple if you want more of a girly feel, or combine with a baby blue or light grey for a boy.

It makes for a great first birthday party or baby shower (lovely to celebrate the little one’s who are yet to arrive!).

So if you are ready for some sun in the middle of this winter, sit back, browse and enjoy….

First off let me share these gorgeous milk cake stands which come in the beautiful Buttercream colour you can see which would really highlight any yellow touches in your cake as well as looking so sweet on the table!

Milk Glass Cake Stands - Sweet Style

If you prefer a darker shade of yellow then this Amber stand shown here in a smaller size (but available in other sizes) would be great either for a cake or for displaying other treats:

Hobnail cake stand in Amber - Sweet Style

To top off your cake, have a look at this precious cake bunting! This is a great way of dressing up a simple cake if you don’t have the time to decorate the cake yourself or the money to order a custom cake:

Cake bunting - Mon Tresor

For another great effect on your cake, try these 6 inch yellow celebration candles!

Celebration candles - Sharnel Dollar Designs

To bring some sunshine to your party area I love this Sunshine fabric bunting. It has a mix of delightful yellow patterns and would brighten up any room in your home afterwards:

Sunshine bunting flags - Giggleberry Creations

This paper sunburst hanging decoration totally compliments a sunshine theme and would look great combined with the below paper lantern:

Paper starburst decoration - Details, Details

Ribbed paper lantern - Details, Details

Love this giant yellow balloon for another sunshine party effect! Rather than being hung these could be attached as a row of single balloons attached to balloon sticks and stood on the table itself.

Yellow 3ft giant balloon - Little Sooti

Party hat’s have come a long way haven’t they? Check out these yellow daisy fabric hats! They would double as a take home gift as well for the little one’s!

Felt party hat Daisies - Stella and Livi

Those of you in Sydney will love these mini yellow chairs to hire for this party! Am sure you can find similar in other states, so this is just to give you the idea of what could be out there:

Tiny yellow chair - Tiny Tots Toy Hire

Another alternative are these ultra cute stools from Ikea!

Mammut Children's Stool, Light Yellow - Ikea

For some bright table decor you could use this lovely tablerunner on top of a white tablecloth:

Lemon/White tablerunner - The Party Parlour

Then team up this square plate with the yellow patterned napkins:

Yellow square plate - The Princess & the Pirate

Limoncello napkins - Occasion by Design

These milk bottles come in a beautiful lemon or Buttercup colour! Can you imagine how gorgeous they would look?

Colour milk bottles - Lily Chic Events

Can’t get enough of paper straws around here….!

Lemon, Yellow striped paper straws - Mon Tresor

Pop some homemade lemonade into this fabulous beverage dispenser to add an extra burst of yellow onto the table as well as being a great item to bring out at all your parties!:

11.5L Beverage Jar Dispenser - The Little Big Company

You could also use this vibrant handmade yellow jug for a bold splash of colour:

Italian tableware yellow jug - A Little Shop

For your sunshiny cupcakes, brighten up your table decor with this yellow cupcake stand:

Yellow cupcake stand - The Princess & the Pirate

The design of these cupcake wrappers remind me of rays of sun going into the clouds….Ahhh…. =)

Yellow & white stripe cupcake wrapper - Details, Details

If you are taking  a ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ spin on this theme, then these adorable toppers would dress up any cupcake!

Little Miss Sunshine cupcake toppers - Icing Tops

Sunflowers totally work with this theme and I’m loving this unique idea of a tissue sun-flower. These come with the stem and leaves (not the pot) or you can also order flower pom’s without the stem.

Flower stem stick - Ah-Tissue


Flower pom - Ah Tissue

An extra special touch on your table or around your party area is a canvas or print which you can then hang up later as a reminder of this special day. Here are a few lovely one’s I found for this theme to remind your little one how special they are!

You are my sunshine print - Hello goodbye again


You are my sunshine Canvas - Nella Designs


You are my sunshine digital art work - Heidi Stock designs

As much as we all love yellow, it isn’t always the easiest colour to find candy in. Here are some delicious finds in this sunny colour:

Lemon Swizzle Stick - The Little Big Company


Diamond and Pearl Swirl Lollipops - The Little Big Company


Yellow bon bons - Sweet Style


Persian Fairy Floss, Saffron Colour - Lily Chic Evens


Yellow choc beans - Little Dance Invitations


Yellow sugar coated almonds - Hoot Invitations

If you are after some sunshine printables here are 2 great picks! One is based on “My Little Sunshine” and includes everything you could possibly need for your party! The second is a cute “Our Little Miss Sunshine” invite which also has other matching items if you follow the link.

My Little Sunshine Birthday printable - Stockberry Studio

Little Miss Sunshine printable - Loralang Designs

Finally ending with some take home lovelies, these pom pom sticks are just magical aren’t they? They come in a smaller size also and make a really special take home gift which carries on the Sunshine theme well.

Pom pom sticks - Ah Tissue

I love the idea of giving a book as a favour (it’s the teacher in me!) – it’s useful and will be a nice reminder of your little one every time their friends read this story!

Little Miss Sunshine book - Dymocks

If you are planning on giving some sweets as a take home gift, then this little tin is so cute!

Yellow tin column - Details, Details

Or these self-standing striped lolly bags are lovely and allow a bit more room!:

Striped lolly bag - Mon Tresor

You could top off your packaging with a lovely ribbon….

Yellow retro ribbon - The Party Parlour

Or add a thank you tag using these cute little pegs!

Yellow wooden miniature pegs - Occasion by Design

Well I hope you feel all warm and sunny inside after all that yellow I’ve thrown at you! It is such a versatile & happy colour and one which really matches the joy of childhood !

Hope you enjoyed these finds and they help you on your way of celebrating your little one’s!




posted on 13th Jul 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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