Ice Cream Parlor Birthday Party

Today was finally the day my daughter got to have her friend birthday party celebration.
Thank goodness because there's been a count down going on in our house and I got to hear about it more than once a day :)
I do love little kid anticipation though, it makes life so fun!


I let her help me decide on the theme and we both agreed to do an Ice Cream theme.
Mostly I suggested it and she agreed. I just really wanted an excuse to make a cute awning, like I have pinned here.


I thought an Ice Cream Parlor would be fun to try and re-create, so we named it after my daughter.


These are cupcakes made in cones & I got the idea from the good 'ol internet.
You can view my pin board for all the inspiration for this party.
Have I mentioned that I love pinterest? It's especially great for this reason--I can plan a party and keep all my ideas for that party on one board.





I made these waffle bowls myself with our pizzelle maker.



I found these cute little cups at the dollar store and they were the perfect size for small servings of toppings for little ones.


  I got this sugar cookie design from SugarBelle. Her cookies are way cuter, but I'm happy to say that mine at least look like ice cream cones. I seriously have a whole new respect for you cookie makers!! These cookies took me FOR.EV.ER & I never did get the royal icing consistency right. Good thing I don't make cookies for a living :)


  These are the party favors--more cookies & cute ice cream containers filled with goodies. The type on the lid says "Thanks for visiting Kalin's Ice Cream Parlor! Take home a scoop of goodies."


  I saw this idea on One Charming Party & I absolutely loved it. I seriously love all you awesome people who share your clever ideas with the rest of us!


  The most important thing is how happy this girl is! Happy Birthday my sweet daughter!! FYI: I only throw friend parties every few years, 5, 8, 12, 16... They don't get their first one until I know they'll remember it :) But not to worry, we do celebrate their birthdays every year, just only with the fam. Friend parties are just so much work and I'm not up for doing it 3 times a year. I'm an all or nothing kinda girl, so it's mostly my own fault that it's so much work. Oh well, hopefully this way they'll appreciate them more. Want to see all the inspiration for this party, check out my Kalin's Bday board on pinterest.
For instructions on how to make your own awning for a dessert table, click here.
For instructions on how to make ice cream parlor party hats, click here.
 
Today we're partying at:
Funky Junk Interiors UndertheTableandDreaming The DIY Show Off Making Monday Marvelous Linky PartyThe Girl CreativeTip Junkie handmade projectsVisit thecsiproject.com

26 comments:

  1. love the idea of celebrating at the most important ages! awesome, and so darling!

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  2. This looks like so much fun! What a great idea! & Pinterest is pretty much the bomb dot com!

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  3. This is adorable....love the cupcakes in a cone (at first I thought they were ice cream - and wondered how you got a photo so quickly!!) You have certainly paid attention to detail in all of this! Nicely done!! I also love pinterest - much easier than bookmarking! Such a great resource to file everyone's creative ideas...thanks for sharing such a sweet party!

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  4. All you did looks amazing! And those cookies!!! So much fun and such good memories you made. I'm heading over to your pinboard!

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  5. How cute is that! I am sure the kids loved the icecream and being able to put the sprinkles on themselves! Great idea!

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  6. Beautiful! Dosh, you are amazing! So much time and planning...and it turned out great!! Set up looked perfect and that awning is awesome! I want to make one for their kitchen play area, or maybe above the kitchen sink:) Those cookies do look like they took so much time!!! great idea with the small cups for the toppings!

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  7. You did such a great job!!! I loved it all, so many cute details. Wish I could have seen it in person.
    : )

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  8. Such a cute party! Your daughter's so lucky! Stopping in from Tatertots and Jello! Thanks for sharing!
    Modern Wivelyhood

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  9. Stopping by from Under the Table and Dreaming link party. This looks like such a fun party. My BFF is going to host an ice cream social in a couple of weeks so I will forward this to her to some inspiration!!

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  10. This turned out super cute! My 8 year old also had an ice cream cone party this year. Yours is way better! Glad to find you via Tip Junkie. :)

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  11. The little cups for individual toppings is a really great idea.

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  12. Adorable! I really love the favors!!!

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  13. Great job! I love the ice cream parlor idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Love all of the precious details! So fun!!!

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  15. What a lucky little girl! I'm impressed! Come see a deck turned to pergola!

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  16. I'm getting ready to have an ice cream b-day for my twins - you did such a great job! thanks for the inspiration - love the awning! :)

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  17. This turned out so cute! We do the exact same thing with birthdays. :) Only once every four years, starting when they're 8. I don't even do big parties like this one. I love it though, maybe I should stop being so lazy. ;)
    xoxo,
    Amy

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  18. Wow, you did such a great job. Wonderful ideas!!!

    Come see me at http://www.willcookforsmiles.com/

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  19. What a cute party idea!! Everything looks great, but the ice cream cone cookies are my fave!

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  20. Everything looks great! :) I hosted an ice cream social for my youngest this year too! It is such a fun theme! :) Nice job! Michelle

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  21. I totally agree with you about the birthday celebrating! We do them every year they turn an even number but I kinda like the idea of the milestone b-days! Found you on TT&J.

    I would love for you to link this up at my weekend Link Party, Once Upon a Weekend. This weekend is my first-ever party, and I am so hoping people will participate! :)

    Here’s the link if you’re interested:

    http://familyeverafter.blogspot.com/2011/07/once-upon-weekend-link-party-1.html

    Also, if you have a list of favorite link parties, I’d love to be included on Fridays. Thanks a ton!

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  22. OH MY GOSH, this is the cutest party. I love it so much. Ice cream is like the BEST thing for my kids, they wouldn't even need cake, lol.

    Everyone looked like they had a blast!!

    Girl you know I'd be so happy if you linked up, this and any other fabulous project you are working on.
    Stop by anytime to say hello!!!
    Hugs, Bella :)
    **AMAZE ME AUGUST** @ Bella Before and After Any projects, recipes, diy welcome.
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  23. Aren't those ice cream cone cupcakes so fun? I love them!! Here's my post about them from last year.

    http://www.houseofhepworths.com/2010/06/03/my-i-thought-i-had-an-original-idea-ice-cream-cone-cupcake-pan/

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  24. Just wanted to let you know that I featured your adorable party! Thanks for linking up! :)

    http://www.polishthestars.com/2011/07/link-party-monday-25.html

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  25. Where did you find the ice cream containers to hold your party favors?

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    1. http://www.thinkgarnish.com/store/shop-garnish/no-soup-or-ice-cream-for-you/

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