26 Mar

REAL PARTIES: Ice Cream Shoppe Theme

REAL PARTIES: Ice Cream Shoppe Theme

Today’s Real Party is – in a word – DELICIOUS!

This Ice Cream/Candy Shoppe theme was created by Pooneh Shakoori and friend/event planner Sheri Valainis for her daughter’s 5th birthday party, and there’s actually also some great inspiration here for a Pickles & Ice Cream or Cravings baby shower!

REAL PARTIES: Ice Cream Shoppe Theme

Read on for TONS of adorable & inspiring images, as well as a description of the party as told by Pooneh…

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REAL PARTIES: Ice Cream Shoppe Theme

My daughter, Tara loves sweets, so an ice cream/candy party was the perfect choice for her 5th birthday celebration.

REAL PARTIES: Ice Cream Shoppe Theme

We chose to host the event at our local Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor which recently opened at The Mission Viejo Shops, in Orange County, California. I asked my girlfriend, Sheri, with Sheri Valainis Events, to help me.

We wanted to completely transform the space into a magical, sweet candy palace.

For the table centerpieces, we alternated between giant ice cream sundaes and glass jars filled with sundae toppings.

REAL PARTIES: Ice Cream Shoppe Theme

REAL PARTIES: Ice Cream Shoppe Theme

To tie the look together, we also created whimsical marabou ice cream cone centerpieces with hot pink and lime green blumeboxes and set them on each end of the tables.

REAL PARTIES: Ice Cream Shoppe Theme

{Side note from Jenn: I was able to recreate the round, fluffy “ice cream scoops” for the sugar cones by tying a piece of marabou boa in knots – on on top of the other – until the boa ball reached the ideal size for the cone. Trim off any excess boa and place the trimmed end down inside the cone.}

Each place setting featured an “ice cream cone” made out of cake cones, pink carnations, and a red gumball for the “cherry on top!

REAL PARTIES: Ice Cream Shoppe Theme

To add to the ambiance, we created a candy table straight out of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. The kids loved it!

REAL PARTIES: Ice Cream Shoppe Theme

REAL PARTIES: Ice Cream Shoppe Theme

REAL PARTIES: Ice Cream Shoppe Theme

REAL PARTIES: Ice Cream Shoppe Theme

REAL PARTIES: Ice Cream Shoppe Theme

We kept the children busy with ice cream and candy related crafts and ice cream themed games.

REAL PARTIES: Ice Cream Shoppe Theme

A great time was had by all!

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Thara SAYS:

This theme is so adorable! Love the attention to detail. The carnation in the cone is such a cute touch and I loved the feathered boa idea to make a puffy ball! Very cute :)

Reply March 26, 2010 at 9:23 am

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Kim - The TomKat Studio SAYS:

SWEET as can be! LOVE it!

Reply March 26, 2010 at 9:25 am

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Adriana Garcia SAYS:

This is a fabulous theme, I love it! I absolutely adore the centerpieces and the candy table is incredible.

Reply March 26, 2010 at 9:28 am

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Anne SAYS:

This is absolutely the cutest party I’ve ever seen! What a great way to display all the ice cream toppings on the table….the candy table is amazing….and I just love the big gumball lollipop!

Getting me thinking of ideas for my girls’ next party!

Reply March 26, 2010 at 9:29 am

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neli SAYS:

I really love the colors!!!!!

Reply March 26, 2010 at 9:33 am

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Party Box Design SAYS:

BEYOND CUTE! I think this is one of my favorite parties EVER!

Reply March 26, 2010 at 9:39 am

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Latoya SAYS:

I LOVE this party! So bright, fun, and SWEET! Love all the little details!

Reply March 26, 2010 at 9:40 am

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Rachael SAYS:

I love all the colors. Excellent job

Reply March 26, 2010 at 9:48 am

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Rowaida Flayhan SAYS:

wow this is so beautiful, the colors are amazing.

Reply March 26, 2010 at 10:07 am

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Desiree SAYS:

So fun!! Love the labels that were used throughout with the ice cream cone. Great details!!

Reply March 26, 2010 at 10:10 am

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Danielle SAYS:

I wish this was my party!

How did you do the giant Sundaes?

Reply March 26, 2010 at 10:18 am

maru SAYS:

Didi you find how did she do the giant sundae??
Please!!!! :)

December 14, 2012 at 7:47 am

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Courtney D. SAYS:

Oh my Sweetness! I LOVE the oversized jars with the marshmallows as whipped topping! So precious and creative! GOOD WORK!

Reply March 26, 2010 at 10:28 am

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Kate Landers Events, LLC SAYS:

FABULOUS centerpieces! Outstanding candy buffet! Love it!!! And Farrells…I remember going there as a kid! Too fun!!!!!!

Reply March 26, 2010 at 10:55 am

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Michelle SAYS:

Is it bad that I want this kind of party for my 40th?
I absolutely LOVE IT!

Reply March 26, 2010 at 10:55 am

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Jeannette Rivas SAYS:

I’m loving this theme!

Reply March 26, 2010 at 10:59 am

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