26 Mar

REAL PARTIES: Ice Cream Shoppe Theme

ice cream shoppe birthday party ideas

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!

ice cream shoppe birthday party ideas

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

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ice cream shoppe birthday party ideas

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

ice cream shoppe birthday party ideas

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.

ice cream shoppe birthday party ideas

ice cream shoppe birthday party ideas

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.

ice cream shoppe birthday party ideas

{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!

ice cream shoppe birthday party ideas

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

ice cream shoppe birthday party ideas

ice cream shoppe birthday party ideas

ice cream shoppe birthday party ideas

ice cream shoppe birthday party ideas

ice cream shoppe birthday party ideas

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

ice cream shoppe birthday party ideas

A great time was had by all!

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16
joy fontana SAYS:

Hi do you set up for weddings

Reply March 26, 2010 at 11:03 am

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The Fairy SAYS:

Love the place settings, fluffy cones and gumball topiary. Super cute and such creative use of candy. Very inspiring.

Reply March 26, 2010 at 11:09 am

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Deemarie Parsons SAYS:

I like how creative and beautiful this party turn out!

Reply March 26, 2010 at 11:26 am

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akthomas22 SAYS:

This is so adorable!!! One of my absolute favorites!!

Reply March 26, 2010 at 11:36 am

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Shelley@divinepartyconcepts SAYS:

Love this! The centerpieces are great!

Reply March 26, 2010 at 12:30 pm

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Chris@Celebrations At Home SAYS:

This is amazing. And those parfait centerpieces “real”! Very cool!

Reply March 26, 2010 at 12:45 pm

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Joy SAYS:

This is in a word – AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reply March 26, 2010 at 2:14 pm

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Joy SAYS:

How does someone create the tags on the jars? Or where can we purchase them?

Reply March 26, 2010 at 2:32 pm

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Angelena SAYS:

Too sweet!!

Reply March 26, 2010 at 3:07 pm

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Karryann SAYS:

Ok THIS BLOG is amazing. I have this love for over the top parties-fancy desserts,decorations… Love it ALL.. How lucky are you to get to do that..
LOVE YOUR BLOG
karryann

Reply March 26, 2010 at 3:27 pm

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cammi SAYS:

wow – that candy buffet is straight out of willy wonka! Such great attention to detail! Loved the carnation in the ice cream cone – LOVE IT!

Reply March 26, 2010 at 4:01 pm

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Ebony Sparkes SAYS:

Too cute and SWEET! I love those take out boxes, I am using them for Easter.

Reply March 26, 2010 at 4:10 pm

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Stacey SAYS:

Looks so colorful and lots of fun Great ideas!

Reply March 26, 2010 at 6:06 pm

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Shiori SAYS:

That is way cool. I wish someone would have that around here so I can go.

Reply March 26, 2010 at 7:03 pm

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Elisha Akram SAYS:

Omgoodness, this party is absolutely adorable! This idea is just too cute! I love it!

Reply March 26, 2010 at 8:03 pm

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