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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Erica SAYS:

OMG!! This is sooooooooooooo adorable.

Reply October 26, 2010 at 9:02 am

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TikiTiffany SAYS:

Great ideas, the whole party looked amazing. What a lucky kid to have such an amazing birthday party.
I’m curious too how you made the sundaes. Is it pudding?

Reply March 6, 2011 at 11:13 pm

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Greta SAYS:

Wow pretty colours!
I might even use it for my birthday!
( I have loved ice cream since I was 5 )

Greta :)

Reply July 26, 2011 at 3:57 am

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shenisebellamy SAYS:

Where can I find the parfait cups , I really need to know I need them for my daughter’s party coming up ?

Reply October 20, 2011 at 8:04 am

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Loisann Dagostino SAYS:

where can I find the giant ice cream sundae vases?

Reply May 14, 2012 at 10:38 pm

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Kelly Garibaldi SAYS:

I wanted to know where i can buy the giant ice cream sundae vases

Reply May 14, 2012 at 3:39 pm

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Rebecca Thornsberry SAYS:

Where did you find the giant ice cream sundae vases and what is in the giant sundaes? I can tell the marshmallows on top, but what is the “shake” made from?

Reply May 30, 2012 at 7:41 pm

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Cindy Nguyen SAYS:

This is mad cool but where can I find this?

Reply June 16, 2012 at 4:14 am

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Charms SAYS:

Hey I would like to know how can I get the link for the printables (tags, labels, invitations) or was it created

Reply August 7, 2013 at 10:19 am

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Shola W. Mustapha SAYS:

Where can I find the labels?

Reply December 30, 2013 at 3:18 am

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Shola M. SAYS:

Hi

Reply January 8, 2014 at 9:20 pm

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