25 Jun

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday {Part 1 – Food & Drinks}

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday  {Part 1   Food & Drinks}

I am constantly blown away by the creativity that exists amongst our readers… and today is a perfect example!

This Sherbert and Spice Birthday Party is another wonderful creation from the amazingly talented Victoria of The City Cradle. I seriously want to BE at this party… doesn’t it make you feel like a kid again just looking at it?! Loving this theme for a “Love Sweet Love” bridal shower idea too…

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday  {Part 1   Food & Drinks}

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday  {Part 1   Food & Drinks}

Read on for all the fabulous food & drink details from Victoria, including her generous free printables so that you can recreate this look at home!

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Our Sherbert & Spice theme was possibly the most enjoyable celebration I’ve done…It was girlie, summer, old-fashioned fun at its best and I am just giddy to share a bit of it with you today!

The details would translate well to many other summer-time parties – really anytime you give a group of kids melting ice cream & games it is a success!

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday  {Part 1   Food & Drinks}

The sherbert stand was truly a work of love! Made by the mom I was planning for- she hand drilled it all together and right in the middle of a major family move. The kids loved it and our chalkboard Sherbert sign signaled them over throughout the afternoon.

We served up the sherbert toppings in a vintage model ferris wheel, each little basket holding a different yummy treat:

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday  {Part 1   Food & Drinks}

On the sherbert stand we also offered a variety of ice cream sandwiches and ice cream birthday cones. The sandwiches were tied up neatly with custom ice cream birthday labels and tied off with string.

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday  {Part 1   Food & Drinks}

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday  {Part 1   Food & Drinks}

You can download the labels for the ice cream sandwiches and cones by clicking here. Instructions: Simply print (there are multiple labels per page) and trim where necessary to fit your ice cream treats! Wrap around and tie with string.

The kids especially enjoyed when we had the ice-cream man working behind our stand serving up gooey goodness for them. My little Chica even ate a whole messy cone herself- 25 cents was the going price! =)

The dessert bar featured custom popcorn cones, a cake with a chalkboard banner, and vases of old fashioned candy.

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday  {Part 1   Food & Drinks}

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday  {Part 1   Food & Drinks}

A bit of old fashion vintage charm peaked through many of our ice cream birthday design pieces. We washed and sanitized a bushel of very old coke bottles found at a local flee market to serve as glasses for the event. With bright straws sticking out they were a huge hit.

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday  {Part 1   Food & Drinks}

To quench the after ice cream thirst we had stacks of custom labeled juice boxes set out along with fruit-lemonade for the adults.

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday  {Part 1   Food & Drinks}

Inspired by this celebrity party, the custom juice labels seemed too lovely a detail to pass up. You can download these custom juice box labels to use at your own party by clicking here. Remember to take the straws off the boxes before covering them, you can reattach them with string or simply set them in a bowl nearby.

To ensure guests didn’t faint from all the sugar we set up a food table with a special carnival fare:

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday  {Part 1   Food & Drinks}

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday  {Part 1   Food & Drinks}

Stacks of corn dogs (pictured at top) curbed hunger and BBQ’d corn was finished off with fabric flag holders.

The DIY for the fabric flags is here, I simply attached each flag to 2 toothpicks and stuck in the ends of the corn. The flags are a great stand in for those plastic hot corn grips. Wouldn’t they be lovely done as USA flags for an upcoming independence day celebration?

A bite size vegetable spread was centered on our food table. Using baby versions of the veggies they fit snugly in small candy cups. Multiple dips were ready beside them for dipping.

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday  {Part 1   Food & Drinks}

Dots for dessert complemented our sherbert ice cream perfectly:

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday  {Part 1   Food & Drinks}

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday  {Part 1   Food & Drinks}

We affixed sticky pieces of Velcro to each of our dotted papers to create candy bracelets for each of the children.

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Stay tuned for more details on the Party Decor & Activities in Part 2 of this feature!

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19Comments

1
ochottie SAYS:

sweet idea

Reply June 25, 2010 at 11:49 am

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Brandy SAYS:

Love, love, love! I want to recreate this from start to finish! So cute!

Reply June 25, 2010 at 11:54 am

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Audrey H. SAYS:

These are all very lovely ideas and details!!

May I ask the name of the font used for the word “sweet” in the “sweet, details” heading above?

Reply June 25, 2010 at 12:59 pm

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Crystal SAYS:

I am in love with this. I can’t imagine doing all the ice cream outside here in South Carolina. It would melt as soon as it hit the door!

Love the pink and orange. Ii will be doing a “not so themey” dora party for my daughter and we will be using pink and orange!

Reply June 25, 2010 at 1:17 pm

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Amber SAYS:

This would be a really cute baby shower idea for a girl! Love it!

Reply June 25, 2010 at 1:18 pm

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Jenn @ HWTM SAYS:

Audrey –

The font is called “Albemarle Swash”. You can find it for free online via Google :)

Cheers,
Jenn

Reply June 25, 2010 at 1:22 pm

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Betty Islas Velazquez SAYS:

That is so adorable! Love the colors

Reply June 25, 2010 at 1:54 pm

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Backsplashes SAYS:

You always have such wonder subjects and georgeous pictures. That stuff looks good enough to eat!

Reply June 25, 2010 at 3:13 pm

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Audrey H. SAYS:

Thanks Jenn for the font info!!

Reply June 26, 2010 at 12:06 am

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bride n me SAYS:

Totally inspiring. I love all the ideas in here and I know the kids who went to this party totally enjoyed the fabulous birthday food.

Reply June 26, 2010 at 10:11 am

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Jenn with Theme A Party SAYS:

Too cute! I love it! The sherbert stand is such a cute idea.

Reply June 26, 2010 at 10:39 am

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Ebony Sparkes SAYS:

So cute! Just in time for my Marley’s Sweet Shoppe Party this summer! ;)

Ebony

Reply June 27, 2010 at 9:13 pm

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Wedding Retailer SAYS:

Sweet pictures!

Reply June 28, 2010 at 4:39 am

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Cheryl of Bliss! Weddings Market SAYS:

very, very cute! love the paper wrap around the ice cream sandwiches!

Reply June 28, 2010 at 7:08 pm

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Alena SAYS:

Adore this party and all you do!

Reply June 29, 2010 at 1:18 pm

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