This adorable OLD FASHIONED ICE CREAM PARLOR SECOND BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Danielle Ellis of Gemini Celebrations.
I love the soft color palette in this party! There are so many cute ideas that would be great for a variety of events.
My favorite ice cream parlor party ideas and elements in this second birthday celebration are:
- The ice cream cone cake pops
- The red and white ice cream parlor awning
- The chalk board banner
- The hanging ice cream cones
- The ice cream cones
- The adorable labels
- and MORE!
Printables & Styling – Gemini Celebrations
Wooden Spoons, Ice Cream Cups & Quart Containers, Paper Straws – Gemini Celebrations
DIY Chalkboard Lettering Tutorial – via Indie Craft Parade
Ice Cream Birthday Shirt – Modern Frills (Etsy Shop)
Items used in this ice cream parlor party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:
- Striped Paper Straws
- White Ice Cream Bowls
- Wooden Spoons
- Circle Punch
- Ice Cream Cookie Bowl Pan
- Ice Cream Scoop
- Red Striped Pennant Banner
OLD FASHIONED ICE CREAM PARLOR PARTY DETAILS:
This is what Danielle said about planning the party- “For my twins 2nd birthday party I decided on an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor theme. Since we have girl/boy twins the I stuck to a neutral color palette of red, brown and blue
The first project to tackle was the ice cream parlor awning – which was a perfect job for my hubby :) The awning frame was actually super easy and inexpensive to make. For the canopy I ordered several yards of white fabric, measured out the lines to the desired width and painted on the red stripes and cut the scallop (using a large plate as a template).
Next was the sign that displayed above the dessert table. It was my first attempt at DIY hand drawn chalkboard lettering and I was pretty happy with the way it turned out.
The dessert table was fairly simple with ice cream being the main feature. Guests could choose from a variety of cones, build their own sundae or make their own root beer float.
Other “ice cream inspired” desserts (all made in my very own kitchen) included:
- Chocolate & Vanilla Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops
- “Drumstick” Cake Pops
- Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
- Rice Krispy “Ice Cream Bars”
- Chocolate Malts
Instead of a large cake I decided to make very simple, individual cakes for each child.”