This vintage COOKIE RECIPE EXCHANGE PARTY was submitted by Gemma Touchstone of Party Style.
This whole adorable printable collection (banner, straw toppers, cupcake tags, thank you cards, recipe cards & more) is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD HERE! Thank you so much, Gemma!
Some of the highlights of this fabulous cookie recipe exchange party are:
The cookies packaged in cupcake liners
The cupcakes topped with mini cookies and paper straws holding printable tags
The assorted milk glass cake stands used to display the cookies and cupcakes
This gorgeous ICE CREAM SHOPPE PARTY was submitted by the lovely Sarah Osmotherly of Sugar Coated Mama in Australia.
I just love the pastel color palette and the outdoor setting for this beautiful summer ice cream shoppe birthday party! Some of my most favorite ideas are:
The fabric ice cream cone hanging decorations
The tulle pom poms
The stunning 3-tier fondant cake topped with ice cream cone shaped cake pops
The cookies decorated to look like waffle cones and various ice cream flavors
Here’s what Sarah had to say about planning the party- “I scream, you scream… we all scream for Ice cream parties, they are the best! Nothing like a smorgasbord of toppings and treaties, delicious pastel colours and fresh ice cream, it’s scrumminess at its finest!! I was so excited about this party, everything from the location in the park, the beautiful colour palette, the delicious cake, the yummy toppings, it was heaven. My inspiration came from Kara’s amazing ice-cream and cherries party in 2011, I loved absolutely everything about it. It was one big drool session and will go down as one of my most favourite styled kids parties EVER, well done Kara. So I took lots of ideas from Kara’s (your) party and put my Sugar Coated Mama stamp on it. Many things were against me, my lovely white marquee blew away and broke in the wind, then the replacement tent broke in the wind, then with great faith, the third marquee was finally erected and thankfully stayed up the whole day. Despite a rocky start, it was a beautiful day for an ice-cream party!
There are a few DIY ideas in this little soiree; hand sewn ice-cream cones, workman’s horse I found from the side of the road painted up with a wood panel on top, hand painted shelving, left over material used as ribbon to hang off giant balloons and the scalloped pastel bunting.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Pearl Gumballs Apothecary Jars Balloons Ice Cream Cups Striped Paper Straws Ribbon Mini Gumball Banks
This is what Elizabeth said about the party- “The hardest part about this party was not eating it all before I photographed it! Forever Your Prints‘ label set was the perfect starting point for the table design. Chocolate chip cookies, whoopie pies and peanut butter blossoms (all featured in the labels) were baked and displayed throughout the table. My favorite treat had to be the three layer cookie bars though, check out how I took them even further here. I also made white chocolate “milk mustaches” to put next to the milk buffet offering up chocolate, strawberry and white milk.
Cupcakes were chocolate and topped with a cookie dough frosting and a homemade chocolate chip cookie. Dipped Oreos were topped with adorable fondant toppers from Rachel at Fondant Flinger right down to the “Yum”on the Oreo! The amazing decorated cookies were provided by Katie’s Creative Baking and tasted just as delicious as they look!
This charming BOY & GIRL ICE CREAM THEMED SIXTH BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Sharnel Dollar of Sharnel Dollar Designs. I think it’s so sweet for these two best friends to celebrate their birthdays together!
Some of my favorite elements of this gender neutral ice cream party are:
The linen bags filled with ice cream themed favors