Monday, May 29, 2017

Summer Ice Cream Party

I am partnering with Oriental Trading to share some ideas on how to create an Ice Cream themed party to celebrate the beginning of Summer! This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small financial compensation if you make a purchase using this link

I am the director of our AWANA program at church, which is a  children's ministry that runs during the school year. It is time for the kids to be out of school for Summer, which calls for a celebration! What screams "Summer" more than ice cream?! Here is how I created an ice cream party to celebrate the end of the AWANA year and the beginning of summer vacation.

What screams "Summer" more than ice cream! Here is how I created an ice cream party to celebrate the beginning of Summer.

I decided to make an ice cream sundae bar, complete with all the toppings. I stated with an ice cream themed table cloth and centerpiece and built off the theme from there.

What screams "Summer" more than ice cream! Here is how I created an ice cream party to celebrate the beginning of Summer.

Oriental Trading is my go-to for party themed decor! They have everything you need to create the perfect party from decorations, to paper goods, to party games and favors. I picked out a tablecloth, centerpiece, bowls, napkins, and favors from the "I Scream For Ice Cream" line. How cute are these designs?!

What screams "Summer" more than ice cream! Here is how I created an ice cream party to celebrate the beginning of Summer.

I used mason jars, with ribbon tied around the mouth to hold the utensils and plastic pink bowls and a plastic veggie tray from the dollar store to organize the candy toppings.

What screams "Summer" more than ice cream! Here is how I created an ice cream party to celebrate the beginning of Summer.

I also made mini treat bags for all the kids and larger gift bags for the children who were moving up to the next class.

What screams "Summer" more than ice cream! Here is how I created an ice cream party to celebrate the beginning of Summer.

I found these cute ice cream cone shaped bubble necklaces on Oriental Trading and made a sweet/salty treat from gum balls and Bugles. I also included animal themed erasers.

What screams "Summer" more than ice cream! Here is how I created an ice cream party to celebrate the beginning of Summer.

What screams "Summer" more than ice cream! Here is how I created an ice cream party to celebrate the beginning of Summer.

I used my Cricut cutting machine to make the ice cream garland.

Step 1: I searched for free images of ice cream cones in the Design Space, then cut several on two coordinating patterns of light cardstock.

Step 2: I used a hole punch to make holes in the top of each cone.

Step 3: I strung them on a piece of colored twine, knotting each cutout in place.

What screams "Summer" more than ice cream! Here is how I created an ice cream party to celebrate the beginning of Summer.

What screams "Summer" more than ice cream! Here is how I created an ice cream party to celebrate the beginning of Summer.

What screams "Summer" more than ice cream! Here is how I created an ice cream party to celebrate the beginning of Summer.

The ice cream celebration was a hit and everyone commented on how cute all the ice cream themed items were!

What screams "Summer" more than ice cream! Here is how I created an ice cream party to celebrate the beginning of Summer.


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What screams "Summer" more than ice cream! Here is how I created an ice cream party to celebrate the beginning of Summer.

10 comments:

  1. What a cute party! I love the ice cream sundae bar. The decor is perfect and I am sure they enjoyed the fun party!

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  2. This was such a cute party table! The Ice Cream Bubbles were a big hit.

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    1. Thanks! I am glad the kids liked them!

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  3. Who doesn't love an ice cream party.

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  4. We love to celebrate the beginning of summer with an ice cream party too. Ice cream parties are always such a hit.

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    1. Yes, Nothing says summer like Ice Cream!

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  5. The veggie tray for ice cream toppings in brilliant! Those bubble necklaces? I love them!

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    1. I just stumbled across the idea while looking through my cabinets for things to use :-) The bubble necklaces was a huge hit with the kiddos!

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