Looking for some sweet Ice Cream Party ideas this summer? We thought you might be, so we got together with Liz Long, Managing Director of Luscious Affairs and author of The Junior Gourmet as she showed us how to create a fabulously frozen celebration!
Liz’s top tip was to decide on a party theme early. Let all your guests know to avoid any last minute dramas. Our Ice Cream Party theme meant there would be lots of eating involved throughout the day, so little ones needed to steer clear of the pre-party snacks.
With delicious treats being the theme for this special day we decorated the walls with pretty paper plates and fancy frills. The paper plates from Lark Store are a great choice when thinking of budget-friendly decorations and the combination of colours created a stunning backdrop to our party. We accessorized them with our personalised party bunting to make the backdrop pop.
Sticking to a colour palette of gelato inspired pastels will complement your Ice Cream party theme and styling. Liz hung sheer fabric from helium balloons to create a feature and this was super easy to do. Prepare just before the ‘mini’ guests arrive or get them to help too if your feeling brave!
The Ice Cream party table looked stunning thanks to mini pink ghost chairs and fun accessories from Mini Party People. We love these cute little green bunnies alongside the trees and milk bottles filled with fresh flowers.
For any food themed party it’s best to prepare as much as you can before the party really gets underway. As for everything else, Liz put together a ‘making section’ where the kids could create their own colourful treats. What a fab idea! Getting the little ones involved in preparing the party bites will bring out the mini master chef in everyone. We had lots of foodie fun in store, from making our own ice cream to getting fab and funky with fruit skewers.
We had the Sunbeam Ice Cream Maker & Chocolate Fountain on hand which meant the tricky stuff was taken care of. Once everything all our ingredients were ready it was time to get making!
Dipping and dunking with chocolate fountains and lamingtons was so much fun, but it can be incredible messy! After years of planning kids parties, Liz recommends always having enough paper-towel on standby to keep those little hands clean!
Soon our party room was door to door of deliciousness – The white chocolate mud cake from Burnt Butter was a stunning centerpiece for the party table, which sat alongside drool-worthy ice cream cake pops and pretty hot pink lamingtons. Yum!
When the making and the eating was over, a few party games kept the kiddies entertained while the left-overs and mess were taken care of. We played musical chairs and the kids loved it!
At the end of the party Liz had the ice cream themed favour bags ready to hand out to all our guests. Smiles all round are definitely a sign of a good party!
Partyware featuring our Ice Cream Party themed stationery including the personalised party invitations, Tent Cards & Thank You Gift Tags
Personalised Party Stationary by Love JK
Party Furniture & Accessories by Mini Party People
Pink & White Striped Ice Cream Cups by The Party Parlour
Decorative Plates from Lark
Aprons from Nana Huchy
Chocolate Fountain & Ice Cream Maker from Sunbeam
Sweet Treats by Burnt Butter
Party Kitchenware and Utensils from House
Photography by My Little Tribe