I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! No, but really, I would scream for ice cream. I am a huge fan. Apparently so huge a fan, that I decided to use it for my daughter’s surprise birthday party!
When it comes to party planning, I usually start with a color palette. When thinking of an ice cream theme, it’s easy to just think in terms of pastels. But for this party, I wanted to go a little more bold. So I took the pastel color palette and then just brightened it up a bit. Bright yellow, bubblegum pink, turquoise blue, mint green, and clean white for contrast.
Here are the supplies I used that fit the theme perfectly:
Pinwheel decorating kits in lemon and light pink
4″ Honeycomb balls for the hanging ice cream cones in white, baby pink, mint, seafoam, and lemon yellow. And a few in 6″ and 8″ for table decor
light brown card stock to cut and shape into the cones for the hanging ice cream cones
Treat bags in light pink stripe
To make the hanging ice cream cones, I followed this tutorial, but just modified it since mine are a little bigger
I’m not very experienced with cake decorating or icing bags and tips, so this was a really satisfying project -because it looks so cool, but is so easy! To get the chocolate/vanilla swirl, have an icing bag filled with chocolate frosting and another icing bag filled with vanilla. Then prep a third bag with your tip. Then you just put the first two bags inside the third one! so the frostings are separate, but coming out of the same tip! So easy!
Sprinkles were everywhere when it came to the desserts -as they should be for an ice cream theme. The cookies were basic sugar cookies cut out with an ice cream cookie cutter. Then I used a simple butter cream frosting, sprinkles, and a red m&m for the cherry on top.