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Guys! It’s finally the day. I’ve been working on and posting about my son’s ice cream birthday party for weeks now, but today is finally the day I share all the details. Get ready for lots and lots of photos.
Even though it was a small party with mostly family and close friends, I still decided to send out real paper invitations because… I like real paper invitations, dangit. I painted an “I scream, you scream” watercolor (which will be a free printable coming soon) that I used on the invitations, adding the party information at the bottom.
I printed the invitations on the wrong side of printed cardstock so the backs had fun designs. I’m working up a more detailed tutorial on how I made the invitations in case anyone wants more info on that.
We had the party in our backyard around lunch time. It is HOT here in Vegas in July, so we decided to make it a water party. We set up a little wading pool and attached the sprinkler to spray on the trampoline to keep the kids (and, let’s be honest, some of the adults) nice and cool.
I made my son and daughter happy ice cream cone tees to wear for at the party. (You can get the free cut files to make your own over here.)
For lunch we had grilled cheese sandwiches that we made out on the grill, watermelon, grapes, and potato chips.
But the real stars of this party were the treats, of course! We kept the ice cream from melting by keeping it in a chest freezer we brought out from the garage and decorated with custom-made ice cream shop magnets. Next to the freezer, I set up a little table with cones, cute Poppytalk cups decorated with “yum” labels, and wooden spoons fancied up with “hooray” washi tape (cups and tape both from Target).
I just – Guys, I really loved this theme. Ice cream! Sprinkles! I’m a big fan of sprinkles. If you like these party ideas, I would love if you pinned the image below. Thanks! 🙂