Ice Cream Social -7yr- I Scream 4 Ice Cream
Lynn in Glendale, AZ USA
For my child's 7th birthday, we had an Ice Cream Social Birthday party!
INVITATIONS: I made my own invitations on the computer which read, "I scream! You scream! We all scream for Bailee's Ice Cream Social Birthday Party! Here's the "scoop": Flavor of the Month: Banana-Rama Bailee Where: Bailee's 7 Year "Old Stone Creamery" (play on words using Cold Stone Creamery) When: (date) Open for Business @: 1:00pm Closing @: 4:00pm. RSVP before this party melts away!" The information was on the inside and on the outside cover of the invitation, I made my own ice cream cone. I found 3 different textured scrapbook papers in different colors and cut ice cream scoops out of each one.
For the cone, I ran a brown colored paper through a paper crinkler. I then glued my cone together with the 3 scoops on top and then added mini- pastel colored rhinestones to the scoops. Then, I put a large round red jewel on the top for the cherry. I made address labels for the envelopes: For the return address I put a picture of an ice cream sundae with Banana-Rama Bailee and then our address. For each child I invited, I made up an ice cream flavor that started with the same letter as their name (example: Cookies-N-Cream Caity) and that's how I addressed the invitation to them.
DECORATIONS: I bought a pastel colored arrangement of fresh carnation flowers for the centerpieces. I then bought sugar cones and bit a small hole at the bottom of the cone and put the flower stem through the cone making the flowers the scoop of ice cream. Then I arranged them in bud vases and put them on the tables. I found a pastel colored polka-dot paper table cloth for the main table. Then set up 4 little tables in the kitchen like an ice cream parlor for the kids to sit at. I used plastic pastel colored tablecloths for each table. Each one was a different color.
I found a huge ice cream cone mylar balloon at Party City and I also ordered a dozen pastel colored balloons for added color. Then I had 5 brown balloons for the cone, 10 white balloons for the ice cream scoop and topped it off with a red one for a cherry. I tied the balloons together to make the shape of a giant ice cream cone! On the front door, I made a cute sign that read, "Welcome to Bailee's 7 Year "Old Stone Creamery" and added pictures of ice cream cones and sundaes.
GAMES: I found an ice cream pinata online. We also had an ice cream eating contest. We tied the girls hands behind their backs and had them eat 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream from a bowl. Whoever finished first, won! We also played Hot potato with a stuffed Ice cream cone I found at Build a Bear. Lastly, we played pin the cherry on the ice cream. I made a huge ice cream cone and scoop and put a "x" on the top for where the cherry should be. Blindfolded the kids and whoever got their cherry closest won!
PRIZES FOR THE GAMES: I found plastic ice cream scoopers at Wal-Mart. I filled the scoop part up with Baskin and Robbins hard candy and then wrapped it up in cellophane. I also found ice cream bubbles at Wal-mart. They were in the shape of an ice cream cone and the bubbles smelled like ice cream flavors!
FOOD: Ice cream, of course! I had the party at 1:00pm so the kids would've already eaten lunch so we could just feast on the dessert! I bought waffle bowls and about 10 different flavors of ice cream. We had all the toppings, bananas, strawberries, and lots of sprinkles, too! And, of course, cherries for the top! I also had ice cream cone cupcakes. You pour the batter into a cone (not sugar cones, the kind that are flat on the bottom) and bake them in the oven following the directions for cupcakes. Then, I took a star point, and frosted them like a softserve with icing! Then, topped them off with a cherry! I also provided an ice cream cake from Baskin and Robbins. It was round and had 7 miniature ice cream cones around it. The birthday girl got to pick the flavors of the cones and the cake. Then, it said " 7 Scoops to you, Bailee!" I found some ice cream shaped candles for the cake, too!
PARTY FAVORS: I found some plastic ice cream soda cups at Wal-Mart for 88 cents. At Oriental Trading Company, I ordered gummy ice cream cones, ice cream cone bubble necklaces and ice cream cone lip gloss key chains. I put those in the bottom of the soda cup, then crinkled up white tissue paper into the shape of a round ball and put it in the cup for the "ice cream". I glued a red pom-pom on top for the cherry and had a $2 Baskin and Robbins Gift Certificate sticking out the top. Then, I wrapped each one in cellophane and tied a pastel striped bow on each one. I attached a gift tag to each one that read, "Scoops of Thanks with a Cherry on Top!" and then had their ice cream names on each tag (Banana-Rama Bailee.)
I also found some cute ice cream coloring pages online and xeroxed them and made each child an ice cream coloring book to take home. I also made each child a waist apron. I purchased the canvas waist aprons from Oriental Trading Company and painted an ice cream cone on each pocket. Then, in the middle, I painted their ice cream name. I also had parlor paper hats for them to wear. They took everything home with them as part of their favors! I found the cutest outfit for the birthday girl on ebay with ice cream cones all over it! The party was to everyone's "licking!" We had scoops of fun!
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