Remember a few posts back how I mentioned there were a few traits we pass down to our children? Well I’m happy to say and observe that my love of party-giving and celebrating has passed easily into the heart and soul of my daughter. And,there is no better celebration than a birthday, especially when it involves a child. No matter the age my children were turning, whether it be 1 or 21 or. . . (well let’s just say they’re getting older these days) I always want to make their day special.
Now I have the added pleasure of joining and lending a helping hand to help celebrate Molly’s special day. Last year we celebrated with a circus party (here). This year it was all about Ice-Cream with the cherry on top!
Tori, my daughter, chose the theme and we actually began shopping for the party a few months ago. Thinking ahead always helps both with stress and finding just the right accessories to make the party “POP”.
Tori sent out invites a few weeks ahead of time . . .
As well as buying and wrapping the party favors.
The actual day of the party all we had to do was set up Molly’s Old Fashioned Ice-Cream Shoppe. Knowing the weather was set to be a nice day and the kiddos would be getting just a bit sticky, an outdoor setting was perfect. Also keeping in mind all the children’s parents were invited as well, I mean who doesn’t want to join in building an ice-cream sundae?
We placed the chalkboard art on the outdoor window seal and then added some banners and balloons.
Next we began setting up Molly’s Old Fashion ice-cream shoppe . . .
Which consisted of cones dipped in chocolate and sprinkles . . .
And all kinds of toppings, carefully placed in old fashioned tulip sundae and milk shake glasses (hint: found at the local antique store) to make your own sundae . . .
Ice-cream cone cupcakes . . .
Rice crispy treats dipped in chocolate and sprinkles . . .
And homemade ice-cream cone shaped sugar cookies.
This was one delightful site for an ice-cream shoppe.
and coloring for entertainment (the kids loved this).
And then taking turns hitting the ice-cream cone piñata. Remember the thrill and squeals when the candy finally flies out!
The children were each given an ice-cream cone sippy cup which was placed in a cellophane bag making it perfect to hold their treasure of candy.
Yes, I realize at the end of the party when all the guest have walked away that a huge part of throwing a birthday party is for us,as parents . . .
Because that’s just what we do . . .
We love unconditionally . . .
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