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I threw this party for my daughter’s 6th birthday. She loves sweets, especially ice cream. I began my inspiration search on all the party blogs. As soon as I saw the cake and favors from one charming party, I knew I would go with that theme and add my own creativity to the mix. I then started by creating an ice cream parlor shop logo to be used throughout the party. From there I designed the rest of the party using the colors from the logo. I bought ribbon from Michaels (all of it was on sale! Yippie!) and fell in love with the pom pom ball garland that they had. I made ribbon curtains on either side of the doors as well as the fireplace framing the pic of my daughter. I found a tutorial for the super cute tulle pom pom balls at momdot.com. and added them to sugar cones to create a chandelier above the ice cream sundae table.
The favors were one of my favorite party elements. I bought the ice cream containers from Sweet Bliss Containers on Amazon. I used the party logo for the top and added a ribbon and spoon. Inside was an ice cream cone sugar cookie, ice cream lip balm, M&M’s (my daughter’s favorite) and some Baskin Robbins Mint Chocolate Chip hard candies. My step-dad built the awning that would go over the sweets table. We added material from Joanns and cut out the scallops. We also made our own make-shift awning using a roll of fax paper that we cut scallops from and added pink and white 8.5 x 11 paper for the stripes. (you can see this in the background of the picture with the chandelier) The cake was made by my mom and copied from a cake by One Charming Party (thank you!). I made the cookies, cake pops and homemade ice cream sandwiches.
Photography- Ashlie Schooler Photography http://ashlieschoolerphotography.blogspot.com/