For my twins 2nd birthday party I decided on an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor theme. Since we have girl/boy twins the I stuck to a neutral color palette of red, brown and blue
The first project to tackle was the ice cream parlor awning - which was a perfect job for my hubby :) The awning frame was actually super easy and inexpensive to make. For the canopy I ordered several yards of white fabric, measured out the lines to the desired width and painted on the red stripes and cut the scallop (using a large plate as a template).
Next was the sign that displayed above the dessert table. It was my first attempt at DIY hand drawn chalkboard lettering and I was pretty happy with the way it turned out.
The dessert table was fairly simple with ice cream being the main feature. Guests could choose from a variety of cones, build their own sundae or make their own root beer float.
Other "ice cream inspired" desserts (all made in my very own kitchen) included:
- Chocolate & Vanilla Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops
- "Drumstick" Cake Pops
- Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
- Rice Krispy "Ice Cream Bars"
- Chocolate Malts
Instead of a large cake I decided to make very simple, individual cakes for each child.
What People Ate
BBQ & Ice Cream...mainly ice cream :)
Seeing my twins eyes light up as they ran to the dessert table