I can’t believe how much has happened since my last party blog post on my son Grayson’s Jungle-Themed First Birthday Party. Grayson is now three, and his brother Sawyer is now one! Needless to say, I have a few party posts coming for their last few parties. Today, I am sharing about Grayson’s second birthday party, which was an Ice Cream Social theme.
I was still pregnant with Sawyer here!
I will follow soon with his third birthday party, which was Disney/Pixar Cars (and a lot of fun!), and Sawyer’s first birthday party, which was a Rock n’ Roll theme. In the meantime, you can see inspiration for the planning of all of them, as well as some of the actual party pics on my Pinterest pinboards here.
Okie dokie, on to the blog at hand!
Kid’s Ice Cream Social Birthday Party
Want a party that is enjoyable for both kids and adults alike? Well, who doesn’t love ice cream?! It is also a nice unisex theme that can be adjusted with the kid’s favorite color. Most of the inspiration and editable/printable files (including fonts) came from this blog post on Eat & Drink Chic: DIY Ice-Cream Parlour “Make your own Sundaes” Buffet Concept for a Wedding or Party.
Restaurant/food supply store (containers, scoops, etc.) – a more comprehensive choice of items than a craft store, and better pricing than the candy buffet supplies sold at craft stores.
Party City (napkins, plates)
Michael’s (paddle sticks, misc. items)
Grocery store (ice cream, toppings, balloons)
- Chocolate Sauce
- Caramel Sauce
- Strawberry Sauce
- Whipped Cream
- Shaved Coconut
- Chopped Peanuts
- Sprinkles (a must for a kid’s party)
- Crumbled Oreos
- Mini Marshmallows
- Maraschino Cherries
You can also get creative with toppings to match a particular color scheme. For example, in this blog she goes with a pink theme and even incorporates pink meringues, coconut ice with pink food coloring, and other pink toppings.
More kid’s birthday party themes:
- Bendy and the Ink Machine-Themed Birthday Party
- Classic Nintendo Birthday Party (Mario Bros., Zelda, Kirby and More)
- Construction-Themed Birthday Party
- Despicable Me / Minion Birthday Party
- Dinosaur-Themed Birthday Party
- Disney Cars Birthday Party
- DIY Escape Room Kid’s Birthday Party (with lots of escape room puzzle ideas)
- Emoji-Themed Birthday Party
- Ice Cream Social Birthday Party
- Jungle-Themed 1st Birthday Party
- LEGO Movie Birthday Party
- Minecraft-Themed Birthday Party
- Pokémon-Themed Birthday Party
- Power Rangers-Themed Birthday Party
- Rock n’ Roll Themed 1st Birthday Party
- Thomas and Friends / Thomas the Tank Engine Birthday Party
- Tiger-Themed Birthday Party Planning Ideas