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Yasmeen’s Ice Cream Themed 1st Birthday Party

Simple Little Details designed an ice cream themed first birthday party for little Yasmeen that was filled with pretty pastels and sparkling gold glitter. It was such a lovely, feminine take on a popular birthday theme! Ice cream inspiration was everywhere, including floating cone decor, rainbow sherbet punch, a make-your-own playdough ice cream station, and, best of all, a surprise visit from a wonderful ice cream truck! Read more about the details below from Taleen Shirikian of Simple Little Details, then see all of the photos over in the full gallery, captured by Becca Martin of Heartbeats Photography.

"The kid’s area had to be my favorite part of the whole party. My client had this amazing wooden arbor that we were able to drape with pink chiffon. I also made large ice cream cones and hung them from the arbor to look as if they were floating above the kids tables. The cone was made out of brown cardstock and the ice cream part was a foam ball that was covered with fabric with ruffles attached around. Each of the kids got their own little goodie bag which was filled with all ice cream themed toys. There was even a section for them to make their own play dough ice cream!"

"The dining tables were covered in a pink and white striped linen. For the centerpieces I purchased pastel colored mason jars and glittered the bottoms. The flowers were a mix of hydrangeas and pastel colored roses. My client loves the confetti filled balloons so we spread them across the backyard. We cut the confetti out of tissue paper that matched the party and filled them in clear balloons. The tissue paper sticks to the sides of the balloon and provides a fun affect."

"For the dessert table we hung a garland backdrop that we had made out of strips of fabric. We also hung the ice cream cones to add to the backdrop. Since we were having an ice cream truck come later in the day, we wanted to keep the dessert table light. The cake was an ombre ruffle cake that we had topped with a “ONE” banner. The favors were ice cream cone sugar cookies that were standing straight up on a wooden stand."

"The drink table had a lot of different options. One of the drinks was an ice cream punch that had been made out of rainbow sherbet."

"We had milkshake glasses like the ones you would get at a parlour to serve the punch in. We also purchased fun polkadot paper straws and added a little tag with ice cream cones."

"The highlight of the party is when the ice cream truck surprised all the guests. They served up all sorts of unique flavors and had a self-serve topping bar. The kids (and adults) loved it!"


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