The theme was ice cream, without a reason why and I had so much fun putting our little backyard shin-dig together.
Thank goodness for Pinterest, where all my ideas are born.
It was so easy finding ice cream “stuff” to decorate with.
The tassel garlands I made myself which I pinned the instructions to my Ice Cream Party board on Pinterest. I made 4 in total and had them on the gates and doorway into the party as well as over the table.
The We heart Ice Cream garland was from Lark. It came in a pack with the honeycomb ice creams you can see.
I found the novelty ice cream and the ice cream parlour wall hanging at the Reject Shop, thank you very much! The heart and letter ‘L’ are from Typo.
Gloomy skies were thanks to Mother Nature but thankfully we didn’t get rained on.
The Ice Cream Sundae Station
I didn’t even have to make my own signs at this party! I used these free printables from the Hostess With The Mostess. Winning! Plus I got to use my new Epson EcoTank printer, more on that later.
The Ice Cream spoons are from Lark too. Not sponsored at all they just have a lot of cool stuff that I give them all my money for.
The pièce de résistance of the day was the cake. This was something I was not able to tackle on my own and lucky for me, I have a friend who knows how to bring out the big guns for backyard parties (so good she has started her own business, Mum Did It Parties #shamelessplug). We spent the day putting these babies together.
What you see here is all butter cake (5 layers in the main and 2 layers for the mini). Butter icing in between. Royal icing on the outside so it sets nicely for the chocolate ganache top. The Ice Cream is chocolate muffin covered in chocolate ganache.
Hot tip: don’t leave the cake lower enough for little fingers to touch it. The big cake was fondled before making it outside for a round of “Happy Birthday” but who could blame the little chickens for wanting to touch it!
Leni’s highchair garland was made from another free printable you can find on my Pinterest board that I just glued the ONE letters onto.
I get my craft on only a couple of times a year otherwise I burn out on craft patience and ability.
Happy Birthday my darling LenLen. Our days are so beautiful and bright with you in them. Now I am off to eat some of your leftover cake!
You can find all the ideas that I was “inspired by” on my Ice Cream Party Pinterest board.
Do you love Pinterest? Have you had any Pinterest wins? Fails?