It may seem strange, to have an ice cream party in Montreal, in October, when we're starting to pile on sweaters and wear socks more regularly.... but two things: my sister was overly excited about the ice cream accessories she bought for her kitchen aid mixer, and my niece (the birthday girl) prefers ice cream to cake.
Homemade ice cream, a ton of toppings, sugar cookies and even more sugar to take home. It was a great little party:
Melissa designed all the printables for Lauren's 3rd birthday. They have such a sweet, vintage vibe to them. I created the backdrop and artwork for the party.
For the artwork, I simply cut all of the pieces with the silhouette machine and sponged all of the edges with a soft brown ink. I wrapped a canvas that I had lying around (I keep failed artwork in the garage for just a time like this!) with brown packing paper. The cost of the paper was probably 2$. Not bad for the party table's focal point.
The backdrop was so worth the few hours that it took me to create. I found something similar on pinterest, except that I used white napkins instead of tissue paper. I rounded the corners of a stack of white napkins, and then used fringe scissors to feather the edges. I had my helper (Sofia) help me pull apart the napkins so that I had thinner layers to actually layer the backdrop with.
I cut a base of packing paper (white this time) so that I wouldn't be taping anything to the wall and started layering the pieces, from the bottom up. Easy, but a full afternoon's worth of work. Cost: 3$ for the napkins.
The kids were in heaven. It doesn't take much to make a child's eyes twinkle. They all went straight for the gummy bears.
My sister and I baked the cookies together, and then I brought them home for icing. I'm such an amateur cookie decorator that I didn't have many options for tinting the icing pink. All I had was "electric pink" (given to me by my bright-color-loving mama). I kid you not, I put a tiny bit into my white icing and it became bubble-gum. Way to ruin the vintage pastel party, huh? Rolls eyes.
Go figure - I have cute sprinkles, but no proper pink gel coloring. ha.
The leftover sugar cookie dough was scraped together and baked to look like ice cream scoops.
Isn't the label adorable? We wrapped Melissa's huge tubs of ice cream with packing paper, and then added some of the striped paper from her party pack to the lid. Brownie batter ice cream was soooo good. I know you are licking your lips right now...
The favors were a handful of ice-cream-shaped marshmallows. The kids were delighted and asked to eat them on their cereal the next morning. I won't tell you what I decided.
Three candles in a tub of ice cream. It worked out so great. Happy birthday, Lauren!