February 19, 2013

Ice Cream Birthday Party!


Are you ready for a lot of pictures?? On Saturday, we threw a fun, ice cream-themed, 2nd birthday party for our sweet daughter. It was such a good time! And, though we didn't go ALL out like last year's "Tweet" Birdie-Themed 1st Birthday Party, we did put together a pretty cute affair (if I do say so myself!). 


The party was held at a local, family-owned ice cream shoppe called Sweet Firefly. If you live in the Dallas area, this place is a must-go! Sweet Firefly is so cute and yummy, which makes throwing a party a total breeze. And, because we had the party from 10-12, before they'd opened to the public, we got the whole place to ourselves. Sweet, huh? 


We decided to keep the party small, just family and a few close friends. Little M had a blast with her cousins! And, she had a blast sneaking bites of all the sweet goodies: ice cream and cupcakes and cookies...oh my!


Details, details: I created 3 designs, which I used for all the paper goods: cupcake toppers, napkin rings and favor tags. I'll share an un-personalized version of my printables with you next week!


More details: Merritt's sweet dress is by Jelly the Pug (purchased from Zulily last month).


If you need a tutorial for the pinwheels, here's a great one to refer to.

The cookie cutters (ice cream cone, M and 2) are from The Cookie Cutter Company. Tons of cookie cutters, all for $1-- can't beat that!

The white, backless display frames are from ikea (also $1!). 



I made the invitations with kraft paper cards, a sweet ice cream stamp, various scrapbook paper and mis-matched washi tape. Each card was slightly different and altogether cost me about $6. Cheap, easy and fun!



If you follow me on facebook or instagram, you may remember a poll I posted about our party colors. I initially thought I'd do an aqua and red scheme, but then polled to see if I should add tangerine. The results were a resounding YES! After shopping for supplies, I realized I wasn't finding much tangerine, so I added yellow as well. Adding the fourth color really opened up my options. In the end, I'm glad I went with red, aqua, tangerine and yellow. It was perfect!

All in all, it was a fun party! Little M had a blast, which means success in my book :).


Well, Merritt MOSTLY had a blast. Welcome to 2, little girl. ;)

***Update: the free party printables are here!


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20 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! Looks like a great party!

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  2. Super cute! I bet she had a great time. And yes, 2 year old's are precious, feisty and interesting....hang on, Mama!

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  3. So adorable! I love the colors and the setup!

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  4. Emily, the party looks so precious and Merritt looks beautiful! I'm sure she had a wonderful day and Happy Birthday to her! It's a big day for you too!

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  5. Oh my gosh, is she the cutest or what??? Even when she cries!

    Bliss

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  6. She's precious!! Looks like she had an incredibly awesome birthday!!

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  7. Aw... what an adorable party. You've got a super cute 2 year old on your hands, too! My little girl is about to turn 3 and it seems like her second birthday was just last week. :( Why does the time have to pass so quickly?

    I'd be thrilled if you'd link this party up at Off the Hook!

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  8. Holy wow!! Love it, Em! Incredible!

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  9. So wonderful! Love the colors. :)

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

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  10. Super icecream party! Belated happy birthday to the cute little lady :-))

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  11. I love all of the pretty colors! It looks like your little cutie had a fun time, too. I am also going to have to check out this cookie cutter website.

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  12. What a lovely party. Such great decor, and who doesn't love ICE CREAM!?!?!
    Anne @ circusberry.wordpress.com

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  13. I am in love with this party! Seriously! It is the cutest thing! I am pinning this so I can remember it when my little girl has her next birthday!

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  14. O my I love this! I want this for my next birthday and I don't care that I'm 24 haha! You did such a fantastic job and I would love if you would share this over at my blog hop http://www.ablossominglife.com/2013/02/frugal-crafty-home-blog-hop-12.html

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  15. What a fun party! I love the colors you used... and those pinwheels are awesome! :)

    Visiting from The Frugal Girls.

    ~Emily

    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  16. Emily... it is all SO adorable! Hope you enjoy your trip!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  17. Such a cute party! Your little girl is so lucky =)

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