Just a week ago our son "Juju" turned 3 years old. I literally can't believe how quickly the time is passing by. So a month in advance i started to prepare for his celebration, choosing a theme based on his favorite desert - ice cream! I like to prepare early, to give myself time to make some orders, to make sure i receive them on time. I wanted everyone to enjoy this birthday, both adults and kids alike. So i found a pretty backyard at Sofitel Hotel restaurant and decided to make a brunch style birthday, bringing entertainment for kids.
I hired Elza, Batman and Magician from Giggles Factory in LA to keep kids busy. And i thought of those kids who might have less interest in those characters by having a play duh station with ice cream bowls and utensils that i found on Amazon. They loved it! Perfect for the 3 year old age group of friends!
I always say to my friends, that the most important part of decoration of any party is having a beautiful and delicious desert stand! After going through some ice cream stand rental companies, i couldn't find what i had in my mind, so to keep things in a budget, i asked my handy friend to get supply from home depot, and based on my sketch, my ice cream desert cart came to live! I went to the fabric market in Downtown LA, and found a perfect fabric for the roof for 8$, that was a great addition! I am also quite a collector of cake and desert stands, so it was easy task to fill them with all these beautiful and freshly baked deserts from Baby Beas LA ! When i was putting and order for deserts, i told them i want them to be in pastel color palette, and they made them the way i requested. Main cake was turquoise color with pastel color mix confetti on the bottom, and had this waffle ice cream shape cake on top with pink color cream dripping ( like if it would a real ice cream melt).
I love cake pops, kids love them, they are easy to eat, and look gorgeous on the desert table. So i found this hole stand from Etsy , BZBuilds that fitted all 36 mix color cake pops!
I ordered tassel garland from my favorite Easy store of Homemadexojules, and attached it to a stand for a festive look, but something still was missing, so i found at home a honeycomb ball and cut a waffle shape from a sheet of paper and attached with stickers to a stand to make it look like an ice cream. The stand was finally complete!
Throughout the space i had fun ice cream props , that i rented from Chakoda Design in LA.
Another main area for decor is dining tables. I had confetti spread around, gorgeous paper plates, cups, napping, party hats, straws from Meri Meri brand. And the main accent were these gorgeous 3 f helium filled balloons from Balloon Celebration in LA, that i decorated with custom made tassels from Homemadexojules from Easy store.
And what Birthday Party without a Piñata! I found ice cream shape Piñata from Etsy that i filled in with healthy lollipops and snacks from Wholefoods!
Everyone had the best time: adults and kids! On their way out, kids picked up the gift that i wrapped myself, it was a book about Sharing an Ice Cream by Mo Willems. I used a turquoise color wrapping paper and used a hot glue to attach those soft balls, and regular glue to stick the waffle shape paper.
It was a party to remember!!!!
Special Thank you to a photographer Brian Gove, for capturing these moments and details!!!
What People Ate
Brunch style food.
What People Drank
Tea, Coffee and Mimosas for adults, Berry flavor homemade compote for kids.
All deserts i ordered from Baby Beas LA, my favorite place!
" Shall i share my Ice Cream" by Mo Willems books, that i wrapped myself.
Activities / Games
Elza, Batman entertainment for an hour, and Magician show for 30 min. Piñata time, and Play duh station.
I was a host, event planner, decorator, set up designer.
My friend blogger Chantal Dube from ChantalReneBlog helped me with the set up at the day of the event.
And Brian Gove Photographer was amazing help with capturing this party.