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Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor

Danielle E By Danielle E  in Birthday


Party Recap

For my twins 2nd birthday party I decided on an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor theme. Since we have girl/boy twins the I stuck to a neutral color palette of red, brown and blue

The first project to tackle was the ice cream parlor awning - which was a perfect job for my hubby :) The awning frame was actually super easy and inexpensive to make. For the canopy I ordered several yards of white fabric, measured out the lines to the desired width and painted on the red stripes and cut the scallop (using a large plate as a template).

Next was the sign that displayed above the dessert table. It was my first attempt at DIY hand drawn chalkboard lettering and I was pretty happy with the way it turned out.

The dessert table was fairly simple with ice cream being the main feature. Guests could choose from a variety of cones, build their own sundae or make their own root beer float.

Other "ice cream inspired" desserts (all made in my very own kitchen) included:
- Chocolate & Vanilla Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops
- "Drumstick" Cake Pops
- Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
- Rice Krispy "Ice Cream Bars"
- Chocolate Malts

Instead of a large cake I decided to make very simple, individual cakes for each child.


Party Highlights

  • What People Ate

    BBQ & Ice Cream...mainly ice cream :)

  • Best Moment

    Seeing my twins eyes light up as they ran to the dessert table


Party Helpers



  • Melissa N

    Melissa N wrote:

    very cute! I love the banner!

  • Melissa N

    Melissa N wrote:

    great job on the awning!

  • Melissa N

    Melissa N wrote:

    great idea with the scooping first..did you freeze it quickly after scooping before party?

  • Melissa N

    Melissa N wrote:

    Danielle - I love the party! Quick question - the "display" of scooped ice cream - did you scoop and then freeze quickly before party? I love the idea that the kids can help themselves then...

  • Danielle E

    Danielle E wrote:

    Hi Melissa, thanks for checking out my party! Yes, we scooped the ice cream with an old fashioned scoop (to get the round balls) and kept it in the freezer on a cookie sheet until right before the party.