Kara's Party Ideas Ice Cream Social - Summer, Vintage Ice Cream Party | Kara's Party Ideas
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So excited about finally posting the ICE CREAM & CHERRIES PARTY I styled a few weeks ago. This party has been long in the making. I randomly found a vintage Ice Cream Truck for sale months and months ago. She was old and needed a lot of work, but, I bought her anyway. I couldn’t pass her up. I envisioned the cutest party at her side. After a few months of scrubbing, cleaning and painting she became new again. Isn’t she adorable? I just love her.

Some cute ideas and elements to look for in this ice cream social summer celebration are:

  • The vintage ice cream truck backdrop
  • The ice cream cone cake
  • The melted ice cream cone cupcakes
  • The ice cream sugar cookies
  • The ziplock bag ice cream activity / recipe
  • The vintage cash register
  • The FREE ice cream party printables
  • The ice cream cone cake pops
  • And MORE!

Kori Clark of Paper & Pigtails designed the cutest ice cream printables for the party {exclusively for Kara’s Party Ideas} which I am now passing along to you for FREE here!

Photography by Lyndsey Fagerlund.

Vinyl ice cream decal purchased from Tweet Heart Wall Art.

Items used in this ice cream party available in Kara’s Party Shop:

Striped paper bags

Push up pops

Milk Bottles

Paper Straws

Jumbo pink balloon

Blue striped square paper plates


Mini hostess swirl paper bags

Berry Baskets

Download these circle tags for free here.
Bow tie ordered from JB Kids
Cotton candy ice cream cones…

Ice cream sugar cookies ordered from Stephanie Js Creations.

Inspiration for these cupcakes found here.
Darling cherry fondant toppers ordered from Mommy Cr8s.
Download these tent cards for FREE here.
Push pops available to purchase here!
As explained in a previous post, the kids at the party made their own ice cream…
The ‘kick the can ice cream’ tutorial/recipe can be found HERE.
The ziplock bag ice cream tutorial/recipe can be found HERE.
Sidewalk chalk contest…

Push pops available to purchase here {only today…they’re going fast}!

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  1. Pots and Pins says:

    Wow Kara! You didn't miss a trick! The party looked so darling – so creative – and that truck! OMGosh! It's perfect for so many things! You need to use it as a "stork" truck for your next baby show…delivering milk to the new mom! And really, if you put a red ball on the front and antlers on the roof, it could be Rudolph at your Christmas party! In other words, I want to see this truck again and again! xo, Nan

  2. Paper-Charmed says:

    One word – PERFECTION!

  3. Cookie Couture Co. says:

    Love this! Such a beautiful party. I am having a cherry themed first birthday party for my girl and got some inspiration.

  4. jess @ pen n' paperflowers says:

    Kara…AMAZiNG! And definitely a girl after my own heart purchasing the vintage ice cream truck and refurbishing it. It was THE perfect backdrop to all of the dreamy details! I love every detail!!

  5. Where did you get the ice-cream holder for the mini cones

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  7. TeresaM says:

    Love this theme. The styling & photographs are super. Nice job :) Cheers!

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