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Ice Cream Shoppe Birthday Party Theme for Pottery Barn Kids

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Yesterday, Pottery Barn Kids released the Ice Cream Shoppe Birthday Party that I styled for them last month, so I’m super excited to be able to share it with you today!

Ice cream is one of those things that can just instantly make people happy – speaking from personal experience at least ;) – so it’s the perfect inspiration for a party theme… my head was kind of spinning with all of the creative possibilities. 🤪 The final result has a bit of retro sweet shoppe style + a rainbow sherbet inspired palette with metallic gold accents.

Ice Cream Party Printables

My Ice Cream Shoppe printables are available in our store! Use them to add instant style and personalized details to your party. 🙌 You can edit the custom text yourself – right on the website – whenever (and as often as) you need to! Click here to buy this collection.

Ice Cream Shoppe Printables

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • “Ice Cream Cone” place settings fashioned from plates + folded napkins
  • Mini Cereal Treat “Ice Cream Cones”
  • Glittered Whipped Cream Cans
  • Yarn ball Ice Cream Cone Garland with gumball “cherries” on top
  • Decorated Sugar Cone Party Hats/Headbands

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ice cream sundae bar

ice cream marshmallows

pink sherbet punch

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gold tassel garland

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free hwtm ice cream party printables for pottery barn kids

Here’s how the party looks over on  the Pottery Barn Kids website:

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Ice Cream Party Printables

Printables are my favorite *secret weapon* for adding unique style to any celebration! Click here to customize my Ice Cream collection for your own party – instantly, online. 🤗

Ice Cream Shoppe Printables

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  1. Latisha Horton (Eccentric Designs) April 19, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Sooooooo pretty Jen : )

    • jenn s. April 21, 2013 at 6:30 am

      Thank you, Latisha!

  2. @Blumebox April 19, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    This ice cream party from Hostess with the Mostess and pottery barn kids make me want to be a kid again! Have a… http://t.co/aZGEMvB2Ix

  3. Sunny April 19, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Love this love all the ice cream cone details. Really love that you covered the whipped cream can in glitter. That is pure awesomeness.

    • jenn s. April 21, 2013 at 6:30 am

      Thanks, Sunny! The glittered whipped cream cans were one of my favorite details too :)

  4. @TSOEvents April 19, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    #TSOEvents Ice Cream Shoppe Birthday Party Theme for Pottery Barn Kids {+ Free Printables!} http://t.co/UUvoTrSLdS

  5. mommy April 19, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Love the party. You did such a great job styling it and thank you for the free printables! Please consider doing boyish versions too, though!

    • jenn s. April 20, 2013 at 5:20 pm

      We actually did 2 themes for PBK, and the other one is a boy theme :) I think it’s going live in June!

  6. Bellenza Bistro April 19, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Your printable collection is just scrumptious! Every single party detail works together perfectly — from the yummy colors to the darling mix and match of dots, stripes, chevron, and waffle patterns!

    • jenn s. April 21, 2013 at 6:32 am

      Thanks! So happy you love the printables :)

  7. Julia of fight off your demons April 20, 2013 at 2:22 am

    Wow, the party looks so cute! And the printables really stand out!
    Love the whole theme.

    • jenn s. April 21, 2013 at 6:32 am

      Thanks for the kind words, Julia!

  8. @AllAboutNuptial April 20, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Ice Cream Shoppe Birthday Party Theme for Pottery Barn Kids {+ Free Printables!} http://t.co/jTFexWrdMn

  9. liz April 20, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    What an adorable party! I love all the creative ice cream cone details! The glittery touches are so fun too!

    • jenn s. April 21, 2013 at 6:33 am

      Thanks, Liz! I know some cute little twin girls that might like a party like this! ;)

  10. Rowaidaa Fl (@Rowaida) April 21, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Beautiful Jenn Love love it!

    • jenn s. April 21, 2013 at 6:34 am

      Thanks for the kind words, Rowaida!

  11. Michelle - I DO invitations by michelle April 22, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Amazing! The yarn ice cream cone garland is my favorite! So adorable and fun!!

  12. Catherine Holt April 24, 2013 at 12:42 am

    This party is absolutely gorgeous, I love it. I’d be pretty happy having this as a girls night in!!

    • alyssa June 10, 2013 at 9:02 am

      Wow, sounds like a great idea! I might have to use it ;)

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  14. Synethia April 25, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I love this. Its the cutest theme I have seen so far. I wish I had done this for my daughters 1st birthday. I am however totally doing this for my sisters baby shower, should we be getting another little lady.

    Beautiful job!, Very creative and fun! Love!

    • alyssa September 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      (Congrats!) Wow that should be so so fun!! We’d love to see photos after the event- you can send them to submissions@hwtm.com :)

  15. Birthday Party April 25, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Nice Post..!! Actually i am also trying to organize a birthday party actually a surprise birthday party for my son and looking some online event organizers for this. Thanks for sharing this..!!

  16. SusanB April 29, 2013 at 11:47 am

    This is so adorable! I saw it on Pottery Barn Kids and was immediately enthralled…and so was my 10 year old son who now wants an ice cream shoppe birthday party! LOL!! So, I’m using blue and green as my colors, but I’m stuck on the punch. Any ideas? Green lime sherbet with lemonade? That might be a bit mouth-puckering. :) Anything else? Thank you for all your great ideas!

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  19. Carla June 5, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    I love everything about this! I’m not able to print the whipped cream cards. Is that something that you have to customize or am I just missing it? I’ve clicked on the links on this site as well as PBK. No luck…

    • alyssa June 10, 2013 at 9:09 am

      Hi Carla,

      I don’t see it either, that’s strange! Head on over to our Etsy shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/HWTM?ref=seller_info and send us a message. Our team member Renee will be happy to help you out ;) Thanks for checking out our printables!

  20. Jackie June 12, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Jen, do you have this printable set in color that are suitable for boys and girls?

  21. Melissa Hutton June 13, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Too cute, thank you for sharing and the free printables. Would you happen to know where I can get that acrylic looking stand that holds the cupcake cones?

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  25. Carla July 23, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    I hate to sound completely dense but for the life of me I can not figure out how to make the cones for the balloons. I have the patterned paper printed on standard 8.5 x 11 paper and every way I try to fold or cut is resulting in something really unattractive. I’m just not getting it! Can you help?

    • alyssa September 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      Hi Carla,

      You can try cutting a strip off the top so the sheet is more square, roll it tight (so the hole at the bottom is just large enough to fit a string through), then tape it on the inside to keep it tight. I hope that helped!

  26. Sara B August 30, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Love this party! My daughter wants an ice cream party in September! I pulled up your adorable printables and tried to print them but every one of the came out black. I tried printing another printable from a different site and that one printed fine. Not sure if your aware of this or not but thought you should know. I would love to use your printables if I can get them to print correctly. Thanks

    • alyssa September 5, 2013 at 4:14 pm

      Hi Sara, thanks so much! You directly downloaded the pdf from the Pottery Barn Kids website and tried to print, correct? We only have a couple of the additional free printables in this post, did those work okay for you. If they both don’t print correctly, I recommend checking your printer notifications and ink levels. Let me know how that works!

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  29. Kari @ the Sweetest Memory February 3, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Absolutely darling party! I am thinking of doing an ice cream themed party for my daughter, and your printables will be perfect! My favorite decorations are the large ice cream cone paper balls with a cherry on top. So creative. Thank you so much for sharing! Kari

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  31. sarah cardenas April 14, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Would me mind sharing what fonts you used for the topping cards? I’m throwing this party for my daughter in a couple weeks and wanted to customize the tent cards with some different toppings. Thanks!

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  37. Leah September 8, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Im wondering where you got the big gold frame from? Thanks

  38. Emily December 28, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Where did you get the big round paper lantern things?

    • jenn s. January 2, 2015 at 8:55 am

      Hi Emily –
      I bought those at Michaels and they’re part of the Martha Stewart Crafts line. I think they were called “Accordion Paper Lanterns”. Hope that helps! :)

  39. Samantha January 8, 2015 at 6:50 am

    This is the theme for my daughter’s party this year and I love this! Quick question though. Where in the world did you get the cones for the ice cream cone garland. I can’t find them anywhere?

    • jenn s. January 9, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      Hi Samantha –

      Those are actually just standard “cake cones” from my grocery store… it’s been a while since this party, but I’m pretty sure I just purchased the generic Safeway brand box. (My grocery store is VONS, which is owned by Safeway so they carry the same generic brand.) And then I customized them with the free printable wraps we created, which are available for download on the PBK site. Hope that helps… good luck! :)

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    Love this party! The crispy treat icecream are so creative and I love all the icecream decorations!

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  46. Elizabeth September 5, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Can you tell me what fonts were used to write Ice Cream? Thanks so much!

    • jenn s. September 16, 2015 at 5:22 am

      Hi Elizabeth –
      The script font is called Janda Elegant Handwriting and the blockier font is called 1873 Winchester. Hope that helps!:)

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