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A scoop of ice cream always makes a celebration sweeter, but this Vintage Ice Cream Shop Party by Julia, of Let's Have a Ball Parties and Events, is like having a triple scoop with everything on top!  Julia designed this party for her youngest daughter and hand-crafted most of the decorations, favors and yummy treats herself!  A perfect choice of a party theme on a hot summer day!

Ice cream was served from silver pails and there were lots of toppings to choose!


Julia is quite amazing with all of her craftiness!  She made the doilies party lanterns and banner along with the cake topper (made to look like the birthday girl, dress and all!), and I especially love the framed collage she made just for her baby girl...

The fabric cones and the party hat were also made by Julia!

The antique ice cream parlor chairs were a great find and Julia was thrilled to incorporate them into the party room!

Julia also set up a Favor Display with many flavorful choices for the guests!

Ice cream bubbles for all...

Bowties for the boys...

Barrettes for the girls...

And a display full of ice cream games and more...

Outdoor water games and bubbles were another welcome way to beat the heat!

Sand Art Ice Cream Cones kept little hands busy and creative...

A beautiful day and a beautiful celebration~ sweet through and though!

Being surrounded by friends and family is the best part of the day!

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous daughter's gorgeous party!  It is fabulous!!


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Reader Comments (11)

Thank you so much, Lydia, for featuring my daughter's Vintage Ice Cream Shop birthday party on your fabulous blog! I love it!
August 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulia Shultz
Amazing!!! What a beautiful party. I love the colors and all of the details especially the touches of lace. The doilies look so elegant. Great job!
August 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStefani
what a sweet party! Love the chocolate ice cream cones and the cookies are so sweet!
August 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy's Party Ideas
Wow! I will have to go back over this post several times to make sure I did'nt miss anything.
August 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSandra
Everything is darling! I just love a framed collage!!!
So many gorgeous sweets to love here, but the cake was my favourite!
August 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlison Lawson Cakes
Julia- you are so welcome! Thank YOU for sharing such a fantastic party! I love all of your sweet and handmade touches!

Alison, Keisha, Sandra, Amy, and Stefani~ thank you so very much for your comments! I agree with you- such a fabulous party and definitely worth more than one look!! Thanks so much!

August 6, 2012 | Registered CommenterLydia Menzies
Such a gorgeous party with so many amazing details!
August 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeonie@Ashlee Rae
beautiful i love it great job
January 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergrace
I loved ice cream. I really enjoyed it.
June 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulli Smith
I loved all ideas!
October 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSamira

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