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Sherbert & Spice, part two

After all the spicy circles seen in part one transformed our backyard into a truly fun place to be we added a bit of old fashioned charm and of course, the ice cream.

Ice Cream Birthday

A bit of old fashion vintage charm peaked through many of our ice cream birthday design pieces. We washed and sanitized a bushel of very old coke bottles found at a local flee market to serve as glasses for the event. With bright straws sticking out they were a huge hit.

The dessert bar featured custom popcorn cones, a cake with a chalkboard banner, and these vases of old fashioned candy.

The sherbert stand was truly a work of love! Made by the mom I was planning for- she hand drilled it all together and right in the middle of a major family move. The kids loved it and our chalkboard Sherbert sign signaled them over throughout the afternoon.

On the sherbert stand we offered a variety of both ice cream sandwiches and ice cream birthday cones. The sandwiches were tied up neatly with custom ice cream birthday labels and tied off with string.

You can download the labels for the ice cream sandwiches and cones by clicking here. Instructions: Simply print (there are multiple labels per page) and trim where necessary to fit your ice cream treats! Wrap around and tie with string.

We served up the sherbert toppings in a vintage model ferris wheel, each little basket holding a different yummy treat.

The kids especially enjoyed when we had the ice-cream man working behind our stand serving up gooey goodness for them. My little Chica even ate a whole messy cone herself- 25 cents was the going price:)

The wall behind our sherbert stand was strung with homemade kites, DIY coming soon. They served as favors for each of the kids in attendance.

To quench the after ice cream thirst we had stacks of custom labeled juice boxes set out along with fruit-lemonade for the adults.

Inspired by this celebrity party, the custom juice labels seemed too lovely a detail to pass up. You can download these custom juice box labels to use at your own party by clicking here. Remember to take the straws off the boxes before covering them, you can reattach them with string or simply set them in a bowl nearby.

To ensure guests didn’t faint from all the sugar we set up a food table with a special carnival fare.

Stacks of corn dogs curbed hunger and BBQ’d corn was finished off with fabric flag holders. The DIY for the fabric flags is here, I simple attached each flag to 2 toothpicks and stuck in the ends of the corn. The flags are a great stand in for those plastic hot corn grips. Wouldn’t they be lovely done as USA flags for an upcoming independence day celebration?

A bite size vegetable spread was centered on our food table. Using baby versions of the veggies they fit snugly in small candy cups. Multiple dips were ready beside them for dipping.

Before our guests left for the day we gave them a little project. In lieu of a signing book we created a blank story time printable guest book. Each guest wrote in a part of the story for our birthday girl. They did a great job and from what I hear the book has been bound and is being very treasured by a certain four year old, DIY instructions for this cane be found here.

Our Sherbert & Spice theme was possibly the most enjoyable celebration I’ve done. The details would translate well to many other summer-time parties- really anytime you give a group of kids melting ice cream & games it is a success!

Hope you’ve enjoyed this design. In case you missed it- part one is here

All photography credits to the lovely, Jackie Wonders!


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  1. Really loving the details on this party, especially the customized juice boxes.

    (BTW–Part One did not show up in the RSS feed. I‚Äö?Ñ?¥m not sure how often the feed is dropping, but several have not come through in the past month.)

  2. Thanks you guys! It was a really fun party for me:)

    Yolanda, thanks for the heads up on that- I have been having issues with it lately but I am hoping when I update the blog next month it will all get worked out. Until then, just know I post M-F everyday so you’ll just have to keep checking in;) Sorry.

  3. I just got way too excited about that ferris wheel. It’s perfection for this party. (also, we totally were on the same wavelength about the felt circles! and candy dots! Although, I wish I had thought to turn them into bracelets- genius.)

  4. You did such a great job on the whole party! I love it. I am having a vintage carnival themed wedding next June and am wondering where you found the vintage model ferris wheel. I am looking for something similar to use on my cake table.

      • Thanks so much Victoria. My daughters birthday is in a couple of weeks so even if you send me a quick email with materials used and some quick instructions I’m sure I will figure it out. they just look so divine. Happy moving.

Sherbert & Spice, part one

A young love picnic