Saturday, June 11, 2011

Neighborhood Ice Cream Social

We hosted our first Neighborhood Ice Cream Social last night, Unfortunately, the weather was awful.  While it had been in the 90's all week here in Wisconsin, the weather turned unseasonably cold, even for June.  So despite high temps of 50's all day, the kids were still determined to get their share of sugar and fun.

The inspiration for this party was a red and light blue color palette with a hint of a vintage ice cream parlor.  I am in love with those colors right now.  But also, that color combination is the same for Ethan's upcoming Carnival Party so lots of the items I used for the ice cream social are going to make a second appearance.

As I noted in an earlier post, this party was planned ultra-last minute.  Despite the last minute planning, I think it turned out super cute.  But most importantly, the kids and neighbors all seemed to have a great time and enjoyed the night.  The party was a GREAT way to kick off summer, despite the weather not cooperating!

This post is a picture overload again because I can never narrow down the pictures - even if they are not the best example of photography!  :)  I will list the vendors at the end of the post.


 The Invitation

Decorations




Favor and Float Table



Favors


Make Your Own Root Beer Floats


Toppings and Treats Table






Ice Cream!!!!







After dark fun!


Vendors and Credits:
I just want to thank my neighbors for being the great sports that they are and for being great people!  It is a treat and joy to live in our neighborhood with such great people.  Here's to a great summer!

26 comments:

  1. This ice cream social is beautiful! Love how you setup and designed everything. I'd love to feature it on theicecreamcafe.com if that's ok!

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  2. Thank you so much Amy! I'd be honored for you to feature the party. Thank you so much!

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  3. Thanks for sharing your creativity with the world(blogspere). I loved and was entertained by every detail.

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  4. Simply amazing, Melissa! I love the Shepard hook arrangements, bunting, and all your fabulous displays. It must have been grand to be a guest!

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  5. Saw this over at Celebrations at Home...and as I commented there, what makes this party extra special is the neighborly spirit behind it. That is so wonderful (aside from the adorable ice cream details everywhere)! Applause, applause!

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  6. The weather in northern Chicago turned cold too, but now I'm craving ice cream after looking at your great party! That root beer in a glass bottle is looking pretty yummy too. Fabulous party photos and the kids look like they had a great time!

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  7. So, so CUTE!!! I love anything and everything that Loralee does and those wraps for the root beers are adorable! I have that cute little 3 tier galvanized hinged stand from Hobby Lobby and I LOVE it. Love the shepherd hooks too! SO great!

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  8. What a great party!!! Everything looks so great!

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  9. Darling party with so many great details! It looks like everyone had lots of fun!

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  10. So So cute! I've put together a couple of last minute parties, but they didn't look like this :)

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  11. Wow! You really went all out. Love the red and aqua color combo.

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  12. This is so awesome. I just found your blog and was looking for a Fan Page from Facebook and a place to subscribe to your blog however dont see either one :( Look forward to hearing and learning more!

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  13. Congratulations, you've been featured! See your party on our blog: http://www.thepartyfaq.com/2011/06/featured-party-neighborhood-ice-cream-social/

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  14. WOW...I just found your blog from Catch my Party while looking for ideas for my son's Cars party. Your parties are AWESOME! If this is what you can do on short notice, I cant imagine what you can do with a plan.;)

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  15. Unbelievable job!! LOVE every.little.detail! You're wonderful!! ~Nancy~

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  16. I love this!!! So beautiful - excellent job!!
    ~Wendy (Green Beansie Cards)

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  17. I love this !! My sister and i have beening looking @ blogs this morning and we've been seeing the galvanized tiered buckets that you have berries in. We are wondering where you got that cute piece and what is it called exactly.

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  18. Thank you KayLa and everyone for your kind words. That three tiered stand is from Hobby Lobby in the "metal" section. They still had some a few weeks ago.

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  19. Hello
    what a great party! I love to know if you made or puchased the big pinwheels used as the backdrop? Love it so cute!

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  20. The pinwheels are from Hobby Lobby. I was just there this weekend and they have them back in stock. Thank you for your kind comments!

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  21. Hi! You are featured today on Fun Friday Finds--Ice Cream Parties. I hope you can stop by and check it out! Your party is beyond brilliant!!
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/05/fun-friday-finds-ice-cream-parties.html

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  22. I was just curious where you got the aqua paper that is in the containers of cherries and toppings. Beautiful party!

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  24. Wow, if this was one of your parties planned at the last minute, then I would love to be at one where you had lots of time to prepare! It looked like a lot of fun, and the ice cream bar looked so yum!!!

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  25. Can you tell me where you bought/how you made the huge pin wheels in the red buckets. Theyre so chte and id love to make then for my party! Thx

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