Kids Ice Cream Birthday Party

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The Kids Ice Cream Birthday Party is great not only for celebrating an individual child, but a great summer party theme, too! You’ll sure enjoy the ice cream cone banner we made, too!

Ice Cream Party table decorationsA Kids Ice Cream Birthday Party is surely a good time for kids and adults alike! I had such a great time putting this together for my daughter, the ice cream lover.

It was filled with lots of fun decorations and details. When I asked her in the month or two before her birthday, what theme she wanted to do for a party, she immediately bursted out her two favorite toys to receive: Lego Friends and Shopkins. Though I could have gone with one of them (and did look up ideas for inspiration) I really am not a fan of creating a party theme around consumerism/toys. I like it to be more dream-like, including other things she loves besides plastic materialism, you know? She loves ice cream though, and got excited about the idea once I mentioned it. What’s fun about this, is it’s also a great SUMMER party theme, it doesn’t have to be just for a birthday party. A lot of the ideas can be a boredom buster summer activity. So without further adieu…


I linked up to almost all of the table decor at the very bottom of this post, so check that out for details!  I LOVE throwing theme parties, if you’d like to see tips for how to throw a theme party, I shared 10 of them on that link!


First, my girl read a book to her friends. I love to start with a book, calm down the excitement of the group. I love those inflatable ice cream cones (see below for details) Such a fun element to hang around the room.

Ice Cream Party table decorations

Then we played a fun ice cream game (link below). I’m grateful for the assistance of my husband for parties!

Ice Cream Party table decorations

Then a little pin the cherry on the ice cream cone (free printable coming soon).

Ice Cream Party table decorations

They all thought this was pretty fun, but took a LONG time with a big group. We didn’t want to leave out anyone in her school class, plus friends from church, equals a gaggle of girls.

Ice Cream Party table decorations

Ice Cream Party table decorations

As a craft activity, we made some ice cream cone headbands with edible cones. They won’t last too long, but they can dismantle it later and make it non-edible.  Had my awesome helpers on hand to help with that.

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Group picture with their cone headbands.

Ice Cream Party table decorations

How about a close up on the cake?

Upside down ice cream cone birthday cake

The table is always fun for me to decorate, especially with fun labels (download those below).Ice Cream Party table decorations

Found some fun candies and lip gloss as favors…Ice Cream Party table decorations

And of course, I had to dress myself to match the decor, as I have in all of my other partiesIce Cream Party table decorations

Any I love my girl getting all enthusiastic. But what about that cake? I found a new cake lady locally, and I LOVE her! Amie’s Edibles.  The ice cream cone banner tutorial is coming soon, and don’t you just love the pennant banner? Swiped it from my girls fancy roomIce Cream Party table decorations


Ice Cream Party table decorations

My older daughter loved carrying in all the gifts from friends…Ice Cream Party table decorations

I sure love this girl, and I love celebrating her to the fullest!


Ice Cream Party table decorations

To download the printable banner and water bottle labels, click below:

Ice Cream Printables

For a full ice cream cone banner tutorial  check that link, as well download the pin the cherry on the ice cream game.

If you love this party, you may also love some of our past parties:

Emoji Party // Ballerina Party // Pretty Purple Party // Breakfast in PJ’s // Jake and the Neverland Pirate Party

Here are some of the items from our party. The only thing not exact is the lip gloss, we found ours at Target, but this one is pretty dang cute, too. Links contain affiliates (which are no extra cost to you, but I earn a small percentage from Amazon).

For tips to throw a DIY party, see my thrifty party ideas!

Thrifty DIY party ideas

Join The Discussion



  1. That’s a huge party! Looks like everyone had a blast! That ice cream banner is so AWESOME! Please post the tutorial 🙂

  2. Jacqueline says:

    As a teacher, I so appreciate you inviting all the girls in her class. People very rarely leave kids out intentionally, but there’s one in every class who gets overlooked every single birthday party, and it’s so sad for those kids. So thanks for including them all! Looks like it was a great party!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      THanks for sharing that, I appreciate it. I hate leaving people out, that just often means a ridiculously large party. My older daughter prefers a smaller group, and luckily her birthday is in the summer, so it’s less of a concern of it leaking. My my little one made her list for this party, it had all but 2 in the class on it, and I said…you know, lets just invite everyone, and I’m so glad we did, they all came!

  3. Dana says:

    Love the ice cream themed party! Where did you get your daughter’s ice cream cone shirt to match?

    • Kristen Duke says:

      Thanks! I got the shirt at Justice. It was more than I like to pay for a shirt, but it was perfect, and I got it the day before, so no time to look for something else!

  4. Shawnna says:

    hey girl this is so cool! Love it!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      thanks so much, shawnna!! It was really fun for me!

  5. Morgan says:

    This party had such a cute setup, and all of the photos you took are lovely! You really captured the fun! The ice cream theme is a great idea, and it looks like the kids really enjoyed it! Great post! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      Thank you! It really was fun and versatile for both boys and girls (maybe changing the colors for boys).

  6. Lindsey says:

    Beautiful party! I am planning an ice cream theme party for my daughter. Did you make the cake? I’d love to know how.

    • Kristen Duke says:

      I’m sorry this is delayed…I did not make the cake, I’ve got an awesome “cake lady”! Wish I could help…

  7. Sarah Nichols says:

    I love this party! My daughter is turning 5 in October and has been insisting on an ice cream party for six months. So we are doing it even though we live in the Midwest! 🙂 I’m using a few of your ideas and will tag you on IG after I do the party. Wondering if you could point me to some directions for the headbands? I’m only moderately crafty so having directions is a must for me. Do you think this is a good craft for kids around age 5?

  8. Summers says:

    Where did you get the cups that are holding the straws?