Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Cherry On Top- Maddox's Ice Cream Parlour Party

My little munchkin turned 3 today! And to celebrate his 3rd birthday, we had our close family over on the weekend for an Ice- cream parlour party! The weather turned out just perfectly and all the late nights filled with planning and preparing details for Maddox's party all fell into place.

Inspired by Maddox's most favourite dessert- ice cream, the colour palette resembled the neopolitan ice cream flavours {strawberry, chocolate and vanilla} I added a dash of pale blue too as I loved the combination of those colours! And let me tell you I was SUPER excited to be able to add in hints of 'pink'- I have 2 boys!

The dessert table was styled with a blue ruffled/tiered tablecloth, inspired by my lovely friend Katie of The Ivory Social. This created the vintage, shabby chic ice cream parlour theme that I was after. Add in some gorgeous cake stands, {Sharnel Dollar} apothecary glass jars filled with colour co-ordinated candy and custom made dessert labels I created, the table began to come together.

Because of my love for all things French, I simply had to indulge in macaroons and take home ice cream sundae cookies from the uber talented Hello Naomi. The personalised chocolates wrapped in a classic pinstripe and pink grosgrain ribbon by Candy Soirees, tied in with the theme beautifully. The birthday cake was a simple homemade vanilla and strawberry 3 tiered cake, topped with cream cheese frosting. It was adorned with my latest most favourite little detail- a mini cake bunting, by the delightful Kikilaru. The children had their own table, set with fresh flowers, a chocolate tablecloth and damask trimming. Mini pinwheels were placed on the palm leaf plates, reminiscent of chocolate ice cream and wafers.

The guests were treated with neopolitan ice cream flavours and could create their own ice cream sundaes or cones at the vintage inspired ice cream parlour using liquid toppings, sprinkles and of course,cherries!
A fabulous time was had by all and the children enjoyed the traditional pass the parcel game as well as having some fun on a jumping castle.

At the conclusion of the celebration, I leant over to Maddox and asked him if he enjoyed his party, and his reply was giving me a huge wet kiss! Too sweet! Xx

Birthday boy Maddox


The dessert table with ribbon backdrop. Thank you to Kate Landers LLC for her beautiful advice and inspiration on the backdrop.


Some of the candy used included pale blue m&m's, and individually wrapped sixlets.


The birthday cake complete with Kikilaru mini bunting.


Homemade pink lamingtons and cake pops (thanks to Bakerella!)


The children's table featuring ribbon trimmings


Ice cream toppings featuring wafers, sprinkles, cherries


Mini chalkboard on shabby stand for the ice cream parlour


Chocolate, strawberry and caramel toppings tied with vintage lace and twine


Ice creams in white pails with custom made tags



Chocolates by Candy Soirees, and kraft boxes favor boxes via the Party studio



Palm leaf plates


*Eco leaf plates :: www.montresor.com.au
*Alphabet cups :: www.montresor.com.au
*Retro straws :: www.montresor.com.au
*Kikilaru bunting :: www.montresor.com.au
*Cookies :: www.hellonaomi.com.au
*Chocolates :: www.candysoirees.com.au
*Favour boxes :: www.thepartystudio.com.au
*Cake stands :: www.sharneldollardesigns.com.au

12 comments:

candy soirees said...

super gorgeous......what an amazing little party and the colours came together beautifully love it all and thanks for let us be a part of Maddox's special day xxx

The Ivory Social said...

Hearts! I adore the details suzanna. It is so beautiful! I used a ribbon backdrop today for a friends baby shower, yours inspired me :-)

my little jedi said...

fabulous party Suz, well done! I was lucky to have tried all the gorgeous dessers :) everything looked fabulous xx

Little Sooti said...

The party looked fantastic Suzanna, really well done!! Colours came together perfectly.. xx

MrsKT said...

Gorgeous party, Suzanna. I love the colour scheme, the ribbon backdrop looked divine. Oh and Maddox is a cutie :)

JANE said...

Oh, Suzanna, Maddox is blessed to have you as his mum! It sounds just delightful. I am so impressed at all the effort you took. J x

JANE said...

BTW I think your time setting might be a bit askew - I just posted at 8.57 pm! J x

Mrs A in the Cove said...

Suzanna all the details are just wonderful - fantastic job. Love the touch of pink! it really is perfect. Leanne xx

Suzanna ~ Mon Tresor said...

Thank you all so much for your lovely feedback and comments, it is truly appreciated Xx

Frog Prince Paperie said...

Wonderful job, Suzanna!

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Anonymous said...

Where did you find your metal scoops with the whole in the handle for the ribbon?

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