Clearly we're big on our frozen treats over here. So we couldn't let National Ice Cream month pass without a bang! To celebrate my little guy's fourth birthday (they grow up too fast!), I threw a colorful, fun, and festive pool party, complete with scoops, sprinkles, and even a pop-up cardboard ice-cream truck (the cherry on top!) of our Saturday sundae soiree.
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Pool Party Birthday Fun
It was a scorching-hot 95-degree afternoon, so it was a good thing we have a pool in our backyard. And this rainbow Popsicle float couldn't have been more appropriate for the occasion.
Ice Cream Party Decorations
Inside our outdoor party tent, decorated with a DIY cone-garland, of course, we created a play area for the kids: picnic tables for eating lunch, a crafting station (we made these adorable ice-cream headbands!), a tattoo station, toys, games, and, of course, a pint-sized ice cream truck!
Ice Cream Truck
When I spotted this Famous OTO cardboard truck, I knew it would make the perfect "photo booth." The kids and grown ups all took photos inside and, of course, the little ones enjoyed some ice-cream-inspired role play playing. The truck is great for play and parties alike, and at $59, the price point is fair. (Plus, unlike other cardboard trucks I've seen, this one doesn't need to be colored in or painted.)
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While browsing the Famous OTO site, I saw that they also have a miniature "cat house" ice cream truck. While I don't have a kitten to shelter, I did think this would make a super-cute dessert table centerpiece. Of course, I neglected to notice that the advertised ice-cream flavors were all feline-inspired (salmon, anchovy, albacore, etc.), but I solved that problem--rather humorously, if I do say so myself--with the use of this sleeping-cat statue.
This outstanding melting ice-cream-cone cake was created by New York Cupcakery and was definitely a statement maker.
MORE BIRTHDAY PARTIES FROM MOMTRENDS
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This is not a sponsored post. We were given some samples for review. All opinions are our own.