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.)
Cookbook for Moms Who Ski and Ride
Winter is here and it's time for outdoor adventures. Skiing, hiking and sledding can make a family hungry. This winter, there's an awesome solution for moms a new cookbook for moms who ski and ride. The Ski Moms Cookbook is a digital cookbook with 36 recipes that are easy to ...read more
How to Make an Easy Paper Plate Snowman
If you live on the East Coast, it's likely you've seen some snow already, same for our friends out in the Rockies. There's something magical about a snow day and the playing outside in a winter wonderland. This craft is inspired by the simply joy of making a snowman. Whether you ...read more
Skip the Crowds and Take Your Family Skiing in Waterville Valley
After a sizable snow storm over Martin Luther King weekend, there were plenty of lift lines and skiers heading to Vermont. Amazingly, most of them drove right past an awesome resort. I'm encouraging families to skip the crowds on the next winter holiday and take a family ski trip ...read more
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
- Throw a Dinosaur-themed birthday party
- LEGO birthday party
- Camping Themed Birthday Party
- Cinderella Birthday Party
Be sure to follow our Kids Birthday Party board on Pinterest for more party inspiration.
This is not a sponsored post. We were given some samples for review. All opinions are our own.