Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ice Cream Sundae Baby Shower, Cherry on Top

Who doesn't LOVE ice cream sundaes?  An ice cream themed baby shower is great because it's simple, it's fun and it works for a boy, girl or surprise.  It's probably best for a spring, summer or fall baby shower, but adding a little hot fudge or hot chocolate could certainly make it work in winter.  Filling small glass bowls with colorful and varied toppings will be a decoration all unto itself.  As you'll see, powder blue/turquoise, pink and light gray were the most commonly used color palette.

The Invitation

The first invitations are made by Loralee Lewis.  The font and scalloped edges are perfectly old school.  I want to be drinking a strawberry frappe out of an oversized straw, stat.

by Loralee Lewis

Itsy Bitsy Paper makes the next invitation.  It's sweet and simple, and the color combination is customizable.  Use the coupon code "NEXTSTOPBABY" to receive a 20% discount on your purchase.

by Itsy Bitsy Paper

I can't decide if this next invitation by Embellished Paper has a classic or mod feel, but I love it either way.  Use the coupon code "BLOGBABY" to receive a 20% discount on customized invitations.

by Embellished Paper

The Decorations

Belva June designed the printable package below.  It includes invitations, thank you cards, circles for cupcake toppers, labels and gift tags, food labels, drink wraps, 8 x 10 poster and a tri-colored banner.

by Belva June

This ice cream cone confetti by Creating Your Memories is delightful.  The color combo below is "mint chocolate chip" and check out the Etsy shop for more options.  Use the coupon code "nextstopbaby" to receive 15% off your purchase!  Sweet.

by Creating Your Memories

This printable package by Anna and Blue is cost effective and covers all the bases.  For only $15.00 you receive printable files for an invitation, banner, bottle wrappers, gift tags/labels, place cards, favor tags, cake toppers, a welcome sign...and more!  Receive a 30% discount off any items in this shop with the coupon code "icecream30".

The Favors

Sending the guests home with actual ice cream could be a tricky, but these ice cream shaped cookies (made by Fun Sugar Cookies) take away the melt factor while maintaining the delicious theme.

by Fun Sugar Cookies

The ice cream scoop below is from Crate and Barrel and would make perfect gift for the winner of a baby shower game.  Maybe a game of who can guess closer: how many ice cream scoops does the unborn baby weigh?  Okay, that might be weird and difficult to calculate.  

Your guests would love sprinkles for some future ice cream sundaes.  The colorful ones below can be found at Sur la table and



Loralee Lewis said...

What a lovely post! I had visions of sitting inside during a snowstorm enjoying hot fudge after that first paragraph; thanks for the visual! Thank you so much for featuring our Cake and Ice Cream invitations! It's an honor. -Loralee Lewis

Mommie Couture said...

I absolutely LOVE this post!!!