I can’t believe my sweet baby girl is three years old. I know every parent probably feels this way but it’s just so crazy how quickly she’s growing up. I could probably write a novel about how proud I am of her and what an amazing little girl she’s growing into. But I’ll make it short and sweet. My sweet girl. There is a light in you that shines so bright. You are kind, imaginative, funny, beautiful, and so very smart! I have no doubt in my mind that you are destined for great things! I can’t wait to forever sit on your sidelines and cheer you on!
Ok let’s talk about this ice cream party shall we?!?! After Riley’s birthday, I was really trying to think what theme I should do for Molly. We had already done unicorn and Pinkalicious (with Elmo, ha!). I asked you guys to comment on a post with some ideas, and Vanessa Jaimes gave me the idea for an ice cream theme! I immediately knew that was what I wanted to do, and that Molly would LOVE it, so thank you Vanessa! I had such a blast planning this cute party that was just as sweet as my girl.
I recently found out about this super cute preschool that doubles as a location for kids parties on the weekends! If fact, I can’t really take credit for “finding it” since my girl Ashley has a party there a few week prior with her kiddos and I just thought it was such a fun spot. They have tons of swings, slides, tiny cars to ride around on a “track”, animal exhibits, water games for when it’s hot out, a bounce house… really just a place where all the hopes and dreams of a kiddo could come true. We decided to have Molly’s party there instead of at our house, because we figured that there would be so much room for the kids to run around and play! It’s called Camelot Kids. I highly recommend throwing a party there if you are local to LA! It was just so easy, and the staff is so helpful during the event. Not to mention the kiddos all had a blast!
How stinkin’ cute is this balloon backdrop?! Complete with an ice cream cone! I mean come on! Popped! Balloon Designs created this incredible ice cream wonderland. It truly elevated the party about 100 notches, from a fun party to an adorable and fun party! Molly absolutely loved the ice cream cone! I had never seen anything like it! We figured out how to disassemble it, bring it home, and put it back together because we just didn’t want to part with it yet. We would have left it all together but it was so massive that we had to dissemble to fit in the car. Ha! Jennifer (the owner) is just so talented and I couldn’t recommend her more for your party balloon needs! So adorable!
As you guys know, our family LOVES Polkatots cakes and desserts! We have used them for our last few events, like Riley’s Little Manno 1st Birthday Party, and obviously we had to use them for Molly’s birthday! I am still blown away by how cute the cake turned out!!! I couldn’t have imagined it any more perfect. The cone melting on top was the best touch. Doesn’t it look so realistic!? We also ordered ice cream shaped cookies, cupcakes inside of ice cream cones, and some rice crispy bars! To say Molly loved it, and was in sugar heaven, is an understatement. She kept running back over to the cake table to just stare in amazement! And so did I!
I custom ordered her sprinkle dress from Etsy! The shop owner offered this dress pattern with a different fabric and was so sweet to alter it to this super adorable blush and rainbow sprinkle option! She even added it to her site so that you can now order it! You can find the original on her Etsy store, Sydney Jade Co, and here’s the version I got for Molly! That’s why I love ordering from Etsy so much, it is beyond easy to customize products!
I thought it would be really fun if the whole family was dressed in rainbow sprinkle attire! Kevin and I wore matching shirts and Molly had her dress… but I struggled to find something in Riley’s size so I had to get creative! I ordered a blank shirt, felt and some Fabri Tac and made it myself! DIY for the win – I linked all the supplies below!! He looked so stinkin cute and I am so happy to have this family photo of us!
How cute are our mommy and me matching Converse?! I couldn’t resist. Oh! Also, these are the $35 jeans that I love from Nordstrom, they are out of stock right now but I am really hoping that they bring them back soon! Another pair that I have that are really similar to them are these ones, and they are only $24. I would definitely recommend sizing down on these though! They run big but I love them because they are GREAT for women with curves!
For the favor bags for the kiddos, I put customized coloring pages, crayons, slime, pop-up ice cream cones, and inflatable ice cream comes! Don’t worry, I remembered to put the coloring pages in the bags this time! Ha! I found the crayons and slime at Walmart, and I ordered the rest of the goodies online!
I’ve linked some items below from the goodie bags, as well as other Ice Cream Party decor!
Last year we said no gifts, so this year Molly couldn’t believe her luck when we got home and there were a pile of presents for her to open! We actually split it up into two, and kept some in the garage until after her nap. So it was even more fun for her! We bought her this Ariel doll last weekend and gave it to her as an early birthday present during our trip to San Diego. We had seen it at a friends house and she fell in love with it, it’s easily becoming one of her favorite toys!
We had the best day celebrating our girl’s 3rd birthday and Molly had the best time with all of her friends! She spent her day going down the slide, playing the swings and steps, looking at all the animals like the birds, chickens, guinea pigs, and turtles. My heart was so full watching her, and I feel so lucky to be her Mommy!
I hope this post inspired some of you to do your very own ice cream party! If any of you have done it in the past, I’d love to see! Also, I’m currently brainstorming some summer activities to do with the kiddos, especially Molly. If you have any ideas, pass them my way! If I use your idea, I will give you a shout out in my blog about it! xoxo