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Ice Cream Social Decoration Ideas

Bring the charm of your favorite ice cream parlor to life with a few simple décor ideas for a SUMMER PARTY everyone of all ages will enjoy.

Decorating for an ice cream social is easier than you might think, especially when you incorporate pretty fabrics and ice cream serving pieces into your table décor.

For my daughter’s birthday party I took inspiration from a fun ice cream fabric I found and turned a simple piece of fabric into the color theme for our party.  Bursting with pinks, greens, creams and purples, the fabric continued across the table in a bunting, giving the party an ice cream color scheme that was simple to create with fabric scraps from other projects. 

The ice cream color scheme continued with the bright serving dishes I bought for the party and the white dishes I frequently use for parties. Accents of white and aqua complimented the tabletop and bunting, giving the party table a festive feel without clashing with the ice cream theme table cloth and bunting. 

Rather than using printables for this party, we used chalk signs reminiscent of ice cream parlor specials boards. The fun chalk accents continued across the table highlighting our ice cream social specials creating both a fun and eco-friendly accent across the table. 

We rounded off the décor with a cut out photo board that worked as both an activity and a party decoration. Our guests enjoyed taking turns as a cherry, spoon or chocolate drop, and once the party was over, we were able to send everyone home with a photo keep sake of the party.

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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