Our niece turned three this summer, and we celebrated with an ice cream pool party. It happened to be very convenient that Kitsy Co had the perfect invitation template to set the tone.
An ice cream truck ended up being a little out of budget, so they opted for an ice cream bar instead.
Ummmm forget the ice cream truck, even the adults were kids in a candy store for this one. Let's start with homemade ice cream. Yes, I said homemade. We had peach, vanilla and chocolate.
And then toppings for dayyyyys, cleverly displayed in mason jars - a quick, cute option in lieu of bowls.
There was even fruit and cookies AND waffle cones. (Wasn't lying - kid in a candy store.)
But the true show stopper was the ice cream cone cupcakes.
A. They were precious and so much fun. B. The cone made the cupcake super easy to eat and not even close to as messy as a regular cupcake. C. There wasn't a single cupcake cone left. Really, that never happens.
I didn't make the cupcake cones, but here's a Paula Deen recipe from the Food Network. Or you can find plenty of options on Pinterest.
See, elaborate decorations and extreme crafts aren't the only things that can make a party super cute. You just have to be a little bit clever and can be as cheap or simple as you want. This ice cream bar birthday party was a total hit.
Ok, and there was a pool too :)