Stay cool. Even an ice cream party deserves a cool cake. Take a simple ice cream cake and top it with chocolate ganache. Add a chocolate ice cream cone to the top to make it look like melted ice cream. Don’t forget the sprinkles.

Here’s the scoop. Ice cream is the star of this party. Set up an ice cream bar with cute cups, a variety of flavors and an assortment of toppings so guests can make their own sundaes. Then give them a spoon and let them dig in.

Freeze. After everyone has enjoyed their fill of ice cream, let them have fun with a few activities. Play ice cream freeze dance and make bracelets. These cute ice cream cone and popsicle charms were found on Etsy.

Look at what we’ve whipped up. After the party is over, send your guests home with a party favor in an empty ice cream container. Print out our labels onto adhesive backed paper and cut out. Fill the container with anything you’d like and tie it up with a pretty ribbon and a pink spoon.

To download the favor label, click on the image below.

Graphics and images ©One Charming Party.


  1. i just love this! its so cute xx

    Rachie    Friday, March 4, 2011
  2. Thank you for letting us download this very nice label!

    sofia    Friday, March 4, 2011
  3. Darling and it seems easy enough! Great ideas!

    Lisa Morris    Friday, March 4, 2011
  4. so sweet! i love it!

    oh goodie designs    Friday, March 4, 2011
  5. That cake is too cute. You have such wonderful ideas!

    Kaitlin    Friday, March 4, 2011
  6. I love love love this cake!! Who knew and ice cream party could be so much fun?!?

    JudyB    Friday, March 4, 2011
  7. Excellent! Oh, my goodness…I love that cake!

    : )

    Julie M.

    Julie M ~ The Little Red Shop    Friday, March 4, 2011
  8. Wow! Too cute – the cake, the containers, the printables, it’s all adorable! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

    Ashleigh Dorfman, CSEP of posh parties, LLC    Friday, March 4, 2011
  9. Love this! Great Ideas!

    Yuridia    Friday, March 4, 2011
  10. thank you again for the printable! love the empty ice cream favor container

    Mindy    Friday, March 4, 2011
  11. oh my gosh that cake is the cutest thing in the whole world!

    marissa    Friday, March 4, 2011
  12. Too cute!
    Where& are those silver bracelets from?

    Stephanie    Friday, March 4, 2011
  13. That cake is amazing (loved the cone hat too)! *happy sigh*

    Renee    Friday, March 4, 2011
  14. Love, love, love that cake!!

    Isabel    Friday, March 4, 2011
  15. Love this party!!! I was wondering if you have the info to where I can purchase the empty ice cream containers and also the plastic or acrylic beads.



    Lisa    Friday, March 4, 2011
  16. Lisa–there is a link to the ice cream containers in the post. You can find beads at most craft stores.

    Brittany    Friday, March 4, 2011
  17. Never has melted ice cream looked so cute!

    Niki    Friday, March 4, 2011
  18. CuTe…cUtE…CUTE…you have the BEST ideas…Thanks for sharing them with all of us! Have a GREAT weekend!

    Patricia Schneider    Saturday, March 5, 2011
  19. Can we get details on how to make that cake? I’d love to try it but I’ve never used ganache and wouldn’t know where to begin.

    Bevany    Saturday, March 5, 2011
  20. I can’t wait until you have a book deal. I will buy copies upon copies!

    Brianna    Saturday, March 5, 2011
  21. So sweet! So cute!
    I just love! :D

    enKsucré    Saturday, March 5, 2011
  22. Bevany–there are some great tutorials and recipes for ganache on the internet. Try googling it. Unfortunately we didn’t do a how to for that. I’m sorry!

    Brittany    Saturday, March 5, 2011
  23. I absolutely love the cake! It is so cute!

    Cassidy    Saturday, March 5, 2011
  24. LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! definitely using for my daughters 4th birthday,, thank you!!

    kristen    Sunday, March 6, 2011
  25. I love this cake! I will definitely find a reason to make this.

    Julie    Monday, March 7, 2011
  26. Super cute! Definitely going on my cake to do list! Just found your blog & I Love it!

    Andrea @    Tuesday, March 8, 2011
  27. Wow! I am totally amazed by that cake! Very impressive! Your other ideas are cute too!

    Jerri    Saturday, March 19, 2011
  28. That’s a FABULOUS cake. Love it. Great ice cream party favor idea too.

    margaret    Saturday, March 19, 2011
  29. What a fun party! I’d love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at

    Laurel    Saturday, March 19, 2011
  30. This cake is SO CUTE!

    I featured it on my blog:


    ~ Jeanee

    Jeanee    Saturday, March 19, 2011
  31. Thank you for the great post. You have such great ideas!!! Do you mind me asking where you got the cake stand? I LOVE it and have been searching for the perfect cake stand for a while!

    Denise    Wednesday, March 23, 2011
  32. Linked over from Kara’s Party Ideas. Love this cute party idea and the site.

    Lauren {Land of Douglas}    Wednesday, March 23, 2011
  33. Denise–That cake stand is from Crate & Barrel. It’s about 7″ in diameter. Not sure if they still sell it though…

    Brittany    Thursday, March 24, 2011
  34. i like this idea. i always like to try new ideas.

    Jaime Blair    Tuesday, April 5, 2011
  35. Such an adorable party idea!

    Amber | B&B    Sunday, June 26, 2011
  36. This IS SO CUTE!

    HannahBee    Sunday, June 26, 2011
  37. Thanks so much for the links! I’m totally using those cute containers for my daughter’s party!

    Dacia    Monday, June 27, 2011
  38. Love, love this cake! Just not sure what you mean by a chocolate ice cream cone. Is the chocolate that is melting on top ice cream or a chocolate cone? Too cute!

    Pam    Wednesday, June 29, 2011
  39. Hi Pam–A chocolate ice cream cone means to scoop chocolate ice cream into a cone and place it on top. So the cake is first covered in melted chocolate (chocolate ganache) and then topped with an actual ice cream cone that is filled with chocolate ice cream. Hope that helps. xo

    Brittany    Wednesday, June 29, 2011
  40. Hi Brittany,
    the link for the empty containers doesn’t seem to work any more. Can you tell me the name of the site so I can look it up? Thanks!

    Kimberly    Monday, July 4, 2011
  41. Hi Kimberly–I updated the link. You can buy the empty containers at Garnish: xo

    Brittany    Tuesday, July 5, 2011
  42. what a refreshing site that i could just spend the entire afternoon with!
    the cake pic…just delish!!!

    leona-littlepearl    Tuesday, July 12, 2011
  43. Thanks for this cute cake idea. I had an Ice Cream party for my son this last weekend, and used this idea to make the cake. As we were having the party outside, so instead of an icecream scoop on top, I added chocolate ganache to the butter cream, and used that instead.

    The party can be checked at the below link:

    TurtleCraftyGirl    Monday, July 18, 2011
  44. I just had my daughter’s 2nd birthday party using ideas from this site. To easily make the cake, I made a six inch cake and cupcakes with cake mix. Then I frosted froze the six in. cake. A few hours before the party I used frosting to adhere a cupcake to the top of a sugar cone. Then I used magic shell instead of chocolate ganache to hold the cone in place on the cake, drizzling it on the cone to cover the cupcake too. Super simple! I also made the ice cream cone hats using old Christmas bows and curly ribbon, with a little hot glue it was again super simple! Used the labels and attached them to ice cream bowls as favors for the kids. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

    Bella's Mom    Monday, August 8, 2011
  45. Love the ice-cream cake idea, so creative! American Cancer Society has various kinds of birthday invitations to just match with your lovely cakes. Order from, and to help create more birthdays.

    Ivy Wang    Monday, August 22, 2011
  46. Thanks so much for the cute idea!! I will have to do something similar for my daughter’s birthday coming u.


    Stuart Rubenstein    Friday, August 26, 2011
  47. What a precious party! Wondering where you got the bracelet wire? Was it pre-made or did you just cut it off a spool? Many thanks for all the inspiration!

    Katie    Wednesday, October 5, 2011
  48. Hi Katie–I don’t know specifically where Sara got the bracelet wire. But I’m pretty sure she cut it off a spool and shaped it herself. Hope that helps! xo

    Brittany    Wednesday, October 5, 2011
  49. I love this entire plan – thank you! I am having trouble printing the stickers for the top of the pints. The other items printed perfectly but for some reason when I print the thank you stickers they are coming out in purple and yellow instead of the pink and blue?? They preview fine on my printer and everything else is printing just fine?? I have no idea what is wrong but really want to make these work. I’ve cleaned printer heads and every other doc is printing fine. So strange. Any ideas?

    Casey    Thursday, October 20, 2011
  50. Hi Casey–I emailed you. xo

    Brittany    Thursday, October 20, 2011
  51. Hi there, I love your gorgeous ideas and printed out the invitations for my daughters party in a few weeks – thank you so much for sharing! Like Casey I am having trouble with the colours on the favor labels, any idea why? cheers

    Heather    Tuesday, November 8, 2011
  52. My daughter’s party is tomorrow and I’ve utilized almost all of your beautiful ideas. You sent me the PDF for the sticker sheets since the linked ones don’t print the correct colors. Can you also send me the PDF for the thank you’d if you still have it? Thank you for all of your inspiration!

    Casey Crane    Saturday, November 12, 2011
  53. thanks so much for the printables. I ordered the ice cream containers from Garnish & used your printables!!! My daughters 10th party was wonderful!!!

    Barb    Saturday, June 23, 2012
  54. Hello, I am trying to use the circle thank you printable but it is printing yellow and purple. Please email me!!!

    Bethany    Tuesday, July 17, 2012
  55. Love this cake. Made my own for my boyfriend’s 23rd. Would love if you would check it out

    Shelby    Monday, February 25, 2013
  56. FIRST of all I really really want to taste the ice cream cake because thats my favorate .. :) ant i want to follow how to make the ice cream cake because i love ice cream cake :) mwaaah

    by : HENRIA:)

    MARIA MAE CALA    Tuesday, August 20, 2013
  57. Awesome cake! What is it iced with?

    Sarah    Sunday, November 17, 2013

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