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A rainbow of ice cream scoops is the perfect way to set the scene for a sweet Ice Cream Party. Hung all in a row, these cones make a great backdrop for a favor or treat table at a summer soiree. Check out the felt ice cream cone tutorial below.

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You will need: scissors, felt in a rainbow of colors (including a color for the cones), ribbon, sewing machine

Directions: To make the felt ice cream cones, cut out the entire rainbow of circles for every ice cream cone you want to make. Then, cut out brown triangles (cones) and smaller circles as cherries. Cut lengths of ribbon as long as all of the scoops and part of the cone. This will help stabilize the felt. The color of the ribbon doesn’t matter since you won’t see it. Sew the ribbon to the back of the cone and all of the scoops. Leave a long tail of thread for hanging. *Note: For a no-sew version, you could hot glue the ribbon in place instead.

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Hang your tall, rainbow hued ice cream cones in a row. If your party palette is more pastel-than-bright, hang tulle or sheer curtains in front of the row of ice cream cones to mute the brightness of the felt. Add a table full of favors and you’ve set the stage for scoops of fun!

Photography, design + styling by Kirstin Gentry.

These simple tiered “ice cream cones” are a sweet addition to any Ice Cream Party. Even better, they’re as easy as pie-a-la-mode to put together.

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You will need: yarn in a rainbow of colors and white, Clover Pom Pom Maker (or use the fork pom pom making method), wooden bamboo skewers,

Directions: Using the yarn and the Clover Pom Pom Maker, make large pom poms in a whole rainbow of colors. Also, make a smaller bright pink pom pom for the ‘cherry on top.’ To tone down the colors a little, mix white yarn in with the colored yarn (except the bright pink ‘cherry’). Using a wooden bamboo skewer, poke through the middle of each pom pom in rainbow order. Start with the cherry so it’ll be on top. Nestle a large pom pom or a foam ball into the bottom of your ‘cone’ cup (this one is from Michael’s Craft, but there are similar ones at Target). Poke the pointy end of the skewer into the bottom pom pom to secure. Repeat and you’re done!

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Use your ‘cherry on top’ stacked scoops to flank the sides of the favor table or treat table as your fabulous Ice Cream Party decorations!

Photography, design + styling by Kirstin Gentry.

Add a heaping scoop of fun to your Ice Cream Party with these giant diy ice cream cone decorations!

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You will need: a roll of chicken wire, kraft wrapping paper, a paper lantern, pink crepe paper, tape, scissors, wire

Directions: Make a cone shape with the chicken wire and secure. Wrap the “cone” in brown kraft wrapping paper. Assemble the paper lantern. Starting at the bottom, slowly wrap the crepe paper around the paper lantern, fringing and taping along the way until it is covered entirely. Using wire attached to the bottom of the chicken wire cone, thread up through the cone and the paper lantern to secure the lantern to the chicken wire and to hang.

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Hanging from a tree and swaying in the wind, these giant ice cream cones make an Ice Cream Party a little sweeter!

Photography, design + styling by Kirstin Gentry.

Planning a Mother’s Day lunch for the moms in your life? After you’ve arranged your flowers, give them some extra zest by adding some fresh cut fruit. Include oranges, lemons or limes in your arrangement by simply cutting the fruit in half, sticking the uncut end into a floral pick, then gently poking the floral pick into the oasis inside the vase. Make sure to add any fruit on the day of the party so that they will stay fresh.

We were so honored to be asked by HGTV.com to create this Mother’s Day Alfresco Lunch for their site–click over to see more of this party. And we’d like to thank Robin Mathis from Twigg Botanical for creating our floral arrangements. Her awesome talent doesn’t end here, she’s amazing at creating wedding arrangements too.

Photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat.

We’ve got the Cinco de Mayo fever around here so we’re taking this party south of the border. Here is a simple mini pinata that you can make with your kids (or as a party favor). Whip it up in minutes. No paper mache required!

1. Take two white paper cone cups and cut off the tips. For the top cone: loop a piece of ribbon over and tie a knot with the ends. Push through the hole. For the bottom cone: knot two ribbons together and push the loose ends through the hole.

2. Fill the cones with candies, party poppers, and a mustache. Carefully hot glue the cones together.

3. Decorate the pinata with some tissue garland from Sweet Lulu in festive colors and attach with hot glue (or make this yourself by fringing crepe paper streamers). We added a scrapbooking embellishment from American Crafts to the front. (The adorable background papers are also from American Crafts, generously donated.)


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