Monday, November 18, 2013

An Ice cream Party For Rowan

Rowan turned six on Thursday and on Saturday we threw her dream party - Because when your five and a half and you have to spend a month in a hospital with a life threatening disease, you get whatever you want. Rowan has overcome so much the last six months that she deserved it all!

And you guys, I threw a party and remembered to take photos!

We had been discussing a ice cream party for awhile now and it was so fun working with Rowan to put it all together. I tried to stay away from Pinterest as much as possible and just sort of let it unfold based off of things she liked and different things I saw here and there that I wanted to incorporate.

She handed out the most fabulous one-of-a-kind invites to all of the girls in her class along with some of her best friends from preschool. She really has some great friends this year and they all got along so well. I tried to keep the "look" simple and stuck to just decorating the table - it's too overwhelming trying to cover the whole party area and usually more money then I want to spend.

I ordered a roll of chalkboard contact paper and a white chalk pen so that I could create a fun table runner. I doodled and labeled until most of the roll was covered then placed all of the table items accordingly. Since it was a ice cream party we did eight different topping, three syrups, and three cone/bowl choices. I didn't expect so many would choose a cone over a bowl so a lot of the toppings didn't stay on too well, oops!

For over the table I had so much fun creating the paper chain chandelier. I forgot how much work paper chains were and after weeks of working on a just a couple strands I broke out my glue gun and was able to finish in one night (I was using Elmer's before). I just used two packs of card stock from Michaels in colors Rowan chose and using my paper cutter sliced out each color in different lengths and widths. It turned out so cool we decided that I will rehang it in the girls room after we're done enjoying it over the kitchen table.

As usual our most awesome cake lady Denise made my vision a reality, in fact blew it out of the water. She always create the most one of a kind cakes for my kids, I would be sad if the tradition of hiring her ever stopped. She isn't even an official pastry chef - We were introduced through my good friend and she has been creating our cakes since Stella's first birthday.

We surprised Rowan with a face painter, who was actually a gift from our good friends Dylan and Amy. It was such a wonderful treat and a much better option then cheap favors if you ask me. There wasn't a request she turned down and she was happy to oblige four hello kitties even. I even got my face painted - How could I not?

Rowan ended the day telling me this was the best birthday she has ever had and was all smiles from ear to ear. I don't do big parties like this often but it is sure fun when we do!

I'll let the photos do the rest of the talking...

9 comments:

melissa rohr said...

What a fun party! You always amaze me and make me feel like a horrible mom at the same time. :) I have literally never given any of my kids a party at home. We always take them out somewhere. I think I will make that a goal of mine next year!

melissa rohr said...

Haha that is what we did with Stella and Rowan last year and it was so so nice. Parties at home are super stressful but in our case usually a little more budget friendly because I make do with what we have :) I don't think they really care either way, ha!

melissa rohr said...

Coolest! Party! Ever! Just love the invites so much. And the tablerunner. And everything!

melissa rohr said...

SUPER cute!! I love the ice cream bar... so awesome!

melissa rohr said...

Adorable!!! Love the ice cream bar set up and those invites are super cute!! So creative! :)

melissa rohr said...

Thank you! I was asking for it offering up so much sugar to five and six year olds but it was worth it :)

melissa rohr said...

Thank you! It was a lot of fun :)

melissa rohr said...

I stressed a little when I unrolled the table runner and it wasn't long enough but I think it still worked out great :)

melissa rohr said...

This is adorable! I LOVE the cake. And, such a great idea for the chalkboard paper!