It’s a popsicle party, and you’re all invited! Summer is here and what better way to celebrate than with an all-American popsicle party. It’s the perfect theme for a birthday or a “just because it’s hot out” celebration. We’re excited to share some sweet details, and we promise everyone will want to come chill out and beat the heat at this cool party!
This popsicle invitation from Minted set the stage for the party’s red, white and blue color scheme. Popsicles make an easy, fun and colorful theme for a summer celebration filled with bathing suits and cool treats.
We used this adorable “YAY” silver foil balloon as the backdrop focal point and surrounded it with balloon Popsicle garlands above and below. We found this fun and easy popsicle balloon tutorial from Studio DIY and decided to turn the balloons into a garland by hot gluing them in alternating colors onto baker’s twine. Who knew you could hot glue balloons?! Just make sure it’s on a low setting and voila! Instant popsicle garland cuteness.
We think it’s perfectly fine to stick with popsicles and desserts at a popsicle party, but if you decide to serve food, a “boxed” lunch is the way to go! We used red beach buckets that doubled as lunch containers and take-home favors for summertime play and sand castle building. Plan a menu that includes the birthday child’s favorite foods. We used adorable packaging in the party’s color palette to pack each bucket with a sandwich, fruit and a drink.
You know we’re not shy when it comes to desserts, and this party has plenty of them! Of course, it’s not a popsicle party without actual popsicles. There are so many options, from grocery store ice pops to homemade, gourmet versions of the sweet treat.You can’t go wrong with any of them!
For the cake, we placed popsicle sugar cookies on top and added coordinating sprinkles for a slice of dessert heaven.
These yummy popsicle cookies are almost too adorable to eat. You can package them up in cellophane bags and send them home with guests as a sweet party favor.
We think it’s super important for any party to have a craft or activity to keep the kiddos entertained. There are many fun and easy outdoor options for a popsicle party. Here are few of our favorites.
Water activities. Hot summer months call for all the outdoor water activities. If you have a pool, fill it up with Popsicle floats and beach balls. Other options could include a giant inflatable slide, Slip’N Slide, kiddie pool or water table for the little ones. Don’t forget water toys and bubbles!
Classic water balloon fight. Fill up a bunch of water balloons and let the kids have fun with a classic water balloon fight. Have you seen those rapid fill water balloons that fill and tie 100 balloons in 60 seconds? Genius idea that makes having a water balloon fight SO EASY!
Popsicle pinata. Here’s a tutorial on how to make a giant Popsicle pinata, which is always a party hit. We were intimidated by the thought of making a pinata until we recently made one for a watermelon party. It turned our so cute and was surprisingly easy! Try it!
Photography by Tammy Hughes Photography