If you’ve been with Squirrelly Minds a while, you’ll know that in honour of national ice cream month, I hosted this ice cream party last July, and offered these ice cream party printables for you to throw your own. Well I’m at it again! I’m prepping (aka making buckets and buckets of ice cream) for this year’s ice cream party taking place this Saturday. And I made these invitations for you to print. Hooray!
Although I have a confession to make guys. While I made these well before inviting friends to the party, I didn’t actually use them as an invitation. Instead, I used the graphic as the header for the facebook invitation.
Yes guys, I’m not perfect. While I prefer sending and receiving invitations in the mail, I often use facebook events to set up parties for sake of time and convenience. Although I admit, I really wish I did send these out in the mail. I mean, who wouldn’t want an ice cream shaped invitation – complete with sprinkles! It’s like a little taste of what to come.
So if you’re like me and short on time (or your address book is a little lacking), go ahead and use the above graphic and slap it on your facebook event header. I’m in no place to judge. In fact, I’ll high five you!
But if you’re super awesome, totally with it (totally enviable), Martha-Stewart-esque, go ahead and print and DIY up these invitations! How can your guests RSVP no to receiving one of these in the mail?
- White cardstock
- Wax paper
- Glue or double sided tape
- Colourful pens
- 5×7 envelopes
1 Download (see above) and print off the invitations. Carefully cut them out. On the back, write your party information using your best handwriting. Make sure to leave a space in the ice cream area.
2 Cut a piece of wax paper into a circle and place glue or double sided tape along the edges of all around except the top.
3 Adhere the wax paper on the back of the invitation, leaving the unglued gap at the top.
4 Use a small spoon to carefully place sprinkles behind the wax paper. When all filled up, seal the top of the wax paper with glue or double sided tape.
5 Make the back of the invitation colourful with some drawn on sprinkles, seal in a 5×7 envelope and send away!
Now go make or buy a bunch of ice cream and start planning that party!
Every year I make all the ice cream and set up a station for people to serve themselves and have fun with all the different flavours and toppings. This year I plan to have an ice cream sundae station (as always) plus pre-made ice cream sandwiches. My favourite ice cream made so far? Peanut butter cup. Mmmmm.
And so, because I always have to ask,