Maxfield’s Ice Cream Birthday Party

When Maxfield was asked how he wanted to celebrate his upcoming second birthday, he told his mom, photographer Chenin Boutwell, just what he wanted, “party, ice cream, mommy.” With that, Chenin took this simple idea and created a super special ice cream party for him with lots of DIY and crafty love. She set up his very own ice cream parlour with several flavors of ice cream and fun toppings, ready to enjoy with vintage ice cream cups and old-fashioned wooden spoons. Every guest could build their own sweet sundae, try one of Max’s favorite snacks from the low-to-the-ground Cracker Bar, or indulge in a homemade cupcake made to look like an ice cream cone. Chenin’s DIY paper cones turn regular balloons into floating ice cream cones, and the party favors are too cute for words!

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Photography: Boutwell Studio

Vintage Ice Cream Cups: Paper Treats
Party favor tags: free download from Eat, Drink, Chic

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    linda Coughlin says:

    I love the way they made the balloons look like ice cream. The party was just so cute.

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    amy says:

    This was the best party. (: I LOVE Max!

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    Those balloon cones are Fantastic! Such a sweet party.

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    Melissa says:

    OMG the balloons are PRECIOUS!!! I want ice cream now! <3

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    Erica OBrien says:

    Adorable! Well done Chenin. The last shot is my favorite.

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    dying at all it’s cuteness. of course this is chenin’s party. love it!

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    Renee Brouillet says:

    HI! I love this party! I am having an ice cream themed party for my twin girls in a couple of weeks!! I LOVE these balloons! Can you tell me how you made the cone part? Is it double sided tape, or glue dots??? Thank you!!

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    Stephanie says:

    Can you tell me how big to make the cones for the ice cream balloons? Did you find a template somewhere or just figure it out on your own? Love your party!! Thanks for the sweet ideas :)