You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! There is no better way to cool down in the summer than having a tasty scoop of ice cream in your favorite flavor. Instead of the traditional summer barbecue for your next summer party, plan an ice cream social party—using some creative DIY projects—for everyone to indulge in their favorite sugary treat
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DIY Printable Ice Cream Gift Tags
If you are having an ice cream-themed party, these cute printable ice cream gift tags are the perfect way to incorporate the ice cream theme on the wrapped gifts as well. Another idea is to use these adorable ice cream tags to package up favors for all the guests at the party.Continue to 2 of 12 below.
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DIY 3-D Paper Ice Cream Cones
Create an affordable and fun ice cream stand play area for children this summer by crafting paper models of ice cream cones. Your children and friends can take them home and play with these ice cream cones with all summer long with any worry of their ice cream melting.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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DIY Ice Cream Cone Paper Lanterns
If you are having a backyard ice cream party, decorate with these super-easy DIY ice cream cones, made out of colorful paper lanterns and sheets of tan cardstock. Hang them from a balcony, pergola, or roof line to create a festive atmosphere.Continue to 6 of 12 below.
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DIY Ice Cream Cone Headband
For a unique spin on the traditional party hat, craft some ice cream cone headbands using ice cream cones to form the traditional party hat shape. Give a headband to each guest to liven up the party; they can serve as party favors, too.
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DIY Ice Cream Cone Noisemakers
Kids' birthday parties are known for their noise—and these DIY ice cream cone noisemakers will just add to the fun and festivity. The projects uses a Cricut to cut out the ice cream cones, which are then attached to generic noisemakers outfitted with tissue paper strips.Continue to 8 of 12 below.
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Giant Ice Cream Cone Pinata
If you have the patience for paper mache, you can make this DIY ice cream cone pinata. It takes a few days to make, due to drying time. When it's done, fill the pinata with your choice of candy or small toys, and then invite the guests to take a whack at it to see who can bust it open, spilling all the treats onto the ground.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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DIY Printable Ice Cream Social Invitations
Create extra anticipation for your party by mailing paper invitations to your guests. You don't have to be a graphic designer—just download a free printable invitation, print it onto white cardstock, and fill in the information about your party.Continue to 10 of 12 below.
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DIY Ice Cream Cone Party Hats
These charming party hats that look like ice cream cones are a fun addition to any child's birthday party.The party hat templates are available for free, but you need a Cricut to cut out the custom design. Top the hats with crepe paper streamers to make the hats extra festive.Continue to 11 of 12 below.
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DIY Ice Cream Cone Costume
Do you scream for ice cream? If so, you might be a big enough fan of the cold dessert to want to surprise everyone by showing up at your next summer party in your own ice cream cone costume, complete with the cherry on top. All you need is a tan-colored bottom, a white top that you're comfortable sewing or gluing onto, cardstock to create sprinkles, and a red balloon to serve as the cherry on top.Continue to 12 of 12 below.
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DIY Ice Cream Cone Balloon Sticks
Kids will adore these ice cream cone balloons, which are made by adding a paper cone to the bottom of a small inflated balloon. The balloons can serve as centerpieces, as well as get set home with the guests as party favors.