Sprinkles, sprinkles, and more sprinkles! With a decked-out ice cream bar, homemade sprinkle recipe (and free printable labels!), and a sprinkle-covered letter backdrop, this party is sweet all over!
Is there anything cuter than sprinkles?! Like, in the world of party supplies at least. You just cannot go wrong with a smattering of sprinkles! So we were totally on board when food.com wanted this to be a theme for one of our Party Starters videos.
Even better-we didn’t just cover everything in sprinkles, but we had a full-on ice cream sundae bar! And it was basically the ice cream bar of your dreams let me tell you! We seriously had all the fixin’s you could ever want on your ice cream: syrups, mini candies, crushed cookies, cherries, and of course SPRINKLES!
While prepping for this shoot, I basically bought every variety of sprinkles I came across. How could I not?! Jumbo sprinkles, colored sugar, rainbow chips, nonpareils, we had it all! But, my personal favorite definitely had to be the homemade sprinkles we made ourselves! Did you know you can make sprinkles!? I love the idea of whipping up a custom mix for a party. Kinda like a signature cocktail, but a signature sprinkle mix :D
The jars of homemade sprinkles served as our DIY favor for this party. The recipe is so easy, I promise literally everyone can do it and you probably already have the ingredients in your pantry. If you head to the instructions, there are also free printable labels like the ones we have here.
So this episode of Party Starters (you can catch the whole vid right here) kind of has two recipes instead of just one since the favor is also a recipe. But the main recipe is just as easy too-but also so adorable and fun! The centerpiece of our ice cream bar were these edible chocolate sprinkle bowls.
We did a whole rainbow of colors for the bowls and then covered them in a rainbow of sprinkles! What could be better-rainbow chocolate, rainbow sprinkles, filled with ice cream! The step by step for the bowls can be found here!
Finally, our DIY decoration was the super fun, over-sized sprinkle-covered word backdrop you see above the window in the photos. We went with “Hooray!”, and provide the template for that word at the link above, but any word would work. I love the idea of the name of a birthday person, or their age too.
Cutting out our cursive word was a bit time consuming but other than that this project, like the other two, was easy peasy! I absolutely love it surrounded by a bunch of sprinkle balloons. The balloons are not a project discussed in the video, but they are super easy! We just pumped up those really long balloons that you make balloon animals out of a little bit, tied it off, cut the rest off and then continued to blow them up, tie and cut off. Then we attached them randomly to the wall with tape. We were really excited about this idea (it was a play on the sprinkle balloons we shared two years ago) but then we saw Oh Happy Day had the same idea last summer so head over there if you want more specific instructions!
This shoot was so much fun to put together. It was the most colorful one we were planning and we used every color of the rainbow! It was the second video that we shot and the last one on the first day of shooting so it really felt like a little celebration when it was over! Of course we still had a whole night of prepping for the next day ahead of us and a whole other day of shooting too! But, it felt like a real victory to get the first day over with successfully, especially because so much of it was…pretty outta control! I just had to include this picture of us in this post because I think Malissa looks so darn cute in it! haha, her little dance perfectly sums up what I just described :)
Our last Party Starters video is coming up next week! Its our Movie Night party and honestly turned out to be my very favorite one! So hopefully you’ll check bad in for that one, or subscribe to our feed and be notified instantly when it’s up! xo