Inspired by the Museum of Ice Cream (https://www.museumoficecream.com/), we wanted Mila and her friends to be immersed in all things ice cream related. We set the table with a huge ombre papier-mâché pineapple and then loaded it with ice cream cones and more pineapples (they’re actually night lights) from Bonjour Fete (https://www.bonjourfete.com/), and lots more peonies in light pink and white.
Angelini Alimentari (https://www.angelinialimentari.com/) has such a lovely Italian atmosphere. So we wanted to keep that feeling going with a relaxed Saturday afternoon of chatting with friends, while diving into fresh gelato on an Italian cone and immersing ourselves in a favorite puzzle (http://a.co/htN2mfL).
Two days before the party, Mila and I visited a local cherry farm to pick as many bing and rainier cherries as we could. We loved being able to incorporate those fresh cherries into the party, especially crowning the birthday girl’s ice cream non-cake with them! We brought in organic berries from Erewhon (http://www.erewhonmarket.com/) and natural India Tree sprinkles (https://www.amazon.com/India-Tree-Natures-Carnival-Sprinkles/dp/B007BQNXBE) for the kids to top their treats. My friend and local chocolatier, Darling Hero (https://www.instagram.com/darlinghero/), handmade the shimmery lollipops.
As soon as I saw the Arteriors cherries (http://www.arteriorshome.com/geordi-large-sculpture-9109) I knew I needed them in my life — I had to make them the focal point of the party and style everything else around them. So the giant cherries set the tone for the beautiful marble counter centerpiece. I then filled it in with coral peonies and Matthew Williamson for CB2 flamingos (https://www.cb2.com/flamingo-catchall/s185448) to complement the cherries’ stunning color. Even Mila’s Bonpoint blouse repeated that cherry theme.
Brixton is pretty excited about this ice cream situation.
Each partygoer got a Seedling ice cream skipping rope (https://www.seedling.com/products/ice-cream-skipping-rope?gclid=CMitp-vs49QCFYhsfgodiscKow) to take home and enjoy for the rest of summer!
Mila's ice cream cherry birthday party is on Martha Stewart! Read more here.