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DIY: Ice Cream Party Backdrop

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Even though it’s not that warm yet in New York, my mind has been dreaming of summer. I plan on hosting a little ice cream party once it gets warm, as I’ve recently found some amazing vintage ice cream bowls and have a few handmade ice cream-themed decor items in mind. Maybe that isn’t enough of a reason to throw an ice cream-themed party, but I am willing to take the risk and just go for it.  Plus, I am totally obsessed with ice cream and find it completely worthy of its own celebration. While brainstorming for the party, I thought of this idea for a backdrop and thought it would be perfect for either the dessert table backdrop or the photobooth.

Below you’ll find the materials needed with step-by-step directions for the ice cream cone backdrop.

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The streamers look adorable as is, and would even be cute on their own as a backdrop. But for the added cuteness of the ice cream cones, continue on!materials needed_conedirections_coneconematerials needed_ice cream directions_icecreamice crean backdrop

F or that last step, I took a piece of white string and tied it to the wire knot at the top of the honeycomb.  I used a push pin to secure the other end of the string into the ceiling. I randomized the lengths of my pieces of string to get somewhat of an arch formation, but didn’t want it to look too uniform.


Even though this backdrop screams ice cream, I think it’s an ideal backdrop for any summer party, shower, or birthday.



  1. Emily Murtha

    April 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    This is the cutest tutorial!!!

  2. Debbie Smith

    April 4, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    That’s soo cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

  3. L Hanks

    May 5, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    where did you purchase the honeycombs? This is the most simple yet CREATIVE and oh so perfect project ever! I love the video at the bottom!

    1. alanajonesmann

      May 9, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      let me introduce you to tissue paper decor heaven:‎ sometimes it can be a bit pricey though, so check amazon or your local party city! thanks so much for your kind words! means so much!!

  4. Nikki

    May 12, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    I was wondering what size honeycomb balls you used for this? Thanks so much and what a cute idea!

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  6. Eym

    May 29, 2015 at 3:38 am

    Best diy ive seen! What size are the honeycomb balls?

  7. Poupée Russe

    June 28, 2015 at 7:46 am

    wow, thank you so much for this DIY ! It’s perfect ! ♡

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