summer up: ice cream social.


oh, what is it about summer that just screams for ice cream? maybe it’s that childhood nostalgia beckoning us when we hear the chimes of an ice cream truck nearing our neighborhood. don’t get me wrong, i love ice cream any time of the year, but when it’s hot out it seems almost instinctual to crave a lovely cool cone of it. i thought it would be fun to see what it might look like to have an ice cream tasting party — complete with all my favorite flavors, sprinkle toppings, and of course cones.


i gathered up some pretty white ice cream dishes and bowls in various sizes and some serving trays and an ice cream scoop and served out some pretty pastel-colored flavors. then i served up a few scoops with some pretty pastel cookies and waffles — yum! i am pretty happy with the results! ever had an ice cream party? a sundae party with loads of toppings and whipped cream would be delicious too, and not as expected as say, cakes and pies. i scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.







•This summer inspiration is brought to you by Target. Find more fun and surprises all season long on Target’s #SummerUp Pinterest board.

• all photos by victoria smith for sfgirlbybay.

30 Responses to “summer up: ice cream social.”
  1. Cindy says:

    Those photos look yummy. Love the ice cream and waffles together.

  2. Erin says:

    This is so adorable. I love the color palette you chose for the ice cream and the styling is spot on. The site is looking better than ever!

    xx Erin

  3. salima says:

    Great idea == Fantastic result !!!!

  4. emily says:

    this is so pretty! where are those cookies from?

  5. Katie says:

    The colors are so cute and fun!! Love the pictures.

  6. Shasta says:

    I’ve been bringing frozen yogurt and toppings to dinner parties. It’s a fun unexpected desert :)

  7. wendy says:

    Every photo screams summer, lovely!

  8. CeCe says:

    I heard the music of an ice cream truck just two days ago…first time in awhile. Love that sound, which has always meant summertime.
    By the way, your photos just keep getting more and more beautiful. Lovely job.

  9. It just embodies summer! I love it

  10. Mara says:

    I love these photos of the ice cream, they’re gorgeous. I’m actually planning an ice cream party for my son’s birthday next week.

  11. rachel says:

    so chic and fun. i feel like it would be great for a shower or kid party too.

  12. Ashley says:

    These photos are lovely (and delicious!) There is nothing I love or crave more in summer than ice cream.

  13. Lauren says:

    LOVE the colors… going to be thinking about ice cream all day now. xx

  14. Marjory says:

    So festive, did you eat it all? ;)

  15. Anne says:

    Wow! How did you manage to take all these amazing photos before they started to melt away? I love the idea of an ice cream party. And I agree… I love ice cream whether it’s sunny or cold. Haha.

  16. kate says:

    where are those cookies from? I want them!!!

  17. Charlie says:

    I’m really loving the color palette, here! And those cookies! So perfect.

  18. I bloody love ice cream, Pistachio, cheery and chocolate. What more do you need on a hot day in life?

  19. or maybe cherry even…sorry typo ;) xx

  20. DailyBuzz says:

    This is so cute Victoria! The white dishes are the perfect backdrop for their pastel tones. Ice cream is by far the best thing in the world and so pretty to look at too :)

  21. CM says:

    Yum! It does not get any better than this! Good job!

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