Monday, September 5, 2016


cold stone, cookies & creamery, birthday celebration, have your cake 

It's your birthday. It's your birthday. We're gonna party like it's your birthday!

Who loves celebrating birthdays? Yeah me too. It is absolutely one of my most favorite things to do because think about it, you are ONLY the age you are celebrating just ONCE! ONCE! I believe that everyone deserves to have at least ONE DAY a year where all of the focus is on celebrating them, because c'mon you get to have cake for dessert! So marking the day by having a slice of cake is a must! So I say "have your cake & eat it too!'

Speaking of CAKE . . . do you have a fave? For me, for as long as I can remember I have had ice cream cakes for my birthday. I have always loved all things ice cream and cake is just ehhhh to me, so when I discovered ice cream cakes (many many years ago) well let's just say it is now MY 'go to' for celebrating my birthday every year! 

Since I love to celebrate just about anything and I love to create FREE downloads for you to help in YOUR celebrations, I have a special treat for y'all today! Think of it as some 'eye candy' for your cake.

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But first, I wanted to share a couple tips for setting up a quick and easy way to celebrate a birthday that doesn't involve a lot of time or cost. I am a firm believer in using what you have already before hitting the stores and spending more money because I would rather save my money for a killer dessert. ;)

Decide on a color palette that you love. For this I picked a black and white theme (big surprise, I know) with a pop of mint green for a neutral look that can be used for anyone's birthday celebration. I simply used some things I had on hand and mixed up some patterns to give it a fun look.

  • For my background this time, I used a simple black and white banner that I picked up at the store for my daughter's birthday party earlier this year. I keep all of my decor if it's still in good shape because it saves so much money in the long run.

  • On the table I used a white table cloth (if you don't have one, invest in one as you will always use it) and for the black and white stripe runner, I used a mini roll of wrapping paper. If you ever shop at Target's dollar section, I recommend picking up those mini rolls of wrapping paper (when you see them) to use for everything - including this simple table runner. Don't be afraid of using patterns and mixing them up. On the place settings, I used IKEA paper napkins for 'place mats' with this geometric pattern in shades of green to mix in with the stripes of the rest of my table and I loved how it all came together.

  • I also grabbed a couple of simple green plants in white bowls I had around the house to add a pop of color to the background. Plus I scattered a few decor balls on the table for added interest, that's it. Simple.

  • Well . . . .and last but certainly not least, THAT cake!!! As you know we LOVE getting our ice cream cakes from Cold Stone Creamery and they have a great selection of birthday cakes to choose from! Well this one grabbed our attention called Cookies & Creamery, because it IS amazing and who doesn't love cookies & cream?! Imagine layers of moist Devil's Food Cake and Sweet Cream Ice Cream with OREO® Cookies wrapped in fluffy white frosting!! Oh my!! It is beyond delicious and will be a staple for birthdays in our house now! The best part of getting these cakes . . . is they are available year round, so stop in and get one or do what I do and order online at and pick it up! Doesn't get any easier to celebrate a birthday and 'have your cake & eat it too' now does it? ;)

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Soooooo where can you get that amazing hand lettered birthday cake topper for FREE you ask? Well right here friends . . . lol

It's super easy to put this cake topper together. Promise.

You just need a few supplies: print this FREE birthday cake topper art on a nice card stock so it's sturdy, cut out with scissors and attach to a couple decorative straws (like I did here) making sure to use something that will stick (I used Tombow Adhesive +) to keep them in place. Then place them on top of your Cold Stone cake for your birthday celebration!

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I hope you enjoy this freebie as you can come back and print this to use over and over again for all of those birthday parties you celebrate throughout the year. Plus make sure to visit Cold Stone Creamery and get that amazing birthday ice cream cake to have for dessert on your birthday! Trust me, indulge . . . it's so worth it!

Which of these Cold Stone Creamery birthday cakes would YOU be having a slice of? Let me know below . . .

** Thanks for helping me support the companies that help make this blog possible. This post was sponsored by Cold Stone Creamery but all opinions were my own. I truly only share with you, companies and products that I use or enjoy simple because I know you will love them too.

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  1. I love these! I think the black and white is great. So many times there are so many colors in the birthday items that I feel like I can't focus. Also, I love Cold Stone!

    1. ahhhh thank you so much. I love using black and white as a 'base color' and then adding a pop of color.

  2. I totally want that cake! My birthday was three days ago. ;)

    1. girl go get ya one. Trust me - it IS sooooooo worth it. Think of it as a belated birthday treat! ;)

  3. I love this idea! The cake looks delicious and I just love the printable topper! So cute!

    1. Great - glad you like it. Hopefully you can use the topper for your next celebration! Thanks

  4. We've never bought an ice cream cake from Cold Stone, but I'll definitely get one for our next party. And the cake toppers are too cute! Love it!

    1. why thank you & getting a cake from Cold Stone is a great idea as they do NOT disappoint! ;)

  5. Cute cake topper and that's our favorite cake from cold stone. So delicious!

  6. Such a CUTE party idea, love the cake toppers, and the cake looks amazing!! I love your set-up and the black & white theme too!

  7. oh my goodness this looks amazing. can someone please come and make this for me!

  8. I love this party cake seriously it's awesome...

  9. It looks really yummy and creative I found your post from Pinterest, thanks for sharing.


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