Vintage Soda Shop*This review is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above. I was provided the sample free of charge by the company or PR agency and I have given my honest opinion. No other type of compensation was received for this review.*
Vintage Soda Shop. With Summer fast approaching, I wanted to host a fun get together for my boys and a few of their friends. As soon as I saw the Soda Shop printable line from Minted, I knew that was the party’s theme!
The backdrop was made with a piece of scrap lumber spray painted silver using Rust-O-Leum paint, to mimic the look of stainless steel. I added the most perfect Soda Shop banner from Minted. I used a red checked table cloth on the table, and hung large decorative circles as a bunting in front of the table. (Those are also from Minted, and can be customized to say whatever you would like)
On the table, I had banana split boats, and sundae glasses with various ice cream toppings. I borrowed my mom’s vintage Hamilton Beach Milk Shake Mixer for the party, and while it was an awesome addition, it was a little slow, so we used our regular mixer too. (I also REALLY want to paint it a nice turquoise color…but, I don’t want to ruin it either) I borrowed a vintage soda crate from my friend, Nook and Cranny, and added a crisp white piece of bead board to the top to hold store bought cupcakes and apple pie and a few of the juke box favor boxes from Claudine Hellmuth Designs. The cupcakes got an adorable fondant topper from Harrietts’s House of Cakes. They matched the theme so perfectly! I pulled out our vintage style mini juke box and played fun music for the kids, and taught them the Hand Jive.
Sodas are a weekly treat for my kiddos, so I purchased special sodas from Rocket Fizz just for this party. I grabbed the sodas because of their colors, not their flavors, but the kids really enjoyed them! We had Jac Jic Blue Raspberry Soda, Goodies Red Soda, The Pop Shoppe Orange Soda, and 8oz glass bottles of Coca Cola. I also made a few Chocolate Egg Creams and Chocolate Sodas for the kids. The chocolate sodas were definitely the favorite! Red striped paper straws adorned with pre-stuck straw flag stickers from Minted were a huge hit. I loved how easy the flags were to apply, the kids loved the paper straws.
Obviously we had lots of ice cream at the party, but there were vanilla cream and strawberry chocolate cupcakes and an old fashioned apple pie to snack on too! I found some wax candy soda bottles at the Dollar Tree too. It was so funny to watch the kids eat them!
The kids were sent home with the most amazing Juke Box Favor Boxes from Claudine Hellmuth Designs. I filled them with Fizzies Drink Tablets to turn their water into “soda”, more wax candy soda bottles, and a few other treats.
This was such a fun party, my son asked me to re-create it for him for his birthday in September! I am thrilled to be able to redo it on a larger scale for him!
Styling and photography: Everyday Party Magazine
Printed Products: Minted
Juke Box Favor Boxes: Claudine Hellmuth Designs
Fondant Toppers: Harriet’s House of Cakes
Soda Crate: Nook and Cranny
Vintage soda and Fizzies Drink Tablets available from Rocket Fizz.
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