Ice cream shop The Daily Scoop theme idea

At one point in my life my Dad considered converting our 3 acre farm into a go-kart/mini golf/ski ball fun land complete with an ice cream stand. True story.

Being 10 at the time I volunteered to handle the ice cream stand and came up with “The Daily Scoop” as my new business name. The Fun Land never came to be but I still think the ice cream shop idea could be kind of cute! If I made it today here’s what it might look like…

newspaper modge podge table

To begin, I think all the tables and booths would look great decorated with old newspapers and modge podge. (I’d probably stay away from appetite suppressing headlines about the swine flu though!)

doorOf course I would need doors with blurred glass and lettering like this. Very 1950’s-1960’s editor or private eye.

blue vintage type writer etsy

cool vintage cameras on etsy
Decor wouldn’t be complete without a bountiful collection of vintage cameras  and type writers.

menu that looks like a newspaper

I think the menus should either look like mini newspapers themselves (only desserts)…

old newspaper font

or they could be more standard with a retro fonts and exclamation marks. Maybe I could type them out myself with the old type writer?

Illustrator mult colored ice cream cones

Lastly, for the ice cream I think flavors like Strawberry Scandal, Hazelnut Headline, and Praline Press would be deliciously appropriate. For the grand finale customers could order a Sundae Paper! Um, I don’t exactly know what that would be it sounds cool. =)


Do you have any fun business ideas? What dream shop would you’d love to open one day?

I tried to include the links for all of these pictures but a few of them I couldn’t find anywhere. If you know who created them let me know and I’ll be sure to give proper credit!


  1. Saria, October 23, 2013 at 7:40 am:

    Surprisingly!!! Only last week I posted on My blog about My dream coffee shop!
    And another coincidence! Mr. R. only yesterday showed Me a newspaper menu that His parents got from the Oktoberfest in Germany :D!!!!!
    So, since You are no competition for My shop xP *hihi joke ^_____^* I lovelovelove Your Ice Cream shop :D!!!
    So gonna be a regular ^_^!

    • Mollie, October 23, 2013 at 11:20 am:

      No way, going to your link right now! That’s amazing, I’m sure that one looks way cooler than the stock image one I found.

      Haha, sounds good. We can open side by side and be blogger/business pals. ;)

  2. Damaris // The cat, you and us, October 24, 2013 at 12:47 pm:

    That is an awesome idea! Lately I have been fantasizing about new shops to open, like an exotic cat café (our Juno could be the boss here :P) or an old-fashioned candy shop (we live next to a school so this idea comes quite often in my mind :P), but the Daily Scoop sounds just wonderful with all the decoration details and the names of the ice-creams! It would be a great place to visit and take pictures (lots of them!)

    • Mollie, October 24, 2013 at 2:37 pm:

      A cat cafe would be AMAZING with treats for felines and the owners, of course! When guests come up the counter they could be given a cup of tea with a saucer, the cup of tea would be for them and the saucer would go on the ground and be filled with milk for their furry friend, haha. I love your ideas:)

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