ice cream party

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This last Friday I partnered with Party Pail and threw a little ice cream party for no reason other than, “hey, let’s get together and have ice cream”.  It was at our neighborhood picnic area and afterwards the kids hit up the playground and splash pad.  It was nice.  No party games, birthday presents, etc.  Just fun.  I should do this more often.
Floats were the main attraction, but I knew some would probably be a little apprehensive about putting pop (or should I say soda since we’re down here in the South 🙂 on top of their ice cream, so I had some candy and cookie toppings out as well.  BTW, Nerds are insane on ice cream.  Just sayin’. 

To keep things simple, I pre-scooped vanilla ice cream into mason jars the day before and kept them in the freezer until the party.  The jars I used for this party are actually plastic, which was a perfect choice for a kid’s party outside.  No worries about broken glass near little ones!  And the lids from my regular mason jars fit perfectly onto these plastic jars.

Ice cream is always messy so I went with plastic table cloths so they could be tossed afterwards.  The yellow striped table runner is just a full sized plastic table cloth folded up.  I taped some fringe I made from party streamers (you can see how I made them here) to the ends.  And just like that, your disposable runner options are now limitless!
Izzy chose to mix everything but the cookies into her root beer float.  It was like the ice cream float version of a gas station kamikaze, lol!
Sam would have nothing of having his picture taken.  I think he was afraid his ice cream would disappear if he looked away from it.
………  Get The Look  ………

OTHER SOURCES // tiered tray . galvanized bucket //
Disclaimer: I partnered with Party Pail for this post.  I was provided with products of my choosing, but was not otherwise compensated.  All opinions are my own.


  1. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper Avatar

    now that is my kind of party. i am doing whole 30 right now with saturdays being a cheat day because i need it… and every saturday i choose ice cream. over wine. i just love it so much!

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