What's more perfect than ice cream on a hot, summer day? Nothing if you ask me (though photographing it is another story!) I put this party together for my son's graduation from preschool and I think it was my favorite yet. The grownups were just as excited as the kids to indulge and create their favorite sundae combos.
I started with four different flavors of homemade ice cream: vanilla bean, milk chocolate, mint chip & strawberry. Sauces included bittersweet hot fudge, salted caramel, and strawberry. Cherries, candied almonds & rainbow sprinkles were offered as finishing touches. For those who preferred a cone, there were traditional cake cones and chocolate dipped sugar cones. I made ice cream sandwiches and bons bons that were delicious, but very messy and began to melt right away (if the future, I would freeze the these items for a few days to extend their non-'meltyiness'). I also baked ice cream cone cupcakes and offered root beer for root beer floats. The ice cream cone cookies in pink striped bags were given as favors to the kiddos. One of my favorite aspects of the table was the oil cloth tablecloth. It both looked cute (didn't wrinkle!!) and was extremely practical for doing little clean- ups throughout the party.
I'll be back next week to share recipes and more tips.
Many thanks to Becca of Cake. for helping out with the styling of the table and taking all of the pictures.
The incredibly talented Paige of Paiges of Style created all of the party printables and they are available for download FREE! Invitation, ice cream carton labels, toppings labels, 'thank you' tags
Striped & polka dot ice cream cups, white wire cake stand: Sur La Table
Wooden ice cream spoons, striped bags, blue polka dot cups: Shop Sweet Lulu
Pint containers: Smart & Final