Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Kids still scream for ice cream

A few weeks ago my oldest daughter celebrated her 18th birthday. 18? My baby is now a young woman.  Since I know that she is never one to want a party, I wanted to make sure she celebrated this milestone by gently push her to have something. So I suggested something low key like having friends over for pizza and to also christen the new sunroom. She went for it (like I knew she would)! I decided to also try having an ice cream bar for her lil birthday bash. This idea was inspired from Moore Minutes blog.  Her Retro Ice Cream bar was truly magnificent. Although I knew my ICB would not hold a candle to her blog, I was still inspired to just take a stab at my "low key" version. You really do have to check out her blog and her kick ass ideas.
I decided to go for a bunch of varieties of toppings for this ice cream bar and was it ever a hit. There is nothing I love seeing more than a bunch of 18 years old still getting excited over ice cream! Over all I liked how it came out, but I would changed a few things. I wouldn't use a plastic table cover again. I don't know, to me, it just cheapened the "look" of the table. Next time I will remember to invest in some linens.

The ice cream bar had 3 types of cones, brownies, and then 2 types of ice creams. Also there was cans of whipped cream, hot fudge in a fondue, caramel, cherries and crushed walnuts. I decided to put these in martini glasses for a little flair!

The other toppings were crushed Oreos, Reese's pieces, M&M's, and crushed Butterfingers. All of these topping were at the request of the Birthday girl.

Will you look at this this was the line that formed when I called the kids in for "Ice Cream" time! It made me so happy and the kids told me over and over how much they loved the ICB.

I'm sharing this party on:
Get your craft on Tuesdays
Show and Tell Blue Cricket Design
Penny Pinching Party


Jenny said...

Love it!

the cape on the corner said...

you win the cool mom award, for sure! and that looks like a lot of kids, yeesh.

Between Blue and Yellow said...

How fun! What a cool mom you are.
By the way, for my 1 yr old party I bought some really nice linens at Goodwill and other thrift stores. For very cheap :)

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

sounds like a great party at any age! I'd love it if you'd link up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's (still going on today!)

Sassy Sites! said...

I scream for ice cream!! Cute blog! I'm your newest follower... come by and visit me at Sassy Sites! :)

Desiree said...

love it ! actually I'm gonna steal this idea for my sons birthday! Thanks!

{ L } said...

This is awesome! I can't imagine a better idea for teenagers. The toppings in those drink glasses are SO CUTE!! Thank you for your kind words made me feel extra special lol. ;)

Desiree said...

did my ice cream bar on sat. for my sons party and it was a huge hit! thanks for the idea!