Part III -“The Ice Cream Sundae Bar!
We started out with a bbq for dinner; hamburgers, hotdogs, sausage, chips, and salads, all the regular fare. A cute detail was adding ice cream cone picks to the burgers and dogs.
I also found great ice cream cone plates in blue, pink and yellow for the kids, ice cream bowls and spoons for dessert, and ice cream and popsicle napkins. I sure had fun shopping for this party!
The highlight of the ice cream birthday party had to be the ice cream sundae bar. I had a lot of fun collecting all the different goodies.
I made ice cream cone cupcakes to go with our theme. They are very simple to make, just pour your regular cake batter into flat bottomed ice cream cones. I used a zip lock bag filled with the batter, with the corner cut off to make a piping bag. That made it easy to fill the cones without making a mess. I filled them about 3/4 full.
They looked great when they came out of the oven, but I have to say that the cone softened up over night. If I made them again, I would really try and bake them the day of the party. Not that the kids noticed!
I love how they look in the different flavoured ice cream cones. I iced them to look like they were filled with ice cream and topped them with sprinkles and a mini M&M cherry.
I also baked ice cream cone sugar cookies. I used my Grandma’s old recipe book, and seeing her hand writing as I bake always makes me feel like she’s still with us.
I also included a bowl of marshmallow ice cream cones.
The rest of the dessert table was ice cream, toppings and cones!Â I found lots of fun different kinds of cones. There were the chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla ones I used for the cupcakes, there were tiny mini ones for kids, there were waffle bowls, regular sugar cones, and oreo cones. There were also the cute ice cream bowls and spoons.
We went a bit crazy with the ice cream flavours, but why not, it was an ice cream party! We had chocolate, cookies and cream, and vanilla. We also had some coffee flavour, which the grown-ups seemed to really enjoy. The other flavours were banana split, rainbow, sprinkle party cake, and marshmallow chocolate swirl all from the new President’s Choice Ice Cream Shop Collection. They were all very enjoyed by the kids, and I liked that they came in small containers for a reasonable price so we could have lots of variety.
The real fun was the toppings! I found cute ceramic ice cream cone containers and filled them with chopped peanuts, chocolate covered peanuts, chocolate sprinkles, rainbow sprinkles, fruit flavoured mini-marshmallows, toffee chocolate bar bits, candied almonds, gummy bears, and mini-M&M’s. We also had regular and chocolate whipped cream, bananas, strawberry, chocolate and caramel sauce, and the requisite cherry for the top!
The look on the faces of the kids when they saw all the ice cream was priceless, and certainly enjoyed by all!