When I found out my dear friend Jenny was moving to Australia I knew I had to send her off in style. Since Jenny is a true lover and connoisseur of ice cream, I decided on a DIY Ice Cream Party.
The first DIY item for the party was to create a bunting sign for the mantel. I’ve always shied away from making my own bunting assuming it would be too difficult to make identical triangles, but it turns out I’m a bit of a bunting master! I’ll have to share my expertise on bunting and the two tricks that can make anyone a bunting master in a future blog post.
Next on the DIY agenda, creating containers worthy of holding the star of the party… the ICE CREAM! I found small galvanized buckets at Michael’s and Target that were the perfect size to hold one carton worth of ice cream. I took these photos before adding the ice cream so you’ll just have to imagine how good it looked.
Since I was already on a roll with the bunting, I decided to make little bunting labels for each ice cream bucket. I will admit, initially my plan was to make bunting to label every topping but then I decided I had better things to do with my life. : )
Feeling extra crafty after realizing I could make bunting, I was trying to come up with some crazy way to display the ice cream cones that involved them hanging from the wall… and then I realized I needed to take a break. After a much needed crafting intervention, I regained my taste and sense of style and concluded that something simple would be best. I wanted to add more height variation to the table so decided to use two cake stands to display the different types of cones. I put each cone in a patriotic cupcake liner to add a pop of color. The best part about this table decoration… it took about 15 seconds to set up!
Make sure to go grocery shopping with a list in hand! Because it is pretty easy in the store to convince yourself that just about anything would make a good ice cream topping. The toppings I used included marshmallows, fresh fruit, chocolate chips, crushed oreos, nuts, and of course sprinkles. I used a variety of containers to hold the toppings including mason jars, glass shooter glasses, and decorative jars.
This DIY Ice Cream Party was really easy to do and could be done on a budget if you plan ahead. Happy hosting!
March 31, 2014
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