Monday, May 23, 2011

An Ice Cream Idea

This is just an idea I thought I would share because it could be so versatile, especially during this time of year. 

Last Tuesday for Activity Days we had an Ice Cream Sundae Party with the girls and their Mothers.  We were celebrating Mother’s Day a week late.  I was in charge of the centerpieces.  I had 5 round tables from the church with white tablecloths.  I took these photos at home,  after the fact, since there was no time to take them there.

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Aren’t they fun?  I was really happy with the way they turned out.  I bought the glass jars at Walmart for $3.00 each.  I also bought tissue paper, brown and white polka-dotted ribbon and sugar cones.  I made 3 pom poms from different colored tissue paper for each container(you can find tutorials on how to make these online anywhere.  Just Google “tissue paper pom-poms”.) I made the red cherry for the top by rolling up tissue paper into a little ball.  

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I stacked the pom-poms on top of the cone to represent scoops of ice cream with a cherry on top.  A tip: the pom-pom’s are a little wobbly, so I would dab a bit of hot glue to help stabilize them.

Since we were highlighting their Mothers at the party I made a tag in Photoshop that says “Moms Make Life Sweet.”

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I liked the way it helped tie the whole party together.

I think I am going to save these and use them for Kaylee’s birthday party this summer.  All I have to do is change the tag and make a new one to go with the theme of the party.  There are so many different types of parties you could use this for, whether it’s a birthday party, an end of the school year party or just a summer party.  Summer is the time for ice cream, right?  If you need an Activity Day idea, you could always throw the girls a welcome to summer Ice Cream Party.  

And just to highlight the rest of the party…

here is a real life photo of the girls in action.

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They were in Heaven!

I had no time to take photos to highlight anything, but I did want to tell you an easy idea to label the toppings.  One of the other leaders was in charge of the dessert.  You can’t really see in the photo above, but she made labels for the toppings by cutting out the wrappers and sticking them onto cardstalk.  I thought that was such an easy and inexpensive thing to do!

Summer is just around the corner!!  Lots and lots of ice cream is coming our way! 

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20 comments:

Beth Curtis said...

Brilliant! I love them. I am totally pinning this. Do you pinterest?

Krysta said...

No, but I should huh? It's just one more thing for me to get addicted to. :) Is it easy?

Beth Curtis said...

Krysta! You would love it! I know I sent you an invite. If you see something you like on line like a craft, decorating, recipes whatever, you pin it. You reference back to your pins and it will link you back to the original site you found it from. it is so much better than bookmarking things.

Beth Curtis said...

p.s. they have an app too :)

Krysta said...

Ok...I think you sold me with the app! :) Send me your invite again...pretty please.

Andrea said...

these are so cute! what a great idea!! i'm totally pinning these too! ;)

Prudently Painted Vintage said...

Love this! What a fabulous idea. I really like you are going to reuse them for Kaylee's B-day.

P.s. I think Beth sold me on pinterest too!

I always wondered what it was. I get hits on my blog from it. Going to check it out :)

Andrea said...

I don't know how you came up with that, but I am in awe.

Dacia said...

I LOVE this idea! I'm throwing an ice cream party this summer & I might just have to copy this idea. Thanks for sharing! Visiting from TT&J

Deanna Jane (cullenkidsmum) said...

Love these so much, thanks for sharing how you made them. Following from Tatertots & Jello party, please follow back.

The Tinkerer said...

Just came across this lovely tutorial!!! {So Adorable }!! Thank you for sharing! Just shared with my lovelies!


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Desiree @ The 36th Avenue said...

ADORABLE and yummy... You should come over my link party tomorrow night and "share your awesomeness" I love this!

Letti said...

You come up with the cutest stuff. I love the idea of having a ice cream party. I just love your blog!!!!

Amy S said...

Found your cute centerpiece on Pinterest. Can you tell me how you got the cone to stay upright like that?

Luna Bella said...
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Luna Bella said...

Love this idea, will take home! Thanks for sharing

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Hi! You are featured today on Fun Friday Finds--Ice Cream Parties. I hope you can stop by and check it out!
http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/05/fun-friday-finds-ice-cream-parties.html

DeidreJW said...

This is adorable! How did you get the cones to stand upright?

Krysta said...

The cone is balancing under the pom poms. The pom poms are the same width as the container I used so they were fairly snug in the container which helped the cone to balance underneath it. You could use a glue dot at the base of the cone or even hot glue.

Kristin said...

Those are adorable. I am using them for center pieces for social at my job for the senior citizens. I was wondering where you get those tags from Thanks

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