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.
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.
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.”
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.
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!