These days, we get invited to so many parties—housewarming, 40th birthday, retirement, anniversary, you name it. And if you’re a parent, fuggedaboutit. You’re going to more birthday parties than you even thought was possible. And it’s, well, exhausting.
But a couple of years ago, when I first moved onto my street, my new neighbor threw an ice cream party on her lawn…just because. There was no purpose, there were no gifts. Just adorable bowls, delicious ice cream and lots and lots of toppings. And you know? It was a blast. Parents were relaxed and chatting, kids were running around and it was plain old fun. And I’ve taken the baton since and hosted a few of my own. Sometimes on a weekday afternoon as a way for my mom friends and I to tire the kids out before bedtime. Other times with my family, just as a way to stay on each other’s calendars. Point being: Ice cream parties are a great way to catch up with family and friends, kiddos love it, and oh, ice cream. Duh. Below I’ve rounded the ten you things you need to hit it out of the park—toppings not included!
I Scream For Ice Cream! Invitations
Talking Tables We Heart Ice Cream Hanging Décor Garland
Duralex Gigogne Ice Cream Bowl, Set of 6
Land of Nod Ice Cream Party Centerpiece
Pink/White Striped Plastic Tablecloth Roll
Ice Cream Cone Pinata
THE ICE CREAM MAKER
Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker
THE RECIPE BOOK
Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book
OXO Good Grips Solid Stainless Steel Ice Cream Scoop
THE WHIPPED CREAM DISPENSER
Mosa TW Whipped Cream Dispenser
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