Tuesday, September 3, 2013

I scream for some ice cream inspiration!

Okay so before we get into the good stuff, I just want you to know how much I am FREAKING OUT about my daughter Aniyah's upcoming birthday. She'll be turning 10 - that's double digits, people! Holy frikken moly!  So for such an important day, you know that a party is bound to happen around here!

This year she asked for an ice cream themed birthday so I've been scouring the internet for some ideas and inspiration.  If you follow me on Pinterest, you may have noticed the abundance of ice cream pins lately.

Ice cream cone cupcakes!  They just look soooo delicious!


Colored popcorn in an ice cream cone - great way to incorporate the "ice cream" theme without going overboard with all the dairy and sugar.

So easy and inexpensive!

How epic would this be!?  A 10-foot banana split for a 10th birthday!!

And these ice cream scoop letters would be great to spell out her name!

Aren't those just awesome ideas?!  And that's just the things I found online - I haven't even gotten started on what I came up with in my head.

I plan on having a full ice cream bar spread - cups, sugar cones, sugar-free cones, sprinkles, almonds, macadamia nuts, Oreos, M&Ms, peanut butter cups, gummy bears, fruits, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, strawberry syrup, etc.  We're also going to have a fried ice cream station and I've already got a cotton candy machine ready too.

And if you think that's exciting, guess what I'm hoping to have as well... (I say hoping because I haven't cleared it with the hubby yet - fingers crossed!)

Have you guessed?  Oh alright, I'll just tell you:  An Ice Cream War!!!  (Not to be confused with the William Boyd novel)

Okay, you may be thinking that it's a little extreme, but close your eyes and pretend you're 10 years old again.  A tarp on the ground, a bunch of your friends, and some squishy ice cream - you know you'd want to dive right in and slide all over that.  AND before you turn back into an adult and start to lecture me about wasting food, I'll be using whatever left over ice cream had not been eaten from the 10-foot banana split.

See, you can have your ice cream and play with it too!

*Oh yeah, and if you've seen my recent pins of outdoor showers, now you know the reason for my needing one soon!

Well, that's my party plan for this month.  What do you think?  Like I said, I'm still in the "planning" phase right now but I'll be ordering the party favors and some other decorations soon so I'll share those with you later!


15 comments:

  1. This is really yummy... I might've just drooled a bit.
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  2. I like your post and the pictures are amazing. I'm craving for some ice-cream right now. And thank you for your beautiful comment-it meant a lot. I am following you too and can't wait for new posts.

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  3. Sister! That sounds like so much fun! I LOOOOOOOOOOVE ice cream so I'd be all over that.

    I really like the popcorn idea- I haven't seen that before. When I was younger, my aunt used to bake brownies in the ice cream cones but only about half way filled. Then top it off with ice cream... best of both worlds =)

    Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with. Your daughter is one lucky girl!

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  4. These are awesome ideas, and the pictures are so dang cute!! :)

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  5. That is going to be an amazing birthday party! Such a great theme for a kid. I'm gonna be real with you...ive been in an ice cream war and it was AWESOME! It was at camp so I'm sure my parents would have freaked but it was fun! Can't wait to see pictures of how it all turns out. The scoops of ice cream letters would be so cute!!

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  6. That is going to be an amazing birthday party! Such a great theme for a kid. I'm gonna be real with you...ive been in an ice cream war and it was AWESOME! It was at camp so I'm sure my parents would have freaked but it was fun! Can't wait to see pictures of how it all turns out. The scoops of ice cream letters would be so cute!!

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  7. What a great theme!! I be in a poncho if I was in the area lol. Can't wait to see the finish creations!! Lucky girl to have a awesome fun mom!!

    Cheers to Motherhood!!

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  8. Oh really cool theme idea,
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  9. These are crazy cute!! And genius, they look amazing!

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  10. wow, 10 is such a special birthday! the ice cream theme is a great one; i'd love to partake in a 10ft banana split ^_^

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  11. Hey Duckie! I found your blog via Galaxia's post (Xlovehappyx). I love the pictures that inspire you for your daughter's ice cream themed party :) That's a lot of work you'll be putting into it. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures and what you come up with!

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