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.
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!
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!