Last year we started a new tradition of inviting friends over for an ice cream party to celebrate the beginning of summer. It’s now one of our favorite traditions! Nothing says Summer like ice cream, friends, and playing in the backyard late into the night. So we invited our friends over for an ice cream float party to help us kick off a fun filled Summer.
I don’t think toppings are traditionally used in ice cream floats but I thought it would be fun to let the kids sprinkle some on for our party. We picked up Nestle buncha crunch, butterfingers bites, mini ores, and chocolate sprinkles. The kids loved the mini toppings!
I seem to have a thing for unfinished wood crates lately. I picked up these crates at Michaels and planned on staining them but I liked the contrast it gave against the brown and orange decor. I also filled them with brown paper shreds you would normally use for gift wrap. I wanted to stick with a brown and orange theme to match the ice cream and soda packaging and think it fit perfectly.
How fun are these mason jars with handles? I found these at Walmart for less than a buck each…score! Of course I had to throw in striped brown and white paper straws for added cuteness.
I quickly whipped up paper medallions and a mini pendant garland to hang from the bottom of the mirror. It was simple and super easy to make in less than 30 minutes.
This was one of the best play dates we’ve had in a long time. The kids had a blast and of course I always enjoy the company of my two best fiends! :)
p.s. if you haven’t tried an orange ice cream float do me a favor and make one asap! They are the bomb!
Here’s to a fun filled summer with plenty of ice cream floats to look forward to!
I love this party idea!! How fun to start off summer with ice cream float party1! I love the crates with the straw!! It all looks fantastic!! I admit I have never had an orange float, but I’m going to try it!! I have Sunkist in my pantry now off to the store for the sherbert! Love the fun toppings to add. Such a cute and fun idea!! Thanks for sharing!!
What a fun idea—perfect for summertime:) We would love for you to share at our first Super Summer Saturday party here: https://www.thechirpingmoms.com/2013/06/super-summer-saturday-party.html!
This party idea is darling! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
Dandelion Wishes Wednesday. I’m also pinning this :)
Mmm….looks so yummy!
You throw such beautiful parties! I’d never be able to just dig in, too pretty :)
That’s definitely a great way to cool off! Love those mugs :)
All your mason jar ideas are so inspiring! And that ice cream float looks delish!!! I’m absolutely saving this to my mason jar pin boards (along with so many of your other mason jar projects and ideas)! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!!
I really need to do something like this for my grandkids. I love the little extras you added, and I know the kids had a ball.