Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Ice Cream Play-Date

                            SUMMER in the sun FUN!!! 
We recently hosted an ice cream play-date as part of our Summer in the sun fun activities!
 It is such a blessing to be part of making childhood memories our little guests will keep with them for a lifetime!  

 Of course an ice cream play date would not be complete without "ice cream"! Not just any ordinary ice cream would do for our ice cream play-date. Our memories of childhood summers include, orange cream sicle push pops, drumsticks and ice cream sundaes! So, in keeping with those precious memories we kicked things into gear and put our twist on some beloved favorites!

Orange Cream Sicle Push Pop Cupcakes
We love how these Orange Cream Sicle Push Pop cupcakes turned out looking and tasting like the push pop! We simply used a yellow boxed cake mix
 substituted the water for orange juice to give the cupcakes the orange flavor.
We baked mini cupcakes in papers and discarded the papers prior to assembling the push pop.
 We made homemade butter cream frosting and added extra vanilla to the recipe.
 We tinted some of the butter cream frosting orange, and left some white.
 Used a pastry bag for frosting.

Push the push pop stick up, but not out of the cylinder, so you can begin layering.
 Apply a small amount of frosting to the flat surface where the cup cake will sit.
 Place a cupcake down. Frost. Add another cupcake.
Frost. Apply cap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes
We have to admit, these are pretty cute!!! Really easy to whip up for a party.
Using cake mix batter left over from our push pop cupcakes,
we baked these off as "standard" cupcakes.
We used a recipe from Living Locurto 
to make butter cream frosting that looks just  vanilla like ice cream!!!
Melted some Almond Bark for the "hot fudge", cupcake sprinkles and sour cherry candy for the "cherry".
And there you have our sundae cupcake!!!

Striped plates, napkins and cups were perfect for the ice cream theme!
We even found ice cream cone bubbles to use as party favors!
To make a simple, inexpensive place mat, we used different color solid card stock.

Lunch  menu: PB&J, Sun chips fruit skewers and jello fruit.
For little money, we used a roll of wrapping paper for the picnic table cover.

DIY ice cream cupcake pedestal:
Using two plastic plates and  three plastic ramekin's that look like cupcake papers,
 we glued the pieces together to make a cupcake stand.

                                   Ice Cream Drumsticks
 Real ice cream drumsticks with cone paper wraps ~  little melted in the summer sun!

~Water Play Time ~

We hope you have been inspired to create a  water play-date this summer!
 It does not have to be complicated or expensive when you DIY and know how to stretch your dollars!
Remember, keep it Homespun!

You are my hiding place;
you will protect me from trouble
and surround me with songs of deliverance.
Psalm 32:7

Homespun With Love
Paper ice cream cups and drumstick wraps {Michael's}
Plates, napkins, cups, ice cream bubble cones {Target}
DIY cupcake stand, red wrapping paper  {Dollar Tree}
Blue plastic waffle ice cream cones, vintage sundae glass {thrift store}
Push Pop Containers /Cake Shooters { Etsy shop Untie The Ribbons}

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  1. Yum! Yum! Can I come over and play?! ;) Visiting from the CSI Project! Great idea!

  2. How cute! Thanks so much for sharing! I absolutely love all the ideas!

    I'd love to have you visit our first linky party this Thursday! It's a party specifically for kids and teenagers craft and other ideas, so your idea will be absolutely perfect! Hope you'll stop by!


  3. What a fun idea! I would love to stop by to play too!

    This idea totally fits my theme for my blog, "Jacuqe's Soda Parlor"! Please stop by my blog, and share this crafty idea with my girls on my Sundae Shake Up Party. I'm sure they would all love to see it! Can't wait to see you there!

    Jacque @ Jacque's Soda Parlor

  4. Great idea. I'm not sure if everything is more beautiful or more delicious looking. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.

  5. I want to come to your play dates! What a cute sunday theme! Thank you so much for linking up at Home Savvy today!

  6. Kristin,

    Thanks for linking up at my Sundae Shake Up Link Party. I hope you will join me again on Sunday for another fun party! Can't wait to see you there, my friend!

    Jacque @ Jacque's Soda Parlor

  7. Oh YUM! you did an awesome job!

  8. Thanks for sharing this at our weekly Playdate link party~ I am featuring your post for this week's party... so hop over, share some more and snag yourself a 'featured' button, too!