Hello Summer! It’s officially summer today but of course we started celebrating summer when school got out 3 weeks ago. I am a mom who LOVES summer and having my kids home with me. We have had a wonderful 3 weeks so far.
So, when they get out of school for the year we celebrate. Big Time. This year we decided to throw a block party. A Welcome Summer Ice Cream Social and BBQ with all of our neighbors. It was fantastic.
The funnest part was this. As part of the Dimple Prints Summer Party Series:
Dimple Prints is an amazing (and yes I do mean amazing) source for party printables. I got the ice cream social pack and it came with pages and pages and pages of PDF files that were personalized for me and that I could print for my party. I couldn’t believe how cute they turned out. And the best part is that I can make it a tradition and use them year after year if I want.
Welcome Summer Ice Cream Social:
I started getting ready for this party by inviting all of our neighborhood friends with these cute Dimple Prints invitations:
Love them love them love them.
The night of the party we had everyone bring their own meat and a dish to share and then we provided all the fixings for hot fudge sundaes.
And it was homemade hot fudge. Oh ya. It’s good.
Then I got lots and lots of toppings. I bought some cute little colorful buckets (in pink and orange to match the party pack) and put the toppings in those. (Along with a few mason jars and other cute things I had on hand.)
Ideas of Toppings to Use:
- Crushed Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Crushed Oreos
- Mini Chocolate Chips
- Peanut Butter Chips
- Gummy Bears
- Marshmallows (I found some shaped like ice cream cones!!)
- Whipped Cream
- Chopped Nuts
- Reeses Piece or Peanut Butter Cups
- Crushed Up Candy Bars like Butterfinger or Kit Kat
As you can imagine, the kids went wild for these sundaes. There were toppings EVERYWHERE by the end. I think that equals success. (Luckily this party was outside in our backyard.)
A few other cute touches from the printable party pack-cute cupcake toppers to welcome summer here:
And cut banners to welcome our guests:
I put all the spoons from the table into mason jars and added some cute labels to those as well:
How would you like to be the big winner of a party pack from Dimple Prints of your own? They’re going to give away a $30 prize pack of your choice to 1 lucky winner. And they’ve got some amazing party packs!