Monday, April 4, 2011

The Scoop on the Party

It was birthday party weekend here and we had beautiful weather to celebrate Little Miss turning 4. I found this outfit with a matching one for a doll at Kmart for a mere $19.99...score! So, I thought it was a score, until I just found it online for $14.99.


Anyway, Ellie and Little Miss were styling in the same outfit...talk about exciting!


I bribed the kids with a before the party cupcake so they would let me take a few pictures of them. I'm not sure their cooperation was cupcake worthy, but I let them have one anyway.


The kids decorated (plastic?/melamine?) bowls for their ice cream. I found these for a $1.00 at the Christmas Tree Shop. On the bottom of each bowl, I wrote "Thank You".







It was such a great day outside, that we didn't even play any of the party games I spent hours preparing (thankfully, this is not the case) because the kids spent most of the time outdoors. I'm definitely a planner, but I do sometimes work best under pressure, so although I had some ideas for games floating around in my head, they didn't all come together until the day before, which worked out well, considering we didn't really play any of them.


But here's what I had planned:


Game Tally


For each game, the participants would all get a "scoop of ice cream", the winner would receive "2 scoops"



Each kid had a cone and would place each scoop onto the cone. At the end, the kids would get a quarter for each scoop of ice cream on their cones. But, since there weren't any games played, all the cones still looked like this at the end of the party.



Cone stack:


Who can make the tallest stack of ice scream cones?


Build an Ice Cream Cone Relay:


Scooping ice cream:


Wearing a blindfold, fill a bowl with scoops of ice cream (cotton balls), using a spoon.


Stick the cherry on the ice cream:



We didn't have time for all the games, but we did:


Drink lemonade,




enjoy the fun decorations,




eat cake (to see my other cupcake cakes, click on "cupcakes" under labels on the right sidebar),



make sundaes (but, I forgot the cherries...oh my gosh!),






hit the pinata (with such determination),



enjoy many laughs,



and spend time with our family and friends.



"Believe in today."


"Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we have for sure is what is right here right now. Don't miss it."


-Leo Buscaglia



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9 comments:

Dani said...

Love he sprinkles and such! Cute party! Newest follower. Follow me back?

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april@gingerbread girl said...

yummy yummy yummy....that cake is super cute!!!

april

Heather at Life Made Lovely said...

what fun!! the cake turned out so cute, but i'm kinda in love with that lemonade sign. that's a keeper for sure! :) happy birthday to your sweet girl.

mel @ the larson lingo said...

what a cute party! I threw my youngest daughter an ice cream party for her 1st bday & it was so fun! love the games & ideas you had, very cute!

katie said...

I so love that cupcake cake. So creative! I am sure she loved every minute of it. Good job!

Linda said...

Thanks for the kind comments everyone! I appreciate you stopping by.

Perpetual Blind Date said...

love the "lemonade" sign!

Dani said...

By the way..I hit KMart after seeing your daughters cute dress! :)

Linda said...

:)