Katie’s birthday party went really well and was so fun! It turned out just like I wanted it to (except for, perhaps, the runny cake frosting but it was still extremely delicious so I consider that a success…). I knew I wanted to do an ice cream themed party and on a whim I called the local Borden’s Ice Cream shop. I was elated when she told me they do birthday parties!
Anyway, here are about a million pictures to let you know what a good time we had celebrating with the birthday girl, surrounded by her friends and family!
Below is a close-up of one. And although this idea was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest, I did come up with the cones and melted chocolate on my own. I LOVE the way they turned out and they were pretty easy. Plus I had the assistance of my parents and Tim in making them, so that was fun! We just balled up the rice krispy mixture on top of each cone, melted the chocolate and dipped the top of the treat portion in the chocolate an then put the sprinkles on top. They were perfectly set by morning for the party. And fit in these little bowls from Oriental Trading, quite well.
The frosting I made did NOT set very well but like I said above it was still very tasty and we didn’t have much leftover…so, I think everyone liked it!
Katie got her own triple sundae and proceeded to attempt to eat the ENTIRE thing. We took it away before she could fully finish it. We were in awe and one of my friends finally exclaimed, “She’s still eating that sundae!”, before I noticed. She did not get any cake (at the party anyway).
The party was extremely fun and low-stress (although Tim might disagree about my stress level the night before…). I’m thinking of having every birthday party at this local ice cream shop from now on because the cost was so reasonable and I didn’t even have to clean up! Wonder if they’d let us have a bounce house in the parking lot… hmmmm…
Finally, that evening after dinner out with my parents, we dug into the colossal cupcake from Crumbs Bake Shop that I won from Mommy Shorts a few weeks ago. It arrived Friday from NYC and in a cooler with dry ice! It was REALLY good. I was afraid it wouldn’t feed everyone at the party so we just kept it here at home and enjoyed it ourselves.
Sufficed to say my kids had beaucoup sugar last Saturday. And I may have had a little bit myself. *ahem*. But hey, your baby girl only turns 2 once, right? Right.