For the last few years we have kept our kid's parties small. Gone are the days of my over the top kid's parties. But I still like to make them special and memorable. That often means trying to do things a little bit differently. Most parties serve ice cream and soda. So this time I decided to set out an ice cream float bar. It was a total hit.
I'm mess averse so I didn't want to set this out for the kid's to do themselves. The kids range in ages from way too little to scoop their own ice cream to old enough to know that if they scoop their ice cream themselves they can get crazy. I brought out all the ingredients in the kitchen and recruited my sister-in-law to help me make them for the kids. I went to Bev Mo to buy all kinds of flavored sodas and picked up one 2 liter bottle of root beer. Because root beer floats. I picked up some standard flavors for the Tillamook ice cream including vanilla, strawberry and chocolate. And picked up one odd ball flavor – mint chocolate chip, in case anyone wanted to get crazy. We brought in the kids two at a time and they got to pick their flavors. There was lots of mixing. Let me tell you, that blue cream soda was a hit. I had one taker for the banana soda and everyone skipped the pineapple.
I had forgotten to purchase the straws with spoons on the ends but the kids still really loved them. We had monster faces to add-on their straws and they were all set. They loved comparing the colors of their floats.
Thank you, Tillamook, for providing me the ice cream for my son's birthday party. And thank YOU for supporting the companies that give me free ice cream and allow me to share cool things with you.