Ice Cream Social Party

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I Scream….You scream….We all scream for ICE CREAM!!! Hello friends!Welcome to my Ice Cream Social! So glad you could drop by! This is NATIONAL Ice Cream month  and in celebration Im excited to share with you some of my favorite childhood ice cream memories, and photos.



It's REALLY hard to choose a favorite ice cream flavor, because I love so many!!!! However, if I was stranded on a desert island and could have only one choice of flavor it would have to be Baskin Robins Rocky Road ice cream! YUM!!!!!!!


A special fond childhood memory I have is the times I would spend the night at my grandparents house in the country. Early Saturday's my Grandpa would take me to a local hardware shop named "Patricks" that was located off an old dirt road. Patricks was an old country hardware store and purina feedmill. Nothing fancy or pretty. It had an old screen front door, and a musty basement scent to it. I distinctly remember the men that worked there all wore denim overalls. My grandpa was a regular customer  and he always enjoyed taking me with him to pick up his supplies, and perhaps show off his graddaughter. hee! hee! Even tho Patricks was a hardware store, inside they had a little ice cream freezer with about 6 flavors to choose from. It became a tradition that everytime my Grandpa took me to Patricks hardware store I would get a chocolate ice cream cone. I was the HAPPIEST little girl everytime he took me, because I knew I was going to get my ice cream.

Here I am wearing the chocolate ice cream. tee! hee! 



I wanted to make this social fun for the kids so I got a bit creative. πŸ˜‰

Grant got a "circus theme" ice cream.




Yummm….sugar wafers!!!


Grant is ready to "dig in".


Are we having fun yet?????


Vivi needed to have something a bit girlie and extra sweet.



Hmmm…where do I start???





HIP! HIP! HOORAY! We love ice cream!!!!

Of course cute little furry animals like Ice Cream.



My sweet fur babies Coco and Lulu Belle are patiently waiting to enjoy their ice cream and milkbone.


"Hurry up with the pictures Mom!!!"


It's starting to melt!




"That was good Mom!!!"


My vintage planters have come into good use for serving ice cream. How sweet is this? You could host a baby shower and serve ice cream out of vintage baby planters.



To me nothing beats a classic Hot Fudge Sundae.   


Im so delighted you've stopped by my Ice Cream Social. If you are participating please leave me a comment and I will be sure to link you so everyone can "pop in" for a visit.

Please visit my Ice cream freezy friends.

BJ at Sweet Nothings

Felecia at Playing Dishes

Trinity at The Pink Piggy 

Sheri at Pawsh Poodle 

Christine at Dollybelle's Peepshow

Carol & Elizabeth at Parasols & Mary Jane's 

Deanna at My love affair with thrift shops

Heather at Pretty Petals

Valerie at All the Queen's Chocolate

Natasha at Artistic Creations

Lori at Pink Faded Roses

Myrna at My Enchanted Home

Karla at Karla's cottage


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Hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer and help celebrate National Ice Cream month! Eat ice cream!!!! :) 




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Wowzer, I almost forgot…count me in and I will post in the morning.
It may not be super creative…..I am so last minute~LOL
Love your event and I really like the idea of eating ice cream out of vintage childrens planters…the bigger the better πŸ™‚

Thanks for the lovely party! My dad would take us boating along with fried chicken, pimento cheese sandwiches and the big wooden ice cream maker. We would stop in the middle of the lake and eat lunch and then open the ice cream maker, taking off the big wet towel,ice and salt. We would scoop out the ice cream, that had been made with crushed peppermint candy sticks- wonderful!
Please come visit Carol and Elizabeth’s ice cream party.

Jenn, you party was wonderful. I will be back throughout the day Monday to see all the other’s ice cream posts. I had so much fun with this. Your blog is beautiful and so much fun.
Thanks for hosting this today.

How wonderful and creative is your idea about the baby planters! I will be sure to remember that the next time i host a baby shower! thank you for your sweetness and your amazing ability to reach out to bloggers!

OH my gosh Jenn! Everything is SOOOO cute. Grant and Vivi look so so cute all ready to eat their super cool ice creams! and the little doggies… hahah. I love that!!
SUCH a sweet fun summertime party… thanks so much for hosting! My post is up!
xo heather

Oh dear! I had no idea it was National Ice Cream month! I suppose I should do my part and have an ice cream social tomorrow! lol Now to chose the ice cream flavors…

Hi Jenn
I am up and posting my social, count me in too at! Now I was a grinning from ear to ear at the cutie pies!!! Grant and Vivi are so cute with their sundaes at their little table!! So adorable! Vivi’s dress did not go unnoticed by me, I LOVED it! And the pups, too cute! My kitty also loves ice cream, the beggar girl! I was a little under the weather but had fun putting my post together and making a ice cream banner too! Thank you Ice Cream Hostess! This was fun! Grant and Vivi only needed a cherry on top to make them a teeny bit sweeter! Love ya, Lori

Your kids look so cute in those photos! Love all your ice cream things and the dogs
look like they are having a good time.
Count me in for the ice cream social (I am already set up on my blog and eating some ice cream now).
I also did an ice cream topper of my dog from your tutorial on cupcake toppers in the Sweet Six Online Art Seminar. Turned out great.
Thank you for hosting this fun event!

I didn’t plan to participate because I am out of town but I can look and visit everyone! How cute! I will share that I have done parties where I catered the event to have ice cream in several different objects as the dish. My favorite of course is teacups!! I also had a very interesting request for ice cream socials for a Halloween tea…I know…very strange! So I scooped out mini white pumpkins and served Pumpkin ice cream (so yummy) sprinkled with black bat sprinkles with purple round ones. Turned out to be so fun and very different. So there is my contribution to your fun party Jenn! Enjoy and thanks for the fun while on some down time on my trip!
xo Molly

Oh Jenn those precious cuties! I miss them!!! How they’ve GROWN!!
Love your Ice Cream Social post, it’s so cute and sweet!
Thank you for hosting this party, and what a perfectly “Jenn” party it is. I’ve got my post up and running now, at
Bye gorgeous xo

Hey doll,
o my gosh,so fabulous!!!
the kids look adorable.
cute planters of course.
and eeeekkk, the puppies. how stinken cute!!! i love it.
so over the top fabulous. just what i would exspect from my fabulous sister! Great job!!! I have a wonderfull fond memory. sadly not many photos. i will tell ya some time. Have a sugary sweet day.

I was having such a fun time at your party, and then scrolled down to the photo of Coco and Lulu Belle, and burst out laughing. So well behaved, so precious, so patient. Thanks for the party. The sweet vintage images are the best. Now, to run to more parties for more, more, MORE ice cream!! Yea!
P.S. You get 2 comments for the price of one from our blog.

I love your party, using the Baby Planters is such a fresh idea . The children and the dogs look so cute . Please include me in the party: And thanks so much for hosting The ice Cream Social.8-)

Love how you & Vivi both have pigtails in the pictures! What a wonderful summer treat!

Hi Jenn,
Wow Wow Wow! Or should I say Bow Wow Wow…how cute are the dear little pups?? LOL! What a wonderful Ice Cream post! The children are having fun as are the sweet little pups and I love how you used the vintage nursery planter…what a wonderful idea! How did you get the pups to pose like that….I mean come on!!!! It’s too dang cute! I adore your vintage graphics, they add that touch of whimsy for sure….:D
Thanks for hosting such a sweet Ice Cream Social….I can’t wait to visit the other guests!! I’d better wear my tight jeans so I won’t indulge in too many treats!
Deanna πŸ˜€

so much fun!!! not the morning for me to be running late. I have a little guy too, very sweet pictures. I will be back,Heidi

I’m back… like a bad penny,I couldn’t find away to “follow” your blog? sooo I put it in my side bar. Found you through Denna. I really have to get to work, my goodness is it late. Smiles, Heidi

Oh how sweet! I didn’t have enough time to pull a post together but I’m loving visiting everyone. Love the kids and the puppies! Such fun and everyone looks quite happy.


Beautiful post!! Love your photos of your beautiful children, cute doggies, all the vintage children’s illustrations, your ice cream party – all of it!!
You are really extremely creative! I meant to comment on your ‘book’ post but got sidetracked. Have you considered using photos ofyour children while they are still so cute and amenable to posing for a book? As a retired librarian, I just thought I’d mention that little children enjoy realistic picture books too. I could see a terrific book just from this post alone – combining the children, the doggies, the ice cream- maybe some ofthe vintage pix. How about this for a plot – the children have a party and invite the pups? Or vice-versa – a puppy ice cream party?! Of course, you want to do your own illustrations, but this could be a way to start. Think about it. I can just see a board book!
Jane – Jacksonville, FL

Hi Jenn,
This is so cute, I knew you would come up with the coolest way to serve the ice cream! I had originally signed up to participate and still will but it may be a few days now….my high school best friend’s husband died on Friday at the age of 45 from a massive heart attack and I am preparing to travel to Charlotte, NC for the funeral. I am sorry to throw a kink in things but will post as soon as I return.

What a fabulous Ice Cream Social! Well needed cuteness on a Monday morning thanks for sharing…Grace

ok, that was just WAY too much fun!! I love everything aobut your ice cream social! The kids and the “otherkids” both look like they really enjoyed themselves!!! love all your neat ideas for different ways to serve the sundaes!
xoxox, Tiffany

I am blown away! Can you adopt me? LOL! At least clear me a spot at the kiddie table! I LOVE your post Jenn! Thanks for hosting this totally fun event! You are truly the hostess with the mostess!

Your kids are So cute! And those fur baby pictures are adorable. The baby planters are a favorite of mine. I’m with Christine, can you adopt me?! I’m enjoying the ice cream socials. Great idea! Twyla

What super-cute ideas…planters for ice cream bowls…how clever is that? Your photos, as always, are charming and sweet, with a bit of adorable added!!! Great party!
michele πŸ™‚

My post for the Social is up at

OHMYGOSH!!! could this post be any sweeter…as i am scrolling down to read…i think each picture was cuter than the last…your kiddies are just so adorable Jenn…they look like they are really enjoying their ice cream treats…and the DOGS…LOL…that was just cuteness over~load…hee hee…your ice cream sundae presentations are adorable…i loved your ice cream social post!!!

Oh, what a fun ice cream social!!! Grant and Vivi are so sweet with their ice cream! You are such a sweet and fun Mommy! I remember summers with my “Mamaw Dillon”, after our big Sunday lunches, we would all go outside and make homemade ice cream, several different flavors…peach, chocolate, butter finger candy bar and of course, vanilla. My job was adding the rock salt while Daddy added the ice! Such fun memories! Enjoy your fun ice cream day!!!

That is one of the sweetest posts I’ve ever seen. Just yummy, Jen!

Jenn, this is the sweetest thing I have ever seen! Everything you did is just perfect! Your babies are too darn cute for words, I love Grant’s hair!!! Your puppies are so precious, love it! You did a wonderful job. So whimsical, fun and vintage! I love the toppers you made and the fact that you used vintage planters as bowls is awesome!!! I wish I would have been able to participate πŸ™ GREAT idea for a summer blog party!

Hi Jenn! What a wonderful ice cream social, I’ve been so busy but I wanted to stop in and see you and some of the other ice cream parties… I hope you do this again it looks like alot of fun and maybe next I won’t be so busy, time seems to just fly when you have too much to do. Your kids look like they are having such a nice time and your fur kids too… have a great day! hugs, Jennifer

Oh my gosh, what fabulous photos ~ I LOVE your children enjoying their Ice cream but the Fur babies too? ADORABLE!! Such a beautiful blog you have here! Hope you have a beautiful week ~ Sherri

Wonderful, fanciful post! Looks like the kids and pups had a good time too. Love your beautiful footed silver bowl and the ice cream ornaments! I had a virtual Ice Cream Social of my own this weekend. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to extend the fun.

oh my gosh! your kids pictures are just adorable and of course all the creative ways you’ve displayed the ice cream…but the dogs? OH MY CUTENESS! Those pictures are priceless!

Oh, my yorkies would be in heaven if they were invited to an ice cream party! And your little babies are so sweet at their little table with their treats!
Am I too late to join in? I just now got a post up.

Jenn, you are too much! This was so darn cute!!! The kids, the dogs(LOL), and all of the adorable ways you prepared the ice cream sundaes and set up the little vignettes. Such a sweet, sweet post. Now, I need some ice cream!!

Elma Riedstra

LOve this post!! I love the idea of the vintage planters. So cute as are the little children of yours:) Where in the world did you find the pink malt maker ?

Your kiddies look so adorable! What patience they have too. It must have been hard with that yummy ice cream in front of them not to dive into it before you snapped your pics! xo

This is an adorable post. Your Daughter looks like the picture of you as a little girl, so sweet. I love the pictures of your children and the puppies!

I’m on my way round to yours right now so you can serve me up one of those fantastic sundaes!
When I visit my friends holiday home in Italy there’s a gelati parlour on site and throughout my stay we work our way through all the yummy flavours on offer!
Victoria xx

Hi Jenn,
It was great meeting you at Hobby Lobby today! Look forward to seeing all the gorgeous things you create with your purchases today!
Have a wonderful week.


Hi Jenn! I was able to come back and get a better look at all your pretty ice ceam stuff…yesterday I didn’t have time to leave a longer note. What a great ice cream social. I love the ice ream ornaments and ALL your kids looked like they were having a great time. I looked at some of the other blogs too and they looked like so much fun…I hope you do this again, I would love to be part of it! have a beautiful day! hugs, Jennifer : )

Hi Jen! OMG the ice cream in the vintage containers, your adorable kids, your cute-as-pie doggies and the ice cream picture from Boopsie is just adorable!!! Thanks for all the eye candy πŸ™‚
Sandy xox

Oh.. how fun.. Everything is so fun and creative ideas. You really know how to have a great party.. Your children are so sweet and your doggies too.. How fun.. I enjoyed browsing through all the parties.. I will be sure to eat ice cream this month too!! Thanks..

Hi Jenn,
I just wanted to say again how beautiful and creative your ice Cream Social has been . I think your photos are great. The children lovely and handsome,the furry kids so cute. You have done a fantastic job and are a very gracious hostess.
ps Thanks for the sweet comments

You really have me in the mood for ice cream now. I used to love those sugar wafers when I was kid. I would only eat the strawberry ones. I might have to pick some of those up soon.
I LOVE the puppy pics. So cute!!

I love that picture in the background of the ice cream baby. Maybe you could do a pic of just it sometime. I’d love to see all the detail. Thanks for all the yummy goodies!!

I love this post..Love seeing the pictures of the kids enjoying their ice cream(they’re such little cuties)… Your dogs are adorable. Love all the fun pictures.. Your post made me think of when I was a kid and getting ice cream..Thanks for the trip down memory lane…

Hello Jenn!
Wonderful colourful fun pictures and i’m a ice-cream freak too! You are brilliant I’m so admire happy of the circus team ice-cream decoration cute indeed:)
Thanks for sharing your childhood pic haha you make me smile when seeing these picture!

Just the sweetest!! I think I gained 10lbs.

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