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Sunday, August 17, 2014

I Scream, You Scream. . .

We all scream for ice cream!!

Ever since I found these cute plates at a thrift store I have wanted to host an ice cream party with the grands.




That was over a year ago and it still hadn't happened.  So a couple of weeks ago I decided that I would set a date and hold a 'Back to School Ice Cream Bash'.
as
luck would have it, right after I decided to do it I stopped into our local thrift and what happened to jump out at me?  These darling ice cream bowls.


Aren't they SA-WEET?
and it didn't stop there. . .I also found these metal cone ice cream holders.  Never been used, new in the box; I might add.


This evening we had all of our kids and grands over to celebrate 'Back to School'.  I don't know who is more excited, the parents or the kids. lol!

I pulled any dishes that I thought would work for this joyous occasion.  Both old and new.






I have had the yellow ice cream scoop ever since we were first married.



Festive paper flower rosettes were hung from the pergola.


Some filled theirs to the brim and added lots of toppings. . .
while others were satisfied with just a little vanilla.



But everyone was happy!










And you can bet yours truly fixed herself a sweet bowl with a banana at the bottom.  YUM!  Just the way I like it!


We didn't hear much screaming going on when we were all enjoying our delicious ice cream creations.

We played a couple of 'back to school' themed games afterwards and a bit of screaming went on then.

Wishing all the kids heading back to school
A very happy school year!

hugs,
Jann

22 comments:

C Weaver said...

Jann,

You are such a nice grandma! Your grandkids will always remember this fun time with you! I don't think they forget such events. Hope your family's school year is great...hard to believe the summer vacation is over this week!
-Cheryl

Debbie said...

what a perfectly wonderful idea! I love the dishes and see why you couldn't resist. I KNOW the grands enjoyed this! Enjoy your day!

Creations By Cindy said...

What a fun ice cream party and I too love those dishes!!!! I have no doubt that the grands didn't love the party! How sweet! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Kelley said...

Love those dishes! Can't find good ice cream in Manila, so we sure enjoy it when we can on Guam!

Hugs and happy week,
Kelley~

Pamela Gordon said...

Count me in! I love ice cream and a party with it is right up my alley. The dishes are so cute too. I'm sure your grandkids had a great time and will have a wonderful school year ahead. Have a great week!

Nancy Reinke said...

You have a beautiful family, Jann. Your Back to School Ice Cream Party was a great idea, and it looks like it was a huge success. xxx ~ Nancy

Salmagundi said...

What fun! I would love to do something like this, but just can't get everyone together at once. I'll just enjoy your party (after I buy Bob and I some ice cream!!) Sally

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What a great idea and what a fun Grandma you are!!

Liz said...

How much fun was that! Love all of the ice cream dishes all together!
Hard to believe it is back to school time already!

Art and Sand said...

That looks like one fun party.

Susie said...

Jann, What a clever idea !! I love all the unusual ice cream dishes. Love them all. The family is sweet. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Patti said...

Oh how fun! What a blessing for all of you! Now that my grands moved to Colorado I am wish in' I could do the same! You have a beautiful family!

Rose L said...

Boy, you went all out! I have never seen colored cones like those before!!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

What a fun grandma you are! I love all the cute plates and dishes you used at your party!

cynthia lee designs said...

What a fun way to celebrate the start of a new school year!! Your grandkids will remember this special time...and they will want to do it again next year. Hmmm... I think a new tradition might of just started.
~Cindy

lynn said...

how fun! such a cute way to start another school year:) they are gonna want to repeat this tradition, jann:)

Jody and Stan said...

What a great excuse to have a ice cream party! Love the dishes and of course, the ice cream with all the goodies! Thanks for sharing your fun party photos!!
Hugs,
Jody

Karen said...

Hi Jann,
What an awesome grandma you are!And you can tell the family loved it! It looks delish and what cute ice cream dishes! Have a wonderful week. Karen

laura Madalene said...

what a perfectly wonderful idea! I love ice cream. Have a great week..
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Debra Howard said...

What fun memories you are creating with your grandchildren! Happy days for sure!

Vickie @ makingoursustainablelife.com said...

A perfect back to school celebration with an ice cream party! I love the collection of ice cream dishes! Thanks for the inspiration, I may just have to do something very similar. :D

C.D. Loken said...

I Love the adorable dishes, and everyone looks like they were having such a good time! I will be a Grandma in January-I may have to take a few lessons from you before than! :)