Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Summer Love: Ice Cream Socials

When's the last time you went to an ice cream social?
After last weekend, I'm in the belief that adults don't get enough of them.
Mr. Branflake loves ice cream 
(he eats it for breakfast without blinking an eye) 
so I threw him an ice cream sundae party as part of his graduation celebrations.

I'll be honest, out of all the dinner parties I've planned, this one was the most fun.

Ice Cream + Foods on a Stick + Dining Al Fresco = 
Happy, Smiling Guests

Some of the toppings included: toasted coconut, sprinkles, heath bar crunch, mini Reese's PB cups, peanuts, strawberry syrup, caramel sauce, brownies, fudge, and marshmallows.

I saw donut hole kabobs on Val So Cal and fell in love.
I'm definitely repeating this for our 4th of July party.
 I bought tons of popcorn and let guests have their own popcorn bags. They loved it!
On the right: ham and cheese crescent rolls seen here.
Bruschetta 


Caprese Salad on a Stick
 My personal favorite: salami and smoked mozzarella cheese sliders with basil mayonnaise. 

This is just the beginning:
I'm convinced that a party is not a party without a sundae bar.


How about you?
What makes an awesome ice cream social?

41 comments:

  1. Oh.My.Gosh. This seems like the most amazing party ever!!

    <3 Chelsea Elizabeth

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  2. Oh I've never been to one but this is my dream food, I loathe fancy dining, this is perfect!

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  3. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMM!! i want to go to an ice cream social!!

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  4. Oh I've never been to one but this is my dream food, I loathe fancy dining, this is perfect!

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  5. Oh yes! Me me me me, please! With chunks of brownie on top :)

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  6. omg! what a yummy party! I've never been to an ice cream social. Maybe I should have one!

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  7. Saaweeet set up Tiff! Well done! Everything looks so yummy, I'm sorry we missed it. Let's all graduate again so we can have more ice cream parties!

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  8. SO hungry right now!!!!!

    and thinking i need to buy an ice cream making machine...

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  9. Ok these are some fabulous ideas for the beach house! Thanks! And the ice cream social sounds like heaven. I'd be a kid in a candy store. Literally :) xoxo

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  10. now I'm starving. thanks! :]

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  11. I agree! Ice cream socials should happen more over. When my daughter was blessed we had build your own Sundaes with homemade varieties of pizza. mmm! Those sliders look DE-LI-CIOUS!!!

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  12. You have to have every topping known to man! At least that what my kidlets say about having an ice cream social.

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  13. hey-you don't need butter for an ice-cream social! cool idea!

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  14. Reminds me of being a kid. Love ice cream socials!

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  15. You're making my mouth water...those sandwiches!!! :)

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  16. Sooooooooooo cute!!! Sundae bar sounds like the best, tastiest idea ever. May have to copy this wonderful fiesta thought...!

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  17. Love Caprese salad on a stick! My sis made them for my baby shower!

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  18. Is it sad that I have never even heard of an ice cream social before? And now I have to have one. Thanks a lot.. :p

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  19. Yum-yum-yum! I didn't even know of such a thing as an ice-cream social... Count me in. I'll bring my icecream machine!

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  20. Yum-yum-yum! I didn't even know of such a thing as an ice-cream social... Count me in. I'll bring my icecream machine!

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  21. My mouth is watering. This food looks delicious, and the ice cream social idea is SO adorable! Love.

    xoxo, me

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  22. Looks like a lovely party! Beautiful photos :)

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  23. Amazing! I'll be taking a HUGE leaf out of your book! Can you , please, do your party series again? I loved them!

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  24. MMM,so much goodies. I love everything. Thanks for the blog love.

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  25. Srpinkles and sliders! You forgot to invite me!

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  26. What a perfect celebration! I think my last ice cream social was in college–definitely something I need to revive!

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  27. Wow, you went all out! Everything looks delicious!!

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  28. great blog. LOVE the ballett stuff :)

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  29. Sundae bars are a must! That was a really cute idea.

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  30. Ice cream is the best! I could seriously eat it every day...especially chocolate ice cream...oh my...

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  31. Okay, now that you have mentioned ice cream socials, I have come to the conclusion that we are true BFF soul mates. I LOVE ice cream socials! I actually think what makes them so special is getting dressed up in pastel-colored dresses. Have you seen the latest Louis Vuitton adverts? THOSE reflect exactly what an ice cream social should be!

    P.S. A romper would be awesome for dance class! They allow your body so much freedom for movement. Just be careful what color/material you select - I once wore a silky one out shopping, and a woman thought I was wearing lingerie. True story. :P

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  32. LOVE THIS POST!!!

    http://hipandchips.blogspot.it/

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  33. Oh my goodness, yum yum yum to all of these delicious foods!!! Too bad I am low simple carbing it for a while.. Boo...

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  34. Party planning is your forte!! I think everything looks amazing.. I probably will borrow some of your ideas!! Hope u don't mind. Oh and thanks for visiting my blog. But for some reason ur comment didn't post. Oh well, thought that counts. Stay sweet, Candi. http://candishopper.blogspot.com/?m=0

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  35. OMG! suddenly i want to have a party! i would duplicate everything in this post! FANNNNNTASTIC!!!!!!!!

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  36. MMMM I wanna eat the whole post haha:) Im a strawberry and chocolate addict.

    have a great weekend and come back and visit me soon:)

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se

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  37. This is a such a brilliant idea for a party!! I wish I could have been there!

    And I think I'm heading out for an ice cream tonight!

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  38. You sure know how to through a party! I'm going to have to try out a few of these recipes, they look scrumptious! It's 2 degree weather here but we had ice cream and hot blueberry pie last night - sooo good!

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