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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Ice Cream Social

Hello Friends.

Welcome to A Musing Potpourri’s Ice Cream Social! Today is National Ice Cream Day; what better occasion for my first link party? Come on in and make yourself at home.

Whether you like your ice cream in a bowl with lots of toppings 
Skylar enjoys his first ice cream cone at G-ma-La's
or piled high on a cone like Skylar, you are invited to enjoy yourself.
I thought it would be fun to have a sundae bar today. Jordan and my nephews love it when we have a sundae bar…although Haiden is a goofball and likes only white ice cream. Don’t even try to sneak French Vanilla past him…
The table is set just for you. I bought these polka dot plates and red bowls at Walmart on clearance. Aren’t they cheerful? The bowls are big enough so you can build an impressive ice cream tower of goodness.  The dessert spoons are dipped in chocolate....YUM!  I found the sweet favors at Party City. Each spoon has a heart-shaped bowl and the handle reads Scoop of Love. So cute!
Instead of cupcakes, my cupcake stand is holding cups of ice cream toppings. There are assorted chopped candy bars, nuts, gummies, and coconut. You have your choice of syrup as well. Chocolate, caramel, fudge…what is your favorite? Don’t forget the whipped cream and cherry!
This is such a fun dessert to have with kids, but one word of advice…make sure you have at least one extra can of the whipped topping. Whether it is piled high atop a grand sundae or squirted directly into the mouth (yes, Aunt La encourages allows such behavior), it is a favorite with the kids.

What is your idea of the perfect ice cream sundae?
I’m so happy that you are here to join in the fun. All participants will be entered to win this 8-piece ice cream serving set from Martha Stewart and a complementing Zyliss ice cream scoop. Not only that, but four of you will be drawn to receive one of the Scoop of Love favors.
So what did you bring to share today?

Directions for linking:

Be sure to link up the permalink and not your general blog address. To get your permalink, click on your post name, then just copy and paste the address that shows up in the address bar at the top of your blog, into the "url" box.

Please include a link in your post back to this party so your regular readers will be able to find the party 

If you have any questions, email me. 



  1. Hi La! This post is cute and what a fun party! My favorite "sundae" would be DQ Peanut Buster parfait - or it it has to be homemade, a plain old hot fudge sundae. I enjoyed reading this and would love to be a winner of your ice cream items. Thanks for doing that; it's very generous of you.
    xo Beth

  2. Looks like we're off to a great start! I love all of your wonderful toppings! And none of us can 'top' Skylar for cuteness! HAVE FUN! Eat ice cream! ♥

  3. So cute! Your grandson is adorable! We do the same with the reddi whip in my house. Isn't that how you're supposed to do it? Right in the mouth. Fun party, enjoyed your post!

  4. Happy National Ice Cream Day La! Lovin' the way you used the cupcake stand! Skylar's a cutie and thanks for a chance to win the fun give-aways:@)

  5. La, first of all thanks for hosting. I am anxious to try some of these recipes here. Can you believe that this is the first time I have broke out the ice cream maker this summer? I have my own Skyler (17 now). Cute idea to use the cupcake holder for ice cream toppings; I have one of those holders. Love your new palm tree background and thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  6. Yum! La, this looks like so much fun and yummy too! I can't join you this time around because I'm on vacation and on the way out the door. Pity too, because I have the cutest ice cream bowls. Perhaps next time I will be able to join you! Have a wonderful weekend.


  7. Love your spread! That is such a great idea you thought of with your cupcake holder. These socials are so much fun - I've linked mine to yours. Hope you'll do the same :-) And lets do it all again next year!

  8. I really like your use of the cupcake stand for all the different toppings. So creative! I bet it was delicious too.

  9. Hi! Thanks for inviting me to your ice cream social! I love all things ice cream too. Your sundae party looks great and your giveaway is awesome.

    So happy to meet you:)

  10. YUMMY! I can't wait to see all of these ice cream recipes...what a treat!

    Thanks for having me today La. Hope your week is fabulous.

    Best wishes,

  11. I made it!! I can't begin to tell you the problems I have been having with Blogger, I almost thought I would not be able to link up. Links to your blog and two others show in my draft, but when I published, no links!!!! The baby in the first photo is so adorable! Love it. xo

  12. Hi
    What a great idea a sundae bar is, I'm sure your grands loved making their own selections. Using your cupcake stand that way is really thinking outside the box and I'm sure is bound to catch on with other bloggers!
    The pretty red and white china makes it all perfect.

  13. Hi La,
    How totally fun!!! What a beautiful party, my friend! I had to think and think to come up with


  14. Saw your party at Cindy's place:) Sorry my link is not ice cream, I didn't have one:( But you do have to put them in the freezer!
    Have a sweet Sunday!


  15. Hi! Thanks for hosting such a fun party! Can't wait to read the recipes. Happy Sunday.

  16. What a great idea for a post. All the participants have contributed something that is perfect for the theme. It will be hard to choose where to start. This is my first visit here and I took some time to poke around. I really love the food and recipes you feature here and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

  17. I saw your comment on my blog, so I posted a few of my ice cream recipes! Thanks for the invite! I love your blog :)


  18. Skylar is soooo adorable!!!! What a great idea of using the cupcake holder for the toppings. I also love the polka dots on the plates and napkins. Your setting looks quite inviting! This was fun, thanks for hosting!

  19. Hi La! Happy to link up my Banana Split Ice Cream Cake. Everything looks sooo good. What a fun day!

  20. Oh Skylar is just adorable. If I could have my dearest wish come true, it would be to have my son back at that age and enjoy him all over again.

  21. Thanks for inviting me to join your ice cream social, La! La is what I call my daughter, Lauren too :) Skylar is adorable!

  22. So cute. Yes the dots are so cheerful and I love the idea of the toppings in a cupcake stand! It looks great!Thanks for hosting La! Now that your linky party is over you can sleep!

  23. La! Your party looks amazing & I am looking over the various posts and saving receipes. Sorry I was unable to attend the Social, but was kinda under the weather for several days.

  24. Everything looks wonderful. I also love ice cream a lot. Even I want to host a fun party at the local Seattle venues for my son’s upcoming birthday and was just finding a nice theme. I think this ice cream theme would be great. Thanks a lot for the idea.


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