On Saturday, G celebrated his birthday. When I asked him what he wanted to do, he said he wanted to go to an Ice Cream Bar. Surprisingly, it is one of the food things Cambridge lacks – there are so many different places to visit, but all I could think of was the crappy Pizza Hut ice cream bar.
So, I thought, why not make our own and throw an Ice Cream Party at home?! The planning commenced……
Presents were purchased (loving that robot wrapping paper) and cones were sourced.
I decorated with our Happy Birthday banner which comes out every year and of course a DIY pom pom garland!
We had cloudy lemonade in jam jars and I made a label for G’s as he always teases me about being closer to 30 than he is. It wasn’t appreciated and I can’t think why….
After a quick Twitter poll, I had a MAHOOSIVE list of toppings from my awesome followers. Let me tell you, choosing toppings for an ice cream bar is a lot of fun. We had:
Cinnamon Fudge (I used this recipe at half quantity and adapted a little)
Chocolate covered toffee
White chocolate cookie crumble
Vanilla fudge pieces
Chocolate cereal balls
Hundreds and Thousands
I made lollipop signs using free printables and paper straws. G said it would be great to have real Mr Whippy ice cream but renting a machine for the day was extortionate.
Then I found this eBay seller for packet mixes to make your own Mr Whippy at home! At around £2 per packet making 14 cones it was a great solution. You mix whole milk and double cream with the packet and freeze in ice cube trays (mega fatty!). Then take the frozen cubes and blend until Mr Whippy consistency.
I would definitely recommend this mix! SO good and they have a huge variety of flavours.
I laid G’s presents and cards on the table too and decorated it with a table cloth and cute cups from Party Parade.
In the cups I went for cinnamon fudge pieces and maple syrup, while G went for every topping! He had been on a healthy diet and the Asylum workout for 30 days prior so really deserved a treat.
We had a great afternoon and still have ice cream leftovers in the freezer for when we need a treat on a warm day (haha we live in the UK, I doubt it will happen soon).
By the way, G hates having his picture taken, so I have one photo of him opening his presents which will stay in my albums 🙂
Now I just need some ideas for how to celebrate my 30th later this year. I’m definitely escaping for a quiet spa weekend, but I need more ideas!