Sugar High!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Its become a tradition in our family to celebrate the girls 3rd birthday with an ice cream sundae party.  Isabelle went shopping with me to pick out all the syrups and sprinkles and toppings she fancied.  A glowing California sunset made a perfect backdrop for her pink party.   (This is a great age-appropriate theme for any of you looking for party ideas!)

-A giant tub of multi colored ice cream balls (wrap individually in syran wrap so it doesn’t turn into a melting pot)

-A cone castle.  Dip cones or waffle cups in white chocolate and colored sugar sprinkles.  Stack on tiered platters

-Cupcakes decorated like ice cream cones with a cherry on top

-Bowls of M&M’s, peanuts, crushed Oreos, maraschino cherries, whipped cream, chocolate sauce….your imagination is the limit.

Let the guests have at it!  I would strongly recommend this being a lawn party rather than staged in your living room!

Izzy was way more interested in filling cones to the brim with sprinkles than eating ice cream.  🙂


I took her for a date on the morning of her Birthday to Starbucks.  She took her time selecting a Vanilla Buttercream Cupcake and a “pink shake” for breakfast.  (Why not – your birthday only comes once a year!)  We sat at Barnes and Noble and read all the Fancy Nancy books and she got to choose one.  These books are DARLING!  My child who has been called “Izzy” since the day she was born introduces herself to strangers as “Princess Isabelle Katherine S’miff” all the time.  Fancy Nancy is SO her!

We concluded our day at a restaurant on the water in the mountains.  She ordered waffles for dinner and then was presented with a giant platter of cream coated, chocolate smoothed ice cream by the waiter for her birthday.  I think its sufficient to say she has had her quota of sugar for the YEAR!

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