I know, I snuck in a giveaway on a Friday, but it seemed perfect for today's ice-cream themed post! Before we get into that...every summer we have an ice-cream themed glorified playdate and it's coming up next week. We invite friends to bring their favorite toppings and we provide the rest.
To get some inspiration, I did some bippity bopping around the blogosphere and here's what I found to celebrate summer's ultimate spokesperson....
Oh, I would so be there if I received this invite from My Time, My Creations, My Stampendence.
The great Amy Atlas always inspires; check out this amazing spread she did for an Electrolux event, so many yummy details, from ice-cream cookies to brownie ice-cream pops.
Confetti pops from Country Living hide a surprise: a soft-in-the-center miniature candy bar.
An ice-cream sandwich buffet from Your Homebased Mom is fun, affordable and crosses age lines...the perfect party activity.
This pretty baby shower has personalized cups and little wooden spoons! It's those little details I heart so!
Oh, more love for this retro milkshake bar from Elizabeth Anne Design; the models built the bar themselves and sewed the backdrop from cloth shower curtains. I knew they looked familiar, I've seen them at Target!
These ice cream cupcakes from Martha won't melt and are just as fun as the real thing.
The perfect party favor, a cotton-candy ice-cream cone, complete with instructions from La*T*Da.
OK, so the following aren't technically ice-cream but hey, it's my blog and I can do what I want. Plus, they were too awesome not to share.
New York's PopBar is handcrafted gelato on a stick...and looks like pure heaven.
Celebrate Today is killing me with her Fakesicles...you know you are heading to the store to make your own.
Inspired yet? I can get you started...the over 200+ CSN Stores has an extensive collection of everything you need, from summer entertaining projects like redoing the bathroom sink to getting your hands on an ice-cream maker for homemade treats. Jason contacted me again to share with one of my fabulous readers
You can use your winnings for your own ice-cream soiree, maybe for a soft-serve machine, a cone holder, a cream whipper, or some fabulous new bowls!
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1. Visit one of the CSN stores and tell us what you need to help with your summer entertaining.
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2. Become a GCF followers or let me know that you are
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Giveaway ends Friday, July 30 11:59 p.m. PT. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and contacted by email. If you do not have an email contact in your profile please leave in your comment. Winner has 24 hours to respond, otherwise an alternate will be chosen. Sorry, open to U.S./Canadian residents only!