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Hello, Summer! We’ve been feeling summer for a few weeks now here in Florida, but I’m not mad about it. This time of year we do staycations (how lucky are we to live in Orlando?!) and take things a bit easier than we do in the fall and winter months. My boys could spend every minute of everyday outdoors regardless of the temperature so we welcome summer with shorts, comfy attire and ice cream. I’m known for doing things simply but stylishly and my family totally appreciates it… or at least I think they do. When it came time to whip up a few sundaes I took my time make the ultimate summer inspired layered sundae for my favorites to enjoy. Grab all the summer sundae details and my ice cream party entertaining tips below!
Let’s chat about hosting a simple ice cream party and sundae supplies, shall we?
In my party supply storage I keep seasonal items on hand in bins and I’ve been itching to bring things out for summer time soirees. Food picks, straws, fancy spoons and stirrers are items I stock up on as they go quickly when entertaining and creating stylish displays. Cactus drink stirrers are my jam, I mean cactus! To add pizzaz to any summer ice cream sundae grab a variety of food embellishments and go overboard with them. How fun are these sundaes complete with spoons, colorful straws, fruit food picks and cactus drink stirrers?! Don’t be afraid to use ALL of your food picks in one dish, it’s fun that way.
Pattern mixing is one of most favorite things. Aside from my attire pattern mixing party displays is a fun way to bring extra attention to a simple display and make it appear so much more than simple.
Tip: Stripes and Flowers are BFF’s. Select one bold fabric background piece, either stripes or floral pattern, and compliment the bold tablecloth or fabric with small accents such as cloth napkins and garland. This large striped blue and white tablecloth quickly became friends with my floral and summer inspired cloth napkins. Serve each sundae with a cloth napkin to add an extra touch of summer vibes… and to totally impress your friends with your pattern mixing skills.
Aside from the sundae, I placed summer themed food safe sticks in salty treats (salty and sweet, yum!) to pull the theme a bit tighter.
Now let’s layer up the ultimate summer ice cream sundae.
The key to creating a sundae is layering ingredients. Below you’ll find my 3 fave items for sundaes (yep, you’ll only need 3 items). Always begin with ice cream as your base and for this sundae I selected Blue Bunny® PB ‘N Cones™ to get the party started.
Fill you fancy sundae cup (how great are the vibrant glasses I used?) with a large scoop of ice cream and then add a touch of Smucker’s Hot Fudge Spoonable Ice Cream Topping and place the glass back in the freezer for just a few minutes.
Add a layer of Reddi-Wip® original whipped topping and then start the layering process over again being sure to place the sundae glass in the freezer for just minutes in between.
Optional: To add the Smucker’s Hot Fudge to the rim simply swirl the topping around the glass top with a spoon and let it slowly drip down. Again, place in freezer for a few minutes before serving.
Embellish and serve!
I could look at these sundae photos all day long as we prep for a super fun staycation this weekend! I can’t wait to recreate this deliciousness again in just a few days with family and friends. The summer heat requires you to treat yourself to this layered sundae, it told me to tell you so.
Before heading out to grab your ultimate summer sundae supplies be sure to have your list ready and grab these specific items and here’s why:
Blue Bunny® has been making families smile for more than 80 years, whoa. They know that what makes outdoor parties and summer gatherings of all kinds special is a sundae! Smucker’s thinks the very best of days are sundaes. I love that! Sundaes are the best of days for sure. Both of these items are available at Walmart nationwide.
What are some of you favorite toppings and how do you sundae?
Thank you for supporting brands that make Melissa Creates possible. Stay cool this summer and share your summer time themed sundaes with me! xo