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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Indoor Ice Cream Party

When it' too hot to be outside.....what do you do?     Have an ice cream party inside!

I had bought some ice cream decorations at Joann's in the clearance isle a while back.     I had planned to have a party on the porch,'s too hot.    I had forgotten about the decorations until today when I came across them in a bag that I had stashed away to use later.....does that ever happen to you?      I thought about putting them back to use when the weather was better and then I'll forget about them again.

I decided to use the candle stand that I bought at a yard sale 2 weeks ago.

I filled my candle stand with faux mud pies and cakes......some petit fours 

My centerpiece is faux,   but all the sweets we'll have to eat will be real....and delish!

I had a lot of fun making my mud pastries.    If you would like a short tutorial on how I made them click here......

I have the table set with dishes to make ice cream sudae's.......floats......splits.....what ever your sweet tooth wants!

I have big spoons and small knives or forks are needed for ice cream treats

The place settings are all similar.......

To the side of the table is the pass thru to the kitchen.     I hung a "sweet" ice cream banner.......

All of my ice cream decor came from Joann's clearance isle.....

Some of the ice cream on the banner is sparkly.....

I have fun paper napkins......and more sundae dishes and float glasses......

At the end of the dining room table is a Duncan Phyfe table/buffet.

I have it decorated with more ice cream bowls and plates

I wanted to use the dish display stands that I bought over the week end at a yard sale.     They both got sprayed with a fresh coat of white paint.      

I added a Chocolate set to the vignette.... just for fun!    I wonder how hot chocolate would taste poured over some ice cream....hmmmm

More plates and cups.....

An indoor ice cream party........what fun!


  1. Anytime, anywhere, an ice cream party is a wonderful thing! You have done it up wonderfully with all of your pretty ice cream dishes and decorations!

  2. This looks absolutely amazing!! What a fun idea!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Gathering Place link up! Xoxo


  3. What FUN!!!!!

    YOu do things so adorably, Penny! This tablescape ice cream extravaganza is no exception!!

  4. To be sure, you always share such inspiring ideas on your blog, its my eye candy for sure!!!
    Thank you for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls Friday Features this week!
    Have a wonderful week!

  5. Very cute display, Penny! I love your home! Reminds me of a friend, Gloria, who decorated like you do but is now living with her daughter and family. An ice cream party is always fun!!! I pinned a ton and will be looking up your mud pie tutorial. I left my styrofoam "cake" and "piece" in storage in California, so... it might be nice to make a couple of new ones!!!

    Thank you,
    Barb :)

  6. Man, you are the best hostess ever! If I EVER get out your way I will have to make sure it is during a party!!!

  7. Penny, your home and decor is always amazing! I don't know where to look next. If I were there in person...oh! I would be stopping at every little thing to get the story on it. I LOVE that cupcake stand thing on your table! You bought that at a garage sale??! What a lucky find! Your ice cream banner is lovely too. And you say those are all mud pies and things on the centerpiece? They sure look good. Yes, ice cream would be good at your table. Thanks for sharing it all at Sweet Inspiration this week!

  8. How fun, Penny! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  9. This is wonderful! I am just swooning over all the pretties in your home!
    The indoor ice cream party is just so fun! I'm following so I don't miss any more of your posts! Have a wonderful Day!

    ~ Emily from So Sunny Day

  10. What a sweet set up for an ice cream party! I have been looking for a candle holder like that, what a great yard sale score. Thank you for sharing your indoor ice cream party ideas with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week!

  11. WOW - I want an invite :). It's the most beautiful ice cream party I think I've ever seen! Would love if you'd share at my first ever Reader Tip Tuesday:
    Hope to see you & your beautiful party there...

  12. Ice cream is pretty much delicious any place any time, and the beautiful setting only makes it better. How fun! Thanks for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty!

  13. Oh it all looks so lovely and delicious! Thanks for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

  14. thanks for sharing at #overthemoon link party and hope you link up with us next week. Have a great day!

  15. Oh those stashed away bags! We just moved and I am ashamed to say how many stashed away bags were in my craft closet! You really found some pretty pieces on that clearance aisle! #merrymonday

  16. Ohhh an ice cream party. I think I will have one of those for my grandson before summer is over. Thank you so much for sharing with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I have shared on social media.

  17. I have way too many bags stashed away to use later! It would be nice if I came across one filled with these adorable ice cream accessories. Lovely table Penny and thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story, and have a great weekend.

  18. An ice cream party sounds like a fabulous idea in the summertime! Your table setting is sweet! Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’m sharing your link on social media.
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

  19. What a fun idea! Yay for ice cream!!
    Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

  20. Your ice cream party is so beautifully styled. The new dish displays are fantastic and wonderful finds. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle.

  21. I'll take Rocky Road please :) It all looks so nice! Thank you Penny for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared your post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.

  22. Penny,
    So many cute things!! Love all of them!! Beautiful displays!!

  23. Ice cream is always fun! I will be checking the mud pie and cake tutorial. I want to make them with my grandchilden. Thank you for sharing your talents with the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty! Shared on social media!

  24. Wow. You really decorate all out. I suppose I should not be surprised.

  25. oh my God Penny...I would love to join your ice cream party! and those decorations are super cute!


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