This post is sponsored by Stop & Shop. All opinions are my own.
This Summer has been different but an epic season. Being home fulltime with my hyperactive six-year-old definitely has opened my eyes a bit. Literally being on the go from wakeup to bedtime. Going from activity to activity to keep his learning up. With the Summer season-ending, I figured I would try and do something laid back we can all enjoy. An end of the Summer backyard ice cream party. Something we can do to just slow down but have fun. I love that I could grab everything from ice cream, condiments, candy, and decor. I was even able to pick up water balloons for A. He is obsessed with being wet especially during this hot humid season this year. I was able to pick up all of these goodies from our local Stop & Shop.
Did you know the month of August holds National days for ice cream sandwich, root beer and even waffle day!
I thought it would be fun to celebrate and include all of these! Plus who doesn’t love ice cream?
We all like to send off the Summer season with something fun. That is why I figured to put together this fun ice cream party outdoors. Even though half the day we try and set some time inside for being indoors for downtime (its been 90+ degrees). I asked A what he wanted to do with just him and I before school starts back up and he said mommy I want ice cream!
How to set up an ice cream party outdoors?
We live in a rural area so we have a netted canopy on our backside porch. The bugs can be crazy but we love to sit outdoors in the evening. This is also perfect during the day when A is outdoors and wants me to be outside too! It’s okay if you do not have one but it can be handy with the little ones.
1. The Essentials
Ice cream, drinks, slushies and cones of course. Stop & Shop has so many different varieties of ice cream. We got a few different flavors everyone would love but also something for me. My fave lately has been Cold Brew by Enlightened.
You can’t go wrong with toppings. Everything from hot fudge, caramel, chocolate sprinkles and candy. I grabbed the Milky Way in the clearance section so make sure you always check those side and end caps in the store.
I’ve been trying to eat healthier. If you’re not into eating ice cream fruit is a great addition. Like these mixed fruit waffle bowls. You can even add frozen or refrigerated Greek yogurt.
We had so much fun putting this shindig together. From helping me blow up water balloons to putting out all these goodies. Then, eating them.
What is your end of Summer last hurrah?