We hosted an ice cream social last week with five families including eight toddlers, two big girls and two babies. Oh my! The joy of toddlers eating ice cream and playing obnoxiously with a water table, pools, a sprinkler and other toys is contagious! So fun!
And Kleenex Hand Towels had a place in our bathroom (which several toddlers and women used) and outside near the water. The outdoor box got a lot of use and you’ll see why as soon as you look at the photos of the toddlers after they got their hands on the ice cream.
We kept the party simple. I planned it in just a few days and did all of the party work that day. Dipping ice cream sandwiches in sprinkles is super fun, by the way! And I’m definitely not kidding.
I just used curtains and my photography backdrop holder for the backdrop. You may recognize those curtains from yesterday? Easy!
To say there were sticky hands is an understatement. There were sticky hands, faces, feet and everything in between. I had one box of Kleenex Hand Towels in my powder room for the party and one box right by our beverages since I knew that toddlers plus ice cream was a guarantee to have a mess.
Kleenex Hand Towels are free of inks, dyes and fragrances and highly absorbent – drying hands effectively and even cleaning up some big messes. And as a reminder, Kleenex Hand Towels can be found in the paper towel aisle at grocery and mass retailers nationwide for $2.99 per box (60-count).
We served water with lemon as the beverage since we had SO much ice cream and I get really thirsty after eating ice cream and playing.
I used honey to get the sprinkles to stick to the mini cones and used scrapbook paper around the flavored ice creams.
I brought out the ice cream at the last minute so it wouldn’t melt. Our yard quickly went from play time to major ice cream time. See below…
And then it was ice cream time.
And their faces went from clean and so darn cute to ice cream filled pretty quickly.
Most of the kids even posed with their ice cream for me. It’s rare that I get a toddler to do this, so I took a lot of photos to capture all of this goodness.
The ice cream faces are the best! B looked like he had a beard. And so did Elise (the sweet little blonde girl on the right).
Baby Harrison was too young for ice cream, but his mommy gave him her spoon for a little taste. Lucky boy!
And baby Remy slept through most of the party. Such a beautiful baby.
Ice cream plus toddlers might be a recipe for disaster in terms of toddlers with sugar highs, sticky hands etc…, but ice cream plus toddlers is also a recipe for joy! These kids were SO happy. And cute! It was a lovely evening with friends. B wants to have another party “right now, mommy.”
What do you think? Would you throw an ice cream party with toddlers?
I use Kleenex hand towels in all four bathrooms. I mount the box on the wall using command strips for picture frames. When they get empty I carefully take out new towels out of a new box and refill the mounted box on the wall. Sounds like a lot of work, but once you get the hang of how to place them in there the correct way, they go in easily.
Disclaimer: I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.