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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

HURRY! IT’S MELTING!


fav_thngs_cmbnd_thumb[1][1] 07/16/10, EDITED TO ADD:  If you are here for Favorite Things Saturday, and you are thinking I don’t have it up yet, because you have already seen this post, you are right and you are wrong.  Yes, you’ve seen this post, but it IS my “Favorite Things Saturday” post too!  Sorry, you have to see it twice.  At least, if you’ve already commented on this post, you can get by without commenting this time!
Our granddaughter had her tenth birthday yesterday. She had a birthday cake at her party with her friends, so we had a family ice cream party (inspired by Marty’s Cloche Party and Suzy’s Ice Cream Social.) In our family, birthday celebrations go on for days!

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I put this vintage toy under a cloche to portray the ice cream man.

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Stemware turned upside down becomes a “cloche”, and an ice cream cone becomes a candle holder. (Don’t worry, the candle is battery operated).

cndl in cone
And an ice cream cone becomes a flower holder.

flwrs in cone



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cones in apoth

Yes, those cones are in a floral frog. I did wrap the tips of the cones in aluminum foil before I put them in there. (Nobody who ate them is sick – yet!)


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Little butter cloches cover the condiments.

condmnt cloches

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Edible napkin holders:

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When I got ready to freeze ice cream balls, I couldn’t find my good ice cream scooper that makes pretty ice cream balls, and I had to use a different one. (I make the ice cream balls the day before and freeze them. In this heat, I could only make a few before I put them in the freezer; then make a few more and put those in the freezer.) Of course, after I got them all in the freezer, I found the good one! I don’t understand why things always turn up when I’m not looking for them, and I no longer need them!

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I’m linking to Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday; A Stroll Thru Life for the Summer Cloche Party; and Kitchen Bouquet for the Ice Cream Social. Three fabulous hostesses for three fabulous events! TBLSCP T-CLCH-IC
07/16/10, EDITED TO ADD: I know this LOOKS like a “cop out” (maybe that’s because it is!). When I started thinking of a Favorite Things post, all I could think of is ice cream (which is one of my favorite treats – especially during the Summer), so this has now become my “Favorite Things” post, and I am also linking it to Summer Sundays at The Tablescaper. I’m getting a lot of mileage out of this post!
GetAttachment[1] As you can see, the ice cream balls are melting quickly, so make yourself a banana split (I did remember to put the bananas on the table before I served – just not before I took pictures), a coke float, or an ice cream sundae quickly. Thank you for coming to visit. laurie





70 comments:

Mellodee said...

What a great looking party table! A 10 year old would love it, heck anybody would love it.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

what a fun cute ice cream table, I was just thinkin of an ice cream social, I guess great minds think alike...loved the table and the great ideas, so creative...

D said...

You had some great ideas for this table. I love the "edible" napkin holders, and your little man under the cloche is too cute.
D

Sharon Haynie said...

Great table! I bet everybody had a terrific time. You've given me some great ideas for my next party! Thanks for sharing!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This is really cute Laurie! I love the little ice cream man!

Our really empty nest said...

Laurie, That is one of the cutest party ideas ever. Such attention to detail, such creativity and imagination! Love it! Great job! Sue

Jami said...

What a beautiful party! You are so creative with your use of cloches of all kinds! Adorable!
smiles!

www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

You do the cutest tables, Laurie! I love your ice cream party.

Foley said...

What a festive birthday table! Never saw so many cloches in one place! Some great ideas for decorating - you can tell you are still "a kid at heart'!!
Totally relate to not being able to find something until it's too late..and I ALWAYS put those items in a place that I WON'T FORGET! LOL

Olive Cooper said...

Cute to the third power.

♦olive

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Laurie, what wonderful ideas you came up with for your ice cream birthday party. Never would have thought to use a glass turned upside down for a cloche. How cute is that. Using the flower frog for the cones is just genious. Thanks for sharing these great ideas.

Mimi said...

What an adorable table...Laurie, you are just so creative. It is always a treat to visit your blog. Love the table "runner", so bright and cheery.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Super cute party. I know many adult myself included who would love an Ice Cream party like this!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Birthday to your Granddaughter! You used so many cute ideas!! I coke float sounds so good - have not had one in years.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Laurie, this is just so unreal. I love it. What clever ideas. Such fun uses for your cloches. I bet everyone was in awe, so fun. Thanks for joining the "cloche party". Hugs, Marty

AshTreeCottage said...

What a fun birthday table! So very creative. It was my Aunt Susan's birthday on the 13th too.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

How clever you are, Laurie! I love the way you've used ice cream cones so creatively! And that plaid cloth as a runner REALLY makes the table. You must be the Queen of Cloches!

Sarah said...

You know how host a party! This all looks like a lot of fun. Love the idea of freezing the ice cream balls. ~ Sarah

Barbara said...

What a fun table! I bet everyone enjoyed themselves so much. I love how you used the cloches and even turned things into cloches!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a fun party, Laurie! I love the idea of putting all of eh ingredients under a cloche...so unique! the ice cream balls look yummy! I'll have a banana split, please! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

LillyB said...

What a fun table!! I hope it was an awesome day for all of you!!
Love Lilly

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Love the tablescape--I never would have thought to use an upside down goblet as a cloche!!!

I got here too late as the ice cream is melted. That's ok, just made a milkshake instead :-)

xinex said...

Oh what a cute and fun ice cream cloche birthday party, Laurie. Belated hapy birthday to your granddaughter,. I bet she loved this table you prepared for her....Christine

Sharlotte said...

How cute! I love this entire theme! The cloches are such a great touch, you are so creative! What a lucky little girl!
{Oh, and the icecream looks de~licious too!} Thanks for sharing!
Sharlotte

Entertaining Women said...

Precious partyscape! You truly honored your granddaughter in a lovely manner...I'm sure that she was thrilled. Kudos for repurposing the goblets and cloches...great idea that I'll lift for one of my own tables at some point. Thank you for sharing! Cherry Kay

Nancy said...

Well Laurie, I've got to plan a ice cream social now...just so I can use these ideas...because I want to use them! You always crack me up with some of your statements...love the cones in the flower frog...;) Nancy

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laurie, What a wonderful party table! The cones in the flower frog are adorable. Your granddaughter had to be thrilled with the party.
Hugs, Sherry

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh this was so much fun! Your family must have loved it! It is so hot here that I can't imagine anything more fun that an ice cream party right now!

Sue

Bonnie said...

You took the idea and became so creative. I am so impressed. Just as cute as can be!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Some day I am going to get inside that brain of yours and steal some of your creativity! This is just too darling for words! I bet your granddaughter was thrilled! I love it!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Shelia said...

Hi Laurie! Oh, honey, you sure do know how to throw a party! I love it! Cloches for the children! Wonderful!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Now that is what I call imagination and creative and just plain neat!! I Loved your cloches! ALMOST makes me wish the kids were back home again..but not quite. :)
Even my grands are grown! :(
GREAT job!

Bill said...

Hi Laurie,
So much color, charm, and cleverness! And now, for some odd reason, I'm craving ice cream! It must have been such a fun family day! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas and thoughtful touches.

Warmest regards,
Bill

Entertaining Women said...

We can sit and visit at my b&w table all afternoon...just be sure to bring some of that great ice cream! Cherry Kay

sewingseeds4U said...

What a fun table you set. I'm sure it was a huge hit with the girls. Very clever!

BoogieboardCottage said...

You did a very good job of putting everything together. I really like your closhes. Have a great weekend! Mary

Kathleen said...

That is wonderful! So creative! Your gkids are very lucky to have you. You make every celebrations so special!

Sue said...

Oh Laurie, this is absolutely the "funnest" party I've seen in forever! Remember when we used to say "funnest"? I was always corrected and told to say "the most fun." LOL Love how you put the cones in the frog and everything else!!! I am so "borrowing" some ideas, missy! hugs, Sue

imaginationlane said...

Oh, how clever you are to have done something out of the ordinary! I love how your cloches turned out, and all that lovely ice cream is so tempting..mmmmm.

Happy belated birthday to your grandchild, and enjoy the rest of the party!

Lynette

Grannys Attic said...

What granddaughter would not love a party like that. Tell her Happy Birthday! That was such a wonderuful idea and everything looks so pretty. Special Blessings, Vicky

someplace in thyme said...

It's a party and what fun!! You came up with some very unique and great ideas. I love them all, Char

susan said...

Laurie-This is my kind of party! One my favorite birthday parties I did for our daughter was a Sundae on Sunday party! I love the butter cloches! That is such a good idea to do the scoops ahead and freeze--making a mental note of that one!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

In the midst of hanging a light fixture (no one ever accused us of letting the grass grow under our feet, LOL), I remembered to check here...Eureka...the linky is ready!

Happy Saturday Favorites, Laurie. Enjoy your weekend.

The Muse said...

If you could only see the giant smile I am sporting... :)

vignette design said...

Hi Laurie,
Well I am commenting! Somehow I missed this post! I love your birthday ideas for your granddaughter. I'll have to remember this one. My granddaughter had her birthday last Saturday, but she is too young to appreciate all the details. Loved her first taste of ice cream though! BTW, how did you get all that ice cream under that cloche and not have it melt asap!?

bj said...

Now that is one of the cutest tables I've seen in awhile. Very special, indeed.

I reached back for an ice cream post, too...:))
hugs, bj

Judi said...

Hi Laurie
Nope not a cop out. It was a great post the first time and its time to revisit it. I love what you did for the party. You have given me some ideas for my granddaughter's birthday too.
How sweet. I love how you put out the ice cream....and the dishes and of course in your collection you would have the little ice cream man. Love it.
Hope you are having a great weekend and great weather...not toooo hot!
Judi

Cabin and Cottage said...

This is dazzling and fun! What a great theme--Thanks for THIS fun party too! Jacqueline

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Wow! What a party Laurie! How Magical!!! I am delighted to find your beautiful blog and plan to link up with you on your FTS posts!

Wishing you many happy blessings!
Katie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Nobody does parties better than you Laurie! I love the cloches ideas, how creative you are!!
Festive and fun and wishing I was one of your grandkids! Ok, now I know I'm too old but I can wish can't I?
Hugs,
Cindy

Wendy said...

Found my here through The charm of home and so excited I did!! What a fun birthday party and so many great ideas! We love ice cream here, too :)

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Laurie,
Happy Birthday to your Grand daughter and hope she is enjoying the celebrating.
Your table is awesome. I love it and so many creative ways to serve the goodies. You are incredible with a great imaginative talent for making everything so special.

So inspired!!

Hugs, Celestina Marie

Sherry said...

Laurie,
That was a wonderful idea! Having a ice cream birthday with the cloches! Love it. It looks very festive and inviting. Thank you for hosting a favorite party of mine!
Sherry

Suzy said...

What a fantastic birthday table you set! Your granddaughter will remember that forever. Your Purple ice cream dishes are to do for! Love the color. I really like the ice cream cone as a napkin holder idea and your flower frog doing double time as a cone holder is going in my "remember for next year" file! Thanks so much for joining in and linking to my Ice Cream Social. Its so much fun seeing what every one comes up with.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Laurie,
I got to read through your last two posts and I had to chuckle. I never thought my baby's breath would be inspirational. But thanks for the mention! I have several pics of your's saved in my inspirational folders so I guess I'm a thief too! I think there might be a lot of thiefing in bloggy land. hehe.
I love your mantel too! I love the soft whites and mix of texture. And I love when you chat, your so interesting!!! I think a lot of us lack confidence in many ways, your honesty and candor make you so endearing!
Hugs,
Cindy

Rachel said...

Oh how fun! I am glad my kids are not sitting next to me as I browse your blog! I would be running to the grocery store to make them some yummy treats! I love the toppings under glass... clever!
Thanks for sharing!
Rachel

Beth said...

Laurie, What a darling table! I love the mini cloches at each place setting. Love the ice cream cones too and it looks like you had an awesome day and a great celebration for your special little lady! Nicely done!
Beth

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Darling post! I love all of your ice cream-related photos. Happy Birthday to your granddaughter!

Jerri said...

What a cute post! Your table looks great!

The Tablescaper said...

This is soooo adorable, you should get a lot of mileage out of it!!! Ilove it!

- The Tablescaper

xinex said...

Thank you so much for your prayers, Laurie and for adding my classmate and her family in your prayer list. Yes, I remember you telling me about your get together with your HS classmates and I believe you blogged about one of your trips and I agree that our affairs are very similar. We all come from all over too, all the way from Canada. Thanks again....Christine

Jacqueline said...

So glad I got to see this post. Not a cop out as some of us newbys would miss it! Love the idea. It looks straight from a magazine. Even with the curtains in the background, it looks like it might be a real ice cream parlor being shot from inside the parlor. Love the ideas you gave, so creative and not everything had to be a cloche but gave the same effect.

Jacqueline said...

So glad I got to see this post. Not a cop out as some of us newbys would miss it! Love the idea. It looks straight from a magazine. Even with the curtains in the background, it looks like it might be a real ice cream parlor being shot from inside the parlor. Love the ideas you gave, so creative and not everything had to be a cloche but gave the same effect.

Vee said...

What clever ideas! Your grandgirlie must have been absolutely delighted!

The Tablescaper said...

Laurie:

I love this post so much! It is delicious.

So sorry you had difficulties linking up.Thank you so much for participating in Summer Sundays! Looking forward to seeing you next week.

- The Tablescaper

Dishesdone said...

What a fantastic party :) Gorgeous table! and such creative ideas you have! Enjoyed your post very much!

Marsha said...

That is one most fun tables for a party I have seen in a long time! The ice cream theme is one I would enjoy and I am a lot older than your granddaughter :) Great post, I hope to copy some of your table ideas soon.

Linda said...

Wow..I would love to have been at that party! You have such great ideas Laurie :-)
Thanks for all the links; I'm off to take a look.
Linda

lulumusing said...

What an absolutely clever idea to use stemmed glasses for cloches. The party must have been an absolute success with stars of wonder in children's eyes.

Kitchen Benchtops said...

This is a great way to develop new party ideas. thanks for sharing!