Our summer is off to a grand start!  We are checking items off our Summer Bucket List and enjoying the warmer weather and sunshine.  One of those items on our list was to throw an ice cream party for our friends and neighbors.  A couple of years ago we did this for the first time, and the boys have been wanting to have another one ever since.

Today, on ‘The Creative Mama’, I’m sharing our ice cream party, along with a few tips on how to make planning and throwing a party fun for everyone.

How to Have an Ice Cream Party

How to Have an Ice Cream Party

Have a great weekend!

During these busy days of summer I am finding myself drawn to simple.  Simple meals and easy routines have been the theme.  Thankfully, this is the time of year when eating simply could not taste better.  Over the weekend, we made our usual trip to the farmers’ market.  I was amazed at the amount of produce filling the vendors booths.  Beautiful, French Breakfast radishes, baskets full of salad greens, piles of asparagus, spring garlic, green onions and our favorite snap peas.

Strawberries & Whipped Cream

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Yesterday marked the end of another school year.  I can hardly believe how fast it all went, seems like we were just buying school supplies, and now here we are making our summer bucket lists.  It’s all good though.  We are ready.  Ready for a slower pace in the mornings, summer adventures and time at the pool.

Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce

While I look forward to warm summer days, and time together at home, there’s usually a bit of trepidation too.  It’s only a matter of time before the bickering sets in along with,  ‘Mom, what are we gonna do today?’ followed closely by the ever popular, ‘Mom, I’m hungry!’

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It finally started to feel a little like spring around here this week. And by finally, I mean that there was no snow in the forecast (yes, we had SNOW in MAY) and the temperature reached a balmy 72 degrees with sunshine.

Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Parfait

Our whole neighborhood seemed to emerge in celebration of the sun. The rumble of lawnmowers and children’s laughter filled the air. My boys have started asking when we can fire up pizza on the grill and eat outside. My answer? Not soon enough!

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