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Ice Cream Party with a 2 Foot Sundae!

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It’s officially summer in this house! What better way to kick off summer than with an ice cream pool party?! One of the memories my husband has from helping his mom at junior high and high school parties was putting together (and thoroughly enjoying) an ice cream trough. An “ice cream trough” is basically long container filled with a giant, delicious Blue Bunny® PB ‘N Cones™ ice cream sundae!

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I’ve made one a few times with the boys but I thought I’d surprise them with a full blown party to celebrate summer with a 2 foot ice cream sundae as the centerpiece.

Party Setup

First I set up the party ahead of time by filling some goodie bags with small fun toys that everyone could play with during the party (instead of just taking them home).

Fun pool party with a 2 foot ice cream sundae!

Don’t underestimate the classics like water squirters, crazy string, or launching toys for teens. My boys and their friends LOVE anything to run around with or “attack” each other with.

I put the bags together and then filled a bucket of water balloons for each guest as well.

Fun pool party with a 2 foot ice cream sundae!

The table had a plastic tablecloth (so that I could just scoop everything up for simple clean up) and an inflatable “salad bar” that’s made to hold ice to keep salad bar items cool. I thought this was the perfect centerpiece for the sundae.

Fun pool party with a 2 foot ice cream sundae! Fun pool party with a 2 foot ice cream sundae! Fun pool party with a 2 foot ice cream sundae! Fun pool party with a 2 foot ice cream sundae!

Pool floats were blown up and placed in the pool and water cups filled right before everyone arrived (have to stay hydrated)!

Fun pool party with a 2 foot ice cream sundae!

How to Make a 2 Foot Long Ice Cream Sundae

I always let the boys try new ice cream flavors as a fun treat for the end of the school year. This year they were eyeing the Blue Bunny® PB ‘N Cones™ – vanilla flavored ice cream, peanut butter swirls, dipped cone pieces – YUM! We found this one at Walmart along with the classic must-have ice cream sundae toppings Smucker’s Hot Fudge Spoonable Ice Cream Topping and Reddi-Wip® original whipped topping.

Fun pool party with a 2 foot ice cream sundae!

Fun pool party with a 2 foot ice cream sundae!

When everyone arrived and I was ready to make the sundae, I added ice to the centerpiece so that it was ready for the sundae when I brought it out.

Using a long skinny container (or you can use loaf pans if you don’t have anything else) fill the bottom with brownies and/or cookies.

Fun pool party with a 2 foot ice cream sundae! Fun pool party with a 2 foot ice cream sundae!

Then add scoops of  Blue Bunny® ice cream all along the top.

Fun pool party with a 2 foot ice cream sundae!

I took the sundae out at this point and added the last toppings outside while everyone gathered around.

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To make the sundae a little more interactive once it was finished, I placed bowls of additional toppings into the ice so that everyone can add their favorites. My boys loved salty pretzels along with the PB ‘N Cones™!

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Eat straight out of the “trough” or scoop out your serving and place in a separate bowl.

Fun pool party with a 2 foot ice cream sundae!

SUCH a fun party treat and the perfect kick off to Summer! Have you ever had a 2 foot sundae? Get even more delicious inspiration HERE.

Fun pool party with a 2 foot ice cream sundae! Fun pool party with a 2 foot ice cream sundae!

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!

1 Comment

  1. Oh my gosh, a two-foot sundae?! My 4-year-old son just peeked over my shoulder and said “mom, we need to make that!” What a fun and creative idea. i’m all about putting strawberries and cookies on my sundae, love your toppings. Thanks for sharing, Allison! #client

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