Let little ones help finish off your soiree’s tablescape by turning carnations and cherries into floral ice cream sundaes. To do this, have them place pre-cut carnations in two different colors (pink and white work best) into sundae glasses made of plastic or acrylic. Add the pink carnations inside of the glass to serve as the ice cream substitute. Next, layer two or three white carnations in the center and slightly higher than the pink ones so they take on the look of whipped cream. After the kids add cherries to the top of their creations, parents should add water before placing the arrangements on the table.
Another excellent project to keep kids active at the tail end of a party is an ice cream cone flower parting gift. To make these, they’ll need eight to 10 carnations, one cherry and a plastic waffle cone for each guest. Have them place pre-cut white carnations inside of the plastic cone, add approximately 1/2 cup of water inside, then place a cherry on the top. Assign some kids to assemble the cones and others to deliver them to guests as they exit the party.
Enjoy a taste of the Emerald Isle with a dessert-style twist on traditional Irish coffee. Top coffee ice cream with rich, Irish whiskey-spiked hot fudge sauce, then top with whipped cream and a liberal dose of Irish cream liqueur.
Don't leave Richmond without a stop at the cute-as-hell Charm School Social Club ice cream shop where you can get non-GMO, grass-fed cow-sourced ice cream in an array of flavors (birthday cake, strawberry shortcake, lime cherry-ade, lavender ice, Thai iced tea), sundaes topped with Virginia peanuts and even vegan ice cream The interior is a Wes Anderson-worthy rhapsody of old-school graphics, local art and more style than a human can bear. Just go.
Add a touch of playfulness and color to your kid-friendly soiree with candy accents added to your vessel. To do this, you’ll need two vessels with slightly different widths and the same shape. Place one vessel inside of the other, designating the innermost vessel for housing your floral or greenery. Next, fill the gap between the two vessels with small, colorful candy or candy ice cream toppings.