Monday, March 4, 2013


I finally get to post these pictures! They were actually taken last year but then the winter came and it just didn't feel right to post these pictures of this gorgeous sunny day! 

Since Spring is almost here and a lot of us can't wait, I just thought it would be a good idea to share these with you!
My daughters have always asked me if they could have a lemonade stand in our front yard... they kept asking and asking, and finally one day I said OK! We started looking in the garage for a box or something we could use to make a stand... and that's when my husband got involved.. he said we couldn't use a box to make a stand and that he would make one for us using old scraps of wood he had laying around... and that's how we got a Fabulous Stand.. My daughters and I painted it pink and white with also left over paint.. After it was done.. we decided to make an Ice Cream Stand instead..
I just couldn't help it and started designing the labels for all the ice cream toppings. 

My husband says I'm getting carried away as I also started to make water bottle labels, decorations for the spoons, cupcake toppers, signs, banner... Next thing I know, our pretend-play lemonade stand became a full Ice cream Stand production!

The stand looked so dreamy full of tasty colourful treats...We had brownie and ice cream, waffle cones, sugar cones, cupcakes, cookies, chocolates and lots of ice cream toppings: cherries, marshmallows, Oreo chocolate cookies, rainbow cookies, chocolate covered raisins, sugar sprinkles, whipped cream, hazelnut rolled wafers, caramel and chocolate sauce..


 I got inspired by the top from the Gymboree Ice Cream Sweetie collection, that my little one is wearing in the pictures. Her skirt was from the Children's Place. I believe it was supposed to be a Halloween tutu. I got it on clearance one day and it was just sitting there in the closet, she had never used it and now look how cute they looked together.. they were perfect for the occasion.

{If you want a shirt with the ice cream cones like the one my daughter was wearing you can always check on Ebay as this is now from past collection they don't carry these anymore at the store. I did the search for you, so just click on the ebay link}

Somewhere in my kitchen I found a cone shaped cookie cutter {I like buying cookie cutters when I think they're cute, hoping one day I'll use them.}  Although I'm not really much of a baker, I made the effort this time, and the cookies turned out pretty good for a first timer!

To keep the ice cream cold, I just got a Metal bucket and filled it up with Ice. I got it at Michaels. I've seen these metal buckets everywhere, they are great for keeping drinks cold for outdoor parties.
 I had everything else I used to display the treats, I just purchased the green plastic cones that I filled with chocolate.. Those will be great as favors for an Ice Cream themed birthday party...

 We went and gave little notes to the neighbours letting them know, we were setting up the parlor. It was a hit with the customers! Kids and Adults! Before it was even ready we had a huge line waiting.

It was a fun day for all.  We enjoyed ice cream with friends on a beautiful day, and the money we collected was donated to the Hospital for Sick Kids. My daughters got a thank you diploma from the hospital and even appeared in the local newspaper.. We'll do it again this year for sure!
The Ice Cream Parlor Printable Designs Non-personalized are available at my ETSY store HERE.

I also have the full printable collection but now customized for a Birthday Party. These are personalized and they are for sale in my Etsy store..
 If you want to have an Ice cream themed birthday party also check BIRTHDAY EXPRESS  They carry the most adorable Ice Cream party supplies, plates, favors.. and they will go perfectly with our printable designs.
Don't forget to enter in the APPLE-LICIOUS giveaway.. I have partnered with a group of party and mom bloggers to bring you fabulous prizes!  An Ipad and 2 Ipad minis are ready to be given away to 3 lucky winners. Enter now!

Friday, March 1, 2013


Welcome to the Great Apple-licious Giveaway!

I'm so excited to share with you this fabulous giveaway! I have teamed up with a group of Party peeps and mom bloggers to bring you these awesome prizes!

First Place - 34GB iPad
Second Place - 16GB iPad Mini
Third Place - 16GB iPad Mini
Open Worldwide

Contest is open worldwide from March 1 to 24, 2013. All entrants must be at least 18 years of age.  Winners will be selected randomly via Rafflecopter. The odds of winning are dependent on the number of people entering. Should the winning entrant(s) not respond within 48 hours of being emailed, another winner(s) will be selected. Please ensure is on your safe email list. We would hate to have to redraw another winner!
The winner(s) have the option of selecting an Apple giftcard or PayPal funds in lieu of receiving their prize. This option will be awarded as follows: first place $603.43 USD, second and third place: $340.22 USD

This blog was not compensated for being part of the giveaway and all opinions are our own. The prizes will be shipped by Spaceships and Laser Beams, we are not responsible. This event is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media network.  If you have any questions about the giveaway you can contact Stephanie from Spaceships and Laser Beams at spaceshipsandlaserbeams [at] gmail [dot] com. Good Luck!

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