You may or may not know that Anner and I host an epic Ice Cream Social every summer. And when I say epic, I’m not exaggerating. We’re talking ‘more toppings than guests‘ kind of epic. ‘Folks schedule their summer family vacations so they can be there‘ kind of epic. ‘Yes, please DO have thirds‘ kind of epic. I’m happy to report that year nine didn’t disappoint! Well, having to reschedule due to rain on the original day of – after 55 straight days of sunshine!!! – was a bummer, but the following weekend shone with sun and tasty frivolity ensued!
Total guests: 54
Number of those that were kids: 22!!! A record breaker!
Number of toppings: 56ish (I admit, I’ve kind of forgotten)
Games for the kids and brave adults: 4 (lawn twister, bocce, badminton, hopscotch)
Yes, you read that right, we made LAWN TWISTER!!! Anner saw a version on Pinterest and insisted we had to make it. I admit that I hesitated, but she wasn’t having any part of that. Buy a little marking paint, make a cardboard template, take a trip to Goodwill for the actual game so we’d have a spinner and voila – Lawn Twister!
The fenced-in front yard is game central for the kids, but it’s the backyard where the sundae magic happens. This year we set up the tent I used for art shows to keep the sun off.
“That’s all nice,” I hear you say, “but no more of this tempting prelude – I want to actually see some folks enjoying ice cream!” Ok, then. Sundae joy and kids having fun, coming right up…………
With a little leftover ice cream chilling in the freezer, it’s time to start planning for next year…what can we do that’ll compete with Lawn Twister? We’re open to ideas!!!