Monday, November 19, 2007

Family Night: Ivy's Ice Cream Shoppe

We are up to the letter "I" with Emily and I wanted to do something ice cream related. I thought about going out - but thought of how much it would cost just for the four of us to do that. So, I decided we would do it at home for our family night!

I decorated the chalk board to look like an ice cream shop!
For dinner, we had chicken fingers and oven fries in these cute paper trays I found recently.

I made a plate of brownies...

... and a muffin tin of toppings ~

for Emily to create her own ice cream sundae:

It was a hit! I also cut a bunch of ivy from our yard and had that on the table!

14 comments:

Missy said...

Ooohhh-- the toppings in the muffin tin are a great idea!

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

Very creative! I can tell by grin on Emily's face that it was a huge success.

Rebecca said...

You are such an inspiration to me! It looks like the ice cream shop was a huge hit! Emily looks so happy!

carrie said...

Darling idea, Monica--and great photos!

Michele said...

What a fun night! I love the topping in a muffin tin! Excellent idea!

Amy said...

You inspire me! I need to do this with my girls!

Anonymous said...

Lovely idea, Monica. What sweet, creative, loving things you are doing for your husband and children. I remember our oldest as a child asking, "Can we do something special?" You are doing that for your children on a regular basis! You are creating lasting memories for your dear ones. Desert Lady

beingmolded said...

You have the best ideas, Monica! I don't have a creative cell in my body. I love the muffin tin idea too!
Blessings~Cindy

Cocoa said...

That is probably one of the cutest ideas I've ever seen! Love it.

Katy said...

how fantastic Monica!!! I love love love it all! :)

Amy said...

I think somebody really likes her ice cream :) What a cute idea! I am really enjoying your themed nights.

Gena said...

That is such a cute idea! I love the drawing on your chalkboard. We don't go out very often, either, so I've tried to find ways to make our at home nights special.

Your little Emily looks so happy!

Anonymous said...

Monica:

Only YOU could think of such a creative idea for having fun at home! What a GREAT idea. Darling photos too. Yes, Emily does seem to be enjoying herself!

Wish I could have been there.

Love, Grandma

rcsnickers said...

Where did you find or how did you make the chalkboard?

Thanks.