Ice, Ice Baby: Cool Party Projects

These projects pick up on the coolest summer theme around!

Michelle Virtue with Campus Craft shares five ice-inspired ideas.

1. Sno-Cone Garland

For a list of supplies and general tutorial, visit

2. Ice Cream or Sno-Cone Bouquets

Supplies: Megaphone (your choice of size/style), tan plastic paint, hydrangea, water source.

Paint/decorate your megaphone to look like an ice cream cone or leave it white to make a sno-cone. Place water tubes at the ends of your hydrangea and place them in the widest opening of the megaphone. SO SIMPLE! These make darling centerpieces or on a larger scale they are fun for a buffet.

3. Ice Cream Cone Holder

a. If you’re not quite sure how to keep all of your ice cream cones upright, try making your own holder.

b. Just flip a box (wood or cardboard) upside down.

c. Cut cardstock and patterned paper to the size of your box and glue them together. Punch 7/8-1″ holes along the sides of the cardstock.

d. Adhere the paper to your box and you’re ready to add the cones!

4. Carnation Cones

Supplies: Carnations and printed cone template available at

5. Serve With Style

-Try different color combinations (pastels, sherbets, and gelatos)

-Make a display with a wide array of topping options.

-Try cutting your ice cream instead of scooping it.

-Make homemade syrups for sno-cones.

-These tissue ice cream cones are a fun decoration!

-Have you seen these popsicle molds? I love mine!

Nutella popsicles are my favorite summer treat!!!

Found the recipe here earlier this summer and CAN’T GET ENOUGH! I have to double it every time.

Nutella Cool Whip Popsicles

(Makes 6 popsicles)
-2 cups Cool Whip Topping
-1 cup milk
-6 T Nutella (sometime I add a little more—because I’m addicted)

Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 3 hours.

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