Monday, July 11, 2011

A 4th Birthday Extravaganza!

Since we're clearly really into birthdays around here, Jeremiah's birthday party was held this past weekend at Scooptacular, our local (and favorite) ice cream shop!

The fun started two days before his actual party - Jeremiah created his own ice cream for his party! We were able to see how ice cream is made.

First, you've gotta have an apron!




Then, you mix high-fat milk with vanilla and orange food coloring.




You pour the mixture into the ice cream maker.




When it's frozen, you add the toppings.




And ta-da! Ice cream. Jeremiah's creation: "Lava Swirl" - Orange colored vanilla ice cream with crushed oreo cookies, mini m&ms, marshmallows and a chocolate swirl. YUM!




PARTY TIME! Scooptacular was great - they supplied some decorations (he really wanted a Spiderman and Transformers balloon, so we brought those. They have two party hosts and set up the kids tables with some stackable ice cream toys and coloring pages.




Jeremiah was so proud to show off his ice cream behind the counter!




I have a million photos of kids like this! How fun!!




J and his buddy Lily!




Once most everyone arrived, the hosts played three or four games with the kids - the ladies were so great with the kids. (I think they were Jocelyn and Sam - sorry if I got your names wrong, ladies!)




In addition to the games, they also did a tour of the back and explained how ice cream was made - I think the grown ups enjoyed this as much as the children!




They even got to go in the big walk in freezer! BRRRR!!




Almost time to sing!




Happy birthday to you! (and time for ICE CREAM!)




At the end of the party, the hosts handed out either balloon swords or balloon puppies. The kids LOVED this! They also handed out a 'free cone' coupon to all the kids.


All in all, I would totally do another birthday party there! The price is fantastic, the location is great, and the kids all had a fun time! Thanks Scoop!

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