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One Saturday morning at Williams-Sonoma’s Jr. Chef class, they made homemade vanilla ice cream and used the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. It only took about 20 minutes and the ice cream was ready! You know what that meant…I had to have that ice cream maker!:-) I didn’t buy it that Saturday. I waited and it went on sale about three months ago. Fast forward to around July 10th when I mentioned I was going to be making homemade ice cream in a couple of weeks. Just the mere mention of it brought confirmations from my sister and friend about them coming over to eat ice cream with their boys.
Well, I told Emerson and he was so excited the boys were coming over to eat ice cream! He instantly started calling it an ice cream party (I didn’t call it anything because I do not like to entertain). After inviting a few more friends and my cousin it ended up being an ice cream party…like Emerson said.
Now to the good part. What started out as just homemade ice cream with all the toppings turned into ice cream with homemade chocolate chip cookies, and peach cobbler. And then Toni mentioned that she wanted to make tie-dyed shirts with the boys. Oh yeah, this party was for boys only…11 of them!
Party day arrived and I am a baking and cleaning fool. Tony came in from work and he started mopping the floors. At 4:00 pm we heard a click. The electricity went out!!!! What?! I still needed to bake the cookies and the party time was at 6:00. We checked the breakers, I called Oncor and could not get through—I know that I paid my bill (just saying!) Tony said, “call TXU.” TXU contacted Oncor and they sent out a tech. The technician said our meter went out and needed to be replaced. Electricity came back on at 5:00. Thank you, Jesus!!!! When everyone arrived, I was in the kitchen sweating and baking. SMH
Everyone invited showed up. The boys played with water balloons, made tie-dyed shirts, played with silly string, helped me make ice cream, and ate all of the dessert that they could stand. The mothers also enjoyed their fill of desserts. And Tony, I don’t even know how much he ate, but I am pretty sure he enjoyed all the desserts that he wanted. Emerson was happy everyone came over, but was sad when they left after 10:00 pm. The boys were satisfied but wanted more desserts. The best part about our ice cream party was the boys had a tie-dyed shirt that they made to remember the party.
I would like to thank all of the moms that helped make this ice cream party a big hit! You all stepped right in and helped with all of the activities! 🙂 Thank you!!!