Thursday, January 15, 2009

Make Your Sundae Bar

This week we celebrated my daughter's 7th birthday. As is tradition, the birthday child gets to pick the kind of homemade dessert that will be served for the celebration. I am not cake decorator by any stretch of the imagination, but my kids do not seem to miss the decorations, as long as the dessert tastes good. Hmm.... I wonder where they got that from? 

Anyhow, many a birthdays in this house are celebrated with a Cheesecake. Even more birthdays have been celebrated with Jessie's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake, but this year was something new. This year we had ice cream sundaes. 

We had a lot of fun with this at the birthday party. I bought a large tub of vanilla ice cream, and borrowed some pretty glass dessert cups from my mom for the occasion. Each guest was given a dessert cup of ice cream and sent to the table to create their own personal masterpiece. Their palette of choices included chocolate syrup, blackberry freezer jam, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, chocolate chip cookies, peanuts, and whipped cream. There were a lot of delicious looking sundaes leaving that table. 

Putting together a sundae bar for the party was quick and easy. It was a little more expensive than a homemade cake, but quite a bit cheaper than purchasing a decorated cake. It was a fun activity for the guests, and no one even seemed to notice that I was sneaking some healthy choices into their dessert. 

A sundae bar was a great alternative to cake for a birthday dessert. Here is to hoping that the children whose birthdays are coming in March, May and July also feel the same way!

Image Credit(because I was too busy scooping ice cream to take any pictures.) - Frosted Fakes


  1. Thank YOU! I also decided on a Saturday Sundae Party for our son. Thanks for the listing of additions for sundae mixings. Have a great day!



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