Jenny’s crazy birthday cake post yesterday made me think about Kate’s last birthday party, and it reminded me a of a fun little trick I learned then… so I thought I’d share it with you all for Works for Me Wednesday!
I didn’t come up with this myself, but I’m not sure of its origin, so I can’t give credit where credit is due, but one thing I did to simply the birthday party mayhem is that the night before, I scooped ice cream into cupcake liners, and then put them in the freezer.
That way, when it was time to serve the cake and ice cream the next day, all I had to do was put the pre-scooped ice cream in the fun little princess paper liners on plates and pass them around… no dipping required! This also helped with portion control – no more “Sorry, Aunt Myrtle, but we’re out of ice cream… could you share with Uncle Earl?”
It’s a small tip, but it made things easier, quicker and less messy when it came time for cake and ice cream.
The other thing I did to keep it simple was to order a cupcake cake from the local bakery (ahem, are you picking up what I’m laying down, Jenny??) so I didn’t have to cut anything, let alone bake it.
What tips do you have to make birthday parties easier? Leave a comment and let us know!
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