I present to you, the universal party theme. Works for birthdays, wedding showers (tying the knot), Bar Mitzvahs, kids, adults, summer, winter – you name it.
Soft pretzels, I salute you.
See more details right here on Julep.
It’s impossible for me to walk by a soft pretzel stand and not buy one so when I came across this recipe for pretzel tots from A Cozy Kitchen I pulled out my mixer and preheated the oven.
Since I like to turn everything into a dessert, I made some pumpkin cream cheese frosting to dip the salty treat in. I simply added some pumpkin spice Coffee Mate to the basic cream cheese frosting recipe (half cream cheese, half butter, powdered sugar).
Time to spread the leftover frosting on graham crackers for my daily pumpkin flavor quota.
Here’s my official goodbye to You Are My Fave. I dragged it out so long it’s very anticlimactic, dang.
I have a long list of reasons why it’s time but I won’t make this more dramatic than it needs to be. You’ll still be able to find me regularly on Instagram where I’ll share any updates on projects. And guess what?! My party line is coming soon. Sign up at Hip Hip to be notified at it’s launch.
And to make me feel like something was accomplished over my years of blogging, here are some of my favorite posts. Humor me a little by letting me know one of your faves.
Hanging Fabric Flowers | First Birthday Party | Party Headbands | Thank You Bag Toppers | Name Buttons | Pretzel Party | An Awesome Party | Birthday Cake Poster | Origami Love Notes | Marriage Timeline | Scratch Off Advent Calendar | Letter Bag Toppers | How To Summer | Ice Cream Crawl | 30 Presents | Fruity Valentines | In a Box Series | Cake Hacks | Weather Party | Paper Backdrop | Ice Cream Party | Pinwheel Party | Harvest Party | Modern Cornucopia | Balloon Wall | Girly Baby Shower | Hip Hip Hooray Sign | Confetti Wrap | Paper Scallops | Tubs of Cookies
Thank you, you’ve been good to me. This blog has been good to me.
Our round faced little girl turned one. We celebrated with a small, backyard ice cream party (with leftover soft pretzels) and made a tin can cake for her to pick the frosting off of. Simple, but just right for a one-year-old.
Besides Margo, the confetti balloons I bought from The Sugar Confetti Shop were my favorite part. One popped the other day and it was a delightful shower of confetti, that I promptly scooped up and saved of course.
Happy first birthday sweet girl.
invitation designed by Kirsten Bingham
Movie Night Ice Cream
homemade peanut butter ice cream
chocolate covered pretzels
If it’s wrong to think that popcorn would be good in ice cream, I don’t want to be right.
It’s the summer of ice cream on yamf (have I made that painfully obvious yet?). If you’d like to join the cause of consumption, it’s time to organize the annual ice cream crawl. Gather up a group of fellow ice cream lovers, choose 3 to 5 shops to try in your area, bring along the scorecards, eat yourself silly, and declare a winner.
You can download these scorecards right here on Julep. They make things all official and such.
Another way to make things more official is to create maps for each of the guests. Here are the five scoop shops we hit up in Denver this year:
Glacier Ice Cream and Gelato – The place to go if you love variety and your ice cream with chunks.
Flavor to try: Funky Donky
Nuggs Ice Cream – Solid homemade ice cream but nothing really stood out to me here.
Flavor to try: Stellar Milky Way
High Point Creamery – If I opened an ice cream shop, this would be it. Every detail is spot on and the ice cream is the freshest I’ve ever tasted. The ice cream flight is absolute genius (five flavors, specialty toppings, hot fudge or caramel, and a tray that says Eat Your Heart Out).
Flavor to try: Chocolate Orange with Marshmallows or Mango Coconut Lassi
Em’s Ice Cream – Super fresh. Super creamy. Super tasty.
Flavor to try: Toasted Coconut (this blew me away)
Sweet Cow – I never met a flavor here that I didn’t like. Plus, pretzel cones!
Flavor to try: Oatmeal Cookie
Pace yourself and enjoy!
Psst, here are the five scoop shops we hit up last year.
scorecard and map design: Kirsten Bingham