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June is well underway and before we know it the 4th of July will be here. Since moving to Alaska over 5 years ago, our family has typically spent a few hours at our parish for a potluck celebrating the day. It is always fun to see all the dishes brought to share and I like to find something new to do at least once for the holiday potlucks over the summer. Something I think would be a hit for either a parish wide or youth group event is an ice cream sundae bar.
We shared about Sweetworks a few months back when we created a spring cake decorated with a few of their candies. I love how colorful the candies are and they work so well as a decoration. They are also quite tasty on their own! Their Ovation sticks and break apart chocolates are a perfect way to help tame the chocolate cravings I have. And, the boys love Sixlets by the handful (if allowed.)
Setting Up Your Ice Cream Sundae Bar
I set up an inviting ice cream sundae bar on our front deck for the boys to enjoy. The location was perfect as it kept the potential mess out of my kitchen and there was more room on the table than we have available on the counters.
Sweetworks candies were placed into containers with spoons set alongside for those items that were not individually wrapped. The mason jars worked fabulously for showcasing what was available while the red and blue tin cups held the small packets of Sixlets perfectly. There was no shortage of red, white and blue for this ice cream sundae bar!
To keep thing simple, I opted to only offer vanilla ice cream. If this was for a larger crowd like the youth group at church, I would have had giant tubs of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry at the ready. Instead, we kicked things up a notch by serving the ice cream alongside double chocolate brownies with a chocolate mint icing. It was fun to see the different ways the boys decked up their ice cream sundaes.
Yum, yum and yum!! Even I had to get in on the action:
Create Your Own Ice Cream Sundae Bar with a Package of Sweetworks Candies
One lucky blog reader who lives in the United States and is 18 or older will win their own bundle of Sweetworks Candies. Use it to make your own ice cream sundae bar, decorate a cake, or just eat. Entries are accepted in the Gleam form below through June 29, 2015.
The bundle is valued at $50 and may include:
- Royal Blue Sixlets 14oz Stand-Up Bag
- Shimmer White Sixlets 14oz Stand-Up Bag
- Royal Blue Gumballs 14oz Stand-Up Bag
- Red Gumballs 14oz Stand-Up Bag
- Red & White Peppermint Crumble Jar
- Blue & White Vanilla Crumble Jar
- Red, White, Blue Sixlets Small Peg Bags
- Red, White, Blue Pearls Small Peg Bags
- Red, White, Blue Stars Sweet Shapes
- Red Foiled Milk Chocolate Hearts
- Royal Blue Foiled Milk Chocolate Balls
- White Foiled Milk Chocolate Balls
Good luck and make sure you enter the other giveaways listed in the linky at the end of this post!
Sweetworks Patriotic Giveaway
Which of the Sweetworks candies would you put on an ice cream sundae?
How do you celebrate patriotic holidays?