Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hayden's 3rd Birthday and Ice Cream Social







I'm a little late with the post, but better late than never, right? Today I'm sharing with you a couple photos from Hayden's 3rd birthday. We had a Labor day celebration with family and friends complete with a petting zoo and an ice cream sundae station courtesy of Smucker's

Hayden is a lover and was so thrilled to see each and every one of his guests. He went around socializing with everyone and enjoying the party fair until he noticed the petting zoo being set up in the backyard, then he was glued to the back door in total amazement. There were rabbits, goats, a lamb, a potbelly pig, a rooster and a hen. He LOVED that little chicken and while he went back and forth petting and feeding all the animals, that chicken became his best bud and he was so protective over her.  It was really sweet to see. 



Afterwards, we returned inside to escape the heat with Smucker's ice cream sundaes! Who doesn't love a good sundae? We had Blue Bell vanilla ice cream with a multitude of toppings- hot fudge, salted caramel, chocolate coconut, dark chocolate as well as magic shell toppings in chocolate pretzel and rainbow sherbet flavors. There was also an array of sprinkles, nuts, cherries and whipped cream to round everything out. Everyone had fun building their sundaes- some people adding so many topping and sprinkles that you couldn't see the ice cream and some people went with one topping with no other accoutrement. I went with salted caramel, hot fudge, pecans, shredded coconut, cream and a cherry. Hayden on the other hand just wanted all the sprinkles, hold the ice cream :-). We also had Red Velvet Cupcakes (recipe from Blaise The Baker). 

After tasting all the toppings, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the chocolate coconut topping, It was, by far, my favorite of all. Its good on ice cream and equally delicious eaten right out of the jar with a spoon! But don't take my word for it. Go get a jar for yourself or enter to win a giveaway from Smucker's of all their new ice cream topping flavors and a few other goodies. 

One lucky winner will receive:

  1. Smucker’s® Simple Delight Chocolate Coconut Flavored Topping 
  2. Smucker’s®  Simple Delight Salted Caramel Topping
  3. Smucker’s® Simple Delight Dark Chocolate Topping 
  4. Smucker’s® Simple Delight Hot Fudge Topping 
  5. Smucker’s® Magic Shell® Chocolate Pretzel Flavored Topping 
  6. Smucker’s® Magic Shell® Rainbow Sherbet Flavored Topping 
  7. Smucker’s® Microwavable Hot Dark Chocolate Topping
To enter the giveaway tell me about your ultimate sundae? How would you top it? Leave me a note in the comment section. One entry per person, please. A winner will be chosen at random and announced this weekend. Offer open to U.S. residents only.

Good luck!




32 comments:

debbie said...

Hayden is just absolutely adorable! Time goes by so fast. I remember your posts when you were pregnant wit him! Looks like he had a wonderful 3rd birthday party. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Mark & Amanda said...

I like my ice cream simple, but that chocolate coconut topping sounds amazing!

Little Ol' Liz said...

If we're talking toppings, it's got to be a vanilla ice cream base for this girl. Chocolate chunks, homemade caramel sauce, coarse sea salt, candied pecans or walnuts, whipped cream from a can and a single cherry.

Oh man am I hungry for ice cream now!

Selba said...

Wow! Hayden is already 3 years old! Happy Belated Birthday to him :)

KB said...

First things first - Hayden is stinkin' adorable!! So bright eyed and happy!!!

Ultimate sundae - caramel and salted almonds. Good thick caramel, no runny syrupy crap here, thank you! Vanilla bean ice cream.

Tracy said...

I think it would have to be strawberry topping with whipped cream and chopped peanuts....or hot fudge with whipped cream and chopped peanuts. NEVER a cherry though. I always give mine away because I don't care for them.

Catherine said...

A very happy birthday!!
The ice-cream treats look wonderful.
Catherine

Heather said...

I am a turtle sundae girl...love pecans, caramel, chocolate...yummmmmmm!


And happy birthday Hayden! Love those curls.

Anonymous said...

This is such a great idea for a party- I loooooove ice cream (and petting zoos!) My favorite sundae is mint ice cream (preferably Mint Ting-a-Ling) with hot fudge topping, whipped cream, and a cherry! Thanks! Sarah- crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Lisa Ghenne said...

Ok, vanilla ice cream and mocha almond ice cream topped with caramel sauce and slivered almonds with a drizzle of chocolate and a touch of sea salt. I'm drooling!!!

Ayalicious said...

Cookies Icecream with salted caramel topping and roasted pecans + whipped cream

Andrea Waage said...

Can I just have a spoon and a jar of that salted caramel sauce? Yummmmmmy!

Elizabeth said...

Vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, peanuts and caramel. That chocolate coconut topping sounds amazing! I have taken a spoon to a jar of the salted caramel and it's to die for.

Whitney Jump said...

My dream sundae would be chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate...Chocolate ice cream, dark chocolate fudge, chocolate chunks sprinkled on top, whipped cream and a handful of cherries on top...Yum :)

Annette Herbst said...

First off Happy Birthday Hayden!! I cannot believe he is 3!! Time flies. My perfect sundae would be soft serve vanilla ice cream, salted caramel and chocolate sauce with extra whipped cream
Auntnetto6@yahoo.com

Jen said...

Homemade vanilla ice cream (hand crank... no electric!) with some of that chocolate coconut topping, shredded coconut and a few pecans sounds like heaven right now!

Kim said...

This is so cute! I love the idea and your son is so cute! My favorite topping would be vanilla ice cream, Hot fudge sauce, Whipped Cream, Nuts, and a Cherry!

Pam said...

I love chocolate and strawberries together that is my all time favorite.

I have tried the Smuckers Chocolate Coconut....to die for

Melissa Gardner said...

Happy Birthday to Hayden!! Just plain vanilla with the Chocolate Coconut for me :) Maybe some slivered almonds...

sandra said...

Make mine chocolate coconut smuckers topping over Blue Bell Homeade Vanilla with coconut, pecans, and a cherry on top!!!yum...
adorable post of Hayden's party.

Laura P said...

We had a sundae bar at my daughter's Project Graduation party and it was a big hit. My favorite would be butterscotch with all the extras, but chocolate is a pretty close second. The chocolate coconut sounds amazing!

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

Happy Birthday to Hayden! Looks like he had lots of fun!!

My ultimate sundae would include Caramel and Hot-Fudge topping with whipped cream and chocolate shavings! =)

Jan said...

My favorite's are dark cherry ice cream and butter pecan ice cream. I think that chocolate coconut topping would taste yummy!
Happy birthday to Hayden! What a cutie!

Jenquin68 said...

Homemade vanilla ice cream with ripe bananas and chocolate syrup

Anonymous said...

Hard to believe Hayden is 3! Love those curls and cheeks.

Love homemade french vanilla ice cream, caramel or butterscotch sauce and some real whipped cream.

Darlene Peterson said...

My ultimate sundae is a very simple vanilla ice cream with hot fudge topping a bit of whipped cream and of course a cherry on top.

Anonymous said...

My sundae would have to be vanilla.ice cream with dark choc toppings and strawberries.
ericadawn1978@gmail.com
Erica S

Michelle said...

Thanks for a chance to win! My favorite sundae would be vanilla ice cream with caramel, chocolate candy pieces, whipped cream, nuts, and a cherry. :)

Michelle T.
scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

Jean Badgley said...

I HAVE to try the chocolate/Coconut topping...my favorite sundae would have that topping, with rocky road ice cream, with extra mini marshmallows whipped cream and two cherries!!

JeanBadgley@gmail.com

Marilee said...

The ultimate sundae would be French vanilla ice cream with hot fudge drizzled with salted caramel. That was without knowing about choc. Coconut.

Jenny Hartin said...

I cannot believe how fast that child is growing, how adorable he is and how much I love that curly head of his :-) I'm not an ice cream person but Andrew is -- his favorite he says is "everything"!

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