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Note to my Mother-in-Law: Do not read this. No! Don’t scroll down and even look at the photos! Just wait! You’ll get this surprise in the mail very soon!
Ok, now that the disclaimers are out of the way … Happy Birthday to all of the summer birthdays! Both of my in-laws have July birthdays and we hardly ever see them in July to celebrate since they live in North Carolina (they will be moving out to California soon though), so I thought I would send them a little party in the mail: an Ice Cream Party in a Box! Both my mother-in-law and father-in-law LOVE LOVE LOVE ice cream so I’m sure they will be so excited to receive this Ice Cream Party in a Box in a few days. In it, I included everything they could need to throw an ice cream party: ice cream cones and waffles bowls, spoons, napkins, SPRINKLES, candy, confetti shooters, candles, and party hats! And of course I also included a couple of ice cream themed birthday cards! I’ll be including a $5 bill within each card so they can both go to the grocery store and get the only thing missing from this party box: the ice cream! (Well, a $10 to my mother-in-law so she can also grab some chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and cherries!)I was just going to include one gift card, but then I thought about it and what if they like different flavors? So two cards, two bills, no compromising! Because who wants to compromise on their birthday? Plus, with two different cards, I can write a personal note to both my mother-in-law and father-in-law so they both feel special. For my mother-in-law, I was thinking I should have gotten her a belated card since her birthday was in early July, but then I remembered her saying that she likes to celebrate her “birthday month” so I realized I was all good!
Want to put together an Ice Cream Party in a Box to mail to a friend? Here’s what you need to do:
1. Get a box. Make sure it’s sturdy enough for shipping and have some sort of packing peanuts to protect any fragile items like ice cream cones, bowls, or bottles of sprinkles. I already happened to have a box that was decorated with rainbows, so I thought “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” and simply covered up a logo using some cute food stickers! 2. Next, I gathered my supplies. Here’s a list of what you could include in your Ice Cream Party in a Box. Maybe you include all of it, or just some of it, it’s entirely up to you!
- Colorful Ice Cream Cones
- Waffle Bowls
- Confetti Poppers
- Birthday Hats
- Silly Glasses
- Hot Fudge
- Strawberry Syrup
4. Before you seal up the box, write out a note on the birthday card, slip in some cash or a gift card so the recipient can purchase some ice cream, and put the card on top. Then seal up the box, decorate it with stickers, and ship it to make someone’s birthday really happy! The cards, gift wrap, stickers, and bow are all American Greetings. I didn’t end up using the wrapping paper or tissue, but the colors are absolutely amazing and I’ll use them on other birthday gifts this summer. Aren’t the stickers adorable? I picked them up for the ice cream stickers, but I think my favorite is the grilled cheese! What will you include in your Ice Cream Party in a Box? Let me know in the comments below. And if you’re looking for more inspiration on celebrating the birthdays of the special people in your life, be sure to follow American Greetings on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter!