This Friday Night Float post has been sponsored by A&W® Root Beer. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
My family LOVES root beer floats! We used to get them at restaurants when we’d go out to eat dinner as a family, but now that we have the twins, we’re at home for all of our meals. Dinners have been getting a little mundane (we order a lot of pizza), so I decided to throw a little party for my family and celebrate the weekend with some Friday Night Floats! So a few Fridays ago, we put the babies down for a nap, picked up some takeout burgers and fries and the Mister, the grandparents, and myself had dinner and then after, we treated ourselves to some A&W® Root Beer Floats! I quickly set up a little Root Beer Float party on the island in the kitchen where everyone could make their own A&W® Root Beer Float with choice of chocolate or vanilla ice cream, salted caramel or chocolate sauce, and a variety of toppings! If you would like to host your own Friday Night Float party, here’s a few details from mine to get you started with some inspiration:
First, you need root beer! I picked up my A&W® Root Beer mini-cans at Target …
Side note: because you know if I’m leaving the house to go anywhere right now, it’s probably to go to Target! I did a “quick run” to Target after the twins went down to sleep the other night. “Quick” turned into two hours and I came home with a few new outfits, some onesies for the babies, lots of “one-handed” snacks – you know, snacks you can eat with one hand while dealing with a baby, and some A&W® Root Beer and other treats for this little Friday night family party … And if you’re headed to Target, be sure to take advantage of this Cartwheel offer: from 5/13-5/26, you can save 20% off A&W® Root Beer and Sunkist® Soda 2 Liters with Cartwheel in the Target App and from 5/27-6/9 you can save 25% off A&W® Root Beer and Sunkist® Soda mini-cans with Cartwheel in the Target App.
The second thing you need for root beer floats is ice cream! Can you believe I almost forgot the ice cream? While I was setting up, I suddenly realized I forgot one of the main ingredients for A&W® Root Beer Floats and had to send the Mister over to Target to grab some! Here’s my tip if you’re hosting several people for Friday Night Floats: pre-scoop the ice cream!I pre-scooped the ice cream into cupcake liners and then stuck the pan into the freezer until just before we were ready to serve. It makes it so fast and easy for someone to grab their ice cream flavor of choice for the root beer floats. Now, I’m a traditionalist. I like my A&W® Root Beer Floats plain – just the root beer and ice cream. But if you’re more adventurous, I’ve got some other choices for you! You can drizzle some salted caramel or chocolate sauce inside the glass before you add your ice cream and root beer for a little extra flavor! Or, you can add some mix-ins on top such as mini pretzels, chocolate straw cookies, or root beer candies! I also made some Brownies with Root Beer Float icing!And, I made sure to set out LOTS of napkins because root beer floats tend to get messy as well as some spoons for eating the ice cream at the bottom of the glass after drinking the float. If you want to have a little Friday night fun, I suggest throwing a little Friday Night Float party. It was quick and easy to set up, everyone loves A&W® Root Beer Floats, and it’s just a nice treat to start the weekend! You don’t even need to be fancy with mix-ins or toppings, all you need is A&W® Root Beer and ice cream, both of which you can pick up the next time you’re at Target, which, if you’re like me will probably be tomorrow! What’s your favorite Friday night family activity? Movie night? Game night? Root beer floats?