basketball ice cream toppings

My daughter’s basketball team played their final game of the season last week.  Not a winning season, but a fun one!  As one last activity, the coach organized a pizza/ ice cream party.  Like I said, they like to have fun!

I offered to bring the toppings for the ice cream.  So…I had to make it cute and festive!

basketball ice cream toppings | polka dots and picket fences

I started with these cute tags and wooden basketballs that I found at the craft store.  I used a hot glue gun to attach a wooden stick to the back of each brown paper tag.

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Then I glued a wooden basketball to the front of each tag.  The item labels (M&M’s, granola, crushed Oreos, peanut butter cups, peppermint patties, whipped cream, etc) were printed on the computer, cut out, and attached to the front of each sign.  To complete each sign, I tied some black bakers twine through each pre-punched hole on the brown tags.

basketball ice cream toppings | polka dots and picket fences

I anchored these signs to the inside of metal pails for most of the toppings.

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A few of the toppings (chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, basketball shaped sugars, sprinkles) were best served out of mason jars.

basketball ice cream toppings | polka dots and picket fences

So many toppings…how will the girls decide how to “top” their ice cream?

basketball ice cream toppings | polka dots and picket fences

For an extra treat, I also created basketball cupcakes using black licorice and orange jimmies.

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basketball ice cream toppings | polka dots and picket fences

I scream, you scream, we all scream for…basketball!

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