The countdown to summer break was almost as exciting as the countdown to Christmas. I can still remember the first few mornings waking up and thinking I was late for school; but quickly remembering I could sleep-in for the next few months. The only way to tell Tuesday apart from Saturday was the morning sky, filled with hot air balloons. And that meant waterskiing and long bike rides! I’d wear my Dad’s t-shirts as oversized pajamas and eat cantaloupe with vanilla ice-cream for breakfast!
It was the life!
Now that I’m grown, I find myself wanting to create family traditions of our own. An ice-cream social held on the first Sunday in June might have to be one of them!
This sundae was inspired by Austin’s Grill, a restaurant we make sure to visit every time we’re home visiting family. A frosted dish rimmed in fudge and rainbow sprinkles screams, I’m the happiest sundae you ever did see!
Keep the vibe fun and happy with a bold banner (tissue paper sewn together), vintage scoops and metal serving trays, chalkboard menu, dainty glass dishes, and assorted patterned serving utensils (c/o Sucre Shop).
Cones (stored in an apothecary jar) give another option and allow for unexpected guests to join the party. A spread of cookies adds dimension to taste while serving as another focal point on the serving table.
This post is in conjunction with a commissioned piece for Ballantyne Magazine.