Enjoying The Journey

An Ice Cream Party In A Basket!

In honor of National Ice Cream Month, here’s a fun gift basket idea that’s perfect for just about anyone! I put this together as a hospitality gift for my day job, but it would be great as a gift for a housewarming, a birthday or even a wedding. Who doesn’t love ice cream?!

Here’s what I put in the basket (which I purchased at TJ Maxx for $6!):

  • Walmart Gift Card – with a note indicating it was for the purchase of their favorite ice cream
  • Sugar Cones
  • Small Ice Cream Cups
  • Napkins
  • Heavy Duty Plastic Spoons
  • Ice Cream Scoop
  • Reese Minis
  • Mini Oreos
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Sprinkles
  • Mini Marshmellows
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Caramel Syrup
  • Gummy Bears
  • Chopped Peanuts

I am seriously craving ice cream after typing that list! 🙂 Most of my items came from the Dollar Tree or Dollar General. Including a $10 gift card, I was able to put this together for around $35.

Some of my packaging came from items I had on hand. I picked up a few things at Dollar Tree to help with the presentation – color coordinating cups, napkins, treat bags and boxes – along with some shredded cardboard and a large, clear gift bag to pull it all together.

Watch me assemble the basket in this video – it was a lot of fun to put together!

You can download a generic version of my “Just Add Ice Cream” printable here. I created it in PicMonkey and love the whimsical touch it gives to the gift!

Who’s ready for ice cream?! 🙂

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7 thoughts on “An Ice Cream Party In A Basket!

  1. Super cute!! I love gift baskets, and the sky’s the limit these days on what can be included. Great job, as I’m sure the recipient was thrilled!

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