Thursday, December 12, 2013

DIY Ice Cream Sundae Kit - Great Group Gift Idea!

Group gifts can be a tough thing to find -- you want everyone to like it, and when it's a family with adults and kiddos with all different tastes and preferences....good luck!  Thankfully almost everyone likes ice cream!  I thought this would be yummy, but it could also create a fun family night too.

Put together this ice cream sundae kit and all they need to add is ice cream!  *Very important that you do not add ice cream to the kit, or you'll have a ridiculous mess*  ;)

{I had this pretty girl and Spiderman help me put the kit together}

I was going to add some cute ice cream bowls (like these or these), ice cream scoop, etc., but I knew the two families these were going to already had those things, so we just stuck with toppings.

You could get any fun thing that's on sale or looks delish, but here's what we included:
  • 3 Smuckers toppings (mixed berry, hot fudge, and caramel)
  • Kraft Mallow Bits
  • nut topping
  • bananas (only because we were giving the kit in person the next day - make sure it's not going to sit under a tree, lol!)
  • sprinkles
  • waffle bowls
  • Oreos
  • jumbo maraschino cherries
  • pineapple tidbits

The grand total was $22 (not bad for a family of 5 and a family of 6!) -- but it was a last-minute idea, so not much was on could've been cheaper!

Here are 10 other ideas you could include.....
  • gummy bears
  • chocolate chips
  • mini marshmallows
  • candy bars (snickers, butterfinger, kit kat...)
  • M&M's
  • berries (again, only if to be opened right away!)
  • chocolate syrup
  • dried fruit
  • granola
  • peppermints

{Emma loved helping, but had a hard time understanding why all the treats were for someone else}

I had leftover white boxes from a department store (Kohl's or JCPenney?) that gives you boxes when you buy something around Christmastime.  It was nice and big...and free (but the bottom was not very strong, so if you go with something like that, I would reinforce it and keep the kit more secure). 

I just laid a few layers of tissue paper in the boxes, arranged the yumminess until I liked the way it looked, then threw in a few pieces of curly green ribbon (I loove curly ribbon!) to dress it up a little.

Who wouldn't love this big box of deliciousness??   What are your favorite toppings......?

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