National Ice Cream Day

Did you know Sunday, July 19th is National Ice Cream Day? So, how do you celebrate? Eat ice cream, of course.

Ways to Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

There is no right or wrong way to celebrate National Ice Cream Day. If you need some helpful hints, check out the following.

  • Go Out for Ice Cream: Due to social distancing, many ice cream establishments allow for drive-thru service only. But you still can get your favorite flavors. Grab an ice cream cone, banana split, sundae, or your favorite flavors in a bowl to enjoy. If there’s a park close by, enjoy your choice while sitting in nature. After you finished, walk the paths and have fun being outdoors.
  • Create a Sundae Bar: Hos ta special Sunday afternoon treat for your family by creating a sundae bar. Pick up your favorite gallon of ice cream. Next, add a variety of toppings, including whip cream, sprinkles, nuts, candies, and flavored syrups. Finally, begin the creative process of making the perfect bowl of ice cream.
  • Ice Cream Sandwiches: If you want a more straightforward approach to celebrating National Ice Cream Day, eat ice cream sandwiches. The chocolate cookie filled with ice cream is a perfect treat. For younger children, you can always cut the ice cream sandwich into two smaller pieces.
  • Ice Cream Floats: Vanilla ice cream and root beer are two traditional float favorites. But, you can experiment with your favorite flavors to find the perfect combination to enjoy on National Ice Cream Day.
Vanilla Ice Cream and Orange Soda
  • Your Favorites: Often, after a long day, a little splurging is necessary to relax. Scroop a bowl of your favorite flavor of ice cream and binge-watch a television series or movie.

Whether you go all out with a massive ice cream sundae creation or simply enjoy your favorite, celebrate National Ice Cream Day. Often, small celebrations turn into the biggest memories.

Pinterest Success: DIY Ice Cream Cone Bird Feeders

Pinterest offers numerous opportunities for do-it-yourself projects. Being an avid bird watcher, I am always looking for easy ways to attract and feed the birds. Following the basic directions from the 30 Seconds blog, the ice cream bird feeders were a complete success. Not to mention, the feeders were easy to make. The ice cream cone bird feeders would be a perfect project for kids or family time. While attracting birds, take the time to learn about the different species. The learning experience could turn into a lifelong interest in birds or animal welfare.

Materials Needed

  • Ice Cream Cones
  • Peanut Butter (Crunchy or Plain)
  • Mixed Bird Seed
  • Cheerios
  • Nuts
  • Twine or Pipe Cleaners
  • Wax Paper

Directions

Simply coat the ice cream cone with peanut butter and roll in the birdseed.

Placing the cones on the waxed paper, allowed for easy cleanup.

 

After coating the cones, place them on a baking pan lined with wax paper.

Do not be afraid to try different types, I added plain Cheerios and nuts to some of the cones.

Birdseed, Cheerios and nuts, the birds loved them.

 

Using pipe cleaners instead of twine, I secured a hanger on each one. The pipe cleaners push right into the side of the cones. Forming a loop, the pipe cleaner made a perfect hanger.

The pipe cleaners worked great for hangers,

Placing the finished cones on a baking pan, I was able to easily carry the bird seed project out to hang in my trees.

 

My only regret with the pipe cleaners was the use of white. When the ground is still snow covered, the white pipe cleaners blend in. But I found all the pipe cleaners for the next round of ice cream bird feeders.

 

 

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