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How To Host a Frozen Yogurt & Cupcakes Party – #TCBYGrocery

Celebrate Summer during National Yogurt Month – with TCBY Frozen Yogurt! #TCBYGrocery – As soon as the weather gets warm around here, we start entertaining a few nights a week. I love putting together a good party – creative decorations, fun games, and good food. Since this month is National Yogurt Month, I wanted to celebrate it with a little Frozen Yogurt and Cupcakes party, and what better frozen treat to use then then everyone’s favorite, TCBY!

cupcakes and frozen yogurt party

“Summer afternoon – Summer afternoon… the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James

We’ve had mostly beautiful weather lately, and are so anxious to get our pool opened up for the season. I had planned a few parties already, and have had people over several times over the past two weeks – but unfortunately, the summer grand opening of the pool keeps hitting big ol’ road blocks. Ugh. First, we were told that we needed a new pool pump, which is a big expense. We ordered one in, waited to have it installed… Only to find out that wasn’t even really the problem. Double ugh. The next week we had several repair companies here, lots of work done, and still no luck. Hopefully by this weekend we’ll finally be able to enjoy the pool at our next party! Definitely looking forward to it – it’s getting darn hot, super quickly around here. A dip in the pool sounds glorious…

TCBY frozen yogurt at walmart

Celebrate Summer with TCBY Frozen Yogurt!

I wanted to put together a fun little shindig for the kiddos, so we headed out to Walmart to pick up the new TCBY Frozen Yogurt – and as you can see, it must have been on everyone else’s list too. The selection was almost sold out – crazy, right? But, there were enough choices for me to pick out a good selection of flavors to please everyone. {Because of course, every kiddo in my house has a different favorite that the MUST have, lol.} I’m a sucker for great packaging, and I just adore the bright, clean, cheerfully designed cartons for TCBY. I also picked up a few extra goodies – candy, cupcake mix, sprinkles, and cones. I wanted to bump things up a notch, make it more fun than a typical after-dinner bowl of ice cream. So I grabbed up a bunch of good stuff, and planned out some super fun ideas.

TCBY Frozen Yogurt

“A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.” – St. Francis of Assisi

Seriously – can’t you almost taste how good this stuff is, just by looking at the picture? I love ice cream, but to be honest, I’m not too picky about the type. One thing that I do appreciate is a frozen dessert that has big pieces of chocolate or fruit in it – big enough to really taste it. And that’s hard to find. Well – take a look at those deliciously juicy fruit chunks in the Tropical Mango Peach, and the giant bites of toffee and chocolate in the other blends – Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough and English Toffee Crunch. We took a quick bite to sample each one, then I got to work on setting up a fun set of treats for the kids to enjoy after a fun day in the sun, and a simple dinner on the patio – {Salad, baked chicken, and pasta salad.} Lovely.

TCBY dipped cones

“Celebrate summer: sun-drenched days and starlit nights.” – Gooseberry Patch

I started by making dipped sugar cones – I melted down some Wilton Candy Melts in the microwave, and tinted them pink. I rolled the edges of the sugar cones in the melted white chocolate, then rolled ’em in sprinkles. Super simple, but super fun! Then I set them up in dessert glasses to cool, so the candy could harden.

cupcake display

“Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun.” – Kahlil Gibran

Next, I created these fun little cupcakes… I just used some small plastic party cups, filled them halfway with jelly beans {one of our favorite family candies} and set my vanilla bean cupcakes inside each one. Then I topped the cupcakes with the Wilton Pearl Sprinkles, and a few more jelly beans to match the holders. It was a random idea, but I think it came out really fun!! I’ll definitely be using variations on this for other summer parties – I’m thinking some ribbon around the cups next time would be a great touch…

TCBY ice cream faces

“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.” – James Dent

The kids and I enjoyed our treats out in the yard next to the patio, where we’d been playing in the kiddie pool and slip n’ slide all day. {It’s a good time, but tough to enjoy quite as much when you have a big in-ground pool in view, that you’re just dying to get to use!} See little mister’s messy frozen yogurt face? Yep, he LOVED the TCBY Frozen Yogurts!!! I wanted the total deliciousness of the ice cream to come through, so I kept them simple – a couple big scoops of TCBY in the dipped sugar cones, topped only with a few fun sprinkles. Partnered with the jelly beans and cupcakes – and of course, a big glass of ice cold milk for each of us – I have to say it was pretty much the perfect end to a summer day.

how to make candy coated cones

“Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.” – William Law

Aren’t these so fun? I can tell ya, it’s honestly not that often that we all agree on something around here… Due to a series of crazy life changes, we ended up with a big household – Me, Mike, and Abby. My brother and my two little nephews. And Grandma too… Plus SIX little dogs! So no matter how great I think an idea is for dinner, dessert, snacks, anything – there’s SOMEONE who’s not happy. But these TCBY Frozen Yogurts were a hit with every.single.one of us. Epic, right? {And yes, when I say EVERYONE, I mean it. The dogs were all dying for a bite, and most of ’em got at least a lick or two that dropped to the ground…. And I saw a lot of little wagging tails :)

For more updates on cool products and promotions – follow TCBY on Twitter – @TCBYGrocery. You can also find them on Facebook too. And for more summer fun ideas like these, check out the TCBY Grocery Pinterest page – {and of course, feel free to pin any of my pics to your own Pinterest idea boards too!}

How do YOU celebrate on family night during summertime with your family? Leave me some comments!

{Disclaimer: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and TCBY. #CBias #SocialFabric #TCBYGrocery.}

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Comments

  1. The ice cream cones look amazing!

  2. Oh my gosh! What an absolute FUN party! Those look delicious!

  3. Looks like you had a great time and everything looks so yummy!

  4. I have missed TCBY since leaving the midwest!! I can’t find one here in Vegas and after seeing your post, UGH.. it makes my tummy rumble!

  5. Ok the pictures alone are making me drool. I just saw this ice cream in Walmart yesterday and wondered how it tasted! This looks SOOO yummy! I might try this with my kiddos soon!

  6. These are adorable and look really yummy. Thanks for the tips – I wouldn’t have thought to do some of the decorating ideas you gave but will have to try them at a Summer BBQ!

  7. Thanks for the comment! We did have *lots* of fun, and it looks like THIS was lots of fun too! Totally love the DIY cones, how awesome are they??!! Also your jellybean cups are totally Pinterest worthy! :D

  8. Oh my goodness! These look SO yummy! I’m a sucker for ice cream and frozen yogurt!!

  9. My favorite post ever!!! Just sayin!

  10. wow, those look amazing! I really wish we had TCBY frozen yogurt in our area! But we don’t hardly ever get the new and exciting grocery stuff unless I special order it from the store and then they get that ONE time and when it sells out, they never restock it. :( I wish we lived in a more popular location.

  11. Oh my goodness that looks great with the heat right now!

  12. I love the ice cream cone “cupcakes”. Great ideas! Thanks for linking up with us. XO Courtney
    http://www.baxtronlife.com

  13. such cute ice cream party ideas! thanks for linking up at the pinning party!

    xo,
    Kimberly

  14. Oh my gosh you are gonna have me at the store tomorrow and with a house full of little ones! These ideas are so super awesome. It is soooo hot here and I will do anything to make my nephews happy little boys to men. This looks just like an Auntie Afternoon Affair to me!

  15. Oh what a fun party for the little ones. Heck, I would love to come to a party like that. What a blast!

  16. What a fantastic idea to have a frozen yogurt and cupcake party! Can I get an invite to that party when you have it!? LOL All those delicious looking pictures have me craving some frozen yogurt now ^.^

    Fingers crossed you and the family will get to enjoy that pool of yours very soon!

  17. Jenna Wood says

    I love how you used the jellybeans to sit up the ice cream cones- what a great Summer party idea! I’ll be keeping my eyes out for TCBY in a grocer’s freezer near me!

  18. I am coming over for whatever party you have. This looks so good. And you and I are in the same boat on sunshine and light as well. DRIVE AWAY the Shadows girl with TCBY! Ice Cream=Sunshine right?

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