creepy crawly ice cream party ideas

You know we're always down for fun ice cream party ideas, so when I saw some “creepy crawly” themed cupcakes on Pinterest the other day, I just had to do an ice cream party version of it.

ice cream party

I picked up some Smart & Final vanilla bean ice cream and prepped for the party by freezing scoops individually on parchment paper for about a day. This helps them become nice and firm so that they don't melt as quickly while guests decorate them (we did the same thing for our ice cream clown party last year).

ice cream party ideas

We laid out a ton of fun snack and candy ingredients for people to use to decorate their creepy crawly ice cream creations, including red vines, pretzel sticks, salt water taffy, Oreos, gummy worms, raisins, and some cake sprinkles and food dye pens.

butterfly ice cream party

There were some seriously clever creations, ranging from the creepy and crawly to the very pretty.

creepy crawly ice cream party

The googly eyes and flaily legs made this spider look just friendly enough to eat.

creepy crawly ice cream party ideas

I loved this simple idea for an earth worm made out of taffy!

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Although I have to admit, it was a bit of a struggle determining what every creation was. I think this here is a mosquito that somehow looks like a mouse, and a squished bumble bee.

ants on a hill ice cream

Ants on a hill.

ice cream party ideas

And this one is actually an old family recipe that my grandma made up when we were kids: worms and Oreo “dirt” on ice cream.

baby ice cream

I know you're all just waiting for pictures of the baby with his ice cream. Here ya go. He agrees with me that Smart & Final's vanilla bean is the best. It's fun to have ice cream that you can dress up a little. We did eventually break out the whipped cream and hot fudge sauce. For more fun ice cream party ideas from some fellow bloggers, check out Smart & Final's website, Twitter and Facebook pages, or find them on the linky below!

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