Sweet Summer Ice Cream Party

Sweet Summer Ice Cream Party

What did the fruit say to the ice cream?…

Sweet Summer Ice Cream Party

… I’m sweet on you! Cheesy jokes aside, there was plenty of sweetness to go around at our Happy Sundae party, where ice cream and bright sunshine set the scene for the perfect summer fun. What better way to celebrate the season than with an ice cream bar featuring Tillamook’s fantastic classic flavors?! Guests were able to create their own sundaes using a variety of toppings including: raspberry, kiwi, mango and more. I wanted to share pictures from the party and give you some inspiration for your own little ice cream social. Summer is always an excellent time to get together with friends and family. Why not celebrate? Here are my tips for creating a party to remember.

Sweet Summer Ice Cream Party

1. Awesome Options - Give people lots of choices. Tillamook ice cream is the perfect summer pick-me-up and you deserve a treat! Enhance the natural, creamy flavors with fresh fruit for a healthy twist on a classic summer dessert. My favorite flavor is Old-Fashioned Vanilla, but there are tons of awesome ones to choose from– Mudslide to Birthday Cake to Mint Chocolate Chip, there’s a flavor out there for everyone. After all, Tillamook is dairy done right. It’s natural, delicious and creamy. And it makes it even more fun when they get to sample all of them if they wish!

Sweet Summer Ice Cream Party
Sweet Summer Ice Cream Party

2. Find Your Vibe - Are you a balloon person? Or a streamer person? Maybe you’re like me and you love both. We matched the colors of our streamer wall to coordinate with the classic Tillamook cartons. The pastel, nostalgic colors were a perfect match and the results were so cute, I had to bring the streamer wall home so I could use it again. Other cute decorations– including a mini letterboard, pastel tassel banner, and gorgeous flower arrangements - brought the whole look together beautifully. Don’t be scared to put a twist on it - because creativity is key, find ways to incorporate other things you love into the mix. We repurposed a paint palette and used it to arrange the fruit toppings in rainbow order.

Sweet Summer Ice Cream Party

3. Invite Your Tribe - Keep it simple. The goal is to enjoy the event with family and friends– not obsess over every little detail. I really wanted a balloon wall but I was short on time so I brought in the experts. I hired a local balloon designer, who came in and created an epic masterpiece. It freed me up to focus on building the balloon cloud of my wildest dreams. If someone you know is an amazing baker or loves decorating a space, bring them in and collaborate to create something beautiful. Ask people to bring one or two of their favorite toppings or dishes to make things easier. If you’re short on freezer space, never fear, pick up the ice cream right before the celebration. Use this to find the closest Tillamook ice cream and don’t sweat the small stuff.

Sweet Summer Ice Cream Party
Sweet Summer Ice Cream Party
Sweet Summer Ice Cream Party

Of course any excuse to celebrate is a good one, and having an ice cream party is no exception. Even though I know the kids would naturally enjoy it, the adults at the party couldn’t help but indulge just a little, too. A few of us even went back for seconds and maybe even thirds. After all, life is short and it’s up to us to make it as sweet as possible. 

Behind the Scenes of a Photo Shoot

Amy Tangerine Behind the Scenes

When I was in college I was working as a freelance fashion stylist in Atlanta. Shortly after I graduated, I started my own company producing photo shoots for various clients like magazines and print catalogs. It was a really fun experience and I miss the collaborative outings of those creative photo shoots. Thankfully, I still get to dabble in it every now and again. This time though I was asked to model for my friend Alisha of LISH Creative after Forme Comfort thought my legs would look good for some of their photos. Plus I was able to lend some of my chalk lettering skills as well. It was such a fun day!

Hope you enjoy the video!

Happy Halloween + a little behind the scenes

Treat Yo' Self!

If you're following along on Instagram, you probably already saw on Stories (I love and don't love that they disappear within 24 hours) that I had a cute little assistant helping behind the scenes of this photo shoot. I had it all set up in the kitchen where there is excellent and even natural light on most days. After doing some variations, I left it set up in case it needed further tweaking, but I had to pick Jack up from preschool. Once we got home, it was one of the first things he noticed and he said, "I want to help you do your work." Love that he is genuinely interested in what I need to do for work sometimes and that he can actually be a little assistant every once in a while.

Amy Tangerine - behind the scenes

I lettered this using my latest paint obsession - Dr. Ph Martin's Watercolors. This XL watercolor pad that's 18x24 inches has really come in handy for the larger scale projects I have been working on. Hope you enjoyed this little peek into what goes on.