My mom reminded me last night on the phone that I never updated my blog with the final word on this post. It's official...I won an ice cream party for my neighborhood on July 26! I finally got a thick envelope in the mail on June 24 with all the info. Dreyer's is going to send me everything I need to have an ice cream party for 100 people, including 12 cartons of ice cream. I was telling my visiting teachers all about it and mentioned how I'm going to buy extra ice cream and some waffle cones so I'll have enough for more than 100 people, only to discover that one of my visiting teachers' sons is something for the local Dreyer's distribution center in SLC and can get us a couple of extra cartons for free! It's going to be so great. I'm still going to get some ice cream cones (that will make the bowls and spoons go further) and extra napkins, but the cost will be minimal and well worth it. I think I'll just borrow some tables from the church, a couple of sun shades from the neighbors and have the party in our back yard. Plus our back yard neighbors have a swing set that everyone plays on, so that will be fun for all the kiddies.
However, I think I might wait to have the party until the second weekend in August since a lot of the people I've talked to will be out of town July 26. I forgot that July 24 is a state holiday when I picked my preferred weekends. Go figure. Dreyer's said I can delay my party, but I'll have to find a way to store the ice cream in the meantime. It'll all work out. My neighbors are definitely dreamy enough to hold off my Dreyer's Slow Churned Neighborhood Salute for a couple of weeks.
This is going to be so so awesome!