Think outside the cupcake box for your kid’s summer birthday party. From a charming organic ice cream cake to all-natural popsicles made with local summer fruit, we’ve found cool treats to hit every sweet tooth and to fit every budget. Worried they’ll melt? Most will bring and serve a whole cart to you! Keep reading to see our cool picks that are sure to please all the kiddos (and parents!) at your birthday party, especially if it’s an al fresco affair.
Melt Bakery Ice Cream Sandwich
Why choose between ice cream and cookies when you can have both? We discovered Melt Bakery’s artisanal ice cream sandwiches walking down the High Line during a heat wave and it really hit the spot. Think the kiddos would love the Elvis sandwich with peanut butter cookies and banana ice cream and the classic, chocolate chip and walnut cookies with vanilla ice cream.
Ordering: Stop by the Lower East Side storefront (132 Orchard Street) with a cooler to pick up your favorite sandwich flavors. Better yet, order 12 or more ice cream sammies and they’ll deliver straight to you. If you’re throwing a big gig, you can impress by renting the whole sandwich cart and ice cream gal to hand the treats out!
Photo courtesy of Melt Bakery
What’s your favorite cold summer treat to have with the kids? Add your suggestion to our list!
— Sarah K. Choi