pin the cherry on the ice cream cone

I thought I’d show you a few things I’ve been working on for Sadie’s party, so here’s a game I made the other day. Pin the cherry on the ice cream cone.

gah! cute. I know toddlers probably won’t really “get” this game, but the cute factor is off the charts! (in my head it is at least…)

I used wrapping paper for the ice cream part, two layers because it had a blue polka dot back. (reversible) Didn’t want that showing through! heavens to Betsy!

I was bent on the cone looking “real”, like a waffle cone, so I cut up some butcher paper (from my mom, thanks momma!), with my rotary cutter, in 1 inch strips, and taped them to one side of my cone-shaped piece of poster board (left side), then across the other way, and then kinda wove them together. I’m sure there’s a tutorial out there somewhere for this technique but I was too lazy-er-focused, to look one up. Luckily it worked out and looks pretty good. whew!

For the cherries, I bought this pack of paper apples at the dollar store, and with a few snips of the scissors…

…they turned into cherries! Pretty clever huh? Ok, I thought so and got pretty excited in the store about my idea, also about not hand-cutting out a bunch of cherries. Sadie probably thought I was weird. Although she was pretty enamored with her lady bug wings she found there, so she probably didn’t even notice anything but those. ;D


  1. I love this idea! I need to throw my girls an ice cream party for their birthdays, December isn’t too cold for that is it? lol

  2. Such cute ideas!! I was just at the dollar store this morning buying homeschooling supplie and came across those apples. 🙂 Can’t wait to see what else you’re doing for her party. I might be stealing some of your ideas for my younger daughter’s 2nd birthday!

  3. This is adorable! You are so coordinated!

  4. oh how super cute! i think toddlers will have fun with it. we went to a 3 year olds party where they did pin the nose on mickey. kids there were from 1-4 and they all liked it. instead of blindfolding them like in the traditional game, they used a mask with the eyes cut out…still blindfold concept but kids can kind of see! spin em around and let them loose with that cherry!

  5. just stumbled upon your blog. it’s my new fav! i think we are bosom buddies. (if you don’t like anne of green gables, you won’t like that comment.)anyway – GREAT stuff – love it all – can’t wait to jump into some of this yummy stuff. thanks!

  6. Love that what a cute idea ! I hope you have a great party , I love that name Sadie .

  7. I’ve never seen brown butcher paper look so good!

  8. What a cute game! Great idea.

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