End of Summer Fun with Kids and an Ice Cream Bar

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A bowl of fruit on a plate, with Cream and Rice Krispies

Since my kids are getting older (the youngest is 16 and the oldest is 26!) I invited my great nieces and nephew over for an end of summer fun/back to school celebration.

The kids used to call me Auntie M but most of the time now it’s just Marty and I’m good with that.

Usually it’s, “Marty, can I have some crackers?” (Emma)

“Marty, can I play cars?” (Will)

“Marty, Carson (the puppy) scratched me.” (Madison)

Sometimes I really miss those days with littles ……and sometimes not so much!

A little boy is lying on the floor

Will was having a pretty standard three-year-old kinda day (wouldn’t eat his lunch) so Emma and Madison were my helpers.

I think this look was stop talking and hand over the goodies!

A person holding a baby

I always like to concentrate on the company when I have family over but there’s nothing wrong with adding a bit of pizzazz to the event like these mini chalkboards.

A close up of items on display

But since I’m also a wise mother I also used a plastic dollar store tablecloth! No worries, no fuss!

A counter with a stack of flyers on a table

Here are my tips for a simple end of summer fun party/back to school get together for kids (and adults, too!)

Start with a bowl.

I discovered a few months ago that I adored the combination of Rice Krispies® and ice cream when I made this amazing ice cream cake.

A person sitting on a kitchen counter

Pour in Rice Krispies®.

Since most kids love a hands on experience as this is probably the best part!

A little girl sitting at a table

Add a scoop of ice cream or yogurt.

A person sitting at a table with a plate of food, with Summer and Party

We chose vanilla but you could offer a variety of flavors. 

Top with your favorite fruit and toppings.

A person preparing food in a kitchen, with Rice and Summer

We used fresh fruit but you could also use canned to save some time or even mix both.

A bowl of fruit on a plate, with Rice Krispies and Ice cream


A little girl sitting at a table eating food, with Ice cream bar

The fun thing about this idea is you can tailor it to your family or event. 

A bowl of fruit on a plate, with Rice Krispies and Ice cream

If your family eats a bit healthier include more fruits and leave off the chocolate (but not the whipped cream, of course!)

Just don’t forget that Rice Krispies® crunch!

A bowl of fruit on a plate, with Ice cream and Rice Krispies

We had so much fun with our little get together that when I kept the kids the next day we did it again!

Did you see my homemade Rice Krispies® Treats for Easter?

You can also find Rice Krispies® on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.


Kellogg Company sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.


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  1. Thank you for linking up to last week’s Tasty Tuesday link up. I have pinned your yummy recipe to the Creative K Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board. I hope that you’ll stop by this week to link up again!

  2. Wow, such a yummy and fun idea! I will have to try with the kids! Thank you for sharing and for linking up with the OMHGWW!! Hop to see you link up again next week!! xx

  3. Loving this and I’m drooling! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing this at our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to party with you again! Lou Lou Girls