Banana Split Outdoor Party
A banana split outdoor party is the perfect way to kick off summer!
I used to go to a family’s banana split party every summer and I can’t help but think that summer and banana splits go hand in hand!
I’m joining some talented blogger friends for the Styled and Set Summer Entertaining blog tour hosted by my friend Lory of Designthusiasm. Be sure to visit all the beautiful outdoor inspiration at the end of this post. If you are coming over from Janet’s beautiful home of Shabbyfufu, welcome!
Hosting a banana split outdoor party is one of the easiest ways to throw a summer party. Kids and adults alike just love it! By setting everything up like a self-service station, guests can help themselves and get to have fun choosing their own toppings.
I moved the chairs away from my outdoor table so guests can walk up and make their own banana splits then grab a seat to dig in.
I added a Turkish towel down the middle of the table to use as a runner. It turned out to be very practical and pretty at the same time.
Keeping everything cold outside is essential and by using my champagne and drink buckets, it not only kept everything chilled but looked stylish at the same time.
For the large champagne bucket, I added iced and four small ice pints in different flavors. The ice cream is just stuck in between the pints of ice cream.
I filled a beverage holder with ice and added diced pineapple, strawberry sauce and chocolate sauce to enamelware cups and stuck it on the ice.
Just because it’s going outside, doesn’t mean it can’t be pretty. Use items you already have in your home to hold items.
A large circular cutting board holds a bucket with sauces, another champagne bucket with bananas, waffle bowls, a small crock filled with spoons and napkins. Corralling smaller items together and putting them on the cutting board, keeps everything at easy reach for your guests and makes for a pretty vignette.
And don’t forget to add whip cream, a bowl of sprinkles and some cherries to top off the banana split with.
This beautiful champagne bucket is from Madeline Bee Home Store.
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Don’t you want to host a banana split outdoor party now?
Check out this short video on my banana split outdoor party:
Now be sure to pop over to the talented Ann of On Sutton Place to continue the tour.
Make sure to pin it for later!
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What a great idea Jamie and am definitely pinning for later!
Thanks so much, Janet!
Jamie, this is such a great idea!! Love how you use your beautiful vintage pieces to display everything! Fabulous!
Thank you, Lory! Thank you for organizing such a wonderful tour again!
This a fun idea. You made things pretty with your bucket and bowls. Love your champagne bucket.
Thanks so much, Cindy! It was fun to use all those champagne buckets!
What a fun and simple way to enjoy a summer day with friends, and who doesn’t like banana splits!
That’s what I was thinking, Marlene!! Thank you.
This is adorable – cutest banana split outdoor party I’ve seen!
Thanks so much, Angelina! It was delicious!
Loved the post. Could you tell us what kind of paint was used on the concrete? Thank you. It is lovely.
Thank you! There are a few steps to do this but we essentially used porch and driveway paint. You can read how we did it in this post:
And now I want a banana split! What a fun way to kick off the summer 🙂 Thanks for sharing at our Merry Monday party – I’ll be featuring your banana split party this week.
haha thanks Emily!