Entertaining New York City Style
A little known fact that you may or may not know about me is that I have an insane sweet tooth! When it comes to desert I am not shy and no matter how full I am after a meal, I will always make some room. With summer in full force and it really heating up in the city, I thought it would be fun to get some of my girlfriends together for a summer ice cream sundae party. What better way to unwind after a busy work day than indulging in your favorite flavor ice-cream (Häagen-Dazs® chocolate peanut butter is my go-to), hanging out with friends and enjoying a beautiful Manhattan sunset on the roof.
I love to entertain and host, even with our limited space in the city. And any chance I have to take something outdoors, I am going to take. Regardless of the size of your space you are working with, I think it is really important to set the mood, create a theme and make the environment feel special. I used a few of my favorite entertaining pieces from Pier 1 and made sure to have some of the cutest ice cream toppings around from Sugarfina (I mean the ice cream cones were too perfect!). Simple touches and fresh flowers can make all the difference to your party.
I wish I could claim this little oasis as my own, but my brother-in-law was so gracious to let me use his building’s roof to host this get together. I think the promise of leaving him with any extra ice cream and toppings is what sealed the deal! Conveniently, there is a Duane Reade on his block and I was able to pick up these ice cream containers on my way over without having to worry about them melting. If you live in NYC, select Duane Reade and Walgreens locations in the city are having an amazing Häagen Dazs® BOGO deal! If you buy one 14oz Häagen Dazs®, you’ll get one for free! It is the perfect reason to host a ice cream party of your own or even just stock up your freezer for those sweet tooth moments we are all guilty of. This deal is going on from July 3 – 9 and July 24 – 30! Also, throughout July, select Duane Reade and Walgreens locations in the city will giving away free Häagen Dazs® samples…another easy way to cure that sweet tooth!
Here are the participating locations:
Monday, July 11th
Duane Reade – 1 Remsen Avenue, Brooklyn (10am – 12pm)
Duane Reade – 750 New York Anenure, Brooklyn (1pm – 3pm)
Tuesday, July 12th
Walgreens – 4415 Kissena Blvd, Flushing (1pm – 3pm)
Walgreens – 1371 Metropolitain Avenue, Bronx (10am – 12pm)
Wednesday, July 13th
Duane Reade – 135 East 125th Street, New York (10am – 12pm)
Friday, July 15th
Duane Reade – 1915 3rd Avenue, New York (10am – 12pm)
Duane Reade – 300 West 135th Street, New York (1pm – 3pm)
Monday, July 25th
Duane Reade – 310 East 2nd Street, New York (10am – 12pm)
Also, there is a #HDOpenContainer Instagram Challenge that is taking place where you can enter to win prizes! To enter just simply produce an instagram image featuring at least one of the 14oz Häagen Dazs® flavors in your favorite location throughout the city. Can’t wait to check out all the images on the hashtag!
Photography by Christina Emilie
Decor via Pier 1:
Toppings by Sugarfina:
Thank you to Häagen Dazs® and Duane Reade for partnering on this post!