It’s thoughtful and fun to base the menu for a baby shower around the mother-to-be’s cravings — when else can you serve cold cereal and still feel elegant? To round out the spread serve scones with jam and honey butter as well as these scrumptious Snickerdoodle Muffins. And below you’ll see instructions for our DIY Ice Buckets.
Although Captain Crunch may be the main course, you can still serve the cereal bowls on your finest crystal pedestal. These genius DIY Ice Block Buckets keep milk cold for the Cereal Bar without detracting an ounce of style.
TO MAKE: Rinse an empty Goldfish carton then pour in distilled water to a depth of 2 inches. Freeze overnight. Remove from freezer and place an inexpensive vase (or other cylinder that is wider than the milk carafe) onto the now-solid ice base within the carton. Weigh down the vase with a handful of marbles or rocks. Pour distilled water between the vase and the carton and fill to desired height. Freeze for 2-3 days. Once solid, remove from freezer. Pour COLD water into your vase to help loosen and remove from carton. Tear the cardboard carton away to reveal your completed Ice Block Bucket. Keep frozen until party time. CAUTION: Hot water may crack your vase. In fact, all things considered this project is probably not the place for any heirloom pieces.