Summer Send Off with a Milkshake Social


Forget about that bikini body, Katie Jacobs of is guest contributing today sharing the perfect summed send off: A Milkshake Social! From the most over-the-top milkshakes I have ever seen, to the cutest taste-tester, Katie has me running to the nearest ice cream parlor in jealousy! Read on for how Katie created this adorable party!

Katie writes: 

After a long hot summer of pool parties, backyard fun, and play dates around the neighborhood, I thought we’d celebrate the end of the sunny season by inviting our neighbors over for a milkshake social. Elaborate milkshakes piled high with sweet treats took center stage while a DIY milkshake bar encouraged guests to create their own masterpieces. {How cute is this for a little one’s birthday party!!}


Katie continues:

The inspiration for today’s shoot came from a restaurant in New York that serves insane milkshakes overflowing with ice cream, whipped cream, and candy. I was totally inspired to throw a party where elaborate milkshakes take centerstage as an inspiration for guests to create their own.

Katie’s Milkshake Flavors:

  • S’mores: Vanilla marshmallow milkshake topped with chocolate, graham cracker crumbs, chocolate syrup, and toasted marshmallows
  • Strawberry Sweet Tooth: Strawberry milkshake topped with whipped cream, strawberry wafers, fresh strawberries, white chocolate syrup, sprinkles, cupcakes and macarons
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies: Chocolate chip milkshake topped with whipped cream, cookie dough, chocolate chip cookies, and mini chocolate chips
  • Peanut Butter Nutella Pretzel: Chocolate milkshake topped with peanut butter, pretzels, peanut butter cookies, peanut butter cups, drizzled with warm Nutella


About Katie:

Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, this Southern girl loves to throw a party. Katie is a graphic designer, photographer, and stylist that enjoys making dinner for her family and hosting impromptu dinner parties for friends. After years of art directing magazines and styling and photographing cookbooks, she started, a food and lifestyle blog with a focus on styling, entertaining, and DIY. She has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Nashville Lifestyles, Inspired by This, Style Blueprint, and The Scout Guide, and most recently has teamed up with Reese Witherspoon’s luxury lifestyle and clothing brand, Draper James, for seasonal entertaining how-to’s.

Home location: Nashville, TN

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Photography by Amy Nicole Photo