With Mother’s Day behind us and school almost out, it’s time to start thinking about Father’s Day. My husband’s absolute favorite thing in the world is Vanilla Bean ice cream and a good bottle of root beer. I made these Root Beer Float Kits last year for Father’s Day and they were very well received. It was fun to shop around the thrift stores for a few unique supplies and put together a gift that had some custom touches for the dads in my life. This gift is fun for dad to enjoy alone or with the whole family!
Creating a root beer float kit is simple! You can include any variety of items in the kit – here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Download the free printable root beer kit labels.
- 6-pack of Root Beer in glass beverage bottles
- Glassware – I scored these perfect mugs from the thrift store – be creative when you’re shopping for supplies!
- Ice cream scoop
- basket or tray for wrapping
- Paper Straws or straws in a fun color!
- Ice cream recipe book – I love love love the Ben & Jerry’s book pictured!
- Ice cream maker
- Gift Certificate to a local ice cream shop
- other fun snack items like peanuts or cracker jacks
Once you have collected all the goodies for your Root Beer Float Kit, begin arranging them in a basket or on a tray for gift-giving. To apply the labels to the root beer bottles, print them out on sticker paper, cut around each label, peel from the backing, and carefully smooth the sticker right over the existing beverage label. It couldn’t be easier! If you don’t have sticker paper available, you can print onto regular cardstock and simply tape each side of the label onto the bottle. Use raffia or ribbon to “wrap” the ensemble. Think about personalizing the gift by including items that are meaningful to your special dad – a gift certificate for dad’s favorite ice cream shop, mugs with his Alma Mater, a special card or notes from the kids.
Root beer floats are a favorite for so many people, full of summer nostalgia and making happy memories with loved ones. I hope a dad in your life will appreciate this gift!
I had so much fun creating this project – thanks for reading!