Meet Lily, an original 1980’s Bedford CF Ice Cream Van, adorned with retro candy stripes, ready to serve luxury ice cream and sweet treats to you, along with her owner Poppy.

She has been lovingly dolled up and given a new lease of life, and loves bringing an added element of sunshine, happiness and nostalgia to any occasion. 

She especially loves attending: 

  • Weddings
  • Birthdays - children and adults alike (‘Ice Cream Smash’ Photoshoots also offered!)
  • Hen parties
  • Anniversary parties
  • Christening parties
  • School proms
  • Graduations

Lily is a real crowd pleaser, and is sure to be a long lasting talking point, making your special event one to remember.

She will make a fabulous addition to your wedding or party photographs, as well as delighting your guests with the delectable treats that she has to offer on board! 

  

Lily also loves to join in at all kinds of public events, including:

  • Country shows
  • Carnivals
  • Festivals
  • School fetes 
  • Sports days
  • Food festivals
  • Fundraisers
  • Promotional events
  • New business/shop openings
  • Corporate events
  • Product launches
  • Village Fayres
  • Horse and dog shows

If you are organising an event and would like Poppy’s Vintage Ices to attend, selling ice creams, sorbets and sweets please get in touch with Poppy to discuss your requirements and receive a quote.

 

Lily is also available to hire for photo shoots, television and film work, with or without ice cream. 

Lily is available to hire all year round, come rain or shine. In the event of our British weather not being too kind, so long as she can fit, she will happily join you inside a marquee, barn or other large indoor space. Feel free to set up any gazebos or sun shelters next to or over her too, she can be flexible to help keep your guests happy and comfortable!

Rest assured in the knowledge that Poppy’s Vintage Ices has Public Liability Insurance, comprehensive vehicle insurance, up to date Food Safety training and is registered as a food business with Monmouthshire County Council, with a Food Hygiene Rating of 5. Paperwork can be provided to you on request.

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Poppy’s Vintage Ices proudly stocks Brooke’s Wye Valley Dairy Co. Ice cream which is made locally from the milk and double cream of pedigree Jersey cows. It comes in a wonderful variety of mouth watering flavours, contains no artificial colouring or preservative and is gluten free. We also stock their range of refreshing sorbets.

ICE CREAM FLAVOURS

  • Vanilla

  • Strawberries and Cream

  • Double Chocolate

  • Coffee and Cream

  • Toffee Crunch

  • Mint Choc Chip

  • Welsh Gold with Honeycomb

  • Banana and Toffee

  • Cointreau and Orange

  • Raspberry Ripple

  • Coconut

  • Salted Caramel

  • Lemon Meringue

  • Rum & Raisin

 

SORBET FLAVOURS

  • Mango

  • Lemon

  • Strawberry

  • Passion Fruit

  • Raspberry

  • Marque de Champagne

  • Morello Cherry

  • Lime

  • Mandarin

  • Blackcurrant

  • Elderflower

  • Apple

 

In addition to Brooke’s delicious range of products we also offer a dairy free/vegan ice cream option in Vanilla, Chocolate and Raspberry flavours, along with dairy free/vegan chocolate sauce and sprinkles to ensure we can please a wide range of dietary requirements. This ice cream is soya based and nut free.  

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Tuck Shop style Sweets

As well as icy delights, we also stock a selection of your favourite traditional sweets, to take away tuck shop style, in pink stripe paper bags to match Lily.

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WEDDINGS

Wedding packages are inclusive of the following:

  • 6 flavours of luxury locally made Brookes Wye Valley Dairy ice cream/sorbet chosen by the bride(s)/groom(s) with one generous serving per person

  • 2 hours exclusive ice cream van hire and friendly service from Poppy

  • Photo opportunities for the bridal party and guests with Lily the Ice Cream Van which makes a quirky, fun addition to your wedding album

  • Premium quality waffle cones, ice cream tubs and spoons

  • An assortment of sauces, sprinkles and Cadbury flakes

  • Colour coordinated napkins

  • Lily the Ice Cream Van beautifully decorated with country style hessian bunting, vintage style accessories and flowers

  • A Personalised message for the bride & groom/bride & bride/groom & groom featured on the ice cream van windows

  • Travel up to a 25 mile radius of Caerwent, Monmouthshire

Optional extras for a supplement charge include:

  • Retro tuck shop style sweet bags

  • Additional time for Lily to remain at your wedding

Contact Poppy for a no obligation, personalised quote, specially tailored to your requirements. A 25% non refundable deposit is payable upon booking to secure your date, and the final balance is payable 4 weeks prior to your wedding.

PARTIES

Parties and other private events packages are available from a minimum of 20 guests and are fully inclusive of:

  • 4 flavours of luxury locally made Brookes Wye Valley Dairy ice cream/sorbet chosen by you, with one generous serving per person

  • Private hire of Lily the Ice Cream Van and all her country vintage style decorations

  • 1 &½ hours friendly service from Poppy

  • Premium quality waffle cones, ice cream tubs and spoons

  • An assortment of sprinkles, sauces and Cadbury flakes

  • Photo opportunities for the guests with Lily the Ice Cream Van

  • A Personalised message relating to the celebration/event featured on the ice cream van window

  • Balloons (optional), bunting and country style decorations adorning Lily the ice cream van

  • Travel up to 10 mile radius of Caerwent, Monmouthshire

 

Children’s party packages start from £80 based on up to 10 children, and are inclusive of the following:

  • 4 flavours of luxury locally made Brookes Wye Valley Dairy ice cream/sorbet chosen by you, with one generous serving per person

  • Private hire of Lily the Ice Cream Van and all her country vintage style decorations

  • 1 &½ hours friendly service from Poppy

  • Premium quality waffle cones, ice cream tubs and spoons

  • An assortment of sprinkles, sauces and Cadbury flakes

  • Ice cream themed colouring sheets and crayons for young guests

  • Photo opportunities for the birthday child and guests with Lily the Ice Cream Van - the birthday child has special treatment by being invited into the van to play the chimes and sit in the driver's seat to have their photo taken

  • Personalised message for the birthday child/children featured on the ice cream van windows

  • Birthday balloons and bunting decorating Lily the ice cream van

  • Travel within NP16/NP26 postcodes. (Other localities within a 10 mile radius can be catered for at a small travel supplement)

 

  • Tuck shop style pick 'n' mix sweets in candy striped paper bags are an ideal alternative to party bags, and are available at 50p per guest as an added optional extra

 

For parties that require extra time, additional treats and anything else you’d like to include, please contact Poppy, and she will happily tailor a no obligation quote according to your needs. The more fun and quirkier the better!

A 25% non refundable deposit is payable upon booking to secure your date, and the final balance is payable 4 weeks prior to your party.

‘ICE CREAM SMASH’ PHOTO SHOOT

Ice Cream Smash photo shoots are now available exclusively with the collaboration of Poppy's Vintage Ices and Ooh La La Photography.

Our ice cream smash photo shoot is a fantastic and unique way to capture memories of your little one’s (or not so little one's!) special milestones or birthdays, or just for fun! It is also an exciting and tasty experience for the children, and sure to raise a smile or two! 

The photo shoot package available is £180 and is fully inclusive of the following:

  • Up to 1 hour photo shoot session with Brookes ice cream, sprinkles, sauces and Cadbury flake for each individual participant.

  • Hire of Lily the ice cream van and colour coordinating props, including balloons, bunting, pretty decorations, bistro set table & chairs, picnic blanket, straw bale, and a personalised message of your choice on the ice cream van window.

  • Photographs captured by experienced, award winning photographer Linda Williams of Ooh La La Photography.

  • 10 high resolution, edited digital images of your choice on disc.

  • All images taken are available to view on an online album with the opportunity to purchase additional shots.

To book this fabulous photo shoot please contact:

Linda on: 07749 660774 or email: linda@oohlalabylinda.co.uk

Poppy on: 07429 039527 0r email: poppysvintageices@gmail.com

 

 

COLLABORATION WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES FOR THE PERFECT EVENT PACKAGE COMBO

FACE PAINTING & ICE CREAM PARTIES

'Poppy's Vintage Ices' and 'Face Painting by Irene' have combined forces to bring you a fun, colourful & delicious party package that all children will love! Exclusive to the local area (South Monmouthshire)

Included in the package is:

Private hire of Lily the Ice Cream Van and all her kitsch, retro decorations

Private hire of face painting/glitter tattoo services from Irene for 1 and a 1/2 hours, including exclusive designs for the ice cream van themed parties

1 and a 1/2 hours friendly ice cream service from Poppy

Ice cream themed colouring sheets and crayons for younger children

4 different flavours of luxury, locally produced Brookes Wye Valley Dairy ice cream chosen by you

An assortment of sprinkles, sauces and Cadbury chocolate flakes

Premium quality waffle cones, tubs and spoons

Photo opportunities with Lily the Ice Cream Van - the birthday child also has special treatment to come into the van, play the chimes and sit in the driver's seat to have their photo taken

Personalised message for the birthday child featured on the ice cream van window

Birthday balloons decorating the ice cream van

Travel costs within NP16/NP26 postcodes

Pick n mix bags of retro sweets are an optional extra of 50p per child and are a hassle-free alternative to party/loot bags to take home after the party.

Price starts at £110 for an all inclusive package.

 

 

THE LITTLE BREW

Exciting news! Poppy of Poppy's Vintage Ices and Graeme of The Little Brew Vintage Coffee Trailer, both based in South Monmouthshire, are collaborating to bring you the ultimate hire package for your special event or occasion. With a rustic, vintage theme they will look fantastic at weddings, parties and all kinds of events, whilst providing you with top quality products and impeccable service.

Poppy's Vintage Ices is a vintage ice cream van serving locally produced luxury Brookes Wye Valley Dairy ice cream and sorbets, as well as retro pick 'n' mix style sweets, all beautifully decked out in a kitsch, vintage country style that appeals to young and old alike, and evokes a real sense of nostalgia.

The Little Brew is a vintage coffee trailer serving serving great coffee as well as a wide variety of homemade bakes & other hot & cold drinks. Their locally sourced milk is supplied fresh daily by Mead Farm (that makes the best hot chocolates!). The Little Brew is a small local company who can accommodate requests and make your special event truly unique & memorable.

To get in touch with Poppy please call/text 07429 039527 or email: poppysvintageices@gmail.com

To get in touch with Graeme please call/text 07392 141620 or email: info@thelittlebrew.co.uk

Poppy & Graeme have been featured in the business section of the South Wales Argus, detailing their unique collaboration - take a look via this link - http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/gwentnews/15440670.A_very_vintage_way_of_doing_business/

 

The Little Brew & Poppy's Vintage Ices

The Little Brew & Poppy's Vintage Ices

Graeme of The Little Brew & Poppy of Poppy's Vintage Ices (photo credit: Jo Barnes, South Wales Argus)

Graeme of The Little Brew & Poppy of Poppy's Vintage Ices (photo credit: Jo Barnes, South Wales Argus)

Poppy & Irene - offering Ice cream & face painting party packages

Poppy & Irene - offering Ice cream & face painting party packages

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For fun, frolics, delicious treats and a scoop of nostalgia, look no further! Get in touch via the form or by contacting Poppy directly.

Contact Poppy here:

Email: poppysvintageices@gmail.com

Telephone: 07429 039527