No food is more satisfying on a hot summer day as ice cream! Summer is the perfect time to invite family, friends and neighbors over for an ice cream social. I mean, what’s better than sharing a few laughs and memories on a hot summer day over ice cream? Ice cream parties are also great for bridal showers, birthdays, weddings and other special occasions! We’ve gathered some of our favorite ice cream party ideas and tip, as well as some of our favorite ice cream party favors to top off your sweet party!
Ice Cream Party Invitations
Scoop up the excitement early in the planning stage by sending your guest a fun and festive invitation featuring sweet treats in summer pastel colors!
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Ice Cream Party Decorations
There are many ways you can decorate your ice cream party! Go back in time by creating an adorable old fashion ice cream parlor as your ice cream station! Make sure to include lots of pastel colors, banners with ice creams, stripes, and more!
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Ice Cream Party – Flavors
What’s an ice cream party without some ice cream! When choosing ice cream flavors, make sure to purchase the simple flavors. Why simple flavors? The simpler flavors pair well with the toppings you’re going to be providing! Complicated and mixed flavors, like “Animal Cookie” Vanilla Bean or Toffee Nut Crunch, can be a little too sweet if you’re planning on having family and friends pile on a bunch of toppings.
Ice cream classic favors must haves:
- Mint Chip
- Rocky Road
- Chocolate Chip
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TIP: Scooping ice cream can sometimes get a little messy! Try pre-scopping the ice cream and placing them on cupcake liners atop of a frozen tray or leave it on a try atop of dry ice.
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Ice Cream Party Toppings – Toppings Bar
Top it all off with a sweet topping bar! A pretty make-your-own sundae station stacked high with toppings, colorful glass bowls and an assortment of cones are all it takes to bring a festive touch. Make sure to have a wide variety of toppings for your guest to choose from. To make sure you have a great selection, make sure to think of these four categories: healthy, sweet, crunchy, and saucy.
Some must-have toppings include:
- Cherries (Maraschino cherry are great too!)
- Chocolate chips
- Candy Bits (KitKats, M&M’s, Reese Pieces)
- Syrups (strawberry, chocolate, caramel)
- Fruits (blueberries, peaches, strawberries)
- Graham cracker crumble
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A great way to display your toppings is to place them in mason jars! At HotRef, we have a variety of mason jars
! Add a personal touch to your mason jar with our mason jars featuring personalized stickers! We offer a wide range of sticker designs that can be personalized to include a name, event date, or a small little message.
Ice Cream Party Favors
Top of your celebration with a memorable party favor! At HotRef, we have some adorable ice cream party favors
that wills surely be the cherry on top of your ice cream bash:
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Our DIY Blank Mini Ice Cream Containers
are great for those who want to take a midnight snack back home! Guest can write their names on the cups to make sure no one takes their sweet creation at the end of the night. Also, it’s a great activity for the kids as they can draw and color these cup however they want!