Have you ever been to an ice cream party?
Of course, you have. You know, the ‘bring your own container’ kind of party where everybody helps themselves to ice cream. They’re kind of fun and low-key, but why stop there?
There are a ton of ways to spruce up your next ice cream fest or party. You might be surprised at how much you can do with such a standard-looking staple food.
If you’re throwing a party and want to make it memorable, keep reading for some great ice cream party ideas.
Picking the Perfect Location
From outdoor or indoor party ideas to renting or using a home or venue, there are so many options. To get the atmosphere just right, a venue that has wide open space and plenty of tables and chairs to relax and talk would be ideal.
Keeping in mind the size of the guest list, it may also be necessary to look for a place with enough room to accommodate everyone without feeling cramped. Parking is also necessary for guests to arrive safely and easily.
Start with a choice of ice cream flavors and cones, ensuring that there are vegan and dairy options. Next, choose a variety of toppings such as sprinkles, chocolate ganache, crushed candy, and syrups.
You will also need disposable cups, spoons, and spigots to serve the ice cream. For a fun and hassle-free party experience, you can also click here to rent carts.
Choosing Delicious Toppings
Start with a variety of syrups – think chocolate, salted caramel, butterscotch, and strawberries. Then end with a make-your-own sundae bar, with a variety of fun toppings.
Provide plenty of whipped cream, cherries, and a range of candies. Have extra bowls on hand for guests to mix combos of toppings and create their perfect sundae.
Creating an Exciting Decor Scheme
Start by picking a fun, vibrant color palette that ties in with the ice cream theme. Think bright pinks, blues, and greens, or any combination of bright vibrant colors.
Think about incorporating items like polka dots, gingham, and stripes. Use layered colored bunting to create a polka-dot backdrop. Hang fun balloons or garlands in coordinating colors.
To set the mood and bring the summer vibes, hang up string lights and paper lanterns for a warm atmosphere. Display different colors of balloons and streamers to give the room a lively touch.
Entertaining Games and Activities
Set up an ice cream decorating station to let the creativity and tastes of kids and adults alike run wild. Or, catch guests by surprise with an ice cream-eating competition.
Finally, create an ice cream sundae runner race. Split the guests into teams and give each team the challenge to finish their ice cream sundae the quickest. Add some fun music and award a silly prize to the winners.
A Guide to an Incredible Ice Cream Party
Throwing an incredible ice cream party can be a fun and rewarding process. Put together the menu and décor, and be sure to have plenty of ice cream on hand.
With this guide, you’re sure to have a party that will be talked about for years to come. So what are you waiting for? Raise your spoon and get the party started!
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