A scoop of chocolate, a scoop of vanilla, a scoop of strawberry, a dollop of whipped cream and a fine chocolate drizzle… Oh, and add sprinkles, while you’re at it! Sounds delicious, right? Nothing is more refreshingly tasty than having an Ice Cream Social with friends and family this summer.
Plan an Ice Cream Social for your neighborhood. It’s a great way for everyone to get to know one another, and to meet new neighbors. If you have a Home Owners Association, this would be perfect for a snack while meeting. It might just cool down the meeting!
HOLY MOLY, it’s HOT!
Add a little taste of heaven to your next Church event or gathering this summer. What a wonderful way to welcome new members each month, or to simply socialize with one another. For fun, have members sign up to bring their favorite toppings – you never know what you’re going to get!
Have an ice cream party at your child’s next birthday party or summer party! Most kids love ice cream, especially in the scorching summer months! Keep them cool and sugared up with a wide variety of ice cream flavors and toppings!
When preparing for an Ice Cream Social, you want to make sure that you setup for an easy cleanup! When you have your ice cream party supplies and table in position, cover it with a table cover. It is easy to wipe off any spills, and can be tossed out after the party. Be creative with how you display your ice cream and toppings! For example, put a label on a metal pail with the flavor of ice creams name on it. Pre-scoop your ice cream into the pail for easy serving. Use Mason Jars to hold your toppings. It adds great color to the table with the transparent jars. You can easily add labels to the mason jars, or simply print out a label to put on a popsicle stick to be displayed inside, or to be propped in front, of the jars. Don’t forget your ice cream cups. Use either disposable ice cream cups or plastic cups with plastic spoons for later use. Top your ice cream bar off with Ice Crème Cone Balloons!
How to make Ice Crème Cone Balloons
Cut a large sheet of brown paper into a 32-inch circle. Cut the circle into quarters. Fold each quarter into a cone shape and secure with tape. Tie a ribbon onto a balloon, and then thread the ribbon through the cone. Tape the ribbon at the bottom of the cone to keep the balloon in place.
Ice Crème Cone Balloons; How to – from: Food Network Magazine, Kids, April 2014