Ice cream social parties can be the perfect kid's birthday party theme and at the same time work as a fun diversion for adults on a summer weekend. There's no surprise there of course - ice cream is a treat so many of us love and enjoy, not just because it tastes great, but because of all the fun it inspires.
This frozen treat plays a big role in many summer celebrations, but why not let it take front and center? Instead of simply serving an ice cream cake at your summer soiree, make the entire party theme ice cream.
Everyone loves the create your own ice cream sundae concept and allowing your guests to mix and match their favorite ice cream with yummy toppings is an easy way to let the ice cream social become a unique experience for everyone.
Offering traditional toppings, syrups and festive sprinkles in an easy to reach display means that everyone can create their own ice cream masterpiece without too much mess or fuss.
Display sundae toppings in clear containers to make it easier for everyone to see what is available. It's also a great way to quietly incorporate the ice cream them into your party space without overshadowing your table décor.
Every sundae bar needs to be well stocked with ice cream cones, sundae cups, spoons and ice cream scoopers, so make sure you've got plenty on hand!
Top 10 Sundae Bar Ingredients
Vanilla Ice Cream
Chocolate Ice Cream
Strawberry Ice Cream
A variety of sprinkles
A variety of syrups
A variety of candies
Check out the rest of the ice cream social party details below!
We love how Coryanne used a single piece of fabric to inspire her party's decor. As a casual kids birthday celebration at home, she wanted her ice cream social to pop with color, but not have to worry about giving it a ton of attention during the party so she could partake in the festivities. Her ideas work perfectly for any summer party you want to add a fun flair to without a ton of work. Read More
Just like an ice cream sundae bar, another fun way to add a decorative and interactive element to your ice cream social is with an ice cream soda bar. Contributor Chris Nease's ideas follow along with Coryanne's creative ideas that are budget-friendly and casual, making this a relatively easy addition to your summer social! Read More
We bet you've enjoyed many a slice of ice cream cake, but these homemade ice cream cupcakes are a must-try, so skip the cake from Carvel. Their super easy to make at home and will impress your guests on how they take a more ordinary birthday treat and turn it into something new and fun. Read More
Another great way to keep things casual and family-friendly at your ice cream social is to serve one giant sundae and have everyone dig in. We love the fun this sundae recipe brings to the table, and there's plenty to go around, so no need to worry about fights! Read More
For guests who prefer to sip their dessert, this ice cream shake is delicious, and it also uses up excess cake from the ice cream cupcakes. Read More
Send your guests home with party favors that are fun, functional and keep the ice cream party going long after they leave. This DIY idea is inexpensive and won't cost you tons of time making. Read More