Planning an ice cream party? The aforementioned frozen treat may be the star, but it’s far from the only must-have. You’ll also need tons of toppings and mix-ins. From sprinkles and chopped nuts to M&M’s and gummy bears, the sky's the limit. Then there’s the hot fudge, various ooey gooey sauces, and whipped cream. And that’s just the the beginning…
Don’t forget about invites, cutlery, napkins, decor, and entertainment. Simply put: A lot goes into throwing a stellar ice cream social. Scroll on to get the scoop.
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Invitations set the tone for your event. While you could just call up your pals, if you want to make your bash extra special—even before it begins—we recommend sending out invitations. How adorable are these DIY invites from Damask Love?Continue to 2 of 16 below.
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What’s a sundae without hot fudge? This chocolate sauce by Baking Mischief has all the warm and gooey goodness you crave but it’s simple to execute. Suppose you could say it’s a “faux hot fudge.” Whatever you want to call it, it’s super yummy.Continue to 3 of 16 below.
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Homemade caramel is downright delicious on everything from ice cream to brownies. Want to up your sauce game? You can’t go wrong with a drizzle of marshmallow, strawberry, or butterscotch.Continue to 4 of 16 below.
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Peanut butter cups and gummy bears and M&M’s oh my! Serve your toppings in mason jars with spoons for each. Et voila, you’ve got a build-your-own sundae bar. It’s like a buffet—only better and sweeter.Continue to 5 of 16 below.
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When it comes to sundae toppings, sprinkles are in a category of their own. Of course, you can pick up a pack at the store. Although, if you have the time and enjoying making things from scratch (and for that, we applaud you!), why not test your skills with these classic sprinkles? Bonus: You can customize the hues to match the theme and color scheme of your fête.Continue to 6 of 16 below.
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What frosting is to a cake, whipped cream is to a sundae. The perfect finishing touch—well, that and the cherry. This recipe from The Gracious Wife is light, airy, and absurdly addictive.Continue to 7 of 16 below.
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Angled Dessert Bowls
How cute are these crafty dessert bowls from A Kailo Chic Life? We adore the angled shape and bright shades.Continue to 8 of 16 below.
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Homemade, crispy, and perfectly sweet ice cream cones make a party extra special. This recipe can also be shaped over the back of a muffin pan to make edible bowls.Continue to 9 of 16 below.
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Sprinkled Chocolate Ice Cream Cones
Chocolate cones anyone? You can even get the kiddos involved in the decorating process. Dip ‘em in white chocolate and bedeck with sprinkles, pop rocks, and crushed candy for a pop of color!Continue to 10 of 16 below.
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Dipped Ice Cream Cone Bowls
Alternatively, why not consider edible, cone bowls? Sure, they’re bound to be a bit messier, but they’re so tasty, it’s totally worth it.Continue to 11 of 16 below.
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Holographic Ice Cream Cone Wrappers
While we love ice cream cones, one thing we’re less fond of is sticky hands. Prevent grimy paws with these holographic wrappers. Problem solved!Continue to 12 of 16 below.
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Ice Cream Cone Stand
This cute, cone stand makes decorating a breeze. Set your treats in the dedicated holders and go to town topping with rainbow sprinkles, cherries, etc.Continue to 13 of 16 below.
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Plain wooden cutlery, while practical, lack a bit of pizzazz. The same could NOT be said out these these sprinkle-specked spoons from Partyography!Continue to 14 of 16 below.
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Napkins are a must to keep messes to a minimum. This tutorial from Design Eat Repeat shows you how to personalize paper goods with celebratory phrases like “here for the cake”—or, in the case of your soiree, “we all scream for ice cream.”Continue to 15 of 16 below.
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Pin the Cherry on the Ice Cream Game
Pin the tail on the donkey is a party classic. This genius little game is sure to be the cherry on the top of a spectacular—not to mention sweet—ice cream social.Continue to 16 of 16 below.
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