Summer and ice cream go hand in hand...it's perfect for every type of get-together. When The Bakers Party Shop
sent me their new Party Pastel Rainbow striped and polka dot cups, spoons and sprinkles
to play with, I knew they were begging to be part of an impromptu ice cream party! I love how you can mix and match the pieces to your heart's content! Enjoying a beautiful afternoon with ice cream and all the toppings you can think of, with minimal prep, means maximum fun!
Once you have a few items on hand, you will be ready to party any time! First, you need inflatable floating flamingo drink coasters from Oriental Trading
; seriously, every party needs them. I added a short glass to each one for our toppings.
I always have rolls of butcher paper in kraft and black paper on hand; it is the perfect stuff for table covers and backdrops. Cover your table with black paper and a white pencil for labeling the best part...
...the toppings! From candy to fruit to marshmallows and cookies, the sky's the limit! I like to use the four ice cream topping groups; Chewy, Sweet, Crunchy and Saucy, because I know there will be something for everyone! Here are a few ideas we used and more...
cookie crumbles circus animal crackers
chopped up chocolate candy mini chocolate chips
gummy worms whipped cream
various flavors of gummy bears sprinkles
cookie wafers syrups
flavored marshmallows fruit toppings
Teddy Grahams M&Ms
gummy rings berries
Invite friends to bring their favorite topping! Be sure and do a little coordinating or you will have 10 bottles of syrup on your hands.
To make our ice cream cups even more fun, I rimmed the lip with marshmallow fluff and dipped into sprinkles before we filled them with our sweet creations.
Be sure to have lots of vanilla ice cream and napkins on hand...Shop Sweet Lulu's
ice cream napkins matched perfectly with our cups and spoons.
With just a few items, you can have sweet, summer fun anytime! I hope this inspires you to throw your own impromptu ice cream party. Be sure and check out my Fun Ice Cream Floats post
for even more inspiration!
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