Hosting An Ice Cream Social: 6 Tips For A Memorable Frozen Dessert Party

Ice cream socials are the perfect way to boost awareness of your shop whenever people have a craving for ice cream! You are able to create a lasting memory that brings people together and gives them a taste of heaven! Hosting an ice cream social will only benefit your relationship with your customers and have them continually coming back for more!  In this blog post, we'll share some valuable tips to help you plan and execute a memorable frozen dessert party that will have your guests screaming for more.

1. Choose a Theme:
To add a touch of excitement to your ice cream social, consider selecting a fun theme. It could be as simple as a color scheme or something more elaborate like a tropical paradise or a retro soda shop. Choosing a theme will help you with decorations, invitations, and even the flavors of ice cream you serve

2. Create a Delicious Menu:

The heart and soul of any ice cream social is, of course, the frozen desserts. Aim to provide a variety of flavors and toppings to suit different preferences. Consider classics like vanilla and chocolate, along with some unique options such as salted caramel or strawberry cheesecake. Offer a range of toppings like fresh fruits, crushed candies, nuts, sprinkles, and sauces. Don't forget to include dairy-free or vegan options for guests with dietary restrictions.

3. Set Up a DIY Sundae Bar:

One of the highlights of an ice cream social is the chance for guests to create their own delicious sundaes. Set up a DIY sundae bar with an array of ice cream flavors, toppings, and sauces. Provide different types of cones, bowls, and spoons to accommodate everyone's preferences. Make sure to label each topping for easy identification and consider adding a few unexpected surprises like cookie crumbles or whipped cream.

4. Offer Entertainment:

While the ice cream will surely be the star of the show, consider providing additional entertainment to keep your guests engaged. You can set up outdoor games like cornhole or a ring toss, or organize a sundae-making contest for some friendly competition. If space allows, consider hiring a live musician or creating a playlist of upbeat tunes to set the mood.

5. Decorate to Delight:

Enhance the ambiance of your ice cream social with playful decorations. Use colorful balloons and streamers to create a festive atmosphere. Consider using ice cream-themed tablecloths, plates, and napkins to tie everything together. Adding some whimsical touches like vintage ice cream parlor signs or personalized ice cream cone centerpieces will make your setup visually appealing.

6. Capture the Moments:

Don't forget to document the fun and laughter at your ice cream social. Set up a photo booth area with props and signs for guests to pose with. You can also create a designated hashtag for social media sharing. Encourage your guests to take pictures and share their experiences online, creating a lasting memory of the event.

Hosting an ice cream social is a delightful way to bring people together for a sweet and memorable experience. By following these tips, you can create a truly unforgettable frozen dessert party that will leave your guests smiling from ear to ear. Remember to infuse your personal touch and creativity into the event, and most importantly, have fun!

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About the Author: Tim Porter

Tim is the CEO and people builder of In his free time, he enjoys being with his family, collecting watches, and Classic Mini Coopers.


Our purpose at Frozen Dessert Supplies is "Build People and Deliver Joy." That means that everything we do, from manufacturing to packaging to delivery, is to build you and your business and deliver joy to you. We also strive to build our employees and help them to be better people.

Our paper ice cream cups are made withFDA approved food-safe papercoated in a thin layer ofPE (Polyethylene). Our clear plastic cups, banana split boats, and plastic dome lids are made fromPET (Polyethylene Terephthalate). Our plastic spoons and straws are made fromPP (Polypropylene). Our eco-friendly ice cream cups are made fromFDA approved food-safe papercoated in a thin layer ofPLA (Polylactic Acid). PLA is plastic made from corn starch. Our eco-friendly spoons are also made from PLA. Our eco-friendly wooden spoons are made from FDA approvedsmooth birch wood.