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This will be the longest summer ever for my family. We recently moved from Texas to Virginia, so we got out of school earlier than Virginia schools, and we’ll return later than Texas schools start. It’s hot. Hot in Texas. Hot in Virginia. So we need some fun, family and friend summer activities to beat the heat and have a little bonding time. We’re better together.
You know what else is better together? Ice cream and toppings. I’m not sure what else can bring people together like ice cream. Maybe world peace, but ice cream ranks up there. To say goodbye to friends and to say hello to new ones, an ice cream party is perfect. I like simple and inexpensive.
So let’s have a backyard ice cream party! You know the casual, fun types where shoes are optional and laughs are mandatory.
If you want to do invites, you can do word of mouth, texting, paper invites, or electronic. I usually go straight to Evite. It’s simple to use, and I can always find something to fit with my theme. It’s also easy to keep track of attendees that way.
One of the things I dig about Walmart is that the ice cream is in the freezer section, obviously, but the toppings can be found at the end of the same aisle. Easy in and easy out. And I needed some toppings if we’re going to to have an ice cream party. One of the best parts about being the party planner is you get to choose your favorites. Blue Bunny® Mint Chocolate Chip and Smucker’s Chocolate Fudge Spoonable Ice Cream Topping for me. Ok, maybe I’ll get some vanilla for the kids, too. And caramel. And Keebler ice cream cones. I’m a giver.
Is it just me or is anyone else loving the clear Blue Bunny ice cream containers? I have this thing for packaging. I love seeing what I’m buying inside.
The kids wanted to serve ice cream. Hey, works for me! I get to sit and relax and eat ice cream? This is what dreams are made of. Turn your lemonade stand into an ice cream stand. You get to pay your employees in ice cream. Grab some pom poms, cute decorations, fun ice cream bowls and have the kids make signs. Ta-da! Ice cream stand. They wanted to charge money, but we had to remind them it was a party, not a business venture today.
You can also turn a table into an ice cream stand by doing the same things. Add a few decorations. Set out the ice cream and toppings. Make signs. Anything can be turned into an ice cream stand if you don’t have an awesome friend who lets you borrow hers.
Even though the ice cream sundaes were the star of the party, we also needed some entertainment. Never underestimate the power of bubbles and sidewalk chalk. Two of our favorite summer activities. A lot of hands and feet helped in the production of this ice cream sundae.
The screams for ice cream from the attendees were actually a delightful summer sound! Satisfied customers, smiles, and memories are what our summers are made of.
Have fun planning your ice cream party. And if you want to earn some extra moolah for ice cream, new shoes, or whatever else you’d like, you can earn cash back on Smucker’s Ice Cream Toppings with the free Ibotta app!