Ice Cream Theme Party Supplies

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Ice Cream Party Ideas

Visit your local public library and check out different books on ice cream. These look great as part of table centerpieces or as general decorations placed throughout your party area. They can either be laying flat or they can also be propped up in a half open fashion (remember to visit both the children's AND adult's section of the library.).

Visit your local market and pick up a wide range of small containers of ice cream (the more, the better…it's best to wait until they go on sale, then purchase them all at once, storing them in your freezer until your party.) Have a contest to see who can guess the flavors of the different kinds. Wrap each small tub with opaque construction paper first to that the guessers won't know which is which…unless, of course, you are blindfolding the tasters so that they won't be able to see! Make sure that you provide small tasting spoons with each tub and discourage double dipping.

Find fun ice cream bowls especially for the party…these make GREAT parting gifts for your guests when they leave. Every time they eat ice cream afterward, they'll remember your party!

Borrow an ice cream maker from a friend or family member (if you don't currently own one) and make FRESH ice cream at the party! Allow your guests to vote on the flavor.

Buy a big tub of ice cream and see who can stack the most scoops on a single cones. As this ice cream would NOT be eaten, it can be recycled (i.e. once a player is done, their ice cream is thrown back into the bowl.) For a larger number of participants, you may need to have time in between every few because the ice cream can get warm after a while (making it more difficult to stack)

For colored streamers and balloons, use brown, pink and white (though cream would be better to use instead of white…but cream can be difficult to find) and alternate the colors for a Neapolitan ice cream look!

Sprinkle some cake sprinkles inside the envelopes to your invitations (the larger sprinkles so that they can be seen)!

For really fun centerpieces, make ice cream sundaes that don't melt!!! With an ice cream scoop, dish out some 'vanilla' scoops of 'ice cream' from a big tub of mashed potatoes (if you look closely at restaurant photos of their ice cream, they often use mashed potatoes because of their likeness and ability to hold up under heat.) With some chocolate syrup, shaving cream (for whipped cream), nuts and a cherry, you'll have an AMAZING sundae that will not melt! These are great for outdoors as well as indoors. The weight of the mashed potatoes (as well as that of the glass dish it is sitting in) will even weight down a bouquet of helium balloons.

Purchase a few small sundae dishes and line them up about 4-6 feet from the children (depending on the age.) This is a challenging game/activity…but fun never-the-less. From your local craft store, pick up a bag of red marbles (the clear glass kind - these aren't perfectly round, which will keep them from rolling everywhere.) Have the children each take turns tossing 'cherries' into the sundae dish until one makes it in. The challenge lay in trying to get it in without having it bounce out! For REAL fun, though, put some ice cream in it. The marbles won't bounce out - they'll stick to the ice cream. This can get a little messy, especially if it's warm and the ice cream makes a splash. The kids LOVE it when it plops in the ice cream!



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