How To Plan An Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Ice cream socials are a great way to get together with friends to relax and enjoy several varieties of your favorite frozen treat. Planning an ice cream social is rather simple, but there are a few things you can do to make your event special for everyone. After deciding how many people to plan for and invite, all that is left to do is pick out flavors, toppings, and simple decorations.

Planning according to the number of guests

Think about the amount of people you can reasonably host during your ice cream social and how much you are willing to spend. Ice cream socials are casual, but you still need time to purchase or make food items. Consider how much room is available in your freezer or fridge. Your average freezer may be able to hold enough ice cream for about 12 to 20 guests.

When it comes to the total amount per person, there are a couple of estimates that may help. You should count on every person eating at least three scoops of ice cream, just in case. Based on this calculation, 14 people could eat close to a gallon and a half of ice cream. This means that you will likely need two gallons for 20 people. It is a good idea to have a few extra containers available in case you run out before everyone has been served.

Choosing ice cream and toppings

You don’t have to make your own ice cream to have a good quality product. There are many delicious options that are just as good available to buy. If you do want something homemade, you can make your own sauces before the ice cream social. Before guests arrive at your door, simply warm the sauces and set them out. Consider toppings like sprinkles, nuts, chocolate chips, and gummy candies. You should also purchase cones for those who prefer them to a bowl.

Decorations for an ice cream social

You can have fun with toppings and flavors as well as decorations for the party. Ice cream socials are typically casual events, so let your creativity run loose. Consider buying simple decorations like fresh flowers or a paper banner to hang above the table. If you follow these suggestions, you will have a memorable and delicious ice cream social.

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