How to Host an Ice Cream Social – Hosting and planning a Neighborhood ice cream party with ideas, printable invitation, photos and more.
This past weekend I had the privilege to have a bunch of neighbors over for a casual summer ice cream social. Hosting an ice cream social was pretty easy. I kept it low-key and simple.
Thanks for being here! Take a peek at our party for inspiration. And don’t forget there’s a FREE printable invitation and FREE printable to frame or use for your party decor. So read on, my friend.
It’s also National Ice Cream Month. And I had no idea. But so fitting for our cute little event.We invited about 15 families from the neighborhood and asked each to bring a topping to share. We supplied the ice cream and some water.
I had so much fun planning this event for our friends. We handed out these cute invites a few weeks before also shared it on social media, just in case.
Here are my amazing skills on the chalkboard. Ok. That was a complete joke! I need help! If you’re local come over with your crazy good chalk skills and help me out! My kids made fun of my cone but refused to offer a better one so we went with it.
For fun and simple decor, we printed off some ice cream cones on cardstock and put them in frames. We got some cute little garland from the Dollar Store.
I created this PRINTABLE just for you for printing and hanging or for your next ice cream party.
For the table, I just pulled together some pastel pieces of fabric and then overlayed it with lace for a simple design.
We served the cones in these cute little cone cups we also found at the Dollar Store.
I used these little chalkboard labels for the toppings. You can find similar ones here. I found this round metal tray bin a year ago in the Target Dollar Spot and it was perfect for serving!
For the table, we just put a few simple centerpieces like a lantern, candles, and greenery.
My husband just built me this beautiful table for my front yard gatherings. I am truly amazed and blessed. It’s been something I’ve wanted for so long now and I finally have one! It seats about 8-10 and it’s sturdy as a rock. He doesn’t call himself a craftsman and doesn’t know much but I absolutely love it!
I enjoy hosting events on the front lawn so that everyone feels welcome. We even had one guest call out to a neighbor walking by and say, “Hey, why don’t you join us? Everyone is welcome!” I absolutely loved that. And it’s true! Everyone is welcome to join in.
We had about 8 families there with kids ranging from 1 to 15. It was a pleasant mix of faces, personalities, and tastes.
Of course, the menu was ice cream and for the kids, that meant as many topping as possible in their bowls. We had everything from sprinkles to cherries and strawberries to chocolate syrup and more.
The Ice Cream Social turned out wonderful and we got a lot of thank yous for hosting this simple event. It’s a blessing to know your neighbors. So can I encourage you?
What’s holding you back? Print out some invites, buy some ice cream and invite some neighbors over for a fun simple GATHERING.
Have a great week! Hope it’s filled with good food and your favorite people around the table.
Til we meet and eat again,
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