It’s Party Time! July is the national ice cream month, maybe a month or two away, but who cares?! It’s time to indulge in some sweet affairs and your best friends. To make the party even more exciting, just turn it into an ice cream party! It’s traditional, simple with no extravagant cuisine, delicious, and requires little effort. Plus, within a short time, you will have everything ready. How? By following these ice cream party ideas for adults. From preparation to decor, we have covered all the ideas. Do it yourself or order in. You do you. Yup, we at Tasty Ice Cream got you!
Hosting an ice cream party, in comparison to others, is super easy. If you want nothing fancy:
- Grab a nice shady spot on your lawn.
- Arrange wrought iron chairs.
- Place a lacy table cloth with napkins and flowers.
It will give victorian cottagecore meets ice cream party. If you want a big, elaborate one, hang ice cream-themed decorations, balloons, utensils, table cloth, etc. You can even host a small picnic-like an ice cream party. A rug, containers of ice cream, bowls of fresh fruits, some toppings, and your favorite people —-what else does one need! It’s completely up to you. The most important thing is that you as a host should enjoy yourself. You don’t need to worry about decors or anything else because, in all honesty, everyone will be too busy drooling and talking over sundaes, swirls, and sorbets. Therefore, cater a party according to your liking.
As for the cuisine, ice cream it is! And we mean lots of ice cream. Having an ice cream-themed party means you won’t have to worry about extravagant cuisine or lengthy orders. Enjoy a bowl of ice cream with your friends, share stories, laugh over old times and relive sweet memories.
No matter the target audience, a party is incomplete without an invitation. So, this is your cue to make one. Create a traditional one with references to many ice cream flavors or designs and send an e-invite. You would know your guests better than anyone. So if you are inviting friends, you can turn invitations into coupons, stating imaginary discounts, an invitation for trying out samples, and a date. Or you can stick to a sophisticated design by adding minimal details. It is all up to you.
An interesting idea is to take a printable ice cream-shaped card or a box of any commercial ice cream and write your details on it and send it. It will be a fun way to reflect the main idea of your party. If your party is small, you can even send a small tub of ice cream as invitations with the details penned on a note. Easy-peasy message delivery!
For an ice cream-themed party, you just need one, no scratch that, loads and loads of ice cream! An endless supply of ice cream. Make sure to add different types of flavors and ice cream. It’s always safe to include classic flavors like chocolate, vanilla, or coffee. Add fruity options like mango, strawberry, peach, etc., or nutty ones like almond, pistachio, and hazelnut. Go for dairy-free ice cream, and top your ice cream game with frozen yogurt and sorbet—these fat-free options will help your vegan friends. When it comes to toppings, add fruits, white and dark chocolate sauce, syrups, nuts, and sprinkles. Even better, set up a sundae station so that the guests could customize their frozen desserts to their liking.
If you need more flavor options, go for ‘adult’ flavors. Options include lime, maple walnut, lavender, or salted caramel. To sprinkle some adventure on your food table, introduce fun, unusual flavors like strawberry buttermilk, lavender lime, blueberry cheesecake, and peach sorbet. Don’t just stick to ice cream bowls if you feel like going all out. Rather, introduce banana splits, ice cream with a dessert pie, ice cream cookies, traditional floats like sodas topped with scoops of ice cream, ice cream sandwiches, waffle bowls, fruity cones, or Falooda.
Make sure to keep the serving bowls small so that your guests can try more than one flavor. It will be fun, and they won’t feel overwhelmed by one or two large scoops.
Ice cream-themed photo booths!
Pictures serve as preserved memories. Why not set up an ice cream-themed photo booth if you want to capture the special day? You can even create appropriate props like giant ice cream balloons topped with a cherry, ice cream framed sunglasses, ice cream plushies, and waffle hats. You and your friends can even pose with buckets, bowls, or cones of ice cream. We are sure that a picture taken in an ice cream-themed photobooth will be likes-worthy!
Ice cream-themed playlist.
A party is incomplete without music. There needs to be some upbeat, groovy music to dance to and sing along to. You can customize your playlist for an ice cream-themed party by adding upbeat, jazzy, summery indie music or even songs that talk about ice cream or ice. Ice-ice-baby, anyone? If you need literal ice cream names in the songs…well then, the music world is brimming with them! Songs like a banana split for my baby, Ice cream, Ice cream van, and La Dolly Vita are a few of some real good ice-cream-themed songs.
Party favors for adults.
When it comes to saying goodbye, a parting gift is a necessity. Especially a gift that reflects some element of the party. Since your guests are adults, you can gift them ice cream-themed towels, napkins, scarves, and even tubs of free ice cream (the adults will love it). You can even bake cookies, cut them into ice creams, and pack them in an ice cream-shaped bag. It will look amazing!
Ready for a sweet time?
It takes a few tubs of ice cream, good people, music, and pictures to make any party buzzing! We hope you like these ice cream party ideas for adults. If you are looking for more, check out Tasty Ice Cream.