When school days are ending or meeting up with a seasonal holiday, a party calls to attention. Let’s face it, kids love parties. Especially those where they can eat their favorite frozen dessert, ice cream! Ice cream party is super convenient; you don’t have to go all out. Having a tub or two of ice cream with two flavors will suffice. As for toppings, rainbow sprinkles and chocolate chips are your safest options. Introduce games indoors and outdoors, and it will be the best day in every kid’s diary.
So, what are some of the school ice cream party ideas? At Tasty Ice Cream, we have gathered a list for you. Let’s take a look:
Invite the students!
To start any school party, send out invitations. A class can send an invitation to another and so on. It will be a fun way to instill the concept of community in the students. Make sure to invite everyone. Invitations can be made from any material, from chart paper to notes stuck on juice boxes. But don’t do them yourself; rather, let the students create their own. You can give them ideas a hand of samples and materials, but the art will be forged by the students.
Decorate the school
We are talking ice cream-shaped balloons, pinata, wall-hanging, lights, and anything feasible and readily available. Remember that a school ice cream party doesn’t need excessive decorations. Anything quick, economical, and DIY would do. Assign different classes to decorate different portions of the school; this will cause excitement and merriment in the students. As a teacher, encourage students to bring in wall hangings such as ice cream bowls, cones, scoops, and even cartoons. Next, once the school is done, let the students decorate their classroom according to their liking. Encourage students to pick a theme. Let students go all out in decorating their social space to their preference, whether it is summer or winter. You can even chip in and help the students by tackling impossible tasks like helping the students hang balloons or wall decor.
What’s an ice cream party without ice cream? Not an ice cream party! For a school event, you don’t need too many flavors. Even two-three classic flavors are fine. Just make sure to bring in lots and lots of ice cream containers so that no one is left out. Include safe flavors like chocolate, vanilla, or mango. If the parents are willing, you can even allow students to bring in ice cream containers of their choice. You can even set up a sundae bar and let students pick their toppings. Even if the ice cream is of two or three flavors, you can include a variety of topping options like fruits such as mango, strawberry, peach, etc., or nutty ones like almond, pistachio, and hazelnut.
A school ice cream party needs games. Students will love to play games and enjoy entertainment tailored to their liking. So to keep your students invested in their ice cream-themed party, introduce games. Make sure to add games that reflect the theme of the party. You can arrange students into pairs or groups of four to five students. Host food wars between grades; see whether the junior gets to win all the prizes or the senior. Encourage good sportsmanship by giving rounds of ice cream to the participants.
If it is a summer day, then take permission from the parents and introduce water balloons to the party. Kids love water fights, even adults. So what better way to kick off the heat than with water balloons followed by bowls of ice cream. Yum!
You can even hoist an ice cream-shaped pinata and unleash students on it. Additionally, play guess the flavor by bringing two secret flavored ice creams and letting the students guess which one is which. It will make for an interesting game. Other games include race cones where kids get to fill their artificial cone with the most balloon-like scopes or build a coning tower. You can even ask for suggestions from students.
Music, dance, and more ice cream!
A party requires music. Turn the auditorium or the gymnasium into a dance floor and let the students dance and sing along to upbeat music. You can set up a sundae bar near the dance floor so that anyone who wants a scoop can turn to you. If a student doesn’t dance well, introduce karaoke. It will spice up and spread joy to every part of the school.
After party plans
School is a productive ground where students can learn helpful community values. It is best to teach students how to clean behind themselves to end a wonderful day. How to pick up garbage. It will make for an interesting, supportive cleaning drive. Plus, the students will learn to appreciate the cleaning personnel. They will learn to keep their environment clean and will learn that they have to pick up anything that may be harmful to nature.
After the cleaning drive, give out party favors to the students to take home. And what would be the best gift for them? Ice cream tubs to take home! Yum. Free ice cream makes anyone happy. So, ice cream will perfectly tie the day together.
School days are fun. And if they are ending and embracing summers, it is our duty as adults to teach their kids how to welcome new beginnings and bid goodbye to old memories. Plus, for a teacher or a parent, school parties are a bittersweet way to relive the old days when you were a kid and super excited for the summer. Whether you are a teacher or a parent, you can make your kid’s day better by following these school ice cream party ideas. If you are looking for similar ideas, hop on Tasty Ice Cream!