We’re crazy for ice cream at our house, it’s our favorite treat. My son loves to go to Menchies Frozen Yogurt shop for all the fun toppings, so I thought it would be fun to create an ice cream bar at home. We have this little red rolling cart that we love to use for parties. We used it for a fun Lemonade Stand, so I thought it would be fun to use it for this ice cream bar, and it was a hit! We made some fun signage and a DIY striped awning to go on top!
It was really windy outside when we snapped these pictures, so Aiden is holding the little striped awning so it wouldn’t fly away.
The kids LOVED being able to choose their toppings from the cart. One of the toppings we all LOVED the most was muddy buddies! It’s the best ice cream topping! If you love chocolate peanut butter and crispy crunchy cereal, you’ll have to try it! It was so good! You can find a similar rolling red cart here.
Here’s a list of all the toppings we offered:
FOR THE CHOCOLATE LOVERS:
-fudge dipped oreo thin bites
-mint fudge dipped oreo thin bites
-crushed Nutter Butter cookies
-Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with Reese’s Pieces inside
-Butterfinger Candy Bars, chopped
FOR THE CANDY LOVERS:
-crushed Jolly Ranchers
-Sour Patch Kids
-Gummy Coke Bottles
FOR THE FRUIT LOVERS:
To make the striped awning, we used a foam core board, white poster board yellow duck tape to make the stripes and a small drinking glass to make the scalloped edges.
Aiden with his cute friend Olivia. It was a fun night celebrating our boy turning 10!
MORE ICE CREAM PARTY IDEAS
Back in 2010, we threw an ice cream parlor birthday party for our daughter Avery when she turned 7. It was such a fun and easy party back then too. You wanna know why? Because it’s all about ICE CREAM! Who doesn’t love ice cream?! okay…maybe those who are lactose intolerant, and do I ever feel for you, because we love ice cream! If you need more ice cream party inspiration, here are some of the fun party decorations:
We kept these girls busy with a pinata, “pin-the-cherry-on-top” and the highlight of the party: balloon bathtub bingo! Technically there is no such game, but geez-louise… the girls had a blast!
Is someone at your house crazy for ice cream too?