Summer means warm weather and gardens in full bloom. For a unique and cooling experience, invite your girlfriends over for a sensational adult ice cream social.
An adult ice cream party can be elegant and beautiful. Or, if you’re short on time or money, you can host a simpler party and have just as much fun.
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It’s so easy to stop by the grocery store and purchase a few kinds of ice cream, some hot fudge sauce, caramel or strawberry syrup. Grab some sprinkles from the bakery section, maybe some M&M’s and Oreos that you can crush later. Don’t forget the whipped cream and maraschino cherries!
What to Wear
Don on your favorite flip flops, comfortable shorts and a summery blouse.
What to Do
Pull your favorite backyard games out of the garage and stream a retro summer playlist.
Add-Ons to Upgrade Your Adult Ice Cream Social
To upgrade the ingredients, add fresh berries and fruit, chopped nuts, and brownie bites to your ice cream sundae bar.
Wondering What to Wear?
Dress up in a comfortable summer dress! Caroline at House of Harper has some great tips.
Do Something Nice
August is National Crayon Collection Month. Many parents and schools struggle to afford basic school and art supplies. Ask your guests to bring used, broken, or even new crayons. Your guests could decorate some gift bags with inspirational quotes or pictures for the teachers to put the crayons into. Drop the crayons off the following week at your local elementary school. Take it a step further and ask guests to also bring used or new colored pencils to give to your local middle or high school!
Go Above and Beyond
Make Homemade Ice Cream
Make a batch or two of homemade ice cream ahead of time! I’ve had a lot of success with this ice cream maker. It doesn’t crystallize the ice cream like I’ve had issues with using other methods. Freeze the ice cream in individual pint-size containers for easy serving later (Tip: If you have some edible flowers, sprinkle some on top to make the ice cream look pretty).
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Ice Cream Sandwich Bar
If you make homemade ice cream and freeze it in pint-size containers, or if you buy pints of ice cream from the store, you can slice the ice cream into rounds. Remove the cardboard and place the ice cream between two cookies, and you have a delicious ice cream sandwich. Make a few kinds of homemade cookies, or buy some from a local bakery. Coffee ice cream on chocolate chip cookies is my personal favorite.
Looking for more adult ice cream social ideas? Visit our Adult Ice Cream Social Pinterest board!