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Decorating for Your Next Ice Cream Party

Decorating for Your Next Ice Cream Party

There ain’t no party like an ice cream part-ayyyy! Or at least we like to think so.

That’s why we want to help you deck out your ice cream party in some fun, DIY decor! While the ice cream is the most important feature, we already know you’ve got that locked down with your favorite Homestead Creamery flavors. Let’s take a look at some fun, Pinterest-worthy ideas for decoration!

The Serving Table

The serving table will serve as the focal point of the entire party. After all, that’s where the delicious ice cream will be! Whether you’re creating a full-service sundae bar or a simple scoop station, we dug up some great ideas to make your serving table great!

Create an Ice Cream Cart

With a few little paper crafts, you can transform your table into a fun ice cream cart! After covering it up with a tablecloth, just use cardboard or card stock to create a faux wheel on each side. If you want to take it to the next level, you can use four dowel rods and some fabric or construction paper to create an awning. Check out how the folks at TinyMe.com did it:

It’s All About the Sundae Display

It’s easy to just lay out all of the ingredients in little bowls on the table, but if you’d like to take it up a notch, we suggest getting creative with the containers! Using different sizes of glass jars and bowls to hold different types of cones is a great way to give your sundae table some life. You can also get creative with how you display your toppings. You could even recycle your Homestead Creamery glass bottles to help hold your favorite type of sprinkles! See how one couple decorated for their wedding on StyleMePretty.com:

The Photo Booth

If you don’t have a photo booth at your party, did it really ever happen? Photo booths are the new must-have at parties of all shapes and sizes. It’s simple to put together a vibrant backdrop with props for the perfect photo op. We’ve got some great ideas on how to make your photo booth cool enough for your ice cream party!

Keep It Simple with Sprinkles

A great way to let your guests shine is to put together a simple backdrop. Using a tablecloth or bed sheet, you can easily give the illusion of a wall of vanilla ice cream. All you have to do is add a little pop of color with “sprinkles” made out of felt or long balloons and secured to the top! See it done on ProjectNursery.com

Paper Props

Anyone who’s used a photo booth knows one picture is never enough. In order to avoid getting covered with melting ice cream while you work for that perfect shot, opting for paper props is a great alternative! You can cut out ice cream cones and scoops and place them on wooden dowels, or hang some from the ceiling for hands-free posing! TheSuburbanMom.com has great instructions on some DIY Ice Cream Cone Decor:

Extra Easy Serving Hacks

The best, no way mess for an ice cream party to run smoothly is to be over prepared! Even preparing the ice cream servings ahead of time can save you a lot of time! With Homestead Creamery, we provide a wide variety of options to help you supply your hungry guests with a variety of ice cream. We can sell large tubs, small cups, or even bring an ice cream cabinet to your event!

If you opt for the large tubs, it may be helpful to pre-scoop the ice cream, place on a baking sheet, and throw it back in the freezer. This way, you can grab a tray and go! It will minimize serving time and ice cream melting! See how easy it was for PressPrintParty.com to put their scoops together: