Ice cream is a fan-favorite treat that’s perfect for any occasion, and you can enhance any party with an ice cream bar. But if you don’t know where to start, read this guide on how to create an ice cream bar for your party.
Select Your Ice Cream Lineup
What’s an ice cream bar without the ice cream? Select your lineup for the table by thinking about popular flavors. Of course, the staple vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry options are common. But you can elevate the experience with unique selections. Perhaps you pick mint chocolate chip, pistachio, or salted caramel. You can also choose some refreshing ice cream flavors you can create yourself to add a personal element to the bar.
Add a Variety of Toppings
Toppings bring the DIY factor to the ice cream bar, and they make any treat taste better! Add a variety of fun toppings that will appeal to your guest’s taste buds. Here are some things to add:
- Nuts or toffee pieces
- Crushed pretzel bits
- Chocolate chips
- Gummy bears
- Fresh fruit
- Liquid toppings (hot fudge, caramel, butterscotch, etc.)
- Cookie and brownie pieces
Grab Serving Utensils and Dishes
Scoops are the easiest way for people to place ice cream in their serving dish. In addition, waffle cones, sugar cones, and paper ice cream dishes work best for parties. Guests can enjoy their treat in their favorite way!
Don’t Forget To Add Décor
When creating an ice cream bar for your party, don’t forget to add décor. Colorful table cloths, napkins, or topping jars can make the bar attractive. You can also add a fun sign that says, “You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream,” or “Ice cream bar: delicious treats start here.” Ultimately, the decoration possibilities are endless.
How To Keep the Bar Tidy
With any sweets station, things can get a little chaotic (especially if the setup is for kids). And with an ice cream bar, there’s a chance that you’ll see scattered toppings, melted ice cream globs, or random drizzles of chocolate syrup.
However, there’s a way to promote a clean and tidy space. Keep napkins on the bar to wipe away spills. You can also place the ice cream scoops in jars of warm water to eliminate ice cream globs on the table. If the party is outside, place lids on the toppings to deter pests and insects from infiltrating the bar.
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