30 Sweet Ideas for Throwing the Best Ice Cream Social

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with friends.

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This Sunday is National Ice Cream Day. Even though you don't need a designated day to enjoy ice cream during hot summer days, we're glad there is a day dedicated to the cool, sweet treat. To celebrate, we share our favorite ideas to throw the best ice cream social.

Send Invites

DIY Ice Cream Cone Invitations

DIY Ice Cream Cone Invitations

Add a fun, handmade twist to ordinary party invitations with a cute and clever ice cream shape. You'll need the following materials for this nifty project: several sheets of card stock in pastel colors, brown or tan textured card stock, scissors, felt-tip pen, pencil, glue stick, invitation envelopes, hole punch, ribbon and a downloadable ice cream cone template.

Set the tone of your party by sending themed invites. 

DIY the Decor

Ice Cream Cone Hats

Ice Cream Cone Hats

Keep the kids entertained at their next party with this whimsical hat project. You'll need: brown or tan card stock, brown marker, scissors, craft knife, hole punch, hot glue gun and glue sticks, 3/8" width elastic, pom poms in pastel colors, ribbon and a downloadable cone template.

Make ice cream cone party hats from card stock and pom poms for a festive look.

Ice Cream Balloons

Ice Cream Balloons

These floating cones are a sweet way to decorate for an ice cream party! You’ll need: latex balloons, a bottle of latex balloon sealant, helium tank, ribbon, scissors, craft knife, brown craft paper, brown wide-tip marker, pencil and double-sided tape.

Sure, plain helium balloons make adorable decorations, but ice cream cone-shaped ones are just what your party needs.

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Make your ice cream party even more fun with these kid-friendly ideas.

Serve Your Favorite Flavors

Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream

Serve rich, creamy peanut butter cookie ice cream at your next outdoor party.

Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream

Cool, creamy strawberry ice cream is best made fresh at home.

Boozy Floats

Boozy Floats

Orange Creamsicle Float

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

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What makes a bowl of ice cream more delicious? When you can eat the bowl!

Blondie Confetti Ice Cream Sandwiches

Blondie Confetti Ice Cream Sandwiches

These festive ice cream sandwiches are the perfect treat for any outdoor party or hot summer day.

Grilled Peach Ice Cream

Grilled Peach Ice Cream

Grilled Peach Ice Cream

Cute Dog Enjoying Peanut Butter Ice Cream for Dogs

Cute Dog Enjoying Peanut Butter Ice Cream for Dogs

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