11 Sweet Ice Cream Party Ideas

Ahead, we share sweet ice cream party ideas that will make you fall in love with summer. People tend to have different opinions about everything. Whether it’s a political party or a sports team, not everyone or everything is in their favor. However, there is one mid-point about which there is no disagreement — ice cream is love!

Show some love to your favorite people by throwing an ice cream party! It can be an all-ages celebration and necessitates nothing more than lots of delicious ice cream varieties and the perfect venue. Helping you find the perfect venue for your events is something we at Peerspace love even more than mint chip ice cream. As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, you can rely on our platform to discover and book sensational spaces ideal for your ice cream party.

But for now, on to the ice cream party ideas!

1. Pick the sweetest venue

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First things first: a party’s setting should be the number-one item on your to-do list. And with Peerspace by your side, finding unique venues has never been easier!

With Peerspace, you can rent private mansions, colorful cafes, art galleries, retro homes with swimming pools, and any other type of space you’d love for hosting your ice cream party.

Want a sweet setting with ice cream already on the premises? Then consider renting this ice cream parlor in Washington, D.C. (pictured above) with the treats and decor already on hand! For our friends on the West Coast south, there’s also this spacious ice cream store in Los Angeles, CA. It boasts an Instagrammably pink interior, neon lights, and of course, plenty of delicious ice cream concoctions to enjoy.

2. DIY ice cream carts

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Looking for ice cream party ideas for kids with a DIY angle? Then craft your own ice cream cart! First, paint a few cardboard pieces, then write your name and “ice cream cart” below it. Then, paste each board piece on a cooler, and you have got yourself an ice cream cart.

Or you could print a poster of an ice cream truck and paste it on the wall near a shelf and load your ice creams on there. Preparing these might take time, but they are worth it.

3. Mouthwatering invites

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Send out ice cream cone-shaped invitation cards to all your ice cream party invitees to get them jazzed for the event. Add a catchy ice cream-related phrase like “blow off some steam with an ice cream” to make it even more fun.

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4. Your parlor

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Instead of a “Welcome” sign at the door, get a customized ice cream parlor sign with your name on it. Hang it on the door, so your guests know that they are heading to an incredible party!

If you prefer the chalkboard look or find it more convenient, that will do the job, too. However, add a funky ice cream drawing at the corner to make it look more attractive.

5. Thank you, honey bees!

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Honeycombs are, no doubt, a treat for the eyes. But did you know you can buy paper honeycomb ice cream cones online? They are easy to find and hardly make any difference in your budget, so you should nab them for your party ASAP. Hang these adorable and festive decorations from the ceiling and watch as your guests (ice)scream with delight.

6. Photoshoot corner

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Pictures are essential to conserving golden memories. Set up a photoshoot corner that will even make your non-photogenic friends want to have some pictures.

Get a unique and special ice cream parlor picture from the internet. Replace the name of the parlor with yours. Get it printed and paste it on a wall. Put a table with ice cream on it along with a stool by its side. You could also get an ice cream truck in the background instead of an entrance to a parlor.

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you can also opt to book time at this ice cream backdrop room in Inglewood. Along with incredible event spaces, Peerspace also offers you access to the most creative photoshoot venues across the country and beyond!

7. Add more flavors

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There’s a misconception that people are either chocolate ice cream lovers or vanilla ice cream lovers. The truth is, people love to try different flavors, so do not limit your servings to chocolate or vanilla. Add banana, mango, cappuccino, strawberry, peanut butter, cookies and cream, and all the rest that you think your guests might like. Take note of special dietary needs and nab some nut milk ice cream for your non-dairy guests.

8. And toppings!

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What makes ice cream even better is the toppings. Buy different kinds of toppings and let the guests choose their preferences. The best ice cream toppings include hot fudge, sprinkles, caramel, Oreos, whipped cream, chocolate chunks, and cookie dough. Set them all on your cart and watch as your guests act like kids again, creating their very own sundaes!

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9. DIY (Decorate-It-Yourself)

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“Do It Yourself” decorations are a great way to illustrate your creativity. Here are some ideas to make it easier for you. Fold a card paper into a conical shape, tape it to the wall, and put a balloon in it. You could do it on a complete wall by adding these cones a distance. Use different colored balloons to show different flavors.

Create a conical centerpiece that matches your theme to further add to the delicacy of your venue. Show your creativity by making the party favors yourself, such as colorful cones as a thank you or bowls with ice cream bowls, or you could buy ice-cream-shaped pens to present to your guests.

10. Let’s play

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If you’re hosting a kid’s party, then consider having an ice cream decorating contest. Make sure all the supplies are available, such as toppings like sauces and cereals, and appoint a judge. The one who gets the most creative with ice cream wins.

Another interesting game could be “Guess the Flavor.” All you need to do is blindfold a guest and make them guess the flavor of ice cream with only one lick.

Don’t forget to prepare some special gifts for the winner. Gifts can be anything related to your theme, like an ice cream keychain or an ice cream bowl and spoon.

11. Party supplies

Upscale One-of-a-Kind Parlor located in Atlanta
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Ensuring your decor is on point is one of the most important elements of any party. After all, you want your party guests to become immersed in the ice cream theme the second they step through the door. Make this step easy on yourself by booking a stylish Peerspace that has all the decor you need.

For instance, check out this upscale one-of-a-kind ice cream parlor in Atlanta. It has a pink, gold, and white marble decor scheme, as well as signage and a flower wall to enhance its ultra-chic atmosphere.

Ice cream party ideas: conclusion

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An ice cream party is the perfect theme for any adult or kid party, especially during summer. Make yours one to remember by booking an epic Peerspace venue and utilizing a few of these ice cream party ideas. Who knows, it may just become an annual (or more frequent!) event you look forward to hosting on repeat.

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