Tuesday, July 17, 2018

How to Host an Ice Cream Social - Go Organically Fruit Snacks Giveaway

National Ice Cream Day was July 15th.  You may have missed out on it but can still enjoy ice cream any other day of the year. (I sure do!)  Go Ogranically has some creative ideas on how to host an amazing ice cream social:


Host an Ice Cream Social

Set the Scene

Once you've picked a date and sent out invites, it's time to assemble everything you need for your party.

The setup: Summertime is the perfect excuse to be carefree, so keep things simple! Do a buffet-style setup with bowls, spoons, napkins, toppings, etc., so kids can make their own sundaes in an assembly line fashion. Add paper tablecloths and balloons in cheery, pastel colors to mimic an old fashioned ice cream parlor. Display a chalk board to welcome guests and announce the day's flavors.

The ice cream: Stick to classic flavors like vanilla, chocolate and strawberry since they'll serve as a great base for all the toppings you'll have on hand. Consider adding one carton of a popular "fun" flavor like chocolate chip cookie dough or cookies 'n cream, but don't feel the need to overdo it with options. If you're hosting the party outside, keep your ice cream cartons in an ice-filled cooler to prevent them from melting.

The toppings: Fill colorful little bowls with kid-approved toppings like chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, rainbow sprinkles, crushed peanut butter cups and, of course, Go Organically Organic Fruit Snacks. Don't forget the chocolate syrup and whipped cream!

Put Together a "Sweet" Playlist

Set the mood by creating a playful music soundtrack themed around sweets and treats, with a mix of nostalgic, kid-friendly songs. Suggestions to get you started:

 "Ice Cream Man" by Tom Waits
"Peppermint Twist" by Joey Dee & The Starliters
"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" by Marvin Gaye
"Tutti Fruitti" by Little Richie
"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" by The Four Tops
"Blueberry Hill' by Fats Domino
"I Love Rocky Road" by Weird Al Yankovic
"Strawberry Fields Forever" by The Beatles
"Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond

Play a "Cool" Game

Delight little ones by adding an ice cream-themed game to the agenda. We love "Pin the Cherry on the Sundae"—a riff on the classic party game "Pin the Tail on the Donkey."

Draw a picture of a large ice cream sundae on a poster board, or simply print out an oversize photo.
Give each kid a construction paper cherry with double-sided tape on the back.  One by one you'll blindfold each guest, spin them around, and instruct them to place the cherry as close to the top of the sundae as they can.  The guest who places the cherry closest is the winner and gets to make their sundae first. YUM!

Be sure to follow Go Organically on Facebook for more family-friendly ideas!  Made with real fruit, Go Organically Organic Fruit Snacks are gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, and a  great choice for your on-the-go life.

Win It!

One person will win two boxes of Go Organically Organic Fruit Snacks (one box of Mixed Berry and one box of Fruit Medley).

*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents of the USA.*

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51 comments:

Peggy said...

My favorite flavor is Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream.

aperry said...

Organic salted caramel is my favorite.

Suburban prep said...

I am possibly boring when it comes to ice cream but French Vanilla with a drizzle of caramel.

Cheryl Chervitz said...

My favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip.

Jayne Townsley said...

My favorite flavor of ice cream is Ben & Jerry's Phish Food.

Nancy said...

My favorite flavor of ice cream is Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup.

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lildevilgirl22 said...

I love coffee flavored ice cream

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

My favorite ice cream is choc chip cookie dough.

Amy Drazen said...

My favorite ice cream flavor is rum raisin.

Helga said...

mint chocolate chip!

steve weber said...

Strawberry is my favorite.

Ken Ohl said...

I love mint chocolate chip

Robin Abrams said...

Mint chocolate chip is my favorite flavor Ice Cream

Shelly Peterson said...

My favorite is chocolate and peanut butter.

Jan Lee said...

Chocolate chip is my favorite flavor of ice cream:)

kelly grant said...

maple walnut is my favorite.

Colleen Maurina said...

My favorite flavor of ice cream is jamocha almond fudge - yum!

Laura said...

Butter Pecan is my favorite!

Susan P. said...

I've always liked chocolate and coffee but my current favorite is Moose Tracks.

Maryann D. said...

I always enjoy vanilla ice cream, or Pistachio flavored ice cream.
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Kelly Nicholson said...

Leave a comment on this blog post with your favorite flavor of ice cream.


i like chocolate chip

Alicia @ Sweeping Up Joy said...

I like strawberry cheesecake ice cream.

Lauren said...

I like coffee ice cream.

James Coyne said...

I like Butter Crunch Ice Cream

Angela Saver said...

My favorite ice cream is chocolate chip cookie dough! Yum!

Jen R said...

My favorite flavor of ice cream is vanilla.

HilLesha O'Nan said...

I love salted caramel.

Leela said...

I like vanilla.

cp said...

i love cookies and cream

alissa apel said...

I like Bunny Tracks made by Blue Bunny!

Renee said...

Mint Oreo is my favorite.

camelfam said...

My favorite flavor is Double Dunker from Turkey Hill.

Laurie Nykaza said...

My favorite flavor of ice cream is Rocky Road

Donna said...

My favorite is chocolate.

Donna C. said...

My favorite flavor of ice cream is butter pecan

sarah said...

My top two favorite flavors are a toasted coconut ice cream and a vanilla ice cream with a peanut butter swirl.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I like Butter Pecan the best.

Beth said...

I like cookie dough!

stacy said...

chocolate chip is my favorite

Lisa Ann said...

My favorite is Blue Bell Bride's Cake.

Shawn said...

Cookie dough is my favorite flavor of ice cream.

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

ANY kind of Ice Cream with Chocolate in it is a favorite! Especially some with Oreos in it. Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com

Jennifer T. said...

I like butter pecan ice cream.

Rachel Browning said...

My favorite ice cream flavor vanilla

Melissa Storms said...

I like chocolate ice cream the most.

Julie Waldron said...

My favorite flavor is chocolate peanut butter cup.

Unknown said...

My favorite flavor of ice cream is maple walnut.

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Edye Nicole said...

I like butter pecan!

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Nafeeza Chung said...

I love butter pecan

Cassandra D. said...

My favorite flavor of ice cream: Pralines n Cream.

sam m said...

My three year old would love these. He is such a big fan of all fruits!