Ice Cream Float Party

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After what seems like a long and brutal winter the warmer weather and sunshine has FINALLY arrived!  And that is cause for a celebration, don’t you think?  We are celebrating the arrival of spring with a fun Ice Cream float party the whole family will love!

Sunkist Ten Orange Creamsicle Float_Giggles Galore

Spring couldn’t have come soon enough; everyone in my house was getting stir crazy.  Now that the time has changed and we don’t have to bundle up to be outside we plan to take full advantage of every second we can outdoors.  I decided to host this simple Ice Cream Float party, but wanted it to be simple and all about embracing our time outside, so we headed to our favorite local park with friends.

Ice Cream Float Party Set-up

An Ice Cream Float party is a great way to get guests involved and with the new Four TEN calorie sodas from DPSG everyone can create their favorite flavor combinations.  With a healthy twist on this classic treat you can still enjoy a childhood favorite without sacrificing flavor.

Ice Cream Float Party Ice Cream Bucket

We combined our DPSG Four TEN products we purchased at Walmart with the slow churned ice cream from Dryers.  With ½ the fat of regular ice cream we turned a “not so healthy” treat into something everyone can enjoy without the guilt.  My favorite flavor combination was the Sunkist 10, it tasted just like my favorite childhood ice cream, Orange Creamsicle!

Core Four Ten Orange Creamsicle

If you have been following Giggles Galore you know that I believe the activities are one of the most important parts of a party, if people aren’t having fun then it doesn’t matter how fancy the invitation was or how perfectly displayed the treats are on the dessert table.

In addition to everyone making their own ice cream floats we also had the following activities:

  • Hula hoop contest
  • Make your own kite station (and attempt to fly them)
  • And a “Float Parade” – The kids brought their bikes, scooters and wagons and decorated them and then rode them around the park for our parade.

Ice Cream Float Party_Float Parade

It was so much fun to spend the afternoon with our friends enjoying the warmer weather and a special treat!

Are you ready to celebrate spring?  Here are some tips for hosting your own Ice Cream Float party.

  • Keep it simple. Use a bright table cloth and a simple banner to decorate.  I made an easy Pinwheel Banner with my Cricut Explore.
  • Purchase paper cups (2 per person attending) so guest can try different flavor combinations.  Or if you have ice cream float glasses, put some of those out to create that nostalgic feel.
  • Don’t forget to set out striped paper straws and plastic spoons
  • Purchase a variety of flavors from the new DPSG Four TEN products at Walmart and give guest a chance to experiment and make their own flavorful floats.  Be sure to use this great coupon offer on the Walmart DPSG site!
  • Bring a big metal tub or cooler to keep the ice cream cold.  I found a white metal tub at Target and jazzed it up with “Ice Cream” in vinyl with my Cricut Explore, another simple way to add special details to the party.
  • Encourage the kids to bring their bikes, scooters or wagons to decorate them for the “Float Parade.”  Don’t forget the supplies, bring tape, scissors, crepe paper, banners, pinwheels, ect for decorating

Ice Cream Float Paper Straws

Have fun, enjoy the warm weather and a cool treat!

 Sunkist 10 Orange Creamsicle Float

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #TENways


Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.


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  1. I love it! Thanks for sharing a terrific recipe with us, Mariah!

  2. They were so delicous. I will definetly be making these this summer.

  3. I always love visiting your blog and seeing the beautiful pictures! These are such a great idea, and so cute!

  4. My kids would loooooove an ice cream float party! I’m pinning it, thanks!!

  5. So fun! I love that you threw together a really fun playdate but still had a theme … and throwing it at the park was a great idea!

  6. Love it!! Will definitely try

  7. Oh, how fun! I love this idea! (And what beautiful photos!) We might just have to do this for our house warming party.

  8. very useful recipe for everyone. i wish to prepare all these things for my family.


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