Simple Summer Ice Cream Social

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Here’s the scoop, National Ice Cream Day is this Sunday July 16th and I’ve teamed up with Chinet to show you just how easy it is to create a simple Summer Ice Cream Social. I personally love these silly made-up holidays, I think they are the perfect excuse for gathering some friends, making homemade ice cream and having a simple soiree with everyone’s favorite summer treat. 

The summer is heating up here in Texas and we are always looking for ways to cool off, so a get-together centered around frosty, sweet treats just makes sense.  Here is a sneak peek of our ice cream party, but make sure you head over to the Chinet Blog for all the tips and tricks for hosting a low-stress Simple Summer Ice Cream Social.


By now you know that when it comes to entertaining I like to keep things simple and contained.  Rather than decorating the entire house for a party, I designate one small area as the “party zone.”  This not only helps me keep the cost down on decorations, but it also helps keep the mess and the kids contained to one area. For this simple summer ice cream party I created an ice cream parlor by covering a wall in white paper, adding vinyl sticker sprinkles that I made with my Cricut Explore Air 2, banners and a small white table to display the treats.  Ice cream is messy and I would have preferred to have this party outside, but it’s way to hot here in Texas to set-up outside, talk about a melty mess.  So instead the kids helped themselves at the ice cream parlor and then took their treats outside to enjoy.


One of my favorite tips for an ice cream social is to pre-scoop your ice cream, and put it in Chinet® Cut Crystal® 9 oz. cups.  It’s a lot less messy and it saves you from being a sticky covered mess while trying to host a party.  Once you have scooped the ice cream into the cups put it back in the freezer until you are ready to serve them.  Fill a large bucket with ice and arrange the cups on top of the ice so guest can grab one and add their favorite toppings.  

An ice cream party without ice cream cones just seems wrong, so while I prefer to have everything pre-scooped and ready to go in cups I do like to include cones so that the kids can enjoy a good old-fashioned ice cream cone treat. It’s super easy to make your own sprinkle dipped ice cream cones ,or you could make your own DIY ice cream cone wrappers as another fun way to bring a pop of color to this simple party. 


Are you as excited about National Ice Cream Day as we are?  Then make sure you head over to the Chinet Blog to see the rest of our tips and ideas to help you cool off this summer and make extraordinary memories with your own simple summer ice cream social!  




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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. Love this party set up! The backdrop is such a cute idea. I wish I had a wall that I could do something like that, but my walls are full of windows. (which I also love) Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Just wanted you to know that I featured this on my blog as a part of a best summer treats round up. Thanks for linking up to Create Link Inspire Party!

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