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I grew up with a mom who was a pastry chef and caterer. I have done my fair share of catering and party planning and this was so much fun to take part in! With a little knowledge and a list, you can get things done quick. If you know where to buy things it also makes things that much easier. Thank goodness for Amazon where you can get just about anything delivered to your door in a couple of days!
This was an "Ultimate" sundae bar so we had to have toppings. These were divided into wet and dry and hot and cold. I made four sauces that included hot fudge, hot caramel and hot peanut butter and I also whipped up a simple shortcut strawberry topping. We had chocolate syrup available as well as southern favorites, wet walnuts and pecans. You can't forget the maraschino cherries and whipped cream!
I used several jelly jars for the dry toppings that included candies, cookies, and even cereals along with chips and chocolates and yes, lots and lots of sprinkles. I made little signs for each jar with printer labels and a fun font that looked like the popular Rae Dunn home decor that everyone loves so much!
Recently, I had the pleasure of helping to plan and execute an ice cream social at my church. We were hosting someone from Operation Christmas Child who had received a box 17 years ago when she lived in what was deemed a hard to reach country. Her story was so compelling and it was awesome to hear of her experience. We hosted this ice cream social after her presentation. It was a smashing success and I thought it would be fun to share how it was done.
This went together fairly quickly. We ordered the fro yo cups and wood ice cream spoons from Amazon and I picked up some table cloths and other decor pieces from the dollar store. You would be amazed at what a package of doilies will do for your look! We had both chocolate and vanilla ice cream that was scooped to order and had both cake and sugar cones available for those who liked them.
We filtered people through the line and hand scooped ice cream that was partially donated by a local shop and everyone got to build their own treats. It was so much fun! Quick tip if you choose to do this, I set up a bread pan with some non slip and two pint jars with warm water and a couple of dollar store ice cream scoops to make scooping easy!
Everyone had so much fun and we may do this again in the future. I think this would be an excellent addition to a baby or bridal shower or graduation party! Gets people involved and gets them talking. Such a great way to bring people together! This would also make a great fund raiser as well! Charge per head and make money for your cause!
I hope you enjoyed seeing our ice cream social! Recipes can be found at the link posted below. I hope this inspires you for future events and I hope you try them and I hope you love them!
Let's Be Social!
Hi! I'm Noreen, wife, mother of two amazing, almost grown, daughters, content creator, cook, baker and sister in Christ. Welcome to my Kitchen! I hope you stick around, enjoy the recipes and share them with those you love!
1 Cup good quality mayonnaise
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper