Dream Tips: How to Host an Ice Cream Social

Looking for a great way to treat your company’s staff members and their families this summer? Having a family reunion and want to make it extra special? Need to raise funds for a special community project? Summer is the perfect season for gathering ’round and enjoying some ice cream, but it tastes even sweeter at an ice cream social. If you’re looking for advice on how to host an ice cream social that will have your guests basking in the sweet glow of summer sunshine and friendship, check out our party planning tips below.

Tip Top Toppings

We all love ice cream, and we love to mingle, but one of the most exciting things about an ice cream social isn’t even in the name; It’s the toppings! Fresh fruit, delicious chocolate, cookies, candies, gummies, caramel or chocolate syrup, and even sweet cereals make for an amazing topping display that looks fun and tastes even better.

Refreshing Floats

Some people just don’t do regular ice cream sundaes, so be prepared and have enough cola and root beer on hand. Ice cream floats are always a hit, especially with cute straws and served up in fun, old-fashioned glasses!

Picnic-Friendly Sundaes

The Dream Team knows how to pack a sundae with a punch—and how to keep them cold enough to last throughout your main course! And with dozens of flavors to choose from, plus whip cream and a cherry on top, your guests will be more than happy to indulge.

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More Than Ice Cream

Bringing along easy-to-pack items like cookies and brownies is always a thoughtful gesture and a great way to bring your ice cream social to the next level. Plus, they’re delicious if you break them up and use them as toppings, or you can add a little scoop of ice cream on top to make them á la mode.

More than that, keep in mind that some folks might have allergies to dairy, nuts, or any of the toppings that you provide. Keeping bags of unopened gummy snacks and chocolates on hand is a great way to still include anyone who needs to be gluten-free. Also, consider offering a dairy-free ice cream option for any lactose-intolerant guests.


We all scream for ice cream! Let the Dream Team create a deluxe ice cream social for your next corporate or social gathering. Contact us at hello@dreameventsandcatering.com.