With hot summer temperatures, your next party calls for the coolest treats. (And besides, don't we all deserve it?) Surprise your guests with make-it-yourself ice cream sundae party, including an adorable DIY display. My tablescape was retro-themed with mason jars for toppings and pretty pink sundae bowls for guests to serve themselves.
Here's what you'll need
- Cake stand
- Retro bowls and spoons (one per guest)
- Mason jars (one per topping)
- Small serving spoons for toppings (one per jar)
- Sugar cones
- Ice cream
- Ice cream scoop
- An array of chocolate, chewy, and candied toppings
Choose a long buffet table to set up your ice cream bar. Starting on one end, display bowls for guests to make their individual creations. (Cone or no cone, I recommend offering them to guests as the hot temperatures will lead to endless drips!)
Present your ice cream pre-scooped into a large bowl and keep scoopers handy. Beside it, stack your cones atop a cake stand.
Lastly, comes the fun part — your toppings! I usually choose a color theme like all-white candy (like snow caps, white chocolate chips, and white sprinkles), but other times I do a mix of textures and flavors (like chocolate and chewy). It really depends on the crowd! Fill each mason jar with a single treat and place a spoon in each for serving.
Don't forget leaving a stack of spoons and napkins for people to dig in!