Snoqualmie Ice Cream Social
Every Summer we like to invite our friends over for an Ice Cream Social. It is the perfect party to host in the Summer because it is a simple party to put together. Based upon the decor, guest list and food offered, it can be as elaborate or laid back a party as you desire. Although we always host our Ice Cream Social in our backyard, the party could easily be held at a park, or inside if the weather does not cooperate. This year for our Ice Cream Social we served one of our favorite locally made ice creams- Snoqualmie Ice Cream.
In addition, to Snoqualmie ice cream we provided a toppings bar, homemade brownies and infused waters and Blueberry Lavender Lemonade for those guests. On the invitation, we encouraged our guests to bring along their favorite topping to share and as usual we were inundated with delicious accompaniments for our ice cream. Chocolate sauces, caramels, coconut, strawberries, raspberries, peanuts etc. we had just about any topping you could think of. As our guests arrived they were able to peruse the simple chalkboard menu I created with all the flavors listed. In my experience, it is best to give your guests plenty of time to look over the menu so when it is their time to order they have had plenty of time to decide. We like to serve a variety of flavors of ice cream and encourage our guests to sample anything which sounds interesting to them.
Aside from the main event- the ice cream we like to offer an array of other entertainment for our guests. My nieces typically perform a couple of magic tricks, we had corn hole set up on the lawn and this year we bought bubble wands for all the children. These were a big hit, but next time I need to make sure to buy extra bubbles. Who knew a child could blow through an entire bubble wand in a period of an hour!
The Ice Cream Social will always remain one of my favorite parties to host. Everyone both big and small loves ice cream and you can make it as gourmet or simplistic as a culinary experience as your guests desire. Summer will always be synonymous with ice cream and backyard parties.
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Snoqualmie Ice Cream. All opinions stated here are my own and I was under no obligation to write anything other than my personal experience. I will never write about anything I did not enjoy or find to be a valuable experience.