Summer is quickly coming to an end so I wanted to share how I am winding down the summer! I am not returning to college until September 24 but many of my friends are leaving in the next few weeks, so I wanted to hold a little get together before we all split up again! Without further ado here are some of my tips for a simple summer ice cream social!
The weather is pretty nice where I live at this time of year so I had the social in my backyard. I put up some cute lighting since I asked my friends to come at night when it cooled down more. I love string lighting, It adds great ambiance and makes everything feel just a bit more special.
I was inspired to have an ice cream social after reading this recipe for edible ice cream sprinkle bowls. They are so adorable and I knew I just had to try them! It was fairly easy to make, I subbed the almond bark for plain white chocolate since I had no idea where to even find almond bark. My only tip if you decide to make these is that you do so well in advance of your event. It takes forever for the chocolate to harden so put it in the fridge to speed up the process! (I also placed them in the freezer 10 minutes before serving to set the final shape 🙂 )
To compliment these adorable little bowls I set out an array of toppings so that my friends could choose whatever they wanted when making their ice cream sundae. I kept it simple with ice cream flavors and had the classic chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. For toppings I arranged caramel, chocolate sauce, oreos, coconut shavings, waffle crisps, whip cream, and cherries in the center of the table!
Overall, it was a great success and I am so glad I got to see all of them before the group started thinning out (this pic was taken before the other half came lol I promise I have real friends). It’s really easy to spend a bunch of money to go out and do something, but truthfully, it is much more special when you put in the time and effort to make something for the people you care about!
Thanks for reading! Hopefully you can plan your own summer get together and let me know how things go 🙂
-The Sarcastic Pre-Med