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How to Throw a Summer Solstice Ice Cream Sundae Shindig!


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How to Throw An Ice Cream Sundae Summer Shindig

Celebrate Summer Solstice with an Ice Cream Sundae Shindig! 

I Scream! You Scream! We all scream for Ice Cream! We are the Sunday family and we love Sundaes! Ice Cream Sundaes are one of our favorite desserts to serve at a party (like our Halloween-themed Ice Cream Sundae Bar and 4th of July Ice Cream Bar), because they are so simple and every guest can create a sundae just the way they like it.  They take minimal effort on your part, which means you can have more time to party!

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year. This year, it’s on June 20th. So let’s celebrate the longest day to be outside in daylight with a Summer Solstice Ice Cream Sundae Shindig! Gather your friends or family for an Ice Cream Sundae Shindig they won’t soon forget!

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Free Party Invitations

First, you’ll need some invitations. Invite your guests to your Summer Solstice shindig with this fun, bright printable invite!

I’ve created 2 versions: one for Summer Solstice…


And the other for an Ice Cream Sundae Summer Shindig…

Ice Cream Sundae Party Invites - Summer Shindig

Download these free Ice Cream Sundae Shindig party invites here.

Summer Solstice Decorations

Next, how about the decorations? Here at So Festive! we are all about simple decorations that will make a big statement. A little decor can add just the right amount of pizzazz to your party that will make it feel a little extra special. You can create these cute decorations in just a few minutes.


Giant Ice Cream Garland

What you’ll need: 

  • balloons
  • party hats
  • tape
  • bakers twine or string

How to: 

  1. Blow up the balloon to a medium size and tie it off.
  2. Place the knot inside the upside-down party hat.
  3. Take the string of the party hat and pull it over the top of the balloon.
  4. Place a piece of tape on top of the balloon, securing the party hat string in place.



Mini Ice Cream Garland

What you’ll need:

  • yellow bakers twine or string
  • ice cream printables found here
  • mini clothespins

How to: 

  1. Print the ice cream cone decor and cut out the circles.
  2. Attach twine to the front of your party table.
  3. Secure ice cream circles with clothespins to the garland.

Download the Printable Party Decorations Here 

A Unique Twist on Sundaes

So here’s the scoop. You can twist things up a bit and make adorable mini ice cream hot fudge sundae trifles. We’ve always been huge fans of BlueBunny® ice cream, so we were excited to try out a new flavor: Blue Bunny® PB ‘N Cones™. Since there are cones already in the ice cream, no need for a cone!


What you’ll need:

  • Blue Bunny® PB ‘N Cones™
  • Smucker’s Hot Fudge Spoonable Ice Cream Topping
  • Reddi-Wip® original whipped topping
  • other favorite ice cream sundae toppings like nuts, cookies, candy, bananas, mini PB cups, etc.
  • clear cups

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You can get more #SummerSundaes inspiration here !

Here’s how to make the Ice Cream Sundae Trifles

There’s no right or wrong way, but we suggest laying ice cream, then mix-ins, then ice cream, then top with cream and hot fudge!


Party Tips

Keep your Ice Cream Sundae Summer Shindig simple and stress-free with these tips: 

  • Purchase all ingredients a week before your event. You can shop for the Blue Bunny® PB ‘N Cones™, Smucker’s Hot Fudge Spoonable Ice Cream Topping, Reddi-Wip® original whipped topping and all the other mix-ins at your nearest Walmart.

BlueBunny Ice Cream

  • Make and set up the decorations as early as possible.
  • Use clear plastic cups to serve your toppings and trifles. They will make for easy clean-up! And you won’t have to worry about little ones breaking them.

Summer Solstice Ice Cream Sundae Shopping List

Here’s a party checklist to help you stay organized! Download the PDF here. Just making things simple for you. 😉

 Ice Cream Sundae Party Checklist


Enjoy your Summer Solstice Ice Cream Sundae Shindig! Tag your celebrations with @sofestive and #sofestiveparties. Can’t wait to see them!


Melissa loves simply celebrating life through holidays, travel, photography, and the simple moments at home. Her best friend Brandon and her are raising their 4 adorable little ones just north of Salt Lake City, UT. Sunshine, gelato, a good run, planning a trip, and an organized house make her really happy. She loves sharing simple ideas to inspire everyone to celebrate life. Simply.

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  1. Courtney Buteau June 1, 2017

    What a super fun idea! While I’m not sure I could handle throwing a party because I just had my fourth child 3 weeks ago…I do think I could pull this off for my kids! They would LOVE it. I’ve yet to meet a person who doesn’t love to make and eat ice cream sundaes! Beautiful photos. #client

    1. Mel June 2, 2017

      4th child? Congrats! My 3 kids loved it! And I loved how simple it was to put together!

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