June has arrived, which means summer is here, and if you’re planning to host a summer get-together, this easy DIY project is sure to sweeten up the celebration. What’s better than an ice cream social on a hot summer day? We think nothing!
Here’s What You’ll Need for the Treats
- A cute summer party invite! We re-purposed our Sweet Surprise birthday invitation for our summer soiree. We also ordered the matching thank you cards to seal the ice cream favors and tie the party theme together.
- Ice cream sandwiches
- Colorful sprinkles to match your invitation
- Glassine treat bags
- Sharpie marker to match your invitation
Step 1: Create Your Name Tags
Using your blank thank you cards, write each guests’ name with your permanent marker. Set these aside until it’s time to seal the bags.
Step 2: Decorate Your Ice Cream Sandwiches
Lay your sprinkles out onto a plate and gently roll the sandwich over them until it’s adorned with sweet, sugary morsels. Try not to crush your ice cream sammie with your fingers!
Step 3: Wrap and Seal Your Treats
Gently place your sprinkled sandwiches into the glassine bags. Fold your thank you cards over the opening of the bag, and use the stapler to secure them. Place them in the freezer until it’s time for dessert.
And Now for the Cute Party Hat
No party is complete without a party hat, and you can put this one together in just a few simple steps…
- One piece of decorative scrapbook paper (we used one that featured a pattern to replicate the look of a waffle ice cream cone)
- Pom poms
- Hole punch
Step 1: Create the Base
Cut your scrapbook paper down so you have one round edge. Roll your paper into a cone shape and staple it together. You may need to trim some of the excess paper so the bottom of the hat stands level.
Step 2: Glue on Your Pom Poms and Secure Your Ribbon
Glue the pom poms to your hat as you please. Then, punch two holes on either side and knot your ribbon to the hat. Leave the ends loose so it can fit various guests throughout the party!
Step 3: Time to Party!
You’ve got your snacks, you’ve got your hat… now it’s time to celebrate summer!