How to set up an ice cream sundae bar at home. Perfect for weddings, birthday parties or just because!
As I’m sure you all know by now, Josh & I got married 4 weeks ago. It was the most magical day and I can’t WAIT to share some of the photos with you when we get them back from the photographer!
We did a lot of DIY and had everything that we loved. Including making our own ice cream sundae bar!
About a year and a half before the wedding I thought it would be a great idea to have an ice cream sundae bar for dessert. 6 months later I went to a friends wedding and they had one! It was a done deal…summer wedding dessert perfection.
It couldn’t be easier to set up and is so easily customised. We kept it super simple – vanilla ice cream, sprinkles, chocolate chips, marshmallows & chocolate sauce, but you could choose your favourite flavour ice cream and any toppings you like. If I was doing this again I would pick a few different sauces (heeeey salted caramel) but I had just a few (ha!) other things to organise for the wedding so chocolate it was. Aaaand 1kg of sprinkles that we are still working our way through, 1 sprinkles slice & bake cookie at a time!
We pre scooped the ice cream and put the scoops back in the freezer until we needed them which was a great decision. You could even scoop them into the bowl you are going to serve them in so that you can just pull it out and have it ready to go. We put the toppings in preserving jars and I bought little plastic squeezy bottles for about $1.50 each from a party store. The paper cups also came from there.
You could even colour theme it – pink cups & lollies for a princess party, chocolate money for a pirate party, green & red M&M’s for Christmas…you catch my drift…ice cream sundae bars for any occasion!
How to set up an ice cream sundae bar
- Vanilla ice cream (or your favourite flavour)
- Chocolate chips
- Mini marshmallows
- Chopped nuts
- Chocolate sauce or other toppings
- Paper/plastic cups or cones
- Small spoons
- Scoop the ice cream and re freeze in serving bowl
- Pour chocolate sauce into squeezy bottles
- Fill up jars with toppings
- Lay ice cream, sauces, toppings, small spoons and ice cream cups on a table.
- Let your guests make their sundaes!