An ice cream sundae bar is an economical way to serve large groups, especially if everyone brings a topping.
I planned the way I usually do: by calling the experts. Maggie Moo's will package individual ice cream cups plus a selection of toppings...for $4 a person. You do the mixing.
I knew we could beat that--and we did, averaging less than $1/person.
Being flexible lent us the best value. For instance, we omitted whipped cream in favor of seasonal fresh fruit.
- Mayfield ice cream $6.47 for a 5-quart pail--$1 more than Aldi, but worth it for flavor.
- Novelty syrups--Smuckers brand at Big Lots.
- Caramel sauce--$3 for a huge can at the restaurant supply store.
- Assorted candies--on clearance at the grocery.
- Brownies & cake--made at home for an extra-special touch.
I did ice cream floats for a relatively inexpensive party when I took my baby son to my hometown to meet family & friends for the first time. Although much of my family still lives there, my parents are unfriend-ily divorced (still, after 25+ years!) so I can't ask either to host, so I'm always looking for something that is inexpensive and easy to do when coming from 600 miles away.
This is great! I am hosting an ice cream social in September, and this is exactly what I needed to help me plan. Thank you, thank you!
Would this be the reason for 100 brownies? Great idea.
and 2 fabulous helpers besides!
I do not knwo how you do it honey!
I'm having a going away ice cream social for my step son who is going into the navy this Sunday. Thanks for the inspiration!! Beautiful, as usual, presentation!
This will be wonderful! I have a large group coming for a garden party in Sept... just 3 1/2 weeks after mt hysterectomy... how easy this will be!!! Thanks bunches for the idea
Yum! I'll bet everyone enjoyed it!
Meredith, I love you and your blog, but now I've reached my limit with the plant. Sorry, but I thought it may be helpful. Send it to your DH's office already!
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