Spring Is The Season to Scream For Ice Cream!

Spring will be here soon. You know you can’t resist ice cream on a beautiful spring day in Melbourne, FL. Consider hosting an Ice Cream Social fundraiser catered by us, whether it’s for a youth group, school, daycare, or sports team. For instance, schedule a Spirit Night with us & earn 20% of sales from all flyers turned in.

Just like a Bake Sale, an Ice Cream Social serves a dual purpose. Yes, it does raise money for your cause, but it also is an ideal way for parents to get involved to get to out and mingle with the other parents in their child’s sports team or youth group.

As you can imagine, throwing an Ice Cream Social is pretty straightforward. You’ll need ice cream, but you will also need to keep in mind the following tips for making your event fit for Spring!

Timing is Everything, Even When it Comes to Cones

Ice Cream Socials, or any event involving the organization of parents and kids, will typically work best on a weekend. Families typically have free time over the weekend, whereas during the week they are rushing to and from school, trying to get dinner ready on time and arranging transportation to and from one activity or another.

On a Saturday afternoon, not only will it be an ideal opportunity to book a catering time with us, it will also be easier to get the parents and kids out to your fundraiser if they don’t have to contend with work, rushed dinners and team practices.

Find a Location

The most ideal place for an event of this kind would be an ice cream shop, like ours! As you consider your locations, approach us with your idea, and we’d be happy to ensure that your cause gets great publicity.

Get The Scope

Sure, you can pay for all of the needed materials and ice cream for your social out of your organization’s funds, but why do that when there are so many gracious sponsors willing to help?

Many local businesses—such as an ice cream store (like us)—will be willing to sponsor your event by donating ice cream and cones if you agree to either market their business or split the profits.

What You’ll Need for an Ice Cream Social

Next up is making sure you have all of the supplies for your fundraising event. Draw up an itemized list with the following:Ice cream cones

Recyclable paper or plastic bowls and spoons

Ice cream (sticking with the basic favorites—strawberry, vanilla and chocolate, maybe best)

• Ice cream cones
• Recyclable paper or plastic bowls and spoons
• Ice cream (sticking with the basic favorites—strawberry, vanilla and chocolate, maybe best)
• Napkins
• Fun toppings—such as mini chocolate cups, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, gummy bears and bananas
• Chocolate syrup
• Most Importantly—Volunteers!

Be sure to advertise your Ice Cream Social, not only with the public you want in attendance but also with the parents of your group so they can help out during the event. Give one month notice at least, and remind them again 1 week prior to the event in order to ensure that you have enough volunteers.

Napkins

Fun toppings—such as mini chocolate cups, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, gummy bears and bananas

Chocolate syrup

Most importantly—Volunteers!

Be sure to advertise your Ice Cream Social, not only with the public you want in attendance but also with the parents of your group so they can help out during the event. Give one month notice at least, and remind them again 1 week prior to the event in order to ensure that you have enough volunteers.

The best way to enlist volunteers is by sending home a flyer with the kids, putting it on your organization’s website, or putting it in the monthly parent newsletter. Once you have your volunteers, contact them by phone to ensure their attendance.

Contact us today to get more details about our catering services, or hosting an event at our cafe in Melbourne, FL!