Ice cream bars have become increasingly popular over recent years. This is probably because they’re not just fun for kids; they’re great for adults too! Depending on what you’re looking for, there’s likely going to be a perfect ice cream bar for your wedding. First, let’s through a few ideas on what some of the best ice cream bars around I’ve seen so far.
General Ice Cream Bar for Weddings
This one is a good example of an option you could take if you’re having a larger wedding (50 people +). The majority of wedding caterers will help you design this, but it can be fun to do it all yourself.
The benefit of using a big ice cream bar like this one is that for the most part, people can help themselves. This will give your friends and family the wow! factor, especially the kids (as you can see in the video!). The one negative about having a huge ice cream bars with lots of different toppings and ice cream types is that you’re likely to have a lot left over, which if you’re like me is a nightmare. I haaate waste, so there’s nothing worse than thinking about throwing away the rainbow sprinkles if no one decided to eat them.
Ultimately, this is a great choice if you’re looking for something to impress your friends and family.
Some other great ideas
If you like big scoops, then big bowls and big spoons are the way to go! This is a great idea much like the first video, giving your friends and family the opportunity to help themselves.
WARNING: This one will only work in the summer! If you’re having your wedding outdoors, then it can be a good option to go for sundae glasses for your ice cream. This is really just for aesthetics, but you can’t deny it looks great!
Another idea you could opt for is to invite your very own ice cream man to serve ice cream at your wedding! This is a great idea if you don’t feel like you’re going to use everything, as the majority of the time you can find an ice cream man in your area will to turn up and use his stock.
Another idea with can add to the cuteness factor of the whole thing is to let your kids – or other peoples kids – serve the ice cream! Here, you can see they got their kids to charge 5c and 10c an ice cream – super cute!
Now, an ice cream bar doesn’t always have to be a massive deal. If you want to downsize things, then you could just opt for a smaller table filled with different option for your guests.
Ideas for Cute Ice Cream Bars Signs
This one is my favorite – it’s the cutest! Head over to Crafty Wedding for some other ideas that are almost as cute as this one.
If you don’t mind things getting a bit cheesy, then this could be a good one for you too. You’re the sprinkles on my ice cream? You’re not going to get much cheesier than that (and that’s just how we like it, too!).
The Rustic look just seems to work with ice cream, don’t ask me why. Going for a rustic look will likely suit the theme of any wedding, unless you’re going for something out of the box.
Styling your ice cream cups is one of the easier ways to help make your wedding unique to you. These ones are super cute!
If this isn’t the cutest thing you’ve ever seen, then I don’t want to know you! Only kidding, but you’d be hard pressed to find something cuter than this spoon set.
Some tips for your first ice cream bar
Everything can be cute customized!
From the ice cream itself to the cones you’re using to eat, to the spoons you might be using to eat them! Everything can be customized in a cute way. A good option is to make this part of your wedding pack – include a personally customized spoon for all your guests!
Go for something different
If you want to liven things up a bit, you could opt for some really unique flavors that you might not have tried before. Check out a list of the best toppings and see if there’s anything that tickles your fancy.
Pre scoop your ice cream
If you want to make things super simple for your guests, then you could opt to pre scoop your ice cream in advance. Doing this will save a lot of time and make things much easier for your guests to get enough ice cream for them.
If you can get the temperature right, then chocolate bowls can be a really great choice to give your guests something unique. This is a great idea for anyone looking for something a little different!
Overall, it’s really down to use to decide which of these may be best for your wedding. It’s a good idea to contact a local caterer or ice cream specialist to find out what may be the easiest option for you.