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The weather is finally getting warmer and the sun is shining more! Many people are already opening the windows, beginning yard work, and starting all of the necessary tasks and fun of the warmer spring months. A lot of people also associate warmer weather with cooler desserts. The spring is the perfect time to treat yourself to that favorite ice cream dessert. It can even be an exciting time to surprise your child with an ice cream dessert themed party. Further personalize the dessert party with the following suggestions.
Dessert or candy bar organization
Most people have different preferences when it comes to desserts. Some people prefer anything with chocolate, while others prefer a cold ice cream cone. You can cater to all of your party?s guests by creating a dessert bar. Decorate an entire table with all different types of desserts and sweets. Put out small dessert cups and colored spoons for scooping pieces of candy. Add little jars of dessert toppings, such as caramel, chocolate, and cherry.
The dessert or candy bar will have an added benefit of decoration. You can cut your decorating budget by creating a beautifully staged dessert bar. People will be so impressed with the overall organization and the varying colors. Add a little personal touch to the dessert table with photographs of your child or the guest of honor.
You can even create your dessert bar based off of a specific theme. If your child has a favorite TV character or cartoon figure, put of desserts of that favorite character. You can also decorate the table with colored spoons or frozen yogurt cups in that specific theme. If the event is for a birthday, have a birthday cake made with the themed characters picture or colors. Many suppliers will also sell themed disposable ice cream cups that will make cleanup extremely simple for you.
Remember popular flavors
Although it can be fun to choose flavors that are outside of the box, be sure to also include some of the favorite dessert flavors. Some people prefer to consume items that they are already familiar with. According to a recent survey of International Ice Cream Association member companies, vanilla remains the most popular flavor among their consumers at 28%. Most guests will prefer to customize their generic flavor of ice cream with toppings instead.
Keep allergies in mind
You may not be able to customize your dessert options to meet every single guest?s allergy or dietary restrictions. However, it is important to keep them in mind, especially if they are a life threatening allergy. Nut allergies especially should be monitored. If you have any guests that are severely allergic to nuts, consider informing them of the safe toppings and ensure that everything is kept separate. You can reduce allergy and dietary restriction questions by including small table tents with products ingredients listed.
Customize dessert supplies
In today?s highly technological world, you can customize almost anything. Instead of generic happy birthday or congratulation banners, have them customized for a more personalized touch. Have everything from your colored spoons to your custom cups printed with the guest of honor?s name. Not only will they personalize the entire event, but they can make a great souvenir for both the honored guest and the other guests.
Organize a potluck
If you do not want to have to worry about planning multiple desserts, try planning a potluck dessert instead. Request that the other parents bring their child?s favorite desserts to share. Everyone at the party will get to learn about favorite dishes and will have the opportunity to try an abundance of dessert options. It can also be helpful to notify parents of the types of desserts that are already accounted for.
Approximately 90% of U.S. households regularly indulge in a sweet, frozen treat. With June being the month that the most ice cream is produced, the spring and summer months are the perfect time to plan a dessert themed party for your child. Keep allergens in mind, use the dessert table as the primary source of decoration, and customize every aspect of the party from the colored spoons to the customized cups.