How to Host a Rockin’ Ice Cream Truck Party

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There’s nothing like a good party! This is especially true as we have been separated by lockdowns. Ice cream socials are a great way to get everyone together. The ice cream truck party is the new ice cream social!  

Perfect for adults, kids, and any occasion, an ice cream truck party provides all the good old treats and plenty of new favorites. An ice cream truck party is always a good idea, no matter the season.  We have a few tips to ensure your party knocks the socks off your guests!

Why Ice Cream Truck Parties are Perfect

Ice cream truck parties deliver all the goodies that your guests love. It’s that nostalgic sense that you get of when you were a kid running after the ice cream truck man. 

Guests can also enjoy ice cream bars,  Bomb Pops, Jolly Rancher™ push ups,  ice cream sandwiches, and other frozen treats. There is enough variety to keep everyone happy. 

In addition, an outdoor ice cream truck party is perfect for social distancing with minimal cleanup!

Things to Consider Before Getting Started

When planning your ice cream truck party, details matter. First, determine your theme and date and answer these critical questions:

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Once you have the answers to these questions, it’s time to get the invites and order your ice cream truck rental

Make Sure Your Ice Cream Truck Party Rocks!


For decorations, consider ice cream cone-shaped party hats, paper lanterns, and festive décor to match the season. Some ideas like balloons and paper to create cute ice cream cones or gather some urns and fill them with tissue paper poufs to create some oversized ice cream sundaes. Another idea is a popsicle garland made from felt

Keep It Simple

When selecting the items on your ice cream truck, keep it simple. Make sure you have basic flavors and a few unique selections. Your ice cream truck will include a server but you might want to find one or two outdoor benches or chairs. We’d also recommend a garbage bin for the napkins and cups.

Pour on the Fun

While many people simply enjoy the ice cream, others want to pour on the toppings. Get creative with the display with mason jars and muffin tins. Have chocolate candy, sprinkles, cherries, and flavored syrups. Include disposable serving spoons.

Set and Display the Menu

To make it even easier for you, we will have a menu on display. Your guests simply browse the selection and make their choice. 

If you have other treats, we’d recommend creating your own menu.

Capture the Moment

Create an ice cream truck party photo booth. Instead of a full booth, set up a table with a selfie stick to keep the party area simple. Decorate the frame and backdrop with an ice cream party theme. 

We’d also recommend a photobooth. Photobooth services set up their equipment for your event as self-service booths or with an attendant taking guests through the process. Some local photobooth options in Houston:

  • HTX Photo Booth delivers photo booths, GIF booths, and other backdrops.
  • The Houston Photobooth offers traditional photo booths as well as green screen and open-air options.
  • Selfie Booth has traditional, print photo booths, and even a Kardashian package for the divas at your event! 

Served Baked Goodies

There’s nothing like ice cream and fresh-baked cookies. This is also a good option for those who would rather snack on baked goods.

Extend the Fun with Games

Consider an ice cream cone pinata that you can make yourself. Other fun ice cream themed games include:  

Don’t Send Guests Home Empty-Handed

Put together party favor bags to thank everyone for coming to your ice cream truck party. Some ideas might be:

Book an Ice Cream Truck for Your Party

Booking the ice cream truck party is the easiest part. Just give Southern Ice Cream a call or start your order online. Select the Ice Cream Truck Party for the highest-quality; brand-name treats like Blue Bunny, Hershey’s, and Good Humor for your event. Our professional ice cream servers are available to serve your guests. Southern Ice Cream is a Texas-based family business making events memorable for guests for over four decades.