Nothing’s wrong with just having an ice cream buffet and a chill afternoon, but if you’re feeling crazy, why not take it up a notch? There are all kindsa silly-fun games you can play with ice cream. Prizes are optional, because these games are a treat in themselves. Here are three of our faves:
Blindfolded eating contest – Have pairs of friends sit in chairs opposite each other, and cover their eyes with blindfolds. One friend gets a bowl of ice cream and a spoon. . . and the other gets fed! To make it a contest, you can see who stays the cleanest or finishes the fastest. Get ready to laugh it up – and take picks!
Topping personality game – This works for a big group of creative peeps – it’ll save you some shopping, too! Tell everyone to bring an ice cream topping that best represents their personality. Let them know it’s a secret, so bring it in a bag. When everyone’s there, place out the toppings, slips of paper, and pencils. Have everyone take a sheet and write down who they think brought what. Do the final reveal after (or before) everyone’s dug in and made their perfect sundae. Winner is who guessed the most right!
Sundae relay – Split your party people into teams. Mark a starting line and set up a table with toppings a good distance away (you may want to do this outside – you need space to run, and it could get messy!). When you say go, the first member of each team runs to the supply spot and fills the bowl with ice cream, then runs back to their team at the starting line. From there, one member of a team runs at a time to decorate the sundae with a topping. You can decide the order and number, based on how big your teams are – for example, ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, cherry, for teams of four. Winner is the first team who finishes their sundae and gets back to the starting line!