Every office has things to celebrate – finishing that big project, your boss’s birthday, holidays, and even the occasional just-because. And … surprise … we are firm believers that there is no better way to celebrate than with ice cream. After all, it brings the team together and puts a smile on everyone’s face (yep, even your most curmudgeonly coworkers).
So next time your team needs to pull out the party hats, give them the most epic ice cream party ever and call in the ice cream professionals: the catering team at your local Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop.
These guys live for ice cream celebrations – they set it up, scoop it up, and clean it up, leaving nothing but smiles in their wake.
Here’s our guide for truly CRUSHING your next office ice cream party and leaving your coworkers in a state of ice cream euphoria:
1. Call in the ice cream pros.
First, hop online or make the call to your local Scoop Shop to make arrangements for your event. You can choose the type of party you want – from simple cups and cones all the way up to deluxe sundaes with brownies and cookies and whipped cream and toppings! Pick your flavors and select your toppings, and if chatting about ice cream makes your mouth water a little, we understand. It happens all the time.
Now that you can relax about the hard stuff…let’s go next level:
2. Signature Sundaes
If you know Ben & Jerry’s, you know we like to have a little fun with our flavors, and you should, too. Celebrating Barry in accounting’s birthday? Design a sundae just for the occasion! StrawBarry Sundae, anyone? How about the Barry-ed In Nuts Sundae? Better yet, have a contest ahead of time for the best featured concoction with the Ben & Jerriest name, and let your co-workers try their hands at flavor magic themselves!
Everyone knows #games are #epic. And #hashtags are #epic. And #icecream is #epic. You get the point. Let your coworkers know how to hashtag their ice cream moments so you have a lasting record of the good times. While you’re at it, photo props and backdrops take these moments up a notch.
4. Get the Competitive Juices Flowing
We’re not suggesting an ice cream eating contest. Really. But we are suggesting a little sport of some sort. Best Ben & Jerry’s story (there’s always that big break-up sob story or the proposal over a pint)? Tallest sundae? Eating with your eyes closed? Use your imagination to pit your teamates against each other in the funniest way possible.
5. Ambiance is everything.
Set the mood for optimal ice cream euphoria. Partying in a dull office conference room? Make an ice-cream themed playlist, grab party hats, games and décor (might we suggest a disco ball?). Make a slideshow of quirky pictures from around the office. Nothing gets the giggles going like that picture of the CEO with chocolate on her face, after all.
6. Party Favors Make People Happy
Really want to take the cake–-errr, ice cream? How about some homemade party favors, like nametags with made-up flavor names (Triple Kerry-mel Chunk, anyone?). Give folks something to take back to their desks to remember the good times and how much fun work really can be.
And be forewarned: you’re setting the bar for future events. Next party might have to be in Vegas.