A cherry on top


Megan Nye

Ice cream parties can add a bit of sweetness to many friendships.

Bridget Nye, Managing Editor

Teenagers are always trying to find something new to do with their friends. Between watching any current hit TV show to going on an afternoon picnic, they might feel as if they have done it all. One activity that teenagers should give a chance to is an ice cream party. 

Ice cream parties are the best cure for teenage boredom as they are simple to plan and can create lifelong memories for everyone involved. All it takes is inviting some friends, buying up sundae bar supplies and hanging up a few streamers. While some might think this activity does not warrant a party, adding the extra bit of flare is what makes it sweet. Scoping out the perfect after-school-snack can bring out the best in everyone. The best part is that everyone is able to create a sweet treat that they enjoy with the people they love. 

Another way to make this event even sweeter is turning it into a fundraiser. The person hosting the party can choose a cause close to their heart and ask their friends to donate in exchange for unlimited ice cream. It is a great way to give back to the community and have some bonding time with friends. Once a year, I host an ice cream party to raise money for “Give Kids The World.” They are a magical village in Orlando, Florida that provides lodging for kids on their “Make-A-Wish” trips. I love being able to help an amazing organization while bringing some fun to my local community. 

Having a party is a way for everyone to be together and grow out of their comfort zone. If someone feels like they are alone, hosting an experience with others is an easy way to cure the blues, and spending extra time with loved ones can turn the frown upside down. Adding a sundae bar to the festivities is just one way to add a little bit of sparkle to the occasion. At the end of the day, the world tastes better with sprinkles.

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