Candy-Covered DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar

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Skittles® are one of those candies that instantly transports me back to my childhood. During the summer, my best friend and I would bike into our small town almost every day to buy treats from the tiny grocery store.

After picking out our snack, we’d sit on the cement stoop out front and watch traffic go by. Skittles® were always a favorite choice.

I picked up some Skittles® recently and decided to create a little summer fun of my own. This DIY ice cream sundae bar is the perfect way to celebrate summer!

This Candy-Covered DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar is an easy way to create summer time fun! | Hello Little Home #ShareFunshine #PartyIdea

This sundae bar is a candy lover’s dream! It’s chock full of my favorite candy, plus other fun toppings. The best part is that it couldn’t be easier to put together.

There’s no cooking or even a lot of planning involved, which leaves lots of time for summer fun! It’s perfect for serving at a BBQ, birthday party, or any fun occasion … I mean, who doesn’t love candy?

This Candy-Covered DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar is an easy way to create summer time fun! | Hello Little Home #ShareFunshine #PartyIdea

Easy tips for creating a Candy-Covered DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar! | Hello Little Home #ShareFunshine #PartyIdeasWant to create your own DIY ice cream sundae bar? Here’s what you’ll need (affiliate links):

I wanted to show off the candy, so I served it in a mixture of glass containers. If you’re trying to save money, search your home for vases, bowls, and anything else that may work. Try to choose containers in a range of heights and sizes for the most visual appeal.

Pour the candy into the containers you’ve gathered. Feel free to sample as you work!

Easy tips for creating a Candy-Covered DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar! | Hello Little Home #ShareFunshine #PartyIdeasIf you want to get fancy, you can label the candy. I’ve used chalkboard tape, and it was perfect for labeling my glass containers!

I simply cut the tape to the size I wanted and used a corner rounder on the edges. Then I used a chalkboard marker for the writing. After your labels are decorated, simply peel off the back of the chalkboard tape and apply it to your containers.  It was so easy, yet such a fun touch!

Don’t have or don’t want to purchase chalkboard tape? Regular paper will work as well. Just attach it to your containers with double-sided tape.

Easy tips for creating a Candy-Covered DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar! | Hello Little Home #ShareFunshine #PartyIdeasFor my containers that weren’t flat, I cut out tags instead. I punched a hole in the tags, inserted a little baker’s twine, and then attached the twine to the inside of the containers. A little tape will hold the twine in place, or you can just burry the twine under the candy like I did.

Easy tips for creating a Candy-Covered DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar! | Hello Little Home #ShareFunshine #PartyIdeasI wanted a cohesive look for my DIY ice cream sundae bar, so I transferred the syrups to squeeze bottles. Of course, I had to label those as well!

Easy tips for creating a Candy-Covered DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar! | Hello Little Home #ShareFunshine #PartyIdeasThe last step is arranging your sundae bar. Place your larger containers in back and your smaller ones in front. Don’t forget to add spoons/scoops for serving the candy, ice cream bowls, and spoons for eating.

If you don’t want to spend a lot of time scooping ice cream, scoop it out ahead of time, place it on a baking sheet, and freeze it. Come party time, all you need to do it transfer the scoops directly to the bowls.

This Candy-Covered DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar is an easy way to create summer time fun! | Hello Little Home #ShareFunshine #PartyIdeaMy favorite part of this DIY ice cream sundae bar was how colorful it looked. And of course, all the candy … yum!

This Candy-Covered DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar is an easy way to create summer time fun! | Hello Little Home #ShareFunshine #PartyIdeal found these awesome waffle bowls to serve the ice cream in. They were super delicious, plus there were no dishes to clean up after the party. How awesome is that?

This Candy-Covered DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar is an easy way to create summer time fun! | Hello Little Home #ShareFunshine #PartyIdeaComing up with different flavor combinations was so fun. This one has a little of everything: Skittles®, M&M’s®, Starburst®, nuts, coconut, and chocolate and strawberry sauces. A Life Savers® Hard Candy made the perfect topper!

Easy tips for creating a Candy-Covered DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar! | Hello Little Home #ShareFunshine #PartyIdeasChocolate lovers, this one is for you! It’s topped with M&M’s® Plain and Peanut, chocolate sauce, nuts, and coconut.

Easy tips for creating a Candy-Covered DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar! | Hello Little Home #ShareFunshine #PartyIdeasMy last combo is covered in pink and other fun summer colors. I used Starburst® Minis, sprinkles, lots of strawberry sauce, and topped it all off with a Life Savers® Hard Candy. Isn’t it cute?

Easy tips for creating a Candy-Covered DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar! | Hello Little Home #ShareFunshine #PartyIdeasThis sundae bar is the perfect way to create summer fun. Just gather your ingredients and invite your friends over. It’s guaranteed to be a hit with kids and adults alike!

This Candy-Covered DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar is an easy way to create summer time fun! | Hello Little Home #ShareFunshine #PartyIdeaWhat candy combination would you create for the ultimate sundae?

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  1. Thank you so much for this amazing idea! We will be adding the ice cream bar, to my son’s party this weekend!