Program Details
May - Ice Cream Parlour for Mother's Day

Celebrate the special Moms out there with your very Ice Cream Parlor Mother's Day Celebration! Transform your Activity Room into a charming ice cream haven where mothers and their children and grandchildren can come together for a sweet and memorable experience. Picture tables adorned with checkered tablecloths, colorful decorations, and a mouthwatering array of ice cream flavors and toppings. It's an opportunity for families to bond, reminisce, and create new memories over scoops of creamy goodness.

  • Create a memorable and enjoyable experience for residents and their families on Mother's Day.
  • Strengthen relationships between mothers and their children and grandchildren through shared activities and conversations.
  • Foster a sense of community and belonging among residents and staff.
  1. Pre-Event Planning:
    • Reserve the Activity Room and arrange for necessary equipment (tables, chairs, ice cream cart or station, decorations).
    • Procure supplies such as ice cream, toppings, cones, cups, napkins, and utensils.
    • Create and distribute invitations to residents and their adult children.
    • Coordinate with staff and/or volunteers for assistance during the event.
  2. Setup:
    • Arrange tables and chairs to create a welcoming ice cream parlor ambiance.
    • Decorate the space with themed decorations, such as balloons, streamers, and signage.
    • Set up the ice cream station with scoops, toppings, cones, cups, and utensils.
  3. Event:
    • Greet guests as they arrive and guide them to their tables.
    • Invite families to indulge in a variety of ice cream flavors and toppings.
    • Facilitate conversation starters and activities to foster interaction and bonding.
    • Capture memorable moments with photos or a photo booth.
    • Ensure everyone feels included and engaged throughout the event.
  4. Cleanup:
    • Clear tables, dispose of waste, and clean serving utensils.
    • Store leftover supplies properly for future use.
    • Thank volunteers and staff for their assistance.

Staffing Requirements
  • Recreation Manager to oversee the event and coordinate logistics.
  • Activity Assistants to assist with setup, serving, and cleanup.
  • Volunteers (if needed) to help greet guests, serve ice cream, and facilitate activities.

  • Ice cream (various flavors)
  • Toppings (sprinkles, chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, chopped nuts, fruit)
  • Cones and/or cups
  • Napkins
  • Utensils (spoons, scoops)
  • Decorations (balloons, streamers, tablecloths)
  • Cleaning supplies (paper towels, sanitizing wipes)
  • Camera or smartphone for capturing photos

  • Allergies: Ensure that guests are aware of the ingredients in the ice cream and toppings to prevent allergic reactions.
  • Slips and Falls: Keep the area around the ice cream station clean and free of spills to minimize the risk of accidents.
  • Overindulgence: Encourage moderation when enjoying ice cream to prevent discomfort or health issues.
Expected Outcomes
Program Type
Level of Care
Dimension of Wellness
Food, Socializing, Theme Parties, Family