(Closed) Root Beer Floats at my wedding

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 4
4162 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Fabulous idea!!! I love root beer floats and it’ll be something different for your guests!

What if you ask a local ice cream shop where they get their big tubs from?  Or perhaps they’ll sell you some at a discount since you’re buying the entire tub?

Post # 5
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You can rent fancy glasses from just about any party rental shop, so I would just google to find out who’s local to you. Just at a quick glance, I found this one: http://charlotte.classicpartyrentals.com/products/glassware/445

As far as ice cream, I likely wouldn’t count on every person having some, and you put one or two scoops in a glass, so I’d just buy maybe 6 of the biggest tubs of vanilla ice cream you can buy at the grocery store. Maybe Costco would be a good place to look too.

I love the idea btw! You should see if you can get fancy straws! I love the barber pole and polka dot ones like these:

Post # 6
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

First off, root beer floats are awesome! YUM. I would be stoked to be at your wedding, lol.

As far as ice cream, you can get those big 5 gal tubs at walmart. My local grocery store even has them.

Dollartree.com has a bunch of different glasses for about $1 each. I think these are super cute: http://www.dollartree.com/kitchen-tableware/drinkware/Drinkware/Genuine-Coca-Cola-Contour-Glasses/213c264c377p11250/index.pro

Could you rent them? Or do you have a local resturant supplier? You could always sell them after. Maybe try craigslist?

Post # 9
3977 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Well, I’d say 1.5 cups to 1 pint (2 cups) per float, which means you can make a little more than 10 floats with a gallon of ice cream. Everybody won’t want one so I’d plan for 100 floats. So 10 gallons of ice cream. You can probably buy them in bulk at Costco/Sam’s Club/even some grocery stores.

I’m not sure how much root beer you’d need. I’d try making one and measure out the root beer in 1/4 cups once you get the glasses that you’ll use then buy 2 liters. I bet it will only be maybe 5 or so 2 liters.

Post # 10
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

lol have variety too, root beer floats are awesome but cream soda floats are orgasmic! And I have a friend who lives by dr.pepper floats! You will probably spark more interest if you offer a few varieties!

Post # 11
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

What a great idea! I’m jealous–we won’t have reliable refrigeration at our most likely venue, but if we did, I would totally steal this idea! Root beer floats are AWESOME.

I definitely suggest Costco if you have a membership or know somebody with a membership who can take you. My dad used to get just huge quantities of basic dessert stuff there.

Post # 12
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Just a suggestion (I havent read the above comments) but maybe have a small(er) tub of Vanilla frozen yogurt. I know alot of people who can’t have dairy, including me and it REALLY sucks when all there is, is ice cream.

Post # 13
2691 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Such an adorable idea! I know that Walmart and Sam’s Club both sell large tubs of vanilla ice cream.

Post # 14
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I LOOVEE this idea. Jealous! Would love to replace cake for guests with root beer floats if it wasn’t for the sake of tradition. Hmm….

Post # 15
4546 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

What a wonderful idea! I love the idea of offering cream soda floats and other options!

Post # 16
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

this is a super adorable idea!

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