Post # 1
My fiance and I really want to have root beer floats at our wedding. Our venue and caterer can make it work, but we need to provide the ice cream, root beer, and cups. My problem is that I’m not sure how much ice cream to get and where can I get big tubs of it. We are only having about 100-120 people at the wedding. I am also on the hunt for root beer float soda fountain cups for everyone. I’m not having very much luck finding any online.
If anyone could help or have suggestions, that would be great! I already understand the risk of melting ice cream and everything, I would just like some help findin some chep cups!
Post # 3
Cute idea! I would probably get a big tub of ice cream from Costco or BJ’s, as well as the root beer. Im surprised your caterer cant get this for you?
As for the cups…maybe Amazon?
Post # 4
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
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
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 # 7
If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to glasses, here are disposible ones I found: http://www.prairiemoon.biz/fogl15dipof2.html
Also this is some more glasses: http://www.prairiemoon.biz/Soda-Fountain-Glassware_c_409.html
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Post # 9
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
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
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
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
Such an adorable idea! I know that Walmart and Sam’s Club both sell large tubs of vanilla ice cream.
Post # 14
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
What a wonderful idea! I love the idea of offering cream soda floats and other options!
Post # 16
this is a super adorable idea!