New Jersey isn’t known for being a quiet state. We’re loud, we’re alive and we certainly know how to party…but that can come with a steep price. There’s no need to plan an over the top party. Children enjoy simple pleasures, so why not keep their party simple with a classic treat-- milk and cookies and, of course, ice cream! You may have to deal with some sugar highs, but it will be well worth it. And for more party ideas, check out our Mommy Poppins NJ Birthday Party Ideas Guide.
At A Sweet Shop: New Jersey is home to some of the world’s best pizza, bagels and homemade ice cream. Choosing a sweet shop for your little ones next celebration, will allow everything to enjoy some old-fashioned wholesome fun outside of your home.
McCool's Ice Cream & Coffee Bar (Madison)
McCool’s basic party package includes pizza, a design-your-own sundae bar, and games like ice cream bingo and pin-the-cherry on the ice cream sundae. For more information, please call (973) 301-0303.
Mark & Julie's Homemade Ice Cream (West Orange)
Take home a gorgeous and delicious ice cream cake, or host a "Make Your Own Sundae Party" in the store. Call Mark and Julie for information 973-731-6011
Applegate Farms (Montclair and Freehold)
This Northern New Jersey chain serves up birthday bashes and ice cream socials at its Upper Montclair and Freehold locations. Please call 732-577-5545 to contact the Freehold location and 973-744-5900 for the Upper Montclair location.
Right at Home Sweet Home: If you would rather host your party at home, have the ice cream brought right to your front door! With options of carts, tubs of flavors or even a Good Humor truck, your next party can be at home sweet home.
Cliff’s Ice Cream (Ledgewood)
Cliff’s Ice Cream will host a “Create Your Own Sundae” in your own backyard. For further details and pricing, please call (973) 584-9721.
Ben & Jerry’s (multiple locations)
Catering across the garden state, Ben & Jerry’s in Hoboken, Ridgewood and Riverwalk will host your child’s next party. Amazingly fun and no clean up on your end. Please call (201) 390-8799 for details.
South Street Creamery (Morristown)
Starting at $6.25 per guest, the South Street Creamery will travel to your home, with a wait staff, with four flavors of ice cream and unlimited toppings. Contact (973) 267-8887 for prices and availability.
Mike’s Ice Cream Truck (Verona)
Featuring Good Humor ice cream, Mike’s Ice Cream Truck has carts and trucks available for entertaining. For details on prices, please call (973) 857 2135.
Lollypop’s Ice Cream Catering (various locations)
Have a fully stocked ice cream bar, courtesy of Lollypop’s Ice Cream Catering, at your next party. For more information, please call (609) 261-1997.
Cold Stone Creamery (Morganville)
Cold Stone will cater your next birthday celebration with the ultimate ice cream sundae bar, a selection of ice cream cakes, and a full wait staff. For details, please call (917) 826-6206.
Photo: Mark & Julie's Homemade Ice Cream
Originally published 2012