March Party Ideas

March is one of the most exciting months to host a party because the weather is finally warming up and there are lots of reasons to celebrate! There are many holidays and observances that fall in the month of March. The SCOOPS2U team believes that themed events are more special and memorable. If you are planning a party, you should consider applying a theme based on one or some of the various happenings this month!
Pi Day Image
National Pi Day (3/14): Calling all math and food lovers! Pi Day is the perfect opportunity to throw a fun math event featuring all sorts of pies. Popular pie choices would be pizza,  shepherd, meat, and the obvious apple or cherry pie. Almost any food with a circle shape could work as a pie reference. SCOOPS2U could even provide strawberry cheesecake ice  cream sundaes with pie crust pieces to honor the Pi concept. Suggested decor options include balloons, napkins and paper plates with the Pi symbol or math operations.
Green Popcorn St. Patrick’s Day (3/17): Although St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday designed to glorify the “Luck of the Irish”, it is not just celebrated by Irish people. In fact, individuals from all  different backgrounds enjoy participating in St. Patty’s Day events. To host your own Patty’s party, you will need to find some form of green edibles and decorations. Start your  party off with a round of Irish beers and zucchini fries or even chips with green guacamole dip. Think about serving jalapeno popcorn or green kettle corn (pictured to the left) for a  sweet and salty snack option. Delicious desserts should feature pistachio or mint chocolate chip ice cream sundaes to end your event on a sweet note!
Spring Flower Cupcakes
Cherry Blossom Festival & Start of Spring (3/20): If you and your guests enjoy nature or being outdoors, we recommend throwing a Cherry Blossom or Start of Spring gathering.  Flowers  are great for decoration and the bright spring colors can be incorporated into food options. Fresh fruit smoothies would be a perfect drink option for a Spring party. Spring  rolls would be an appropriate appetizer for a Spring themed party. We would recommend serving desserts with either flowers or fruity flavors, such as designed cookies/cupcakes or  Cherry Vanilla ice cream sundaes.
Basketball Slider March Madness Munchies
March Madness (3/17-3/29): College Sports enthusiasts will never turn down a March Madness Party! Send out party invitations in bracket format to get guests pumped up for  the madness. Consider investing in some basketball decorations such as orange and black balloons, napkins, and candies. You will score extra points for serving basketball designed  desserts such as sugar cookies or cupcakes. Score the slam dunk by having a fridge stocked with brews and appetizer platters featuring assorted March Madness munchies like mini  sliders, meatballs, or even deep-friend mozzarella bites!
Make up your own holiday day (3/26): This can be interpreted any way you would like. Get creative with it because this is an unique opportunity to pull off any type of themed  party! Some wild ideas could be “National Ice Cream Social Day,” “Dress Like Your Favorite Celebrity,” or even a “70’s Disco Party!”
We hope you consider our March party ideas and make the most of this month by throwing an epic themed party!
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Benefits to Early Event Planning

Save The DateWhen it comes to party planning, it is never too early to start organizing all of the details. The type of celebration you are hosting will most likely determine the amount of preparation needed to ensure that everything runs smoothly. The events that occur very rarely in an individual’s life tend to require the most planning in advance. Those preparing for weddings or bar mitzvah celebrations may begin brainstorming ideas over a year prior to the scheduled event!
One of the biggest benefits to early event planning is a greater guest turn out rate. The probability that your attendees will be available directly corresponds with the amount of time you inform your party prior to the event date. If you send out invitations or a “Save the Date” six months before your gathering, there is a high chance that your guests will not have anything scheduled on their calendars for that day.
Checklist for Event PlanningEarly party planners have an easier time booking the best venues as well as catering and entertainment companies. The people who wait too long to confirm these details will miss out on hosting their desired event experience.
We know it can sometimes be stressful figuring out how to host the perfect get together. For any and all events, it is important to stay organized and on top of the planning process. There is less of a chance you will forget something if you start planning well in advance and discuss party ideas with other friends or family members. It is also highly recommended to maintain an event planning checklist like the example pictured above.

Successful Management Strategies

Successful management is a necessary component in order for almost all projects, events and organizations to run smoothly. There are certain characteristics that are important for any successful manager to possess.

collaborating team

Managers should be positive leaders who communicate effectively and respect their team members. If a manager is not an effective communicator, their colleagues will be confused and  unable to understand their individual responsibilities or complete assigned tasks.

It is crucial that managers are able to listen and act appropriately based on their team members’ wants or needs. By creating a reciprocal and respectful relationship with their group members, managers can demonstrate they care and wish to collaborate rather than dominate all discussions. Extending an invitation to collaborate usually creates an open environment for people to share new ideas, which can benefit the overall project, event or organization.

teaching manager

Managers should be able to set realistic goals that can be achieved by their team. The best managers recognize and cater to their group members’ strengths and weaknesses so that everyone works on assignments they can accomplish successfully.

The ability to teach others is a trait that can separate the stronger managers from the weaker ones. Managers who can patiently instruct individuals on how to learn or improve their skills will have a stronger team of individuals that can complete more tasks. Groups that are consistently taught new tricks will in turn feel more important and appreciate their managers’ efforts.


It is recommended for managers to implement these strategies if they are not already being practiced. The result of applying these ideas will be a happier team of individuals who feel more motivated to work hard and achieve the desired results.

Sweet Specialties

SCOOPS2U Spring PopcornSCOOPS2U has many sweet specialties that are designed to make your event easier and exciting for guests!
You may know that we have been delivering ice cream sundaes with smiles for over 15 years in the DC, Maryland and Virginia region. What you may not be aware of is the recently added sweet [and salty] treats to our menu! We have teamed up with The Royal Popcorn Factory to introduce various gourmet popcorn events. The gourmet popcorn is popped fresh for events and flavors can be customized based on the party requests. Gourmet popcorn can be complimented with beverage bar options including hot cider, hot chocolate or chai tea.
Scoops2u Spooks2u Halloween Events Customized candy bars are another relatively new event that SCOOPS2U has started to offer to customers. The assorted candy selection is based on the current season or nearby holidays.The candy buffet bars have been a very popular request especially during the months of October, December and February.
Smores Bar Roasting Marshmallows
SCOOPS2U has also started catering S’mores Bar events featuring Plush Puff’s delicious, handcrafted marshmallows. Guests have the pleasure of roasting their own marshmallows and creating customized S’mores sandwiches. All necessary supplies and equipment are provided to ensure the event runs smoothly.
SCOOPS2U is prepared to make your gathering memorable and will happily provide any decorations to support the theme of the event. Contact us today to learn more about our sweet specialties! Call (703) 536-3131 or e-mail