Race For Hope

Race For Hope 2014 The Race for Hope is a family 5k race that is dedicated to fundraising for brain tumor research. The race has been an annual tradition since 1998. This year’s race will mark the 18th consecutive race for brain tumor research.

Last year, over 11,500 individuals participated and $2.4 million dollars was donated to help individuals fighting brain tumors! Organizers for the race hope for an even bigger turnout this year!

Race For Hope 2012 with SCOOPS2USCOOPS2U has been a proud sponsor for the past 3 years. At the 2014 Race for Hope, we provided over 12,000 complimentary popsicles to race participants and their families!

We are very much looking forward to attending this year’s race in Washington DC on May 3rd, 2015!

To find out more information about this year’s event, check out the official site for the Race For Hope DC!

The Scoop on Helium

Increasing scarcity and demands for helium cause party planners to get creative with replacement decorations. Read on to learn how to host greener parties without balloons!

Helium Alternatives

April Party Ideas

There are many joyous occasions to acknowledge during the month of April. The transition from winter to spring has passed, so now it is time to start planning outdoor parties! We have some great ideas for how you can host an April-appropriate themed party!

sherbertSpring Break:
Take your guests on a temporary vacation by hosting a spring break beach party! Invest in some decorations like beach balls and napkins decorated with fishes. As demonstrated in the picture on the left, you could utilize colored buckets as containers for foods like fruit and salad. For a beach party, we recommend fried shrimp appetizers, vegetable sticks, small sandwiches, iced drinks and a variety of ice cream bars for dessert!
popcorn baseball partyBaseball Opener: Score a home run with your friends/family and host an opening day gathering! Baseball season begins the second week of April (Nationals on 4/6 and Orioles on 4/10). As America’s favorite pastime, baseball is an excellent excuse for a themed event. A true baseball party must have peanuts and cracker jacks complimented with different soda options. We suggest incorporating additional finger foods into the menu such as kettle corn, mini hot dogs and pizzas. Ice cream sundaes would be the perfect end to the party because who doesn’t love customizing their own delicious dessert?!

April Ice Cream PartySpring Fever/Cherry Blossoms
Since the cherry blossoms are predicted to peak around April 11-14, we think the beginning of April would be an optimal time to celebrate. Flowers are perfect for decorations as well as bright colored balloons and napkins. Lemonade and smoothies would be popular drink options for event attendees. Spring rolls with fresh vegetables would pair well with the spring theme. Dessert could include flower designed cookies, cupcakes, or even cherry vanilla ice cream sundaes with cherries on top.

earth day cookiesEarth Day:
Go Green and celebrate Earth Day on April 22! In honor of Earth Day, centerpieces and other decorations should be crafted from recyclable materials. Any decorations with plants and/or globes are highly encouraged for an Earth Day party. Invite your guests to carpool or travel via modes of public transportation to reduce car pollution. Locally produced foods and beverages should be highlighted on the event’s menu. End the party on a sweet note by offering the classic dirt sundae with gummy worms as a dessert.
Administrative Professionals Day CakeAdministrative Professionals Day: Secretaries/receptionists and office employees are an integral part to any successful business, so it is important to honor them on Administrative Professionals Day (4/23). APD is one of the most celebrated workplace holidays. Many companies contact catering companies like SCOOPS2U to provide their administrative professionals with a special treat. We recommend treating employees to decadent desserts like premium ice cream, cookies and cupcakes. Additionally, gift certificates, lottery tickets, and work bonuses would be excellent gifts that would be appreciated by any employee.

Hopefully, some of these April party ideas will inspire you to plan a fun and festive celebration!

Sam Smith Summer Show

Sam Smith
Summer may feel far away but people are already planning what they will do when the warm days arrive. Although we do not know when exactly we will start experiencing warmer weather, we do know one thing for sure: Sam Smith will be serenading a sold out crowd at Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia, MD on July 24th, 2015.
We can also tell you that SCOOPS2U will be at Sam Smith’s special summer show with our gourmet popcorn AND homemade premium ice cream! If you are interested in seeing the chart-topping singer and songwriter perform live this summer, we recommend you purchase a concert ticket as soon as possible!
Click here for more information about this exciting musical event!