If you have ever wondered how to serve popsicles at a summer party, you are in the right place! Today we are making a simple popsicle bar that will be the hit of any summer party or casual get together like backyard barbecues or pool parties. Kids of all ages (and adults too) will love being able to grab their favorite popsicle flavors from the simple to set up popsicle bar. And the colorful popsicles will make any summer gathering fancy!

Summer Party Popsicle Bar (text) colorful popsicles in ice individually served in clear cups
Let’s make a festive summer popsicle bar!

Summer Party Popsicle Bar

A summer popsicle bar is easy to create with just a few supplies and brings color and a festive feel to any outdoor party. This is the perfect way to serve popsicles in your backyard.

Related: Homemade popsicle recipes for summer

Supplies Needed to Make a Popsicle Bar

  • Popsicles or Ice pops
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • Disposable baking dishes
  • Ice
  • Clear plastic cups

What Popsicle Flavors Did We Use?

Summer Party Popsicle Bar with two foil pans filled with ice filled with clear cups filled with colorful popsicles
Which ice pop will you grab from the popsicle bar?

We featured traditional Orange, Cherry, and Grape Popsicles, along with Jolly Rancher Popsicles and Tropical Paradise Popsicles in our Popsicle bar.

How to Make a Popsicle Bar in Your Backyard

Step 1

Start by adding ice to the disposable baking dishes.

Step 2

Unwrap Popsicle ice pops and place individually in clear plastic cups.

Step 3

Set inside the baking dishes and surround with ice. This will keep the ice pops cold during your party!

How to Serve the Popsicles

grape popsicle in clear lemon lime soda fizzing from above served from popsicle bar
Have you ever served popsicles in soda?

Serve the ice pops with lemon-lime soda for a fun, refreshing drink that will become more flavorful as the Popsicle melts.

3 popsicles (grape, blue and pink) each in a clear soda glass from above with colors of the popsicle seeping into the soda
Which popsicle bar flavors are best in soda? I like grape!

The kids loved the combination of soda and popsicles. Every one seemed to eat it just a little different way which was part of the fun!

What Our Popsicle Bar Looked Like

Summer Party Popsicle Bar shown against fence with table featuring ice and popsicles in cups for kids to grab
Oh the fun of a popsicle bar in the summer!

Brightly colored popsicles sitting in clear glasses inside of ice made for a colorful display that brought the kids running.

Summer Party Popsicle Bar with pastel popsicles in ice for party goers to grab in single serve cups
I call the pink lemonade popsicle!

You could strategically choose the colors of the popsicles you use if you want to match a theme or color scheme.

Summer Party Popsicle Bar with green red purple and blue striped popsicles served from iced cups in pan of ice
Coordinate your ice pops with your party theme for summer!

My favorite was the striped pops. They just seemed to have the coolest look on the popsicle bar and rapidly disappeared when the party guests saw them!

Summer Party Popsicle Bar one popsicle being eaten by child in backyard
The best part of a popsicle bar…

This article was sponsored when first written, but has been updated for content and sponsorship removed.

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  1. Wow, the popsicles look colorful and cool. This summer is wonderful with the popsicle is made by myself. Thanks for sharing the photos