Members of Congress and their staffs poured out of the Capitol Building and surrounding offices yesterday for the “coolest” party on the Hill. IDFA's 36th annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party served more than 1,500 gallons of ice cream and thousands of root beer floats this year in Union Square Park, where long lines of eager partygoers spanned across the direct view of the Capitol dome.

Each year the party grows, and people arrive earlier and earlier. Once again attendees came prepared with boxes, recycling bins and mail carts that they filled abundantly with bowls of ice cream for colleagues and themselves.

See #CHillparty on social media for photos of the fun.

IDFA would like to thank the following Ice Cream Party sponsors for their generous donations, which helped to make the event a great success:

  • American Beverage Association
  • Crystal Creamery
  • Galliker Dairy Company
  • Gifford's Dairy Inc.
  • Graeter’s Manufacturing Co.
  • Hershey Creamery Company
  • HP Hood LLC
  • Hiland Dairy Foods Co., LLC
  • Hunter Farms
  • The Ice Cream Club, Inc.
  • Ice Cream Specialties
  • Jack & Jill D.S.D.
  • Kwik Trip, Inc.
  • Mayfield Dairy Farms, Inc./Dean Foods Company
  • Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream
  • Perry’s Ice Cream Company, Inc.
  • Pierre's Ice Cream Company
  • Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.
  • Schoep’s Ice Cream Co., Inc.
  • Turkey Hill Dairy, Inc.
  • Wells Enterprises, Inc.

For more information about the annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party, flavors or donors, contact Tracy Boyle, IDFA director of boards, employee relations and administrative services, at