A 'Language Lab' is the term I use to describe the big day - when the students get to put all of their knowledge together in a real-life scenario.
After the students have learned how to produce greetings, numbers and salutations, and have learned how to recognize nouns and indefinite articles, we 'take a trip' to the gelateria.
Included here is the Powerpoint presentation in which I simulate the visit and teach the students the phrases they need to order a gelato, along with a quiz to administer at the end of the lesson or the next day. Also included are printable Euro coins and a gelateria sign. If time and budget allow, you may want to consider bringing real gelato to the party!