Does your little one have a birthday party that falls during the winter holiday period? Thinking of a theme can seem a bit more challenging for winter birthdays. While in the summer you can craft themed days using outdoor elements, winter parties may need to be restricted to smaller indoor spaces. Another thing to think about is that if your child’s birthday is close to other holidays like Christmas or even Valentine’s Day, you may need to give a bit of extra notice to your guests. With that in mind, here are a few ideas for winter birthdays parties.
One of the most obvious ideas is to lean into the season and make the most of it with a Winter Wonderland theme. There are several ways you can go with this in terms of theme and décor. Decorate with penguins, polar bears, or other arctic creatures, or you could opt for a more fantasy-themed wonderland with magical snow fairies and elves. Dust your cake with powdered sugar for a snowy finish, and string up twinkling lights to create a magical outdoor atmosphere. Let children help themselves to the hot cocoa bar, make glittery snowflake paper crafts, and enjoy all the best parts of winter.
Superheroes are beloved by all ages, and they make a great theme for a birthday party throughout the year. In the winter, focus on indoor activities for the kids. They can make their own capes, draw their own comics, or pose for pictures in front of a comic-book backdrop.
Outer Space Party
Take your little guests to outer space with an out-of-this-world theme. Create an alien ambience with moons, stars, and planets. You can find some pretty funny fancy dress costumes from Funidelia for guests, whether it’s robots, aliens, or astronauts. Just be sure to specify on the invites if costumes are required, so you give your winter guests plenty of time to find them.
Frozen-themed parties are always top of the list for winter birthdays. You can also draw inspiration from other Disney characters to create an atmosphere straight out of the Magic Kingdom. While some ideas on this list require a lot of DIY effort, throwing a Disney party is easy because of all the merchandised goods that you can buy pre-packaged, which is good if you’re short on time. From adult Disney princess costumes to Disney villain invitations, you’ll find any type of accessory you need.
Finally, if your child’s old enough to handle some light duties in the kitchen, he may love a baking party. There’s nothing like walking into a warm house that smells like cookies during the winter months, after all. You could bake some plain sugar cookies or vanilla cupcakes ahead of time, and then have all the trimmings laid out buffet-style to let children ice and decorate to their hearts’ content!