Throwing a party in the summer is easy – all you need is a pool or a grill and you are basically all set. However, just because the warm days are gone now, it doesn’t mean that we can’t have fun anymore. While throwing a party in winter is certainly different from throwing a party in the summer and will require different preparations, organizing a get-together, whether with your family, friends or even colleagues, is an amazing idea that will bring some warmth into everyone’s cold days. But to make your party a bit more interesting, it would be a good idea to introduce a theme. This will already give the guests a great conversation starter, not to mention all the fun pictures that will be taken. Here are 5 fun ideas for a winter party theme.
1. Classic Christmas
There is no winter without Christmas, and although some people deny it, this is everyone’s favorite thing about the season. If your party is near Christmas, organizing it in a classic Christmas fashion would put everyone in the festive mood, and it’s not even difficult to execute this idea. Go for a red and gold color combination with a bit of greenery in the form of holly. You will also need some classic Christmas decor such as twinkling Christmas lights, candles and so on. When it comes to the food and drinks, this will be everyone’s favorite part as you will be serving traditional Christmas snacks such as gingerbread cookies and eggnog. Finally, don’t forget to get a bunch of Santa hats so that all your guests will be able to wear one while sipping on mulled wine. What more can you ask for in a winter party?
2. Wintery colors
If your party is more formal and you want something subtle, you don’t have to go all out with the Santa hats. You can also simply pick wintery colors as your party theme and you’ll be able to pull off an elegant but interesting design. You can go for pure white or combine it with light blue, using accents in gold or silver.
Besides the decoration, you can even make snacks and drinks in the same colors to bring in an extra dose of interest. For instance, you can make Snowball Punch that has an eye-catching blue color, or you can prepare delicious coconut balls that resemble snowballs.
3. Winter Wonderland
If you want to pick a theme that is universal but also very flexible, consider creating a little Winter Wonderland inside your venue. For the decoration, you can pick up anything that reminds you of how magical winter is. Adorn the tables with wintery “flower” arrangements using silver-sprayed branches and pinecones.
If you want to spice it up just a little bit, let your guests know that they should dress up in the appropriate fashion for this Winter Wonderland! Costumes will bring out the kids in you and everyone will have a great time. What’s also great is that everyone will be able to browse Winter Wonderland costume ideas and interpret the theme the way they wish, which can end up in plenty of laughs.
4. Winter sports
If your friend group is an active bunch and all of you are fans of sports and games, a winter sports-themed party would be a great idea. If you can, take the get-together outdoors and release your pent up stress by sledding, skiing or ice skating. Afterwards, grab a bite together and share some of your favorite memories of this year. Alternatively, if you cannot make the party happen outside, you can also bring the sports in instead. For instance, rent an air hockey table and organize a showdown between two teams. You can also come up with games of your own and have a night full of fun.
5. Winter cabin
If you’d rather go for something warm and cozy, you could also make your party winter cabin-themed. What you’ll need for this theme to be effective is, of course, a fireplace around which guests will be able to gather with their hot beverages in their hands. In addition, introduce warm but not too harsh lighting so that everyone can get in the right mood. As for the decoration, go for rustic pieces such as unfinished wood and warm-toned textures. Put on some relaxing music and you’ll have the coziest party ever!
A winter party can be just as fun as a summer one with just a bit of creativity. Choosing a theme will help you come up with the appropriate decoration and will make your party feel more festive and put-together. So, don’t be afraid of choosing a theme or even organizing a costume party. Rest assured, most people will love it.