Winter birthdays can be a drag if they involve colder weather and darker days. This might be why some of your best birthday memories took place indoors: staying up late, eating sweet treats with your closest friends. You can recreate that experience for yourself – or for your kids if you have any – with a unique theme, fun decor, and delicious holiday snacks. Read on to discover seven unforgettable winter birthday party themes for all ages.
What do you serve at a winter-themed party?
You can’t have a winter party without delicious holiday-themed snacks. The below drinks and desserts are sure to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.
If your guests are craving a sweet treat, serve everyone a delicious winter-wonderland inspired coconut snowball. All you need is marshmallow fluff, softened butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, coconut, and milk. Let it chill in the refrigerator to bring the holidays right to your taste buds.
You can transform classic summer s’mores into a year-round delight with snowman Peeps, chocolate bars, and graham crackers. Put it all together and heat it over a fire pit or in the microwave. With one bite, your guests will mentally transport themselves back to warm summer months spent underneath the stars.
You don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen to create delicious decorated cookies. Instead, grab a pre-made mix of your favorite sugar cookie or gingerbread dough with a few snowflake cutouts. Once the cookies are out of the oven, ice them with white frosting and sprinkle some silver glitter on top. These cookies can take your taste buds on a sleigh ride right to the North Pole.
Rewind back to the hot summer days with this fruity, wet slush that’s sure to get your guests’ taste buds soaring. You only need three simple ingredients for this recipe: blue punch, pineapple juice, and ice cubes. Freeze your pineapple juice in ice trays beforehand, then blend everything until well combined. This chilling drink can take you right to a tropical island paradise, even during dark and dreary season.
Crockpot hot chocolate
If your guests are craving chocolate, you can serve everyone some delicious hot chocolate you made in your crockpot. While your hot cocoa is heating, you can bring out some fun toppings such as candy canes, and marshmallows for a DIY hot chocolate bar. With just one sip, you'll mentally take your guests on a midnight ride on the Polar Express.
7 winter birthday party themes
Hosting a birthday party is one thing. Adding unique decorations and creating a theme is another – that’s how you take things to a whole new level. The below winter-themed birthday party ideas can transform an ordinary event into an immersive experience.
1. Winter wonderland party
For this theme, you’ll reimagine your home as a winter wonderland filled with silver and white. To start, hang silver streamers along the windows and door frames, then add balloons, cut-out snowflakes, and fake snow to create a blizzard-like atmosphere. Once everything is in place, add colorful lights like the BlissRadia to bring your winter wonderland to life.
The BlissRadia diffuses colorful lighting that you can seamlessly transition from one color to the next. Tap into the nine cycle settings to showcase gorgeous wintery shades such as blues, grays, and whites to set the right mood. The wintery colors will take you on a sleigh ride right to the blizzardy town of Arendelle.
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2. Gingerbread house party
Head to the store to grab a few gingerbread kits, or if you’re in a baking mood, you can make your own. Couple this all with frosting, candies, and sprinkles to take your gingerbread house to the next level. Once everyone arrives at your party, set a timer to see who can bring the best festive vibes to their holiday treat.
3. Snow building party
A snow-building event is one of the best winter birthday party ideas if you’re party-planning for kids. Ask all the kids to bundle up in plenty of snow gear, then stock up on buckets and shovels. While the kids craft their town, you can give them some carrot noses and twig arms to quickly bring their snow village to life.
4. Ornament-making party
Let everyone show off their unique talents with a make-your-own-ornament party. Once they finish creating their masterpieces, they’ll have party favors to add to their Christmas living room decor. And when they do that, they’ll see their Christmas setup in a whole new light.
5. Ice skating party
Gather up your skates and head over to a nearby skating rink for a day filled with laughter and fun. Before you skate around, create a playlist and bring a boom box to bring your skate party to life. Then, once you’re all skated out, enjoy a hot cup of cocoa to bring warmth and joy right into your being.
6. DIY hot chocolate party
Hot chocolate parties are great for those chilling winter days that don’t rise above 30 degrees. You can create a hot chocolate bar with different hot cocoa flavors and fun toppings such as syrups, marshmallows, and candy. This way, your guests can stay warm and cozy in a winter wonderland of your own making.
7. Winter movie party
No winter-themed party is complete without screening at least one holiday classic. From Elf to Home Alone and a Christmas Story, you have plenty of great options to entertain everyone of all ages all night long. You can create your own home theater experience with loads of fuzzy blankets and pillows, sweet and savory snacks, and a movie projector.
To really set the scene, you’ll need some colorful lights that look just like the winter night sky. The Sky Lite Evolve, for example, projects colorful nebula clouds and stunning laser stars that blend seamlessly into each other. Use the BlissHome app or voice control to change your galaxy’s colors, effects, speed, and brightness during each movie. With just a tap on your phone screen, your guests will transcend the everyday and reach a whole new world.
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