Theme Party Ideas
Winter Wonderland Party Ideas
Party Resource Guide
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
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Bring the magic of a
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Winter Party Ideas:
Since this is a Winter Wonderland
party, make your place a "snow-filled" haven.
The key to pulling off a coordinated
event: Evoke your theme throughout the affair. Whether that
theme is as general as a season or a feeling, or as specific as
a special flower, it should be the subtle thread that ties
everything together. Your location, invitations, flowers, menu,
cake, and favors should all cleverly reflect one common concept.
Then, get as creative as you can!
Setting the tone:
Greet guests with hot chocolate,
champagne and hor derves.
Make sure to have music in the
Have real snow falling, hire an ice
company to blow snow for you if you live in an area where you do not
If your party will be in the
evening, remember that dusk comes early, so schedule your party
so that guests can enjoy the location in twilight.
Winter is all about a few choice color hues.
Number one on the list, White. Think true white, off
white, ivory, glittering diamonds and crystals. Blur the line
between outdoors & indoors by continuing the white palette
indoors. Let white reign supreme. Add touches of ice blue,
lilac, and silver.
Line your walkways with
white twinkle lights in the yard, on porch railings and in other
tin lanterns are another alternative for lining walkways,
banisters, porch railings & etc. Light candles about 1/2 hour
before guests are to arrive. If you have a large number of
candles to light use a six-inch butane torch, handy tool, saves
lots of time.
Fill large silver urns or ice
buckets with snow and arrange glossy greenery so that it is
spilling out of the container. Flank the front porch with these
Don't forget the ice sculptures,
use them outside or inside or both. Illuminate it with a
Winter Table Decorations
Remember that your table tops
offer a very large surface area. Covering then with beautiful
specialty linens or theme linens, is one of the most
economical ways to change the look and feel of your room.
Use monochromatic (white, off white, & ivory) flowers and
arrange in crystal vases and bowls.
Use crystal or glass candle
holders and votive holders. Place ice blue or lilac tapers in
Accent your table with white, silver, and all
Set your table in winter white with
dazzling silver accents. Silver candles, placemats and napkins
add drama to even the plainest white plates and serving bowls. A
vase of white flowers and a delicate sprinkling of fake snow
down the center of the table add the finishing touches.
Cover winter tables in rich
plaid taffetas, or metallic organza.
pine cones for place card holders.
Spray paint a holly leaf silver
and place in the center of a folded napkin or wrap napkins in satin ribbons or
silver bell napkin rings.
A good centerpiece is a glass bowl
filled with Styrofoam balls that have been dipped in glue and then
each rolled in a different color glitter - try using blue, silver
and a light lilac for contrast - then sprinkle some iridescent
shredded cellophane around the base of the bowl.
are the perfect complement to any events. Napkins provide a sturdy
yet elegant feel. With your personal party details imprinted on your
napkins, you'll create a fabulous decoration to use during the party,
and a wonderful keepsake to treasure after the party! Choose your color
and imprint color. Choose to personalize your napkins with a design.
Winter Room Decorations
Use seasonal evergreens to deck
the halls, doorways, windowsills and rooms. Place
evergreen-scented candles by your entryway to set the scene as
Dangle glittering chandelier
crystals from windows with fishing line.
Wrap twinkle lights in
white tulle and drape over a window frame like soft, snowy curtains.
Tie back the tulle with a snowflake ornament or white satin ribbon.
Give guests a small
party favor as they leave. It can be as simple as a white gift bag
or satin pouch with a holiday card, votive candle and white
chocolate truffles tucked inside.
Decide What Entertainment You'll Have
There are several options that will go wonderfully with this type of
theme party and your guests will be sure to have a blast with each of
Have a Cookie exchange,
check out our page on Cookie Exchange
Bundled up against the
cold weather and do some good old fashioned Christmas Caroling. Once
the carolers return to your house, warm everyone up with some hot
chocolate with whipped cream and a peppermint stick.
Up for a kitschy twist
on the usual holiday tunes? Two words: karaoke caroling.
Have a Movie Marathon:
There are some great films out there that are not only classics to
watch during the season, but have little messages about love and
caring. Choose your favorites.
Food & Drinks
fondue and cupcakes topped with white icing and flaked coconut
Stack mini popcorn
balls like snowballs for a fun, seasonal party snack.
Truffle and Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake
Hot chocolate with
whipped cream and a peppermint stick.
Parting Favors for the Guests
Give your guests another touch of Victorian tradition by presenting
them with "crackers". I'm not talking about the Ritz or Waverly
type, I'm talking about a firecracker shaped tubes filled with
little goodies. In order to make these you'll need the following
Cardboard toilet-paper tube 1 per person
blue crepe paper
white tissue paper
3" round doilies (in white or silver)
Tiny party favors (chocolate (Hershey's kisses & etc.)
Fill each tube with the tiny favors, toys and chocolates.
Carefully roll each tube in a 8x6" piece of tissue paper (tape one
edge to the tube to keep it anchored). Repeat with a same size piece
of crepe paper, leaving the sides open.
Tie each side of the tube closed with the curling ribbon making sure
to tie the knot close to the opening of each tube, curl the edges of
the ribbon. Glue a doilie over the seam of the tube and decorate
with stickers. Present to each guest as they leave for the night.