Planning a party in the winter presents many challenges that summer parties do not. When it comes to summer parties, you have more space, more activity options, and a greater variety of food. However, this doesn?t mean that your winter party has to be a bust. These winter party planning tips will ensure that your event is just as memorable as a summer party.
Choose a fun winter theme
What better way is there to throw a winter season party than to also make it winter themed? There are many exciting parts of winter including snowmen, skiing, and sledding. If possible, incorporate these winter activities into your party. Make sure you also have a bonfire pit or an indoor area where your guests can go to warm up. Also, inform your guests ahead of time of the planned events, so they can dress appropriately.
Serve hot drinks and foods
The best winter party drinks and foods are hot ones. Fortunately, there are many to choose from. Serving soups and hot pasta dishes is a great choice. For drinks, you can stick with the traditional hot coffee or hot chocolate. If you want something a little more adult friendly, consider serving a spiked hot chocolate drink. Additionally, alcohol tends to have a warming effect on the body, perfect for warming up at a cold, winter party. There are even fried ice cream buffet dishes that you could have catered in for a unique food option.
You don?t have to wait until summer for a summer party
If you prefer the summer season, go ahead and throw a summer themed party. There are many ways to incorporate summer into a winter scheduled party. As long as you have a space that is warm, you can plan any summer activity. Throw your party at a local hotel that has an indoor pool area. You can decorate the space with tropically themed decorations. You can serve BBQ from the hotel kitchen and create an ice cream buffet to remind guests of their favorite summer desserts. Frozen dessert will taste just as good in a tropical type setting, even if it is freezing outside.
An ice cream buffet is perfect for your indoor summer winter party. In any given two week period, according to research by NPD Group, 40% of Americans will eat ice cream. Additionally, the average American will consume ice cream 28.5 times per year. Frozen treats in the form of an ice cream buffet is sure to be a hit with the majority of your guests, regardless of the season. A buffet allows you to offer many different flavors, catering to all guest?s dessert cup preferences. Just make sure you have plenty of ice cream toppings and colored spoons available.
Throw an all season?s event
An all seasons event can be another exciting way to incorporate both the winter and summer seasons into your event. If you have the available space, create a themed room for each season. Allow guests to walk through the party and experience the fun of every season. They can also choose to spend the most time in the room that complements their favorite season. With a party that celebrates all of the seasons, you won?t have to wait until your favorite season comes around.
We are in the middle of the winter season and thoughts of ice cream and BBQs are covered with the winter woes. Yet, about 90% of U.S. households still regularly indulge in a sweet, frozen treat. You don?t have to give up your enjoyment of ice cream, or summer themed parties, just because it is winter. These party ideas will help you celebrate all of the seasons and get a little summer back in your life.