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Winter Wonderland Party Theme

Take advantage of winter’s whimsical ambience.


ABOUT THE THEME

Break out of winter hibernation with a blizzardy bash, or celebrate Christmas in July with a winter-inspired fete. Winter-themed parties can be spun into a few different themes: Go the enchanted forest route for something whimsical, incorporate metallic glamour for a New Year celebration or create cozy ski lodge ambience for a playful get-together.

VIBE: Glamorous

SIMILAR PARTY THEMES: Après Ski


Entertainment

STRING QUARTET

It doesn’t get classier than string musicians serenading guests to the dance floor. From Bach to pop, string quartets are well versed in a wide range of genres that can cater to any crowd.


Venue Settings

BALLROOM

Host this glamorous affair in an equally glamorous setting: a ballroom. Ballrooms offer regal architecture, high ceilings and plenty of space for eating, mingling and dancing.

Catherine E. Bailey; Flickr

Food

WHITE-THEMED MENU

Lean into a monochromatic color palette for appetizers and dinner: white queso and mini quesadillas, brie crostini, pita and hummus, cauliflower soup shooters—the possibilities are endless.


Beverage

DIY HOT COCOA BAR

Set up a DIY hot cocoa station where guests mix up a glass of gourmet cocoa perfectly tailored to their tastes. Set out a few different mix-ins, like hot water and steamed milk (and almond milk for a dairy alternative), with marshmallows, mint, peppermint sticks and whipped cream. Add a couple bottles of bourbon for a boozy signature sip.

Jennifer Pallian; Unsplash

Creative Detail

PAPER SNOWFLAKES

Decorate the party with paper snowflakes en masse. Supplement with other whimsical white decorations like balloons, birchwood centerpieces and string lights.