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33 Wonderful Winter Birthday Party Ideas

Winter Birthday Party Ideas

Updated on: Feb 19, 2024

Do you have a special winter celebration coming up, either for yourself or a loved one? Below you will find decoration, favors, food, activities, supplies, and invitation ideas for your winter birthday party ideas and some helpful tips on how to throw the perfect gathering. Not only do we help with all-around birthday party ideas, but we can also help you stay within your budget with our expense tracker! We also have other resources that can help you plan all kinds of adult birthday parties or any birthday party in general, as well as other theme party ideas. And if you're having trouble finding the perfect birthday gift to give, we got you covered!

Winter Birthday Party Ideas - Decorations

Decorations play a huge part in setting the mood of your party. What you choose to decorate your party space is crucial to the ambiance at your birthday party. These are just some simple winter-related decorations that can help you jumpstart the brainstorm for your party decorations.

1. Fir Tree

A winter wonderland party is an occasion that guests of all ages will enjoy. Consider decorating your space with mini fir trees - these trees are always associated with winter.

2. Poinsettia

These flowers are most popular around when it comes to winter decorations. Having vases full of poinsettias around the party area is a beautiful addition.

3. Lights

Decorate your space by stringing icicle lights and hanging snowflakes, or, take it to the next level and incorporate ice sculptures.

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4. Snowflake Decor

The thing most correlated to winter is the presence of snow! Get snowflake decor to dress up your location for your winter birthday party.

5. Peppermint Decor

Another thing closely correlated and associated with winter is peppermint! Get peppermint print decorations to spice up your winter birthday party!

6. Fake Snow

Get a bag of fake snow to put on your space and other decors to imitate a wonderful winter wonderland!

Winter Birthday Party Ideas - Favors

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Party favors are one of the few physical things your guests get to take away from your party which makes them quite important. These are some simple and perfect party favors to give your guests as they depart from your party.

7. Hot Chocolate Bomb

Get these best-selling hot chocolate bombs (or try your hand at DIY-ing some) to give to your guests at your party. Hot chocolate is a staple during the cold weather of winter and sending your guests home with a hot chocolate bomb will be sure to warm their hearts.

8. Hot Chocolate in a Tube

Like previously mentioned, hot chocolate is a staple during the winter. You can offer your guests hot chocolate in a form other than the hot chocolate bombs. Hot chocolate in a tube favors are great for your winter birthday party because they’re fairly cheap to buy or fairly easy to make if you want to DIY them yourself!

9. Peppermint Essential Oils

Peppermint is a scent so closely related to winter, so give your guests small bottles of peppermint essential oils as they depart from your birthday party!

10. Tea

Just like hot chocolate, the other classic drink to warm up with during cold winter nights is tea! Give your guests tea so they can warm themselves up for the rest of the cold winter.

11. Candles

Nothing else helps add coziness to a cold winter night the way a candle does. Get these candle party favors for your guests to light for a cozy winter night.

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12. Fuzzy Socks

Everyone loves being comfortable and warm on cold winter nights. Send home a pair of fuzzy socks that have snowflakes or winter colors with your guests to keep them warm through the season!

Winter Birthday Party Ideas - Menu

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The food at a party is probably one of the main things your guests look forward to. Satisfy your guests with these menu ideas that are perfect for your winter birthday party.

13. Hot Chocolate Bar

For a fun and informal gathering, set up a hot cocoa station. Set out a variety of decorative mugs for guests to choose from (or, better yet, have guests decorate them themselves) then offer different hot cocoa flavors, marshmallows, creamers, and candies.

14. Eggnog

A classic winter drink other than warm hot chocolate is eggnog! Get some eggnog or make some with an eggnog mix to enjoy with your guests during this wonderful winter.

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15. Snowflake Cookies

Get snowflake cookie cutters and bake snowflake cookies. Not only will these taste wonderful and be a hit at your party but the snowflakes will be such a great addition to your theme.

16. Fondue

Cheese fondue is a great hearty comfort food perfect for the winter. Serve runny melted cheese with a board of a variety of bread, vegetables, and fruits!

17. Smores

No matter what age you’re turning, smores will always be a great addition to any winter party. They’re a classic and are so easy to make - all you need is graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate!

Winter Birthday Party Ideas - Activities

18. Gingerbread Party

One of the best ways to celebrate a winter birthday is with a classic winter-inspired treat: gingerbread. Have guests decorate gingerbread men and gingerbread houses to their liking, complete with various types of icings and candy decorations. Play games like pin the button on the gingerbread man or bust into a gingerbread piñata to top it off.

19. Christmas Movie Marathon

If your winter party is near the holiday season, host a Christmas movie marathon. Have popcorn and candy bags prepared and put on winter movies like Elf, Home Alone, and Santa Clause. The more, the merrier!

20. Christmas Light Show

A simple but memorable way to commemorate your winter party is by attending a Christmas light show. Find one near your home and take plenty of pictures with your guests!

21. Ice Skating

A wonderful idea on how to hold an ice skating rink at home is to hire some people to have this set up in your background. You should end the night with some fresh eggnog and some baking activities for the guests to enjoy.

22. Sledding

Nothing is as fun as going down a snowy hill in a sled, especially for children. Find a hill and get a sled and start having a blast sliding down that snowy hill!

23. Snow Angels

Winter comes with snow and with snow comes the fun of making snow angels. Bundle up in warm clothes and go outside to lay down and make your very own snow angel.

24. Ornament Making

If the birthday happens to be around the holiday season, ornament making is a great way to incorporate the holiday into a winter theme. Having personalized ornaments can be very special and can be soemthing that some may keep for a very long time.

Winter Birthday Party Ideas - Supplies

26. Snowflake Coasters

Get snowflake coasters for your guest’s drinks. These are absolutely adorable and the snowflake shape is perfect for your winter birthday party.

27. Winter Snowflake Party Mug

Get these cute clear winter snowflake mugs for your party. They’re versatile and won’t clash with any of the colors you’ve incorporated into your party and the snowflake print on them will tie your winter birthday party together!

28. Fondue Forks

Since this party includes fondue served at dinner, you’re definitely going to need to get a set of fondue dippers or fondue forks for your guests. These will ensure that your guests don’t burn themselves from the cheese and it will make it easier for them to enjoy the dish!

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29. Punch Bowl

Get a silver or really any punch bowl for the egg nog you’ll be serving at your party. This will be a great addition because not only will it make it easier for your guests to serve themselves eggnog but it will be better than serving eggnog right out of the pot you made it in or right out of the jug you bought from the store.

30. Dessert Stand

Nobody can ever go wrong with using a dessert stand when displaying the variety of desserts they offer at their party. Use a dessert stand to lay out all the options of desserts you’re offering to your guests! Not only will it look great but it will also make it so much easier for your guests to make decisions about the food they consume.

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Winter Birthday Party Ideas - Invitations

31. Winter Wonderland Invitations

Get incredibly cute winter wonderland birthday invitations to send to your future guests! They’re pleasing to the eyes and this seller has a variety of options to choose from when purchasing the invitations.

32. Winter Woodlands Birthday Invitations

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These woodland winter invitations are simple and cute and are perfect for your winter birthday party. They’re perfect because they’re fairly cheap, arrive fast, and they’re easy to fill out and immediately send out to your guests.

33. Snowflake Invitations

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These snowflake-shaped invitations are great because they’re a unique type of invitation. They aren’t your typical rectangular and simple invitation and you can easily fill the template out without doing any more work for your invitations.

Winter Birthday Party Ideas: Conclusion

Winter celebrations have a special, warm feeling to them. After reading this article, hopefully, you have found some winter birthday party ideas that will spark your imagination and inspire you to throw the perfect celebration.

Written by Raiza Habib and Stacie Lowe; Contributor: Sadie Penwright

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