Still, worry about the coronavirus even though the country is gradually reopening? We get that, but there are still some activities that promise both safety and pleasure! This summer’s most popular activity might be mountain climbing, and we have creative ideas, professional services, and extensive resources for you to organize an unforgettable mountain theme party!
To plan the perfect mountain party, you need the perfect hiking theme venue. When you look for a location, there are a few easy choices that will fit all your needs. Choosing the right mountain party activities is another essential part of the planning process. To guide you through this stage in your planning, check out the rock climbing and skiing party ideas listed below.
Mountain Theme Party Locations and Activities
1. Ski Lodge Venues
Choosing to host your party at a ski lodge already gives you a place to hold all of your events and provides one major activity for your guests.
2. Hiking Spot
For a warmer climate, choose a spot at the base of the mountain near a hiking spot. This will be a gorgeous view and give a lot of space for whatever else you have planned.
Find the perfect hiking spot and take your guests on a hike through the mountains. This will give everyone a little exercise without being too exerting to anyone. Not to mention, the view will be beautiful.
4. Bonfire Activities
Grill up some food and have everyone sit around a bonfire. You can pull out the old guitar, tell ghost stories, or enjoy each other’s company. It will be a relaxing activity for everyone.
Summer is the best time for some water sports. Try to find a water source to go water skiing. It is a close second to actual skiing and just as fun for your guests.
6. Wooden Ski Race
Create your own skis out of cardboard boxes by gluing old shoeboxes on the center of the cardboard strips to act as food holders. Attach a heavy-duty rope to the front of the cardboard skis and have your guests drag each other across the yard in a race.
Mountain Theme Party Decorations
When you already have a wonderfully scenic area for a party, decorations can be kept simple and used to complement the surrounding area. Dress up space and make it more party-appropriate with hiking event supplies. Below are some mountain theme party decorations to get you started.
1. Nature Pathway
Create a pathway using pine needles, flowers, or hay to give it an earthy feel. This nature décor can be used to direct guests to the party area or as a decorative pathway.
2. Pine Cone Centerpiece
Place pinecones, pine needles, wildflowers, and other pieces from nature in either a glass vase or a basket to create centerpiece decor. This will dress up the area without taking away from the surrounding environment.
The best colors to accent the scenery would be earth tones, such as brown, dark green, dark blue, or dark red. Look for these colors when you are searching for tablecloths and another décor.
If you are looking for something outside of flower arrangements, ferns would be a different way to incorporate plants into your decorations. They would be great centerpieces or can be placed decoratively.
5. Wildflower Centerpieces
When you think about flower arrangements, go more towards wildflowers, especially flowers that grow in the area you are hosting. It will help blend the party into the rest of the area.
6. Woven Baskets
Use supplies like baskets for centerpiece holders and as a way of serving food. They will look very natural and tribal in the outdoors. It would be a great alternative to plastic or glass serving dishes.
7. Tea Lights Candles
The perfect lighting for this hiking event party would be tiny tea light candles. They will give a little bit of light without overshadowing the stars in the sky.
Give your guests something to take home that will remind them of their time in the mountains. You can think of practical mountain party favors they will use the next time they are hiking or skiing, or you can get creative and choose a more unorthodox gift. When it comes time to think of party favors, use the hiking-theme gifts and skiing idea giveaways listed below.
1. Ski Gear Gifts
2. Hiking Backpack
Give everyone a backpack filled with hiking necessities. You can include a customized water bottle, energy chunks, sunscreen, and anything else you wish to add.
3. Thank You Note “Ski-passes”
Create your own ski pass by laminating a thank you note and attaching it to a lanyard to mimic a ski pass.
4. Personalized Coffee Cup
Get coffee cups engraved with a little message that will commemorate the party. Every time your guests drink their morning coffee, they will remember your fantastic party.
5. Candle Giveaways
Either make homemade candles or buy tea light candles with nature scents. These will give off the calm mountain air’s aroma and the mesmerizing campfire in your guests’ homes.
6. Wild Plant Ideas
Place either plant seeds or a full-grown plant in a pot for your guests to take home and plan in their own garden. Give them a little bit of the mountain to take back with them.
7. Mountain Theme Wood Carvings
Engrave customized wood carvings with a special message for guests to remember the party by. This will be a great decorative piece they can have and a unique party favor.
A mountain theme party is a great way for you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city! Considering some special occasions related to the pandemic, make sure to check the venue’s website to see if the spot reopens. Or you can search on our website–easy event planning–to match with appropriate vendors!
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