‘Tis the season to entertain. But not all winter celebrations are holiday parties. If your birthday happens to fall anytime between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, you know what we’re talking about. With all the hoopla of the season, your birthday ends up being just another part of the holiday celebrations. But your birthday doesn’t have to get lost in the shuffle. Throw yourself a celebration that reflects and nurtures your inner child.
1. Plan an Epic Snowball Fight
It’s every child’s dream to find themselves in the middle of a bona fide snowball fight. Just because you’re grown up, doesn’t mean you can’t play. Grab your squad, divide into teams, and let the snowballs fly. Before the action begins, set clear rules that ensure that the only thing that gets out of hand is the snow.
A good snowball fight is a great way to take your party outside for a bit. Best of all, it’s a mess-free way to have fun. Be sure to have some hot chocolate (or hot toddies) ready for when the action is over!
2. Have a Dance Party
However you decorate your party, make sure you keep the music flowing with a killer dance playlist. If some of your partygoers aren’t dancers, ensure you have some auxiliary entertainment on the sidelines so they don’t feel left out. Keep them hydrated with this refreshing punch recipe.
3. Make Art
Making art is a great way to explore your creativity and bond with friends. Your masterpiece is both a gift you keep and an experience you cherish. Moreover, you can upcycle items, keeping them out of landfill. Get inspiration here.
Don’t want to make a mess at home? Several venues pair painting with wine. Board & Brush books workshops with wood and paint; and Pinot’s Palette focuses on painting and wine. With more and more places offering these experiences, there’s bound to be a venue near you.
4. Host a Spa Party
What’s more indulgent than a spa treatment in your own home? Nothing, that’s what! Set up a couple of stations in your home – one for massage, one for facials, one for mani-pedis. Invite your closest friends over to mix and mingle while guests rotate from station to station.
Have your guests bring loungewear – robe, slippers, a towel – along with a beverage to drink and cash for services. Set up hydration stations with “spa water” or sparkling beverages (like Juice Squeeze).
Book a mobile specialist – hair, make-up, mani-pedi, massage, fitness. Then sit back, relax, and be pampered.
Having Fun Doesn’t Need a Price Tag
A fun and creative winter party doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. And while there’s nothing wrong with spending money on yourself, there’s also a priceless quality to a thoughtful party that’s been handcrafted and created with joy and creativity.
Whether you are on the dance floor or in the middle of an epic snowball battle, a good party is one you remember forever.