Planning a birthday party for a child born in winter won’t make you chill. Just because the weather is bad outside doesn’t mean your indoor birthday party can’t be cheery and cozy.
Frugal Mama’s writer and founder, Amy Suardi, is a genius at finding cheap ways to have fun. Among winter birthday party ideas, she found a classic slumber party to be one of her easiest and least expensive. She suggests limiting your guest list to five people and planning a full evening that includes dinner, a movie, and cookie decorating or crafting.
Chris Nease, founding editor and party stylist of Celebrations At Home, likes to embrace the season by creating a party where a warm-up is everything. One of her favorite party ideas is to make it camping themed by setting up a tent in the middle of her living room and making smores with hot her cocoa. She also likes to go tropical with leis, hula skirts and coconut themed luaus (a little sunshine in winter is fine!).
With the help of our experts, we’ve compiled a list of fun winter birthday party ideas that will ward off the cold weather blues.
1. Swimming and pajama parties
Having kids stay at home is fun, but staying in a hotel where you don’t have to clean up after yourself is even better. If you book a suite or two at a suite-style hotel, he can find a room for less than $100. Make it a swim party while you are. It may be cold outside, but most suite-style hotels have indoor pools and meeting facilities, perfect for winter pool parties. Need a theme to match? Take our expert suggestions and combine them into a luau swim sleep party.
2. Wonderland Party
Keep your little one entertained for hours at a winter wonderland themed party. Decorate his party room with hanging snowflakes, cotton lining, white balloons, white mini lights and sugar plum (candy) bowls. Glue Graham’s crackers together and decorate with different colors of icing and candies to create a gingerbread house. While the glue in the house dries, head to his bar to decorate his cookies. Here, children can shape and cook cookies, decorate them, and make ready-made cookies.
3. Lego party
Many craft stores host LEGO building parties, but you can host this themed party at home for a fraction of the cost. For kids who love building their own masterpieces, buy small inexpensive Lego kits for kids to build or set up plastic buckets with different Lego (large selection on eBay). can be purchased cheaply). Create a party theme with Lego cardboard cutouts, a Lego-shaped birthday cake, and a hide-and-seek game, and send the kids home with his bag of cool goodies full of Lego.
4. Chef party
Parties where kids cook their own meals are fun and easy. What’s more, you can adapt this theme to children of all ages. Divide the resulting dough into small balls to create a pizza party. Prepare bowls of grated cheese, sauces, and various toppings, and let the kids do the rest. Use the extra dough to make a dessert his pizza topped with Nutella and ice cream. Create menu-like invitations and give everyone a chef’s hat, apron, and wooden spoon as party favors.
5. Ice Skating Party
Why freeze outdoors when you can have fun indoors on ice? Take ice skating lessons at an indoor rink. Hire instructors at your rink or skate club to teach beginners the basics and pros new tricks. To keep costs down, Suardi suggests buying the tickets and lessons yourself rather than paying for her party package.
6. Rock climbing party
Let the kids climb as many walls as they want at the rock climbing gym. It can usually be found in most big cities and is a great party venue for energetic kids. If everyone is new to the sport, pick a party package that usually includes instructions and all the gear to keep you upright for hours.
7. Theater or Puppet Show
There are always plenty of holiday theater and puppetry performances during the winter season. Take your party-goers to the show, then hit the town for dessert, or set up an ice cream sundae bar in your home. Make your invitation look like a flyer and include a signed book with a pen for your goodie bag. These are useful after the show.
8. Hockey game party
If your kids want an action-packed party, take them to a hockey game. Purchase group tickets for a pro-level match or look for his birthday party package on the team’s website. Stick to your budget? Look for games played by local minor, junior, or college teams, or check a rink near you to see if you can catch a local league game. Most are free to watch, and some rinks are housed in ‘fun centers’ where you can enjoy other activities. , laser tag, mini rides, arcade games and more. Or get the kids involved in the sport with a hockey birthday party package at your local roller or ice rink. Get his bag of sporty goodies with a hockey t-shirt and a water bottle.
9. Mall Hunt and Movie Party
Not only are malls packed with holiday activities during the winter months, but many malls have movie theaters. Plan a birthday party scavenger hunt at the mall, including lunch and his one in the new winter movie. If you go home and eat cake, consider playing birthday party games or incorporating fun indoor activities.
Planning a kid’s birthday party in the winter isn’t as difficult as it sounds, even if everyone is stuck indoors. Enjoy the winter season by incorporating it into your party theme or taking advantage of public winter events. Your child should no longer be jealous of summer-born kids having pool parties and outdoor celebrations.With a little planning, your child’s birthday party will be a hit!