It’s a scene we know all too well; it’s all dreary and freezing cold outside, but your little one’s birthday is just around the corner. Need some help planning a super dooper soiree for the little ones when it’s cold out? Never fear HOORAY! is here!
We’ve pulled together seven tips for hosting a kid’s party this winter, which are sure to delight! Image by Claire Cosh
1.Opt for a winter-theme
Plan the party with a winter theme. Think pyjama party, movie night/popcorn party, winter wonderland, Frozen, Gloves and Gumboots, S’mores…
Image by Fox & Fallow
2. Indoor games
Organise some indoor games. Board games are always a winner, but you could also clear the living room set up games like Jenga, indoor bowling, dominos. But if you’re one for tradition, there’s always your typical party games like pin the tail on the donkey (or animal of choice!), pass the parcel and musical statues.
Image: Harlow’s 2nd Birthday
3. Hot Chocolate
Set up a hot chocolate bar to warm all the kid’s bellies! They’ll love warming up over a hot chocolate, accompanied by cookies and marshmallows.
Image: Collette’s 1st Birthday
4. Warm treats
Swap the ice cream cake and fairy bread for warm treats such as frankfurts, sausage rolls, party pies, and toasted sandwiches cut into fun shapes. Photography Lana Pratt Photography
5. Go for an indoor venue
If your house is big enough, host the event at home. If not, or if you’d prefer to keep your house sans kids’ party chaos, you could opt for a cheap indoor venue like a play park, rock climbing, ice-skating or bowling. Image: Harlow’s 2nd Birthday
6. Avoid early morning parties
We all like to push our alarms back on weekend once the mercury drops. Don’t make everyone get up early for your little one’s do; we recommend an 11am start.
Image: Anisa’s 6th Birthday
7. Balloons + more balloons
Kids LOVE balloons. Take advantage of your indoor venue and fill it to the brim with these time (and energy) consuming little beauties.