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!RC_Birthday_Rubys1stBirthday_10 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…

RC_Birth_30thSmoresParty_01 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. RC_Birthdays_Harlows2ndBirthday_54

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.RC_Birthdays_Collettes1stbirthday_16

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. RC_Birthday_LolaMaysSparkleParty_16 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. RC_Birthdays_Harlows2ndBirthday_13Image: 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. RC_Birthdays_Anisas6thBirthday_29

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.RC_Birthdays_Dottys4thBirthday_37

Image: Dotty’s 4th BirthdayRC-Birthday-EvieTurns2-08 Photography: Amy Oliver Photography