Why not host an incredible outdoor winter party for something different? And you thought your outdoor entertaining days were on ice until spring. Not so. You can have a great winter party – no matter where you live. Sure, it’s easier in the south, but think ice castles and twinkly lights on freshly fallen snow. You can make it an ice skating party or a tobogganing party. Light a big bonfire for people to warm up at – and provide blankets and benches.
Lots of opportunity for hot chocolate, toasted marshmallows (with our without Baileys Irish Cream), hot toddies, warm spiced apple cider. A new snowfall can be magical and it can create a magical winter wonderland in your yard or on your deck. White is the theme of the day with a winter party – and snow is your backdrop. Candles and white lights go a long way to making your backyard an elegant stage. Read on for some great party ideas.
Dinner Tables for Outdoor Winter Parties
A simple, but elegant, outdoor dinner table. You can do great winter party things with DIY glass bottles. Source
Set a picnic table in the snow with lots of sheepskin for keeping the seats warm. And tin candle lanterns will really warm up a winter wonderland. Source
White is always right, especially for a winter party. And birch bark is a hot trend in decor, indoors and out. Source
A magical table setting for an elegant outdoor winter dinner party. Source
Red touches make a bright statment at your winter whites party. Source
This winter dinner party table in white (what else?) uses antique windows as a wind screen. Source
If you really can’t face the great outdoors, there’s always the rent-a-tent idea for your winter party. Source
Or maybe your party is just a romantic fondue for two?
Winter Party Ideas for Lighting and Candles
Pine cones and candles – DIY Mason Jars are another invaluable source for elegant winter party decor at a reasonable cost. Source
This display of white and white candles is almost art. Source
Winter fairy lights and lanterns add a soft touch to the snowy wonderland outside.
Snowball candles are perfect for lining your driveway at your winter party. Source
You can freeze flowers inside blocks of ice for an incredible ice candle.
White candles in clear hurricanes set on logs – the perfect outdoor wonderland setting. Source
Winter Party Bonfires
Gather ’round the bonfire / fire pit for some winter outdoor relaxing. Source
A skating party and a big bonfire for outdoor winter fun. Source
And if you don’t fancy a real fire – try and twinkly light fire. Source
While you’ve got the fire going, pull out the marshmallows. Source
Food & Drink Ideas for Your Winter Party
And with those marshmallows, try a little Baileys to warm you up (adults only). Source
Melted snowmen white chocolate bark. Source
Red and white winter party featuring a multi-layer red velvet cake. Source
A hot chocolate table with hanging candles is a funky addition to a winter party. Note how the fruit is used for a splash of dramatic color. Source
A make your own hot chocolate bar is the hit of the outdoor party. Source
Outdoor skating party for the kids – and the adults.
Roasing hot dogs and S’mores makes a casual do-it-yourself outdoor party buffet. Source
Frozen vodka. Need we say more? Source
Those Added Touches
Offer blankets to keep your guests warm. Source
This way to the fire… this way to dessert.
Offer old skates from the thrift store for people to take at urn on the pond or rink (if you’ve got one). Source