Hosting the winter party is a great way to hold a community gathering too. Just be sure to ask your guests to dress warm with extra layers, hat, scarf and gloves to ensure comfort for several hours outside in a wintry landscape. You can have a great winter party no matter where you live. Sure it is 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. Place chairs with pillows and blankets that guests can wrap themselves in at the fire.
Have warm drinks available at all times, such as Apple Cider or Hot Chocolate in coffee warmers and allow guests to add flavored marshmallows or alcohol if needed. 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.