If your party falls in winter, this is the perfect excuse to create your very own winter wonderland! From themed soirées to statement events, there are a number of options to choose from when it comes to winter birthday party ideas, as we reveal here:
If you wish to create a winter wonderland, why not decorate the venue with snowflake bunting, giant snow globes and faux fur throws? You can also extend this theme to culinary offerings, in the shape of polar bear-shaped cookies, warming hot drinks and other seasonal delights…
Winter is a time to embrace rich, dark hues and statement shades, such as maroons, reds, greens and golds. If you have a venue to decorate, incorporating these hues into the decor is a great idea. Adding an array of beautiful blooms to each and every table is one way to do this and will create an instant injection of colour and a warming ambience.
When winter strikes, sometimes all we want to do is stay inside, light the fire and put some cosy clothes on. With this in mind, why not introduce a little board-game bliss to the mix. Have all your friends arrive in their PJ’s, pick your favourite board games and get cosy.
Host a pampering party
A pampering party is a great winter birthday idea and another that can be hosted in the comfort of your own home. Light a handful of candles, pop on some relaxing music and indulge in DIY facials, at-home mani/pedis and massage trains. Alternatively, hire a nail artist or masseuse and get them to come to you.
Get your chef on
Cook the night away with friends and family. You can even create your own menu or try something new, such as creating sushi from scratch or pizzas with various toppings. This is a great, budget-friendly way to get all of your favourite people together, all while enhancing your culinary skills!
Host a wine tasting
Whether you host a wine tasting at home or attend a tasting elsewhere, this is a fantastic way to find out more about your favourite tipple! From learning more about the grape variety to the various flavours available, or what foods pair best with which wines, this is a unique birthday idea and one that is likely to be popular with those who see themselves as wine connoisseurs.
Have a ‘you’ day!
If you’re not a fan of big events or quite simply wish to spoil yourself and only yourself on your big day, there is nothing wrong with taking a little you time. Book yourself into a spa, treat yourself to a mani/pedi or a massage, attend a yoga retreat or take a trip to a city you’ve always wanted to visit.
Book a getaway with a loved one
Take a trip to your favourite destination or somewhere completely new with a best friend, family member or partner. Celebrating your birthday away from home is a great way to make it memorable, regardless of whether it’s a weekend, a week or more! Book a fancy restaurant for a birthday breakfast, lunch or dinner and really dine in style.
Tick something off your bucket list
You may have always wanted to skydive, learn how to speak a new language or start your own business, and a birthday is a brilliant time to put these plans into action. It’s also a gift to yourself and one that will add to both your happiness and your future.
Plan a joint birthday party
If you have a friend or friends that have a similar birthday to you, this is a perfect excuse to throw a joint birthday party. It makes planning the soirée so much more exciting. Whether you host it at home, at a venue or plan a meal at your favourite restaurant, there are a number of options to choose from. You may even wish to decide on a theme, such as a fancy dress or depending on the month, something festive or seasonal. This makes the party that little bit more fun!
Have a movie night
Choose a theme, grab the popcorn and begin a movie marathon! And remember, as it’s your birthday, you get to pick whichever movie you want!
Host a mixology party
Hire a professional mixologist or head to your local cocktail bar and craft custom drinks for you and your friends. You can even create a signature birthday cocktail. Some bars even often lessons so you can find out more about great alcohol pairings in the process.
Hold a surprise party
If planning a party for a special someone, why not throw a surprise party? From overseeing the invite list to booking a venue for decorating the space, there are a number of factors to consider. You may choose to decorate the venue with balloons and flowers, host a fancy dress party or plan a sit-down dinner. The most important part of planning a surprise party, however, is ensuring the birthday boy or girl doesn’t find it!
Send a birthday gift
Asides from organizing your own birthday party, be sure to celebrate those of your friends and family too. If you’re unable to see them on their special day, send them a bouquet of beautiful birthday blooms to show them that you’re thinking of them. A number of online florists offer same and next day delivery and will deliver various bouquets directly to the recipient’s door.