December 23, 2011

Winter Time Birthday Ideas for Girls

With the holiday season upon us, we are currently in the middle of winter and will stay here until Spring arrives. While many of us prefer to spend cold winter days snuggled up inside by the fire, life must go on and for many parents, this means at least one birthday party will take place during the winter months.

Winter birthday parties can be more difficult to plan than spring and summer birthdays because of the weather. Your kids can’t exactly play outdoors or enjoy a BBQ with friends and family…it’s just too cold. However, just because your options are limited in the winter time, doesn’t mean that your kids can’t have awesome birthday parties. Below are a few wintertime birthday ideas for girls. (We’ll talk about boys’ wintertime parties soon!)

1.    Hot Chocolate/Tea Social: Young girls love to play dress up, and it’s even more fun when they have somewhere to go! If you have a young daughter (5-7) who is a “girlie-girl” and loves getting all dressed up to go out, then she will love the idea of a having a formal hot chocolate/tea social for her birthday party.

Depending on how many guests you are expecting, you will probably only need 2-3 tables. Make sure each table is covered with a formal-looking table cloth and each place setting has a small dessert plate with a saucer and matching tea cup. (You’ll need silverware also). Announce in the invitation that attendees are to come in formal attire. At the party, you can either serve the girls or show them how to make their own hot chocolate/tea. The tea cups and saucers will make great party favors for the girls to take home.

2.    Ice Skating Party: Another great wintertime birthday idea for girls is an ice skating party. More than likely, you’ve got an ice skating rink within a couple hours from your house. All you have to do to make this party a hit is to call and book your party, requesting a small room for the cake and ice-cream (if they have one available), send out invitations and take the birthday girl and her guests to the rink once they arrive.

3.     S’mores Slumber Party: Finally, as you know, girls love to chatter amongst themselves (no matter how old they are). This is why slumber parties such a success with young girls. They get to spend the night with each other’s company and stay up talking for as long as they like. During the winter months, it can be fun for the girls to have a s’mores slumber party where they roast marshmallows in the fireplace and make s’mores while talking. If you don’t have a fireplace, that’s okay, a microwave will work just as well!

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