Break Away from the Traditional Red and Green Themed Christmas Party with a Snowflake Soiree!
December 19, 2012
If you want to throw a holiday party but think the red and green theme is a little played out, this year, why not have a snowflake themed party that transforms your home into a winter wonderland? With the right party supplies you can bring the sparkle of the snowy outdoors inside and celebrate the season with your friends and family at a festive snowflake soiree that everyone will love!
Start your snowflake soiree off right by sending out festive personalized snowflake invitations that have all your party details preprinted. Not only will your guests love the personal touch of getting an invitation in the mail instead of the usual email invites everyone seems to be sending these days, but the pretty cards will bring a smile to everyone's face!
When planning the menu for your snowflake themed party, stick with the Nordic theme and serve only white foods. Heap your table with finger foods like jicama, cauliflower, and mushrooms with ranch dip, potato chips with French onion dip, white queso dip with tortilla chips, finger sandwiches with the crusts cut off, chicken rollups with cream cheese spread, and fresh mozzarella cheese balls with crackers. Complete your food with plenty of tasty sweets like vanilla cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting and silver sugar, sugar cookies decorated with white royal frosting, white chocolate covered pretzels and strawberries, mini cheesecakes, and vanilla almond fudge. Stock the bar with white wine, a sparkling punch, apple cider, and whatever other drinks you think your guests might want. And, while it might break the all white rule, you can't have a winter wonderland party without serving up some hot chocolate to keep the guests warm this cold winter night!
Set your munchies out on pretty glass and silver platters on top of a table covered in a pretty snowflake lace tablecloth that will fit right in with your snowflake theme. Add a fresh floral arrangement with white roses and lilies in a silver vase to the center of your table surrounded by small white candles (use flameless candles if you're worried about burns or fire) and you'll have a beautiful table for your party. Stock up on basic silver trim white plates and plenty of fabulous plastic silverware and you'll be ready for the party!
Transform your home into a winter wonderland for your party. Sure, you'll probably have all your holiday decorations up already, but when you're throwing a snowflake theme party, you'll want to stick with white, silver, and light blue decorations for the big event. Cover the ceiling with snowflake ceiling decorations and snowflake swirls so your guests think they've walked into a winter paradise! And don't skimp and just hang a few, go crazy and cover the ceiling with these fun danglers! The final effect will be magical, especially when you turn down the lights and light some candles. Blow up some white Lumi-Loons and set a few bunches in the corner of the room, where the extra illumination will add to the glittery effect. A few tied to the mailbox or by the front door to let guests know where the party is is a great idea as well. For the finishing touch, line the driveway and front path with snowflake luminaries and light the candles just before the guests are set to arrive. There's nothing prettier on a cold winter night than luminaries sparkling in the darkness! Once again, flameless tea light candles are a great option if you're worried about burns or fire.
Even if Mother Nature doesn't cooperate and provide a light dusting of snow, or you live in the balmy south where it hasn't snowed in decades, with the right decorations and party supplies, your snowflake soiree will have everyone dreaming of a white Christmas, cozy nights by the fire, and a long winter filled with snowstorms, skiing, and sledding.