In the world of birthdays, spring kids have the tree blossoms, summer kids have the beach, and autumn kids have the golden colors of fall. What do winter kids have? A red nose? Freezing fingers?
Hey! That’s not fair!
Remember when you were a kid and couldn’t wait for winter to come, so you can play in the snow, and then go back home and cuddle in a fluffy blanket, and warm up with hot chocolate and marshmallows, and feel like the world is a safe place and winter is the best season of all?
Where did that feeling go?
Winters are fun! Or at least, they can be.
And so can winter birthdays.
Having your birthday during the colder months does not mean that you need to settle for a usual, predictable “sitting by the fireplace” gathering. On the contrary, the fact that winter birthdays are highly underrated, allows you to get creative and throw a cool, fun party that you can crow about for days to come.
So, here are a couple of ideas that will beef up your winter birthday bash.
The Scavenger Hunt Party
Okay, let’s start with a little adventure: the scavenger hunt. There’s no person on the face of the earth that does not like “hunting for points”. Exciting, competitive, and fun, scavenger hunts are a safe option if you want to spice up your birthday and give your guests something to talk about from the first moment.
Put some thought into the list of points – that’s where you can let your creativity shine.
The good thing about scavenger hunts (besides the fact that they’re awesome) is that they allow for iterations, and you can organize them both indoors and outdoors.
Good indoor locations are malls or bars.
If you decide on going to a mall, then we advise you to stay there and watch a movie at the mall’s cinema afterward. If you’d rather go to a bar, then how about combining the scavenger hunt party with…
The Pub Crawling Party
Just reading the heading of this part screams “fun”!
Pub crawls are great. And a bit dangerous.
If you want a night you won’t remember with some friends you won’t forget, this is your go-to party option.
To make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible, make up some rules, like drinking only one drink at a bar, or setting a meeting place if someone gets distracted and loses the group.
Also, if you combine the pub crawl with a scavenger hunt, decide which bars to do the scavenger hunt in, and then decide on a meeting place so you can keep “crawling” (hopefully not literally) together.
The Sleepover Party
Last, but not least, let’s talk about the good old sleepover party.
Perfect for those who prefer blankets over coats, the sleepover party is a classic for a reason. Hang a winter birthday banner, grab a couple of blankets, fill up the cups with tasty hot chocolate, order in a pizza, and choose your entertainment.
Face masks, board games or ping the nose games, movies… the choice is limitless. And, being a sleepover party, you have enough time to do anything and everything.
You see? Winter birthdays can be crazy fun!
So, pick your favorite idea, send the invitations, stock up on decorations, and get the party started!