There is something about the winter months that makes us want to curl up at home and stay cozy and warm. While downtime is essential for health and happiness, it is also important to maintain ties with friends and family during the winter months. This time of year is the perfect time to make new social connections that can bring positive benefits for years to come. We suggest planning a get-together that embraces the chilly weather and gives people a chance to come out and mingle!
Planning a Party
One way to begin winter party planning is to embrace the spirit of the season. Winter parties can and should go far beyond holiday gatherings. Once the holiday season concludes, there is often a long period in which there are few options for meeting with friends. This void is perfect for planning a party that will be a welcome respite from the chilly weather and limited recreation options that the winter months offer.
When thinking about winter party themes, there are two basic approaches that can be taken. One approach is to embrace the cold and ice.
Have a child with a winter birthday? Imagine a child's party themed around penguins or polar bears. Decor options are abound, from stuffed animals to paper snowflakes suspended from the ceiling. Guests can enjoy winter-themed food choices as well. Kids will dive in to try appetizers featuring seafood on a cracker base, especially once they learn that a penguin would waddle up to eat the same snack! Cake options are plenty for this theme, including icing that resembles actual icebergs and igloos made of sugar cubes.
Another winter party approach is to go the opposite direction and refuse to acknowledge the cold weather. Winter offers a perfect chance to host an indoor luau. Decorations can run the gamut of tropical themes, from flower leis for guests to wear to LED tiki torches as lighting accents. Food options can offer a spin on traditional luau dishes. Imagine serving pineapple-mango salsa to guests, along with grilled fruit, sweetly glazed chicken skewers and an array of tropical side dishes. Guests are sure to shake off the winter blues as sounds of traditional Hawaiian music fill the air.
Or, how about a Mexican fiesta to chase away the chill? Mexican color schemes are so warm and inviting, and there are plenty of gorgeous decoration options available at party supply stores. Mexican food options are a hit, many of which are easily served buffet-style. By choosing an assortment of dips and a build-your-own taco bar featuring fresh ingredients, your guests can enjoy a taste of a warmer climate. Mexican parties can also feature a choice of fruity margaritas, which are always appreciated during the winter months.
A Party to Remember
The most important aspect of winter-themed party planning is to create an environment that is memorable, which is easier to accomplish using professional event services. No matter if the theme embraces the season or pulls inspiration from warmer months, party-goers will appreciate the time and effort that hosts put into creating a welcome diversion during the colder months of the year. Call PaNosh Catering today to share your ideas for winter party planning, and to find out how out staff can provide kosher catering options that convert your ideas into reality.