Winter parties can be enjoyable and lively, both outdoors and in the coziness of your living room. Whether you rent a tent and heaters for a special outdoor experience or gather around the fireplace, we’ve got some tasty ideas for party food. Fun for Everyone can also suggest plenty of unique and festive event themes for the holidays, although having a good time with friends is reason enough to throw a party. For your next winter get-together, check out the exciting ideas below.
You can host a tailgate party for any game, but it’s especially fitting when the Big Game rolls around in February. Wings are a football party staple, and they’re easy to make in a crockpot. Try making mild and spicy versions to satisfy every taste. For dessert, cupcakes are another easy catch, and it’s a nice twist to use the opposing teams’ colors for frosting. Raid the party store to find a tablecloth that will turn your dining room table into a football field and decorate it with the team cupcakes.
This party theme is perfect for going over the top with décor. Line the front steps with colorful pumpkins and squash, and fasten a matching wreath to the front door. A harvest party is also an opportunity to showcase fall vegetables with delectable dishes such as braised brussels sprouts and savory squash soup. In many places, early winter is a pleasant time to enjoy the outdoors. Party tent rentals in Bucks County, PA, and the surrounding areas are available for hosting a lawn party or expanding the available space for your house party.
One good thing about throwing a holiday party is that you already have the decorations in place. Here’s a tip: when you buy your tree, trim some of the lower branches to use as mantlepiece and countertop decorations. Chili is an easy and delicious main course, perfect for a brisk winter day. And with a couple of extra crockpots, you can serve different varieties like chicken and vegetarian chili. For a fun activity, invite your guests to make Christmas cookies. Just lay out the dough, sprinkles, icing, and cookie cutters and see what happens. The results can be surprisingly humorous.
New Year’s Day
Everywhere you turn, there’s a New Year’s Eve party, so make yours a New Year’s Day bash. A brunch theme featuring freshly squeezed orange juice and optional Bloody Marys should go over well. For luck in the coming year, including black-eyed peas, greens, and cornbread as part of the fare. For an activity, have all the guests write down their New Year’s resolutions and put them in a bowl. It can be great entertainment to have everyone make a guess as to who wrote each one.