Everywhere I look people are sharing their blustery cold temperatures, pictures of feet of snow, and general lack of enthusiasm for the winter season. Who can blame them? It’s cold! Often I catch myself hibernating, only venturing out when necessary. It’s enough to give anybody cabin fever! I say this is the perfect time to have a party. No need for anything fancy, just a casual gathering for some fun while we anxiously wait for warmer weather. I set out to find some fun ideas on a party theme and wanted to share a few of my favorites.
Picnic – Nothing says spring and summer like a picnic. Turn your table into a winter picnic with a fun checkerboard tablecloth. Spread the table with classic picnic favorites such as Kellogg’s Tollhouse Original crackers and an array of cheeses and dips, finger sandwiches, and potato salad. Fruits and veggies make an excellent addition to every picnic. Decorate with reds, whites, and blues. Mason jars make the perfect beverage vessel, fill with lemonade or make an adult drink for an extra oomph to your party. Break out the cards or dominoes for some fun games to play.
Indoor Camping – All of your favorites about camping, with none of the bugs. This can be done with the kids or without. Set up a small tent if you have it. Arrange chairs in a circle around a table with your food selection. Offer hot dogs with a variety of toppings including the basics like ketchup, mustard, and onions, but also include relish, peppers, bacon, and cheese to kick them up a bit. S’mores are a must for camping, try using Kellogg’s Tollhouse Pretzel Thins in place of graham crackers for an interesting twist. Sing songs or tell ghost stories!
Game Night – I love playing games and grab any opportunity to have people over for a little healthy competition. Have everybody bring their favorite board game. Stock up on pencils, note cards, drawing paper or a dry erase board, and of course a timer. Play Charades or Pictionary and serve fun finger foods in between games. Kellogg’s Tollhouse Flat Bread crackers are perfect poured into a bowl next to a delicious cheese ball. Popcorn, nuts and trail mixes, and pretzels also make fantastic additions to game night. Cookies are an easy dessert. For beverages think BYOB!
DIY – Get crafty with a DIY party. Find a craft that’s easy enough for a beginner, but challenging enough to keep everybody’s attention. Take a mug or cup and decorate with sharpie or glitter for a custom look. Bath bombs, body butter, and play dough for kids are easy and only need a few things that you probably have around anyway. Setup a DIY taco bar to complement the evening, letting each person build their perfect taco with a variety of toppings including cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, refried beans and more. Kellogg’s Tollhouse Pita crackers would be fantastic on the side with a cool sour cream dip or salsa. Brew coffee or tea and arrange syrups and add-ins so each guest’s drink is custom to their taste.
From presentably munch-able options, to dipping inspiration, to versatile possibilities, we have the variety that will help her stylishly host any type of gathering – from planned to impromptu.
What fun party theme would you use to break from the winter blahs? #WowWithTownHouse
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