The winter months can be cold and long, and it’s easier to imagine social gatherings during the more pleasant weather of spring. However, a winter party can break up the length of winter and help warm your home. Holiday parties can get overwhelming, because so many people host them, so why not schedule a cozy, inviting get-together with friends to catch up after the holidays and warm your home with fellowship?
Bring the Outdoors In
To truly break up the winter, bring elements of the outdoors in. Logo fountains, rock decorations, or plants can be placed and emphasized to bring excite your guests for spring. Fruits and veggies make great snacks and help your guests with fitness goals to maintain their resolutions. Hot drinks aren’t just for holiday parties – green tea and cider are both fantastic, natural options to warm hands and satiate a craving for something sweet. You could easily change the format to a dinner party and serve something easy and healthy like whole wheat pasta or fish, and invite friends to contribute to the menu with salads, sides, or drinks.
Invite a Few People
To escape the rush and frenzy of holiday parties, create a cozy, friendly atmosphere for your winter party. Place snacks and drinks on a coffee table near a cozy couch, and invite ten or fewer people to enjoy the evening. Setting the appropriate ambiance doesn’t have to be complicated – light a few scented candles, turn on some soothing music, and get ready for an evening of good conversation. If you’d like, pull out some fun games to enjoy together. The goal should be to set a relaxing, comfortable tone that is an escape from winter and from busy life.
Set a Casual Standard
Communicate to your guests that the party will be casual. Jeans and sweaters are fine. You’ll be relaxing in the living room and hope that the party can be a little escape from jumping back into work and life after a holiday break. Take some time to check in with one another about New Year’s resolutions, time with family, or holiday adventures. Invite others to contribute to the menu with delicious (and healthy) options or drinks. Your get-together is sure to help break up the winter blues and bring some warm fellowship in its place.