Winter babies often feel like they’ve pulled the short straw when it comes to birthday celebrations. Winter birthday parties are just a bit more challenging to plan than birthday parties in other seasons, for a variety of reasons. Fortunately, we’ve got some cool winter birthday party ideas to help you pull off a bit of birthday magic!
Winter Birthday Parties
Kids with birthdays that fall during the holidays can tell you that it doesn’t feel good to receive a combined Christmas or Hannukah/birthday gift. Everyone’s busy with holiday shopping, errands, parties, and travel, which means many invitees won’t be able to make it to a party. A lot of people are broke after the holidays, which also means that January and February babies miss out on the over-the-top birthday blowouts kids in warmer months may enjoy. The weather makes outdoor parties and activities all but impossible. And on top of all that, winter is cold and flu season, so winter birthday parties end up with a lot more no-shows than the average party! Even so, winter birthdays can be just as magical with a bit of creativity.
Roller Skating Parties
One of the best winter birthday party ideas is a classic—the good old roller skating birthday party! Our Chester, Virginia skating parties make birthdays (or any special occasion) a breeze, with invitations, skating admission, and snacks included in all packages. You can even opt for upgrades like pizza, table settings, decorations, and party favors to create the perfect event for your birthday kid.
Roller skating is uniquely perfect for winter birthday parties because it’s indoors, it allows kids to be active and burn off some energy, and it’s a lot easier to social distance at our spacious skating rink than at most other indoor party venues. Add in the fun of gliding around to music with friends, the thrill of the wind in your hair, and the fact that skating is a great workout, and you’ve got an airtight case for a roller skating party!
Another way to get around the winter birthday blues is to plan a celebration with just one or two close friends. (Obviously hosting any celebration is dependent on the COVID-19 restrictions in your area.) When planning a small birthday party, it’s all about the details. What does your child’s perfect day look like? Here are some ideas:
- Mani/pedis, lunch from a favorite restaurant, at-home movie night
- Roller skating, arcade games, and a sleepover
- Shopping day
Another great option for an indoor winter birthday party is a crafting party! This can be fun with one friend or several, and you can do it at home or at a local studio space. Most towns have a paint-your-own-ceramics studio, “paint and sip” business, or maker space where the artistically-inclined can make something fun and creative to take home, whether it’s a ceramic figurine, canvas painting, or terrarium planter.