Texas Living

Winter Birthday Parties

By Callie Leahy 1.16.14

It’s no secret that Texas winters can be brutal. Even without real snowfall, dry, freezing temperatures combined with sleet and icy roads can make having a birthday in the winter months (in Texas) far from fun in the sun. Celebrate in style this January with these fun — and festive — winter birthday party ideas.

  • “Say it ain’t snow” indoor scavenger hunt – Indoor scavenger hunts  are perfect party entertainment for kids of all ages. Give each partygoer a list of items to retrieve from around the house but in riddle form. Send each team on a mind-maze as they gather trinkets, complete activities, and make a mad dash for the finish line.
  • Brrrthday party – If you happen to live in a part of Texas where real snow comes out to play, consider throwing a winter themed “Brrrthday Party.” Have an assortment of snow day props ready for outdoor play like inner tubes, sleds, or even a “battlefield” for a seriously awesome snowball fight. For party favors, send home a hot cocoa and s’mores kit to keep the winter fun going even after the party’s over.
  • Winter Wonder Land Party – Missing out on snow this year? Turn the inside of your home into a Winter Wonderland! Stage a “snow free” indoor snowball fight , create paper snowflakes , serve snowball cupcakes, and for a finishing touch — decorate with light blue and white Christmas lights to bring in the outdoors!

Winter Luau (Wish it was summer party) – If you can have Christmas in July, then surely you can swap January for June! Pink flamingos, sunglasses, and hula skirts welcome — treat your guests to a summer getaway complete with tropical slushies, luau games, and lots of “cool” summer accessories as party favors!