Snowbration

Snow is such an impressive phenomenon. It’s cold, solid, beautiful, heavy and sometime debilitating. I was lucky enough to grow up in an area that had enough snow to enjoy on a pretty regular basis. I remember long days of sledding, snowmen, snow angels, and igloos. Not to mention shoveling, freezing, accidents, and a host of other issues that can arise from snow. If you live in snow or in a place that would never have snow, I think it’s safe to say that it is a beautiful event that can bring so much joy. So in the spirit of our final month of official winter, I thought it fitting that we have a snowbration! Let’s celebrate this magnificent wonder with a party because who doesn’t love a party!!

Decorations – Of course we have to establish the setting. For some locations this may be easier said than done. Living in the south over the last 12 years has showed me how sometimes winter related things can really look out of place. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a little bit of fun with some snowflakes, snowmen, and snowballs! Here are some great examples of decoration you could you for your snowbration.

So cute and cheap: snowball garland!

Cute centerpieces that would be so easy to create with minimal effort.

Spruce up your snowflake-making skills with this new pattern.

DIY Snow Globes! How fun! I need to remember to do this with my children next year!

There can’t be a party without some “shine shine” (as my daughter calls it). These are just too fun to pass up – although this does look time consuming to make.

Foods – There of course must be food at the snowbration.  Now I know that lots of people pass on desserts, but I seriously LOVE desserts. Plus, the winter time is the perfect time to bulk up a little bit to prepare for those colder months. So why not throw a snowy themed dessert and cocktail party. Listed below are some favorites of mine.

Snowcream! One of my husband’s favorites!

These adorable lemon drops are sure to be the rage of the party!

These mooncakes are just stunning and so festive.

These marshmallows would be so fun to create really anytime of the year!

These cupcakes are almost too fun to eat… almost!

Drinks – Second only to food in my opinion are drinks. There are so many fun drinks out there that are both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. There are great flavors and looks to choose from when bringing drinks to the party. Also I know many people want to drink only water now a days, however I think everyone likes a fun drink once in a while so why not have a fun wintery drink!

Mmmm Chocolate!! Snow white-chocolate martini anyone?

Sex On a Snowbank is not for the faint of heart!

Moscato Slush for your sweet tooth friends:

Adult snow cones will bring out the inner child for all to enjoy!

Snow covered white Russian… almost sounds like the punch line to a joke! But oh so delicious!

Blizzard coco will warm up any frozen heart that shows at the party:

Non- Alcoholic versions of some great snowy cocktails…

Snowball punch – both yummy and a great decorative piece:

Adorable snow topped drinks:

Peppermint white hot chocolate – perfect flavor pairing for the season:

Snow Games – I find the best parties have some kind of activity or game for people to stay entertained. This could be kid based or not kid based games but often it can lead to lots of fun interaction among new friends, and a great talking point for the rest of the family. Plus, with so many days spent indoors, it is important to get out and get active. Here are some great games for your snowbration that even adults could participate in.

If you’re lucky enough to have snow, there are tons of great activities for you!

If you don’t have snow, then create your own! I have also seen snow made with shaving cream instead of conditioner as well:

Here are some great snowball games that are completed in a minute-to-win-it kind of style:

This cross country skiing game is sure to bring out some giggles:

Snow really is the best and brings out the inner child in the grumpiest of adults – which means it should be celebrated. Share in food, fun, and fellowship during this season. Before you know it, we will be experiencing the rainy days of spring wishing for something different – even if that sometimes means heaps and mounds of snow! This doesn’t mean you need to create a big ol’ party – but grab your neighbor, co-worker, or family member and celebrate this wonderful precipitous event.

ciao_laurencop_sig-01Lauren Cop is a SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) of Irish Twins and Senior writer/editor of the Olive Shoe Blog. Currently Lauren and her family live in Tallahassee, FL where she helps teach at a local pre-school. A Clemson fanatic, alumni and general sports enthusiast. She loves reading, gardening, food, and traveling. Follow her Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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