Recently, I had a reader email me to say she's using the Winter ONEderland theme for her daughter's first birthday. She wondered if I had any other ideas to share to go along with the theme.
For those that missed the post about this event, you'll find it here.
I noticed in that post that you couldn't see all the details and one you couldn't quite see was the crunch 'n munch cones. I've mentioned these before and I'll mention it again because it's super easy and people love it.
Here's one on the table. It's the painted flower pot on the right.
I don't have a picture of that particular one up close, but here's another one.
This is just a large flower pot, painted. Then you roll up cardstock to create cones (using double sided tape to adhere) and fill them each with crunch 'n munch or popcorn. Quick, cute snacks and it's something people can grab and hold while mingling. For the winter party, I hot glued on a glittery flat snowflake ornament I found at the dollar store.
I thought these were cute. Pails of feathers. Children love feathers and if you didn't mind
the mess they'd make, it would be cute to give the guests feathers to throw in the air while the child is eating cake or you're helping them blow out the candles. These are also used at weddings to toss at the bride and groom.
I love this sucker dish. These are lemon suckers where guests can dip them in sugar.
Choose suckers in your coordinating color. If you didn't want that mess, you could always have rock candy. It's so cute and looks like ice which ties in with the theme.
Another idea would be a lollipop tree. Get a white floral cone and stick in "all day suckers" in coordinating colors. Sit it on a plate or tray and surround it with matching M&Ms or other candies.
Easy trick... marshmallows on a stick!
These are homemade and I'm not suggesting you go that route. LOL
Just take the regular white ones, dip them in some white chocolate/candy melt and put some sprinkles on them in your complimentary color.
Also food related and easy.... strawberries!
Cover them in powdered sugar (i.e. snow) and serve them with a tinted whipped cream in your complimentary color.
I also want to mention that the topic of a "cold weather birthday parties" was recently discussed over at Oohdedoh. Lots of readers posted fabulous ideas! Check it out!