Snow Globe, Winter Wonderland B'nai Mitzvah in New York City
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Snow Globe, Winter Wonderland B'nai Mitzvah in New York City

You don’t need to be a fan of chilly weather to embrace these stunning winter party ideas. Whether you’re planning a glamorous birthday bash, a corporate holiday party, or anything in between, the colder months of the year can lead to the best event inspiration. 

There are countless ways to highlight the beauty of the season. PartySlate is here to help bring your event vision to life with this curated list of winter-themed party ideas. If you’re looking to host an event that stands out amidst the excitement of the holiday season, you’re in the right place.

  1. Welcome Guests With a Grand Entrance
  2. Opt for a Ski Lodge Theme
  3. Make it Snow (Without the Chill)
  4. Accent Your Space With Metal & Lucite
  5. Set the Scene With Winter Lighting
  6. Wow Guests with a Cascading Ceiling Installation
  7. Adorn Your Venue With Dreamy Drapery
  8. Don’t Shy Away From a Glittery Photo Op
  9. Welcome a Winter Vibe With Evergreen Décor
  10. Reimagine Your Venue’s Lounge Area
  11. Add Icy-Blue Hues to Your Tablescapes
  12. Use Acrylic Elements to Evoke Snow & Ice
  13. Keep Guests Satiated With a Winter Snow Shack
  14. Amp Up the Fun With a Good ol’ Fashioned Shot Ski
  15. Keep Your Catering Festive & On Theme
  16. Add Glitter & Glamour to Your Entertainment Act
  17. Say Thanks With Thoughtful Wintry Favors

1. Welcome Guests With a Grand Entrance

Twinkling light entrance to holiday party with Christmas tree decked in gold, a top winter party idea.
photographer: Cheryl Richards Photographer | floral: Winston Flowers | venue & caterer: The Langham, Boston | linen & décor: PEAK Event Services

Boston, MA

A winter party is the perfect occasion to deck the halls – literally. Line the entryway to your event with metallic garlands, like at this beautiful surprise birthday dinner at The Langham, Boston. It’s the perfect way to transition your guests from their everyday routine to a winter wonderland.

2. Opt for a Ski Lodge Theme

Ski Inspired Bar Mitzvah at Old Oaks Country Club in New York
photographer: Michael Jurick Photography | planner: Plan Great Events | design & décor: Jen Gould Event Design | venue: private club

Harrison, NY

Nothing says “winter” like a trip to the slopes. This ski lodge-inspired Bar Mitzvah party, planned by Jen Gould Event Design, featured personalized skiing equipment and antler décor to bring the theme to life. A setup like this one is sure to make guests feel like they’re on holiday at your event.

3. Make it Snow (Without the Chill)

Winter Wonderland Bat Mitzvah at Four Seasons Hotel Boston
photographer: Lauren Killian | planner: A Soirée Production | décor: Domco Floral Design Inc | venue: Four Seasons Hotel Boston | lighting: Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design

Boston, MA

Love the beauty of snow, but don’t want to celebrate in the chilly outdoors? Bring the winter wonderland indoors by getting creative with your lighting. This Boston Bat Mitzvah party used creative lighting by Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design to mimic dazzling flurries — with none of the cold.

4. Accent Your Space With Metal & Lucite

Winter Wonderland at Ali Events at Lakewood Atlanta
photographer: Unshackled Pursuit Atlanta | décor: Divine Celebration Stockbridge GA | venue: Ali Events at Lakewood Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

This combination of lucite décor and metal furniture created a sophisticated nod to an icy winter. The chrome chairs, clear glass votives, and transparent tree stands at this Atlanta celebration, hosted at Ali Events at Lakewood Atlanta, transported guests to an icy paradise.

5. Set the Scene With Winter Lighting

Winter Wonderland Gala at The Glasshouse in New York City, New York
photographer: Phillip Van Nostrand Photography | floral: The Style Marc | venue: The Glasshouse | caterer: Thomas Preti Events to Savor

New York, NY

Colorful lighting is a great way to play up your event theme, and cool blues can be the perfect addition to your winter celebration. See how the dance floor at this holiday bash, designed by The Style Marc, was instantly highlighted by the seasonally inspired lighting. The snow-like projections and modern ceiling fixtures work together to illuminate the celebration. 

6. Wow Guests with a Cascading Ceiling Installation

A Lavish Winter Wonderland Quinceañera at Westfield Greenville Event Venue in South Carolina
photo courtesy of & planner: Lemiga Events | floral: C. Wamen Floral & Events | venue: Westfield | custom décor: Indadglow Productions

Greenville, SC

An elegant ceiling installation can evoke the beauty of a chilly winter day. This showstopping quinceañera, planned by Lemiga Events, was adorned with an icicle-like crystal display that left attendees in awe.

7. Adorn Your Venue With Dreamy Drapery

Winter Wonderland Baby Shower in Bakersfield, CA
photographer: Mariel Hannah Photo | planner: Detailed Touch Events | floral: Birchwood Floral Design | venue: private club

Bakersfield, CA

Outfitting your venue with custom drapery is a wonderful way to create an intimate, wintry space. The billowing white fabric used at this winter-themed baby shower, planned by Detailed Touch Events, created a whimsical wonderland for the parents-to-be.

8. Don’t Shy Away From a Glittery Photo Op

Chic Holiday Party at Private Residence in Los Angeles, California
photo courtesy of & planner: Nick Gentile Events & Weddings | venue: private residence

Los Angeles, CA

Nothing says “holiday cheer” like a sparkly photo op. Add some (or a lot) of glitter to your décor to create a festive vibe for your event. See how planner Nick Gentile Events & Weddings made the most of this backdrop by adorning it with picture-perfect, shimmering decorations.

9. Welcome a Winter Vibe With Evergreen Décor

Warner Music Holiday Party with winter evergreen décor.
photo courtesy of & event agency: JJLA | floral: Bold Blossoms | venue: Sunset Room Hollywood | furniture rentals: Blueprint Studios

Los Angeles, CA

No matter the occasion, an event can always benefit from a seasonal arboreal display. This corporate holiday party at Sunset Room Hollywood utilized full-sized evergreens to accentuate the snowy theme.

10. Reimagine Your Venue’s Lounge Area

Snow Globe, Winter Wonderland B'nai Mitzvah in New York City
photographer: Karlie Louise Photography | planner: Jennifer Zabinski Events | design: TINSEL Experiential | venue: Union West – Closed | caterer: Marcia Selden Catering & Events

New York, NY

Adding an igloo (or several) will truly make your venue feel like a winter wonderland. This festive New York B’nai Mitzvah party, planned by Jennifer Zabinski Events, featured a fresh take on a teens’ hangout spot: a collection of igloo structures in which guests could chill – literally.

11. Add Icy-Blue Hues to Your Tablescapes

Elegant 70th Birthday Party in Los Angeles, California
photographer: Maya Myers Photography | planner: Sterling Engagements | floral: Shawna Yamamoto Event Design | caterer: Tres LA Catering

Los Angeles, CA

Shades of icy blue can bring a whimsical winter day anywhere – even to a 70th-birthday bash in sunny Los Angeles. These chic table settings, planned by Sterling Engagements and designed by Shawna Yamamoto Event Design, make use of icy hues that look cool in more ways than one.

12. Use Acrylic Elements to Evoke Snow & Ice

Whimsical Hotel Dinner in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
photo courtesy of, print & menus: A Good Day

Toronto, ON, Canada

You can easily create the illusion of an enchanting ice display by incorporating acrylic accents into your event design. These stunning menus by A Good Day brought an icy elegance to this Ontario corporate event.

13. Keep Guests Satiated With a Winter Snow Shack

Winter-Themed 1st Birthday Party in Dallas, Texas
photographer: Michelle Rice Photography | planner & rentals: Social Llama Rentals | venue: private residence | caterer: Vestals Catering

Dallas, TX

A self-serve snack bar is a great way to satisfy hungry guests, and this charming snow shack is the perfect inspo. This “Winter One-derland” birthday celebration by Social Llama Events served up sweet treats (catered by Vestals Catering) on a snowflake-adorned display that’s as adorable as it is functional.

14. Amp Up the Fun With a Good ol’ Fashioned Shot Ski

Winter Wonderland Wedding at The Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, New Hampshire
photographer: Move Mountains Photography | venue: The Bedford Village Inn

Bedford, NH

When you host a party during the colder months, there are endless opportunities for seasonally-inspired sips. This wedding, celebrated at The Bedford Village Inn, featured a shot ski for a memorable and festive photo op.

15. Keep Your Catering Festive & On Theme

Elegant Holiday Dinner Party at PJCP Studio in New York
photographer: Andrew Werner Photography | designer: Patrick J Clayton Productions | venue: PJCP Studio

New York, NY

There are lots of ways to subtly highlight the theme of your event, and catering is one of them. This New York dinner party served up a festive punch bowl on a stunning tablescape by Patrick J Clayton Productions. Use this inspiration for all of your cuisine by serving up seasonally inspired snacks in addition to sips.

16. Add Glitter & Glamour to Your Entertainment Act

Metallic Holiday Celebration at The Estate by Gene & Georgetti
photographer: Joseph Kang Photography | planner: Christina Currie Events, Inc. | décor: Christina Currie Events, Inc. | venue: The Estate by Gene & Georgetti | entertainment: BeatMix Music

Get your guests in the celebratory spirit with a band or live performance.

The talented musicians of BeatMix Music fit right in at this metallic-themed holiday party with their sparkly attire. See how every element of the celebration glittered — from the mirrored bar station to the curated tabletops.

17. Say Thanks With Thoughtful Wintry Favors

Oh Baby! Winter Wonderland Baby Shower
photographer: Studio This Is | planner: Christina Currie Events, Inc. | décor: Revel Decor | venue: Wynstone Golf Club | linen: BBJ La Tavola

Barrington, IL

Party favors are a fun way to leave event attendees with a lasting memory of your celebration. Guests at this Illinois baby shower, which was thoughtfully designed by Christina Currie Events, Inc., received cozy mittens to keep them warm for seasons to come.

People Also Ask…

How do I find the right venue for my winter-themed party?

Planning your dream event starts with finding the perfect venue, and PartySlate makes it easy. Head to our curated venue directory to find a detailed list of the best venues for birthday parties, corporate bashes, Bar and Bat Mitzvah parties, and more. Use our helpful filters to narrow down your search and ease the stress of the venue selection process.

How can I bring these winter party ideas to life at my own event?

PartySlate isn’t just here to show you what a beautiful event looks like; we’re here to help you achieve your dream celebration. Use our vendor search to find the top event professionals in your area, check out their portfolios, and find the ones who match your style. You can also draw inspiration from our Idea Slates which showcase all kinds of creative themes and event concepts.