Winter is a tricky time for birthday party planning not just because December is already a packed and planned month, but because it’s cold and you feel like your options are limited. But we at Ontario Bakery know parties and also what kid's love. There are many ways to have a fun birthday party in the winter...you just need some new ideas and perspectives!
Change the date.
No matter what you do for the party, we highly recommend moving the party from December to January, if the birthday is in December. So many people will be gone for the holidays and you run the risk of having a low turnout and disappointed kids. So celebrate the birthday kids on their special day, but plan the party for the 2nd, 3rd or 4th week of January. It will be more fun, less stress and have more people available to show up.
Go with water.
Having kids sleep over at the house is fun, but even better is having a sleepover in a hotel where you don't have to clean up afterward. Reserve a suite or two at a suite-style hotel, where you can find rooms for under $100. Make it a swimming party while you're at it. It may be cold outside, but most suite-style hotels have indoor pools and meeting facilities, perfect for a winter pool party bash. Need a theme to go with it? Take our experts' suggestions and combine them to make it a luau-swim-slumber party.
Consider a lego party! Many craft stores offer Lego building parties, but you can do the same theme at home for a fraction of the cost. Purchase small inexpensive Lego and Bionicle kits, or set up plastic buckets of assorted Legos for kids who like to create their own masterpieces. Create a Lego party theme with Lego cut-outs, a Lego cake and play hide-the-Lego games. Another idea would be to book a couple hours at a science and discovery museum! They’ll build, create, explore and love it!
Let kids climb the walls all they want at a rock climbing gym. You can usually find one in most large cities and it's a perfect party place for energetic kids. They offer a variety of climbing structures to choose from, so they're great for children of all ages. If everyone's new to the sport, then go for the party package, which typically includes instructions and all the gear to keep them vertical for hours.
Ice skating and ice cream
Why freeze outdoors when you can have fun on the ice indoors? Take the party to an indoor rink for an ice-skating lesson. Hire one of the teachers at the rink or from a skating club to teach beginners the basics and pros some new tricks. To keep costs down, go out for ice cream after the skating and -- save the celebrating with the cake for home.
As you plan your birthday party, remember to call Ontario Bakery for all your birthday cake, cupcake and cake pop needs! We love creating custom baked goods for your unique celebration. Call us today for a quote!