Ice Skating Party Inspiration

I don’t know about you, but I am just about DONE with this cold winter and snow, snow, snow.  Being in the South, it’s just not normal!  However, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade…and when the weather gives you low temperatures, have an ice skating party! 
This idea was inspired by the adorable invitations from one of our sponsors, BNute, and a family-friendly skating party recently shared on Hip Hip Hooray blog.  These fun invitations immediately set the tone for good old fashioned fun with it’s retro design.  The color scheme is carried into the flower arrangements using silvery foliage and white flowers (similar to snow).
You can incorporate the pink through printable collections, sweet treats, and fabric or paper goods.
Of course you need to warm the guests up when they come in from the cold, and hot cheese fondue is a great interactive way to do that.  Dense bread cubes and raw or steamed veggies are the perfect dippers.  For a little protein you can also add sliced cooked sausage medalions to dip.
Hot chocolate helps finish everything off and can be enjoyed with other sweet treats like cupcakes and cookies.
Don’t have a place for ice skating in your area?  Host a “snow day” and have snowball fights, build snowmen, go sledding down a hill.  Bring your inner child back out to play!
Other photos in this board: flowers (Martha Stewart), fondue, hot cocoa, cupcake topper (Save the Date for Cupcakes)

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

Comments

  1. Simply Creative Insanity says:

    Love the old fashion feel! I am done with the cold too! We had snow in Dallas yesterday!

  2. Love that little vintage invitation! So cute!

  3. charlotte: says:

    I love love love all the snowy inspiration around at the moment, makes me want to cuddle up with a hot chocolate and marshmallows!

    Blue Skies,
    Charlotte xo

  4. Luna and Chloe says:

    Now this sounds like a great time! What lovely inspiration for cold weather locales! And while California doesn't get that cold, this makes me want to grab my friends and make a date at the local rink!

    xoxo
    kristi

  5. Ooo, thanks for featuring my invite! I love the images to match. Exactly the feel of the party. Stay warm!

  6. cute!
    I am so ready for the sunshine too. Weirdly cold in California…:(

  7. The Seaman Family says:

    Great idea! Love the fondu and the ice skates in the bucket. Now all I need is an ice skating pond nearby!

  8. Sarah (a drop of golden sun) says:

    Oh, I just love this party inspiration! Although we live in NC, where it's all snowy and cold right now, we're actually heading NORTH this weekend for more snow! It's my son's 4th birthday and all he's asked for is a sledding and snowmobiling party at his Papa's house. So that is what we're doing! I think we're going to have to add fondue to the food mix for sure. Thanks for the inspiration!

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