When the temperature dips below the freezing mark and darkness descends at 5 pm, it’s easy to get the winter blues! To elevate you mood, consider throwing a party to keep energy happy and high!
Winter Blues parties don’t need a reason. Suggest to a group of friends that everyone take a turn entertaining. Set the mood with inexpensive decorations from Party City (or any party store) which can help bring out the child in everyone and encourage people to go back to fun!
My one must rule for every party—end EVERY party on a high note with an outrageous dessert spread from cupcakes, to candy, mini pastries, cookies. Just be sure to offer lots of choices. More is best when it comes to dessert, as it is what guests will remember and is the finale of the party.
Suggested themes and ideas for beating the winter blues:
ICE STORM PARTY
Decorate in silver, white and shades of blue
Cold foods—caviar, fresh shellfish
Signature snow cones
RED PARTY – VALENTINES DAY
Red food—Italian food red velvet desserts, red licorice, red candy
Everyone wears red
Change light bulbs to red
Napkins/table cloth red
Super Bowl tailgate in your home
Hot dogs, ribs, wings, nachos – ‘manly’ food
Tequila bar – nothing says party like tequila! Set up a bar with different kinds of tequila, mixers
OSCAR VIEWING PARTY
Invite guests to dress Hollywood style
Décor should be elegant and follow the golden rule of Hollywood –use sequins and glitz!
Fancy food—caviar, champagne, lamb chops, shrimp
Serve family style for a group, or a sit down meal for a small group