Sometimes it seems like springtime and summertime birthdays have it all. Outdoor picnics, pool parties, and lakeside fun make for some of the best birthday parties. However, wintertime is the perfect opportunity to make use of simple solutions for extra fun birthday parties indoors. With a bit of creativity, you can throw the best parties without breaking the bank.
Snowflake craft party - Especially during the winter when snow is falling, a fun craft idea is to make snowflakes. Decorating is simple with tiny snowflakes that you cut yourself and hang from walls or the ceiling. Make a simple sheet cake with some white frosting and draw on snowflakes with colored frosting. For a fun group activity, provide paper, safety scissors, crayons or markers, and glitter for everyone to make their own unique snowflakes.
Gingerbread house party - After reading the story about The Gingerbread Man, bring everyone in a room to make their own gingerbread houses using graham crackers, icing, and candies to decorate. For your birthday cake, use a simple sheet cake with your own little gingerbread man and/or gingerbread house topper.
Little chefs party - Have your guests show up with their own aprons or big t-shirts to cover their clothes, and let them build their own sandwiches or make pizza. For dessert, let everyone make and decorate their own cake. You can even provide little chefs hats made out of paper for them to take home.