Fun Winter Wonderland Christmas Party Ideas For All Ages

Need winter wonderland Christmas party ideas? If you’re wondering how to create a winter wonderland on a budget, baby showers with a winter theme, December themed party, snowflake theme party, or even looking for winter wonderland theme birthday party ideas, you’ll love these party tips and ideas for winter wonderland party!

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Awesome Winter Wonderland Christmas Party Ideas for Winter Theme Parties

Winterland theme parties make fun winter wonderland party ideas for adults, teen Christmas theme parties, or holiday kids activities!

How do you make a winter wonderland party?

  • Set the scene with a snowy white and icy blue decor.
  • Serve winter-themed refreshments like hot cocoa or peppermint martinis.
  • Play holiday music or have a live jazz band perform Christmas classics.
  • Have outdoor party space? Provide cozy blankets, scarves, and gloves to keep guests warm.
  • Set up a hot chocolate bar with various toppings.
  • Have fun with interactive activities such as a snowball toss game, white elephant Christmas games, or build-your-own s’mores station.
  • Have guests dress in winter attire, like sweaters and mittens, or let them know if it’s a formal event where they need to wear all white (for example).
  • Set up a photo booth and selfie station with winter-themed props and snow / snowflake for fun memories.
  • Have a fun gift exchange (like a snowflake ornament exchange, etc.).

Keep scrolling for full winter wonderland party theme tips, decorations for winter wonderland, and fun Christmas party ideas!

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What is winter wonderland theme?

A winter wonderland theme party (winterland theme) encompasses the feel of snow and winter with whites and blues. Using decorations like snowflakes, snow, fire, and warm lighting make a magical party theme that can be formal or casual for the winter season or a holiday party.

This is not just a fun holiday party theme! It can fun for winter wonderland birthday party ideas any time of year or even a Christmas in July event!

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Fun Names for a Winter Wonderland Party

What would winter wonderland themed events be without great names to go with your winter party decor ideas?

Here’s a mix of party names for more formal winter gala themes or casual wintery wonderlands.

Fun winter wonderland theme names either way!

36 Winter Wonderland Theme Party ideas:

  1. Winter Wonderland
  2. Winter in Wonderland Theme Cities (create stations with different cities in winter)
  3. A White Christmas Party
  4. Yo, Let it Snow!
  5. Frosty Festivities
  6. Icicle Celebration
  7. Snowflake Celebration
  8. Naughty or Nice Christmas Bash
  9. A Holly Jolly Christmas
  10. Sleigh Bell Soiree
  11. Snowflake Soiree
  12. Snowflake Social
  13. Frozen Fun Party
  14. Jingle Bell Bash
  15. A Winter Dreamland Party
  16. Christmas in the Snow
  17. Winter Magic Celebration
  18. Frosted Flurries Party
  19. Snowstorm Social
  20. Cool Yule Party
  21. North Pole Extravaganza
  22. Winter Chill Christmas
  23. Winter Frost Fest
  24. Snowflake Ball
  25. A Winter Wonderland Extravaganza
  26. Blizzard Bash
  27. Icy Enchantment
  28. Snow Angel Social
  29. A Wintery Christmas Celebration
  30. North Pole Party
  31. Icy Nights Christmas Celebration
  32. Wonderland of Winter Solstice
  33. Blizzard Blast
  34. Snowstorm Spectacular
  35. Ice Palace Party
  36. Frosty and Friends

What are your favorite winter wonderland themes? Let us know and we’ll add it to our list!

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Let’s get to our full tips for a winter theme party, winter party decorations, and ideas for a winter wonderland party!

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Party Tips For Winter Wonderland Theme Ideas

Here are the best Christmas winter wonderland party ideas and even winter wonderland birthday theme ideas!

Winter Wonderland Party Invitations

1. Use snowflake or winter themed stationary for your invitations.

2. Write the party details in white ink or silver marker on a dark blue paper for a winter wonderland theme.

3. Include tiny bottles of fake snow, a melting snowman like this, or miniature mitten tree ornament on your party invitation to start out your winter wonderland party theme ideas and get everyone in the party mood.

4. Get creative and send out invitations in the form of a boarding pass or a passport to a magical winter destination. (Then, at the party have different theme stations: winter in Paris, winter in Belgium, winter in Florida, etc. highlighting decorations and foods from those areas.)

5. Make sure to incorporate the dress code in your invitation.

Be clear if its formal and request guests to come dressed in their best winter white attire or if the party is casual and they can dress as their favorite winter character or in their favorite winter sledding attire.

(Let party guests know if the all or part of the wonderland party is outside!)

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Let’s get to the winter wonderland decoration ideas…

Winter Wonderland Party Decorations

Your winter wonderland event decor will depend on whether you are having a formal or casual winter party.

Either way, you can have a lot of fun with theme winter party supplies!

Decorations for a Winter Wonderland party can include twinkling lights, fake snow, and evergreen tree limbs.

Adding elements like a hot chocolate bar, a “build your own” s’mores station, and cozy blankets or throws can also enhance the winter atmosphere, especially if you have a fireplace or you’re doing some or all of your party outdoors.

Here’s how to decorate for a winter wonderland theme party and winter theme party ideas…

Wonderland Winter Decoration Ideas:

1. Use white, blue, and silver as your main colors for winter wonderland decor.

You can add in pops of red or green for a festive touch if you want, but sticking with white, blue, and silver for your winter wonderland party supplies makes it really magical.

2. Hang snowflake ornaments from the ceiling and scatter faux snow around.

3. Use clear glass jars (like mason jars) filled with white fairy lights as centerpieces for tables.

4. Set up a photo booth area with a faux snow backdrop or winter wonderland party backdrop and props like giant snowflakes and props, festive hats, or sleds.

5. Make a wintery wonderland balloon arch like this.

6. Use natural decorations like pine branches for place settings and acorns scattered on tables with fairy lights.

7. Add an all white Christmas tree with white lights as a beautiful addition to winter wonderland theme decorations.

Let us know if you have favorite winter wonderland decorations, snow themed party decorations, or winter themed decorations and we’ll add them to our list!

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What food is served at a Winter Wonderland party?

For party food for a winter wonderland theme, think winter-inspired dishes and things you would eat or drink around a fire like cheesy fondue with bread, white chocolate peppermint bark like this, homemade hot cocoa and hot apple cider, or mulled wine and more!

If you’re throwing a party at the holidays, most people will have had enough of the traditional Christmas foods (ham, turkey, cranberry sauce, etc.).

Even if you’re having a formal dinner or buffet, consider something different than those items.

(You could even go with a full blue and white food theme — fettuccine alfredo or other pasta with white sauce, blueberry cheesecake, etc.)

Winter Wonderland Party Food:

1. Get creative with your food options by serving dishes with a winter twist, such as mini ski slope chocolate fondue or white chocolate peppermint bark.

2. Having an outdoor winter party or a fire pit area? Include DIY s’mores and hot toddies by a fire pit or fire place.

3. If you’re having a non-formal party without a sit down dinner, consider graze boards instead of dishes.

4. Set up a hot chocolate station with different toppings.

(This is also great for winter wonderland party decoration ideas because it’s so festive!)

5. Create a theme drink like Winter Wonderland Wassail.

6. If you need winter wonderland birthday ideas, use a snowflake cake or snowman cake to stay with the mood! (They’ll fit in perfectly as part of your party decorations winter wonderland!)

7. Have real snow outside? Do something fun like have a snow ice cream station or make maple taffy suckers.

What do you wear to a winter wonderland party?

There are many different themes for winter wonderland (from casual to formal elegant winter wonderland party), so be sure to ask your host what to wear to winter wonderland party.

Winter Wonderland Party Outfit Ideas:

  • Formal white attire
  • Formal blue and silver attire
  • Sweaters with holiday designs (or fun ugly Christmas sweater)
  • Sledding clothing / ski clothes
  • Beanie hats, scarves, and mittens
  • Fun party dress like this (or this one for girls!)
  • Have a fun masked ball winter wonderland party complete with guests wearing winter masks!

Winter Wonderland Party Favors

1. Give out cozy blankets, mittens, and hand warmers as party favors.

2. Provide hot cocoa mugs with DIY mix like this as party favors.

3. Mini snowflake bubble wands make party guest of all ages smile!

4. These Snowflake glo sticks will be popular during dancing or around the outdoor fire pit and also make fun hanging snow party decorations / decorations for winter wonderland theme.

5. Fill winter wonderland favor boxes like this with take-home treats like homemade Christmas cookies, candy, and more.

Winter Wonderland Party Games And Party Activity Ideas

Entertainment at a Winter Wonderland party could include playing Christmas music, having a group singing Christmas carols, hosting a holiday movie screening.

Play games such as a scavenger hunt with clues written on snowflakes or a “guess the Christmas carol” musical game or these fun printable holiday games.

Winter Wonderland Party Games for Adults and Kids Activities:

1. Have a best dressed contest.

Have a “dress to impress” contest requesting guests come in their fanciest winter attire for a chance to win the title of best dressed at the party. This adds an element of friendly competition and gets everyone in the festive spirit.

2. Do an ornament gift exchange.

Have everyone bring a Christmas tree ornament and then do a white elephant gift exchange with them. Everyone leaves with a cool new ornament to remember the party!

3. Play the holiday party ball game.

If you’re having a casual Winter Wonder Land Party, you DEFINITELY need to play the holiday unwrap game (directions here).

Fun for a winter wonderland birthday party for kids, too!

4. Play the Christmas sock exchange.

If you’re doing a Christmas wonderland theme, this is a fun Christmas game to go with it!

The Christmas sock party is another form of a white elephant gift exchange.

Partiers bring festive socks filled with holiday things and exchange them with other party guests.


5. Have a snowball fight.

Whether you’re having your Winter Wonderland party indoors our outside (even with no snow!), you can still have a fun snowball fight with these!

6. Play Snowflake Scratch Off.

These snow flake scratch off cards are fun and easy winter wonderland game ideas!

7. Play Winter Wonderland Bingo.

Grab these cute holiday bingo cards and play gift exchange bingo!

8. Play the Snowman On The Head game.

This snowman plate game is a hilarious game to play if you have kids and adults at your party.

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We hope these party tips help with your winter in wonderland theme party and give you great decorations for winter party ideas!

Have fun with these winter wonderland Christmas party ideas!

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