How to Throw a Winter Wonderland Christmas Party – The Ultimate Guide

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The festive season is now upon us and you are undoubtedly here looking for inspiration and ideas for your next Christmas party. This is our complete guide on how to host and throw a Winter Wonderland Christmas party.

How to Throw a Winter Wonderland Christmas Party – The Ultimate Guide

In this complete guide on how to throw a Winter Wonderland Christmas party we will look at everything you will need. This includes ideas for party decorations and supplies, party food, party games, music and even party favors.

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What is a Winter Wonderland Christmas Party

Escape to an enchanting evening under the magical Northern Lights with a winter wonderland party. Frosted decor, ice-inspired cuisine, crystal frocks, and whimsical entertainment whisk guests away to a snow-covered dreamland.

Winter Wonderland Christmas Party Decorations

If you are wanting to know how to throw a winter wonderland Christmas party you are going to want to select the perfect Christmas party decorations. Your guests should be stepping into the venue and find themselves transported from the dance floor to a glittering ice palace. Shimmering curtains of tinsel illuminate the space in auroral light. Centerpieces boast crystalline flowers and branches flecked with faux frost and snow. White and silver linens and chairs tie together the icy ambience. Even the ceiling may dazzle with dangling snowflake cutouts.

Here are some magical ideas for winter wonderland party decorations:

Snowy Decor

  • Tinsel icicle trim hanging from ceilings – Buy Here
  • White & silver tinsel garland swags – Buy Here
  • Fake snow blanketed tables – Buy Here
  • Centerpieces with snowy pinecones and white orchids

Twinkly Lighting Decor

  • String lights lining the ceiling and door frames – Buy Here
  • Candelabras with icy blue taper candles – Buy Here
  • Mirror ball snowflakes casting snowball reflections
  • votive candles floating in clear vases filled with shiny orb “ice”

Winter Scenery Decor

  • Backdrops of wintery birch trees with falling snow – Buy Here
  • Snow-capped miniature Christmas village – Buy Here
  • Glass bowl centerpieces filled with glass pebbles and glitter pine branches
  • Frosty the Snowman yard statue (placed indoors) – Buy Here

Crystal Decor

  • Sequin table runners in icy colors – Buy Here
  • Vases filled with crystal beads and glitter branches
  • Place cards handwritten on plastic snowflake shapes – Buy Here

The winter wonderland transformation will make your party space feel straight out of a magical snow globe!

Winter Wonderland Christmas Party Food

Creating wintery treats are essential for a winter wonderland Christmas party! Here are festive food and drink ideas:

Frosty Drinks:

  • Snowball cocktails – White creme de cacao shaken into ice sphere molds.
  • Hot chocolate bar with mini marshmallows, candy canes, and peppermint sticks
  • Sparkling cranberry or apple cider mimosas
  • Ice wine varietals and frosted martini glasses

Finger Foods:

  • Smoked salmon on cucumber rounds
  • Bacon wrapped dates
  • Mushroom vol au vents – puff pastry with mushroom filling
  • Beef or chicken satay skewers

Winter Warmers:

  • French onion soup served in bread bowls
  • Potato and cheddar cheese perogies with sour cream
  • Macaroni and cheese baked in mini casserole dishes
  • Bananas foster station – Bananas sautéed tableside in brown sugar and rum

Sweet Treats:

  • Peppermint white chocolate bark
  • Sugar cookie shot glasses filled with vanilla vodka cream
  • Mini apple pie tarts or mince pies
  • Spiced gingerbread cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting

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Winter Wonderland Christmas Party Games

When you throw a winter wonderland Christmas party you will most likely want to provide some fun games for your guests to enjoy. Ideally you will want to provide games that fit the winter wonderland theme of the party.

Here is a list of some fun game ideas perfect for a magical winter wonderland themed Christmas party:

  • Make Your Own Snow Globe – Provide glass jars, distilled water, glycerin, fake snow, and miniature Christmas figurines for guests to craft custom snow globe party favors. Buy snow globe kits here
  • Frozen T-Shirt Race – Teams compete to be the first to unfold a T-shirt frozen into a block of ice. Buy Frozen t-shirts here
  • Reindeer Ring Toss – Try landing plastic antler rings onto upward facing candles. Buy Here
  • Cookie Decorating Competition – Supply festive cookie shapes and icing/toppings for guests to create their best winter designs
  • Snowball Hot Potato – Players toss around a ball made of tin foil, trying not to be holding it when the music stops
  • Snowflake Trivia – Test guests’ knowledge of fun facts about real snowflakes and winter weather
  • Snowball Piñata – Take turns whacking a giant hanging snowman filled with candy “snowballs” to break it open. Buy Here
  • Jack Frost Scavenger Hunt – Follow rhyming clues leading to winter-themed prize packs hidden around the party space

The cold-weather games add extra chill and excitement to really make your winter wonderland theme shine!

How to Throw a Winter Wonderland Christmas Party - The Ultimate Guide - Decorations - Supplies - Food - Drink - Games - Ideas - Inspiration

Winter Wonderland Christmas Party Music

Here’s a suggested playlist of festive tunes perfect for a magical winter wonderland Christmas party:


  • “Winter Wonderland” – Johnny Mathis
  • “Sleigh Ride” – The Ronettes
  • “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” – Idina Menzel & Michael Bublé duet
  • “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” – Dean Martin


  • “Underneath the Tree” – Kelly Clarkson
  • “Carol of the Bells”Pentatonix
  • “River” – Sarah McLachlan
  • “Snowed In” – Chris Isaak

Children’s Music:

  • “Frosty the Snowman” – Jimmy Durante
  • “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” – Burl Ives
  • “Jingle Bells” – Barney & The Kids


  • “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” – The Nutcracker Suite – Tchaikovsky
  • “Carol of the Bells” – George Winston piano instrumental
  • “Christmas Canon” – Trans Siberian Orchestra

The enchanting mix of classic instrumentals, cheerful carols and contemporary hits will have your guests singing, dancing and feeling the magic of the season!

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Winter Wonderland Christmas Party Favors

When you throw a winter wonderland Christmas party you will want to give your guests a little something as a keepsake. Something to thank them for attending your party.

Before we look at ideas for items you can use as Christmas party favors make sure you have a good supply of Christmas themed party favor bags. You can check them out and buy them here.

Here are some enchanting winter wonderland Christmas party favor ideas your guests will love:

Edible Favors:

  • Hot cocoa mix jars tied with ribbon
  • Snowflake sugar cookies in cello bags
  • Candy cane reindeer pops
  • Mini gingerbread houses

Handmade Favors:

  • Reusable handwarmers made from felt
  • Glittery snow globe ornaments
  • Custom photo snowflake ornaments
  • Pine cone fire starters

Wintery Favors:

  • Silver sleigh bells with blue ribbon
  • Faux fur ear muffs or mini mittens
  • Twinkly snowflake light keychains
  • Sparkly snow princess tiaras

Gifts in Jars:

  • Mini jars filled with hot chocolate ingredients
  • Snowy bath bombs and soap flakes layered in glass jars
  • Cookie mix layered with winter sprinkle mixes

These fabulous winter-themed party favors are sure spread seasonal cheer long after your magical event ends!

What to Wear to a Winter Wonderland Christmas Party

A winter wonderland holiday party calls for elegant cold-weather attire with glittering accents to emulate the icy magic of the season. Here’s what to wear:

Women can don fanciful gowns in shimmery fabrics like satin or taffeta that catch the light. Opt for a style with long sleeves, a backless look, or faux fur shawl to brave any chill. Accessorize outfits with crystal jewelry, glittering hair clips and headbands, or sparkling shoes. For makeup, use a smoky eye, glossy lip, and a dusting of white shimmer.

Men can sport an all black suit or tux with a printed or sequined tie in icy motifs. Top with a long cashmere coat and white pocket square. Add wintery accessories like snowflake or reindeer patterned cufflinks and socks. Spruce up dress shoes with glistening blue dress laces for an accent.

In lieu of a gown or suit, guests can don sequined sweaters in icy white, blue, or silver paired with evening trousers, a skirt, or faux fur leg warmers.

Braving the winter wonderland dressed to the nines in shimmering cocktail chic with cozy comforts will have guests looking picture perfect amid the magical, snow-cloaked décor. It will be an elegant evening of dancing, dining, and celebrating the season in fairy tale fashion.


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Written by Doc cotton

Doc Cotton is a man of simple pleasures and diverse interests. His heart belongs to the world of cosplay and fancy dress, with a special fondness for Halloween, where his creative spirit truly shines.

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