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Intimate Winter Parties

Once the holiday magic fades, it feels almost perfect to slow down and enjoy the moment. I still appreciate the coziness of winter. There's just something about bundling up in chunky sweaters, wrapping up in blankets, and sliding into warm, fuzzy slippers- I love all of it! And if you're in a place with snow, nothing beats coming inside after a day of play in the white stuff and enjoying hot beverages and all the savory foods that accompany this time of year.

Are you looking to elevate your get-togethers this winter? Here are some ideas I think you might enjoy for some smaller, more intimate settings this time of year. No matter the ages of your clan, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Winter-themed Potluck Dinner

Invite a few close friends or family members for a potluck dinner where everyone brings a dish inspired by winter flavors. Think hearty stews, casseroles, roasted veggies, and yummy desserts like apple pie or bread pudding.

Winter Wine Tasting

Host a wine-tasting party featuring wines that pair well with winter dishes. Grab a mix of reds, whites, and dessert wines, and don't forget some cheese and charcuterie for pairing. It'll be an evening of good wine, good company, and great conversations.

Winter-themed DIY Candle Making

How about a candle-making workshop with a winter twist? Your guests can create their own winter-themed candles, choosing from scents like pine, cinnamon, and vanilla to give that festive vibe. Plus, they get to take home their creations as party favors!

DIY Hot Chocolate Bar

Warm up with a DIY hot chocolate bar! Set up different flavors of hot chocolate, and let your guests go wild with toppings like marshmallows, whipped cream, sprinkles, and flavored stirrers. It's a sweet way to spend a chilly evening.

Winter-themed Trivia Night

Test your guests' winter knowledge with a fun trivia night! Put together questions about winter holidays, traditions, and seasonal facts, and divide everyone into teams. Offer small prizes for the winners to keep things competitive and fun.

Hope these ideas help you create some wonderful winter memories with your loved ones!