As we say goodbye to summer days and welcome in the cooler months of winter, it’s the perfect time to create your very own winter wonderland. Especially in Australia’s cooler winter climates such as Sydney and Melbourne.
This makes winter the ideal time to head indoors and embrace a whole lot of fun and warming festivities. It’s a time to welcome your guests to candle lights, roasted marshmallows, slow-cooked food and a relaxing fire.
So how do you create the perfect winter event? We’ve compiled this list to stimulate your creative side and get you thinking about just how you could conjure up your very own winter event.
1. Ski-Themed Party
Nothing says winter quite like snow, so why not try hosting an event centred around the fun that can be had after a long day on the ski fields? Have everyone dress up in ski clothes and embrace the cold by hosting your event outdoors. Be sure to have beer on tap, a generous supply of wine (in moderation of course) and a few bar tables scattered throughout your party space so people can rest their drinks somewhere.
2. White Christmas Wonderland
The aim here is to bring a Christmas-like, white winter feel to your venue – perhaps even a ‘Christmas in July’ event. Be sure to let your guests know they too have to wear strictly all white. Try hanging fairy lights from the ceilings, have Frank Sinatra’s Christmas soundtrack playing, colour the walls with Christmas decorations and if you’re feeling especially festive, buy an all-white Christmas tree to be the centre of the party. You could also make gingerbread houses (edible or not) and offer mulled wine for an even greater effect.
3. Candle-Lit Dinner with Roasted Marshmallows
This is the perfect way to host an intimate gathering for a smaller crowd. Try cooking your favourite comfort food or hire a local catering company to cook a warm winter meal such as a baked chicken, slow roasted vegetables or some freshly baked bread to accompany.
At the end of the evening, if you have the space for it, try making a small, warming fire. Offer your guests a little stick and marshmallow each so they can slow-roast these treats and enjoy their gooey-goodness.
We’re sure you’ll have a blast with these ideas for a winter event. So, if you’re based in Sydney, Melbourne or the surrounding suburbs and feeling festive this winter season, be sure to head to Chillizone to bring your event to life.