My Grandma Rose is so special to my family and me. Turning 90 years old is quite the milestone, and we wanted to make her birthday party very special and memorable—not only for her, but for the guests!
All of our birthday party ideas started with the invite. I was unsure which card I wanted to use and was tossing around several ideas, including Postal Delivery Invitation Postcard, or repurposing our Lasting Introduction birth announcement or Circles of Celebration trifold party invitations, the two-sided tri-fold was perfect for a 90th birthday party invitation! I was able to share a timeline, showcasing the highlights of Grandma’s 90 years of happiness! To make these invites stick out in the mailbox, I used Tying the Knot Address Labels in hot pink to seal it shut.
I received a lot of compliments about the invite. One of Grandma’s friends was so excited that she said she had been showing everybody and was going to take it to coffee and show all of her friends! She said it was the most unique invite she had ever received.
Once the invite was ordered, I got to work on planning the party and making the decorations. I wanted the guests to leave with a remembrance of Grandma Rose, so I made little photo magnets using the same photos I used on the invite. Then I packaged them using clear bags and stapling Cupcake Love Kids Stationery and Looking Linear Confetti to the bags. It was a fun token for the guests to take home and put on their fridge in honor of Grandma Rose.
When the excitement of the holidays is over and we’re faced with 2-3 more months of winter, parents find themselves digging deep into their bags of tricks for ways to entertain the kids. Indoor crafts and play dates can get old, so here at Pear Tree, our cure for the winter blahs is to give ourselves something fun to do—like planning a winter party!
There are plenty of winter party ideas for kids that take the worst of winter and make the best of it. What child doesn’t love a sledding party, especially if there is a cup of hot chocolate waiting when they come inside to warm up? Want to go bigger? Local parks in many northern states have “tubing” hills, complete with innertubes and tow ropes that take kids back up the hill. Ice skating, building snowmen, and renting snowshoes for a trek through the woods are other fun options, at least where there is snow.
No snow? How about taking the kiddy crew to your local indoor ice rink for an open skate, or even renting the rink for your own private party? Indoor trampoline parks are springing up everywhere and indoor play spaces like these are also great for winter party ideas, or just to give kids some exercise when it’s cold and wet outside.
Kids who are lucky enough to have a birthday party in January or February are used to coming up with winter party ideas. Why let them have all the fun? Start planning a winter party now and by the time party day arrives, spring will be right around the corner.
Keep reading our blog for more fun kids ideas. Or peruse our kids birthday invitations and adult party invitations for more party ideas. You don’t need a winter birthday to have a winter party!