your local hardware store and buy a large PVC pipe to create
an actual POLE for your party! Begin by spray painting the
whole pipe white (why paint it white when its already
white? They all have writing on them that youll probably
want to cover up for the sake of the overall look of your
pole.) Use masking tape to mask off a part of the pole in
a candy cane fashion. The, paint the pole red. Once the paint
dries, you can peel off the masking tape and youll have
a candy cane striped pole! A Styrofoam ball placed on top
finishes the look!
next time your local craft/hobby store has a sale (or your
get one of those wonder 40% off coupons from Joanns)
pick up some white batting. Cleverly placed in corners and
around the edges at the entrance to your party, you can create
a really nice snow drift effect, simulating the white snow
of the North Pole. You may need to play around a bit with
it to achieve the best results, but once you get the hang
of it, youve really got a wonderful addition to your
a large roll of white butcher paper, you can really fill your
party area! Cut out a wavy section thats very long and
put it all along your wall - it will be like snow drifts all
along your walls - they can also be used to make large snowmen
chocolate is a must for this type of theme. For added fun,
consider dipping the spoons in melted chocolate first. As
your guests stir their hot chocolate with the spoon, theyll
be make their warm drink even more chocolaty!
popped popcorn is also a great snack for the party. For added
fun, pop the popcorn over an open fire/fireplace.
musical chair wrapping! Begin by taking a small prize (a gift
certificate, a small stuff animal, etc.) and wrapping it in
Christmas wrapping paper. Then, wrap this same gift multiple
times (preferably in increasingly larger sized boxes, though
this is not necessary for the game to be played.) Once you
have your prize wrapped several times (6-7 times), have all
of your guests sit in a circle in the room where they can
easily pass the gift from one person to another. Now, play
some Christmas music and have everyone pass the gift around
in the circle. Whoever is holding the gift when the music
stops gets to open one layer of wrapping. If there is another
wrapping inside, then the music starts again and the gift
starts once more around the circle. Whoever unwraps the final
wrapping, gets to keep the gift!
a snowflake making contest. Sure everyone knows how to make
a simple snowflake (most of us learned the basics in elementary
school) however, if you REALLY want to make this activity
fun, check out some books at your local library for some more
professional techniques. Have these books handy
for your guests to try out on their own creations. This is
a great activity to facilitate towards the begging of your
party because youll be able to hang up everyones
creations to add to the decorations of the overall party!
all of your guests show up in coats, scarves and mittens.
This makes it fun no matter WHAT time of year to have everyone
come in to the party area as though they just came in from
the cold! You may need to make sure the air conditioner is
turned up for this particular aspect to ensure that your guests
are comfortable but, then again, it IS the North Pole!