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Winter is a magical time of year, and it just isn’t the same if the ground is blanketed with a thick cover of snow. It is also the perfect time of year for a special, snow themed winter wonderland event. Whether you are planning for a winter wedding, a company holiday party, or a huge New Year’s party to kick off the year, a snow themed winter wonderland event is the perfect choice.

Of course, when you are planning a winter event, everything from the setting to the food to the décor will be different than it would be for a summer event. There won’t be any red and white checked tablecloths or grilling kebabs at your winter wonderland event; you’ll need to take a warmer, cozier, more sophisticated route. Here are some tips to help you plan for your snow themed event this winter.

Invitations

Invitations are the perfect way to set the tone of the event while conveying all of the necessary information to your guests. There are a few different ways that you can approach the invitations for a snow-themed winter wonderland event. If the event will be more formal, like a wedding, you could go for heavy white cardstock with a sheen; this will give the appearance of fresh snow. If you are hosting a slightly more casual event, you could choose an invitation that has a bit of a rustic edge. For example, use cardstock with burned edges to remind guests of a roaring fireplace, or choose invitations with plaid flannel trim. Faux snowflakes on the invitation are even more of a hint to the event’s theme.

Menu

When it comes to the menu for your winter event, think warm and seasonal. Your menu should focus mostly on hot dishes that will feel hearty without being overwhelming. Try starting with a pureed soup of seasonal vegetables, like squash. Even the salad course can be seasonal; instead of tomatoes and cucumbers, top the salad with pears, cranberries, and feta cheese. You might also consider how the food is served; bringing everyone together at large, communal tables and serving the food family-style feels a bit more personal and inviting.

Apparel

You don’t need to stay wrapped up in an old, chunky sweater all winter. Whether your event is a wedding or an office Christmas party, there are lots of great fashion options that will keep you warm and looking great at the same time. The key is to choose appropriate fabrics. Look for a heavier satin dress or even velvet. Long sleeves are very much in fashion, so take advantage of the opportunity to cover your arms and keep warm. Top of your look with a faux fur wrap or cape.

Décor

When you are decorating for a snow-themed winter wonderland party, you really don’t need a lot of fancy decorations. The snow provides the perfect element and really sets the scene for the event. All you have to do is add some simple enhancements, like candles and some branches. You can even use basic wooden tables. Pile on a bunch of candles in a variety of shapes and sizes, and you are ready to go.

The key to all of this is the snow. You can never count on the weather to deliver, so contact Snow for Events by Franc. We can create a perfect winter wonderland for your event. We provide a variety of snow effects, ice effects, and other winter décor products. Just give us a call, and we will help you achieve the perfect snow-themed winter wonderland event.