Snow flurries and snowstorms are always a good indicator that winter is here and rampant. That and the fact that it is February. While planning events can be pretty fun, planning them in winter can become puzzling. Your events can lack the surroundings of spring, the hues of summer, and the beautiful colors of fall….so what does winter really mean? How can you incorporate some winter ideas in your events? Here are 21 audacious and creative event ideas that you can use:

  1. Use iced branches to put a hit of winter into your room. Check this quick article out on how to make them yourself!
  2. Ice sculpture centerpieces can give your room a nice wintery touch. Even try an ice vase with floral!
  3. Want a different spin on team building? Try an interactive session with attendees as they pickle veggies, create preserves, and can jams and more.
  4. Get creative with craft beers.
  5. Find winter elements and use them for room decor! Acorns, pine trees, winter wreaths, snowy branches or ski resort décor can do the trick to create a warm toasty environment.
  6. White it out! Very popular winter wonderland theme where the color white solely dominates every portion of your decor (ie. white food, white decor, white wine)
  7. Like themes? Try the fire and ice theme on your event, it has been done many times, but always a great experience for everyone.
  8. Do your attendees like to compete? Try gingerbread house competitions! Even more fun in teams!
  9. Try a rustic winter woods theme for your event
  10. When it’s cold outside a hot chocolate bar is always a treat for your guests.
  11. Try sledding, building a snowman, or dog-sledding as winter team building events.
  12. Adults like grilled cheese too! Indulge your attendees in grilled cheese and tomato bisque.
  13. Bring the coffee shop to your attendees by springing for a specialty coffee station at your event – Latte’s for everyone!
  14. Enhance the team building experience by adding charitable elements. Volunteer at a soup kitchen, give to a food pantry, or contribute to a hospital . Websites like Impact 4 GoodHSD and Food Shelters.org are a great start.
  15. When it’s cold outside, bring the culture to your attendees. Try having your event in an art gallery, to give a change of scenery.
  16. Like to use crockpots? For smaller events, try these crockpot winter drinks.
  17. Like small bites? Try these bagel bits.
  18. Use your colors wisely! Use the seasons colors to add warm hues into your event. Add vibrant colors and enhance your tablecloths, napkins, and centerpieces.
  19. Try a scenic venue like a ski resort, or resort that is enhanced by the presence of snow.
  20. Instead of white, try ice blue for your winter wonderland party!

Did you find these useful or have any other winter event ideas to share? Let me know below!