Good morning, I hope you are all warm and well this chilly Wednesday.  I’m just taking a break from the Advent Calendar this morning to share some party inspiration with you, but don’t worry I have a gorgeous giveaway for you later today that will make any mummy’s LBD have that extra stylish sparkle. 
Todays party inspiration started about two months ago when one of my daughters started talking about her birthday, which is infact not until 20th December.  Last year she was thrilled that there was plenty of snow and she and her friends and brothers and sisters all had a huge snowball fight.  So her idea for this year is for a snowball and hot chocolate party.  Most days after school my three daughters enjoy a hot chocolate topped with marshmallows.  I know it’s a little indulgent but it’s cold outside!  With thoughts of snow and hot chocolate I was thrilled when I saw the Snowman Soup theme from Paper & Pigtails.  This started my ideas rolling and soon Amber and I had lots of ideas for her party. 

Snowman Soup Printables from Paper & Pigtails
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Obviously we couldn’t rely on good old British weather to deliver snow so I had to think of some alternative ideas.  Perhaps we could have indoor snowball fights with rolled up white socks or cotton wool, but the Christmas tree would be up and the house decorated with our festive treasures so maybe this was not one of my better ideas!
Indoor Snowball Fight from Sweet Melly Jane
When Amber was younger she had a snowman party for her birthday, hard to avoid wintry themes when your birthday is in December.  Back then her party guests were happy with white chalks and large sheets of sugar paper to draw snowmen and also content ot make cotton wool snowmen masks.  As Amber will soon be nine I realised I would have to be slightly more creative. 
Perhaps we could make truffles covered in ‘snow’
Find the recipe on My Recipes
Even older children love snow globes
Tutorial from No Time For Flashcards
Maybe the children could try their hand at cake decorating?
Or melted snowman cookies
Now that I had ideas for snowballs and snowmen the next stage was the all important hot chocolate.  Winter weddings seem like the perfect place to have a hot chocolate bar but why limit this fab idea to weddings.  Just as the weather turns colder a hot chocolate bar could work for grown up Christmas parties at the end of the evening or to welcome guests of all ages after carols round the village Christmas tree.
Idea from Fete Fanatic
So there we go a winter birthday party inspired by my daughter.  Now just to think about food, snow cones anyone? Or maybe a snowman ice cream?
Idea from Food Create
Even if you have a child with a party close to Christmas you do not need to include festive ideas in to the plans, but I am sure you will all agree a snowman makes a great theme!
See you back here later for Day 7 of our Advent Calendar.