Snowman party ideas and photos by: Rikelle from Chandler, AZ
We live in Arizona and don’t get any snow. My daughter wanted to build a snowman so we thought a snowman party without the snow would be fun. This would also work great for a Christmas in July party. We did this for my daughters 6th birthday.
Invitations: I bought Hostess white snowball cakes and glued them onto a piece of folded white cardstock cut just bigger than the snowball. I cut out mittens out of construction paper and attached them to the snowball and put the recipient’s name on them. On the inside of the card we put the following: (Sing to the tune of Winter Wonderland) At Elise’s we’ll build a snowman, we’ll have lots of fun don’t you know, there’ll be lots of games, cake and ice cream, we’ll be so sad if you can’t show. December 5th is the birth date, three o’clock , don’t be late. We’ll sing a happy song if you can come along, to party in Elise’s wonderland. Cheesy I know, but we got a lot of comments on the invitations.
Decorations: I have a lot of Christmas snowmen so I mostly decorated with that. We also cut out construction paper snowflakes and stuck them to the wall and windows. For the table (snowman table) I put down a white tablecloth and had a scarf as a table runner, a black top hat made of construction paper, some pieces of coal and a carrot – so that it looked like a melted snowman.
I covered the chairs with snowman covers. As the kids came to the party I had Frosty the Snowman playing. There were also powdered doughnut holes (snowballs) in bowls around the table.
Games and activities: As the children arrived I had them put together a necklace that had beads, jingle bells and a wooden snowman together. We played melting snowball (the snowman edition of hot potato). I wrapped a prize in white paper streamer and continued wrapping it until it resembled a large snowball. As each girl got out I made sure to reward them with a snow man sucker.
We then went bobbing for snowballs. I filled a tub with white ping-pong balls and they had to catch them in their mouth. This was a huge hit – they kept wanting to bob for the snowball.
We then had a snowball fight. The children were divided into two teams and given a snow fort (a cardboard box). They were each given a bucket of snowballs (ping-pong balls). Then when I said “GO” they were to try and get their snowballs into each other’s box. If a ball hit the ground it was out of play.
We then came back in and got to make our own snowman scene. I gave each kid a sugar cone and had them frost it with green frosting. They then decorated their tree with shaped sprinkles I found at the craft store.
They then built a snow man. I made edible clay by mixing powdered sugar into marshmallow creme until it is the consistency of Playdoh. I gave each kid a ball of clay and they rolled it into three balls and formed their own snowman (you should secure the balls with a piece of broken uncooked spaghetti). The kids put small pretzel sticks for the arms, chocolate sprinkles for eyes, smile and buttons, a long orange sprinkle for his nose and a slice of fruit rollup for his scarf. Each snow man turned out so cute.
Party food: We had peanut butter sandwiches made with white bread and cut with a snowflake cookie cutter. We had carrot noses and snowman dip (ranch). We also had melted snow man punch (sprite).
Cake: I made a round cake and frosted it with icy blue frosting. I used white frosting to put icicles around the edge. I sprinkled it with edible glitter. I also put chocolate snowflakes on it. I made the snowflakes by melting white chocolate in a plastic decorator bag and drew (freehand) snowflakes with the chocolate.
Instead of regular ice cream we had Arizona Hot Chocolate, which was a chocolate milkshake in a glass with marshmallows and whip cream on top.
Favors: A small cellophane bag of donut holes, snow man stickers, snowman pencils, and other snowman items. This party was so much fun that we decided to make it a yearly tradition.