Snowbird Theme Parties
SNOWBIRD THEME PARTIES
75 Party Ideas for Your Next Snowbird Gathering
Snowbirds are generally social and enjoy hosting dinners, parties and other events for their warm weather neighbors, family and friends from home.
Theme parties can be as simple or elaborate as you wish. A special touch, such as homemade Wisconsin sauerkraut from home is a great basis for a "Taste of Home" theme. Store bought dips, chips, cheese and crackers are perfectly acceptable for an afternoon with friends or as a prelude to a casual meal. A Mardi Gras celebration centered around a rum-based beverage and colorful beads is fun and not too complicated. The possibilities are only limited by your creativity.
Unless hosting a specific beverage-oriented event, such as a tea party, wine and cheese tasting or a St Patrick's Day party centered around green beer, it's fine to ask your guests to bring their own beverage. At home, it may not be a big deal to have a full range of beverages, mixers and garnishes, but snowbirds have mastered the art of simplicity due to necessity.
Depending on how long a snowbird is residing in their winter home, here's an idea list of theme parties:
Seasonal / Celebrations / Religious Themes:
Octoberfest / Fall fest
Black Friday / Cyber Monday
New Year's Eve / Day
Chinese New Year
Martin Luther King Jr Day
Sunday Football / Sports
Saint Patrick's Day
More ideas for theme parties include:
Beach Party / Luau
Rosé All Day
Game Day / Night
Derby / Horse Racing
Come As You Are
Roaring Twenties / Prohibition
Fiesta / Cinco de Mayo
English Tea Party
Special Occasions / Milestones
Sports: Football, Basketball, Hockey, Golf, Baseball, Auto Racing
Food-centric themes also make great reasons to get together:
Taste of Home
Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Caribbean, Vietnamese, Indian, etc.
Wine and Cheese
Soup 'n Salad
Burgers, BBQ's and cookouts
Ice Cream Bar / Sundaes
Don't forget to host events at different times of the day, such as:
Appetizers / Hors d'oeuvres
"Hospitality begins in the heart."