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:

 

Dinner for 10 -- when hosting a larger group, keep the menu simple, set the table in advance and ask guests to bring their own beverage

Seasonal / Celebrations  / Religious Themes:

Octoberfest / Fall fest

Autumn Equinox

Sweetest Day

Halloween

Election Day

Veteran's Day

Thanksgiving

Black Friday / Cyber Monday

Winter Solstice

Ugly Sweater

Hanukkah

Christmas Eve

Christmas

Kwanzaa

Boxing Day

New Year's Eve / Day

Chinese New Year

Martin Luther King Jr Day

Sunday Football / Sports

President's Day

Valentine's Day

Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday

Saint Patrick's Day

Spring Equinox

Easter

Tax Day

 

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More ideas for theme parties include:

Beach Party / Luau

Pink Flamingos

Pool Party

Rosé All Day

Game Day / Night

Derby / Horse Racing

Casino Night

Bourbon Tasting

Come As You Are

Roaring Twenties / Prohibition

Movie Night

Craft Beer

Fiesta / Cinco de Mayo

Watch Party

English Tea Party

Pajama Party

Birthdays

Store bought spreads, dips, chips, cheese and crackers make great starters for a casual meal with friends

Special Occasions / Milestones

Sports: Football, Basketball, Hockey, Golf, Baseball, Auto Racing

 

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Food-centric themes also make great reasons to get together:

Taste of Home

Slow cooker

Comfort food

Pizza

Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Caribbean, Vietnamese, Indian, etc.

Pasta

Chili

Caesar salad from a bagged mix is a snowbird secret to eliminate the need to buy an entire bottle of salad dressing, bag of croutons, etc.

Wine and Cheese

Salad Bar

Soup 'n Salad

Potato Bar

Seafood

Burgers, BBQ's and cookouts

Ice Cream Bar / Sundaes

 

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Don't forget to host events at different times of the day, such as:

Breakfast

Brunch

Lunch

Afternoon tea

Appetizers / Hors d'oeuvres

Cocktails

Dinner

Desserts

"Hospitality begins in the heart."

--Unknown



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