Is it me, or is it harder to get together with friends during the winter months? The days are shorter. There are weather re-schedulings. It's harder to get large groups together inside a home than outside in the yard. But I suppose you could turn the snow into a positive...why not go skiing and have lunch or dinner afterwards? 

In Northern Virginia we're pretty lucky as far as slopes go since we're surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. We're no Colorado, but it's a short drive to Wintergreen, Snowshoe, Massanutten, Whitetail, etc... Not too shabby!  Wherever you are, slopes or not, here's what you need to host a winter party. 

winter ski and snow party 
  • Embrace the snow! Below the Mason-Dixon line, we lose our shi* when it snows. Two inches? We shut down. But it's time to think of the snow as less decorating you need to do for the party. As long as the roads are safe, carry on! (snow photo) (ski photo via J.Crew)
  • Send black paper invites with white calligraphy. Getting a fancy note in the mail makes it that much more fun! I'm loving Laurenish Design's work. Make sure to include details for where you're hitting the slopes and rental info. 
  • Bundle up in a cozy sweater that works indoors and out. Keep accessories to a minimum with a red nail and fun structured earrings like these from Anthropologie.  (sweater photo via printed love). 
  • Lunch Menu:

Do you ski? Do you shut down your social life when it snows? 

 

 

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Dietitian Nutritionist. My husband Chris and I create food and beverage photos, videos, stopmotions and recipes. And they're really cool.