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One of the most popular themes for large events is the Winter Wonderland theme. Envision a grown up elegant version of Frozen. I see this theme all over the place, ESPECIALLY on Instagram. At first, I honestly wasn’t too sure about it because I felt like it was too seasonal. But I am convinced now that Winter Wonderland is a great theme that can be used year around.
Winter Wonderland is an amazing theme for a few reasons. This event theme is elegant, beautiful and modern. It is also not a HUGE decorating challenge (although it can be over the top if you want it to be!). And even if your quince is in the middle of summer, that actually makes it even more fun and unique to use as your theme (people love to beat the heat)! Find out some of my top tips for creating a Winter Wonderland theme for your quinceanera.
Designing a Winter Wonderland theme for a Quinceanera
Color scheme: Think bright and light with sparkly elements added. Often you will see white, silver and light blue. You could also go white and clear, such as clear chairs, or centerpieces! Clear gives the impression of ice and white/blue give the feeling of snow.
Venue: This is a theme that would be a little tough to pull off outdoors. An indoor event venue is pretty much necessary for a Winter Wonderland theme. This is because you want a crisp, clean, fancy look here. A plain location, or possibly something with chandeliers and white walls would be excellent for this theme. A tent would work wonderfully because it would give you a blank canvas to work with.
Invitations: Your invites are the first preview of your party to your guests. Look for Winter Wonderland theme invitations that convey your theme. You could also find some elegant snowflake stickers at the craft store and affix to your envelope where you seal it.
The dress: Your dress would probably be best in white, silver or light blue, with lots of shine and sparkly crystals. Think super shimmery and ice princess-y!
Quince court: Have your quince court wear outfits that complement your dress color and your color scheme. So, if you are doing light blue and white, and your dress is white, have your court go in light blue. Your chambelanes would look amazing in white suits for this theme.
Decorations for a Winter Wonderland theme
Your goal here is to create an icy, shimmery, wintry feel. There are a few ways to accomplish this. One is blue lighting. Lighting is really important to making this theme–the blue lighting gives an illusion of winter. Having a white background/ walls/ draping is really helpful to making your blue lighting really pop.
Next, you want to incorporate wintry white and sparkly elements into your party. Think of everything that makes you think of winter, and consider how to incorporate these objects into your event. Snow, snowflakes, bare trees with snow on them, old fashioned sleds, ice, candles, ice skates, holiday ornaments, hot cocoa, icicles, twinkle light strings. These are all pieces that you can use to pull your theme together.
For a Winter Wonderland theme, you could go with white or shimmery silver table linens. White chairs or seat covers would be ideal. Centerpieces could range from simple candles to over the top tall white and silver arrangements. Pinterest has a good variety of DIY centerpieces for a Winter Wonderland theme.
The cake and food: You will find a lot of cake inspiration on Pinterest. You can go with cupcakes, cake pops, or a traditional cake. Work your theme and colors into your dessert. For food, especially if it is winter, you can go with some cozy foods like soups or a mole.
Party favors/recuerdos: I did a post that included a DIY for marshmallow favors. These would be perfect for this theme. You could use your own colors and add edible snowflakes!
Special touches: The ultimate special touch for this event would be an ice sculpture. Another idea that would be a little easier to set up, would be a hot cocoa bar. Set it up near your entrance to really impress your guests.
Shopping Links for a Winter Wonderland theme
I hope you found these ideas helpful if you are considering a Winter Wonderland theme! Leave me a comment below if you have other Winter Wonderland ideas~~
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