Winter dance theme ideas

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When planning a winter dance, there are many themes to choose from. Winter is a season of snow and ice, holidays, holiday food and winter sports such as ice-skating and skiing. For a winter dance, decorations can range from the simple elegance of a wintertime in London to the brightly coloured candy of a gingerbread house, and everything in between. Listed below are a few staple winter dance ideas with a few novel twists.

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Winter in London

A Winter in London theme is classy and contemporary. London in the wintertime is a magical place, with Big Ben and Parliament and the majestic Thames River. For decorations, life-size cutouts of the well-known English red phone boxes and black cutout umbrellas can hang from the ceilings. Tartan, plaid and Burberry prints are good choices for decoration patterns. Be sure to add a huge Big Ben decoration somewhere, and don't forget the Queen.

Gingerbread House

Turn the dance into a gingerbread world, where gumdrops and peppermints are furniture and everything is edible. A Gingerbread House dance is perfect for a winter dance with a holiday theme. Decorate the space like a huge gingerbread house, brown for the base and white for the icing trim. Complete the look with cutout decorations of brightly coloured candy, balloons, and large gingerbread men and women. You could also give away real gingerbread as a parting gift. sells a variety of gingerbread decorations and cutouts.

Ice-skating Rink

A novel idea for a winter dance theme is to turn your space into an ice-skating rink. For those on a budget, a faux skating rink can be constructed out of shiny, iridescent paper taped to the floor in a large circle. Have cutout spectators on the walls and serve hot chocolate. If you are looking to make a lasting impression, rents synthetic ice rinks that don't need to be filled with frozen water. The surface of the ice rink is suitable for skating on. Add some ice skates and you'll be ready to skate and dance the night away.

Peppermint Paradise

Turn your dance into a red and white Peppermint Paradise. For this theme, have the decorations and dress code as red and white. Candy canes can line the entrance and peppermint-shaped cutouts can hang from the ceiling in abundance. sells a large candy cane arch, perfect for the entrance of the dance. Also for sale are large candy cane cutouts and a snow pile background that you can stick on the walls. Give away real candy canes at the end of the night for a sweet treat.

Snow Ball

A Snow Ball is a traditional choice for a winter dance theme, complete with crowning the "Ice King" and "Ice Queen" of the ball. For decorations, turn the space into a wintry wonderland complete with huge icicles hanging from the ceiling, lots of snowflakes and a colour scheme of icy blue, white and silver. Add lots of shimmery, shiny touches to the decor If your budget allows it, complete the look with ice sculptures. Ice lanterns are easy to make and if you live in a cold climate, can line the outside entrance to the dance. supplies moulds for making ice lanterns, but the lanterns can also be made on a budget with ice cream tubs.

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