The forces of winter promise no consolation for the sun-starved masses, but that doesn't mean you have to tone down the celebratory spirit at your upcoming winter birthday bash.
Even if you and your guests can't see yourselves putting on a full suit of gear and spending hours creating snow angels, you can make an indoor party extra special by embracing the cozy charm of being indoors while the weather rages outside.
Give guests warm slippers to put on as they walk in the door and serve them a mug of steaming hot cocoa. If this doesn't get them in the mood, winter-themed appetizers featuring chocolate pretzel twists and other unique peppermint flavors will let them know what's up.
Plan activities that promise to bring warmth - if you or one of your friends can play the guitar, having a song circle going for at least an hour will bring cheer to all.
Finally, small reminders of seasonal splendor would go well in the form of birthday party favors. Offer guests winter-themed wine bottle stoppers or snowflake glass coasters.