A Winter Ice Skating Party

Happy Monday, everyone! After a very snowy weekend I can’t wait to share this winter ice skating party with you! In a word, it’s awesome. Kate from Beautiful Days sent over this party, which was held in her backyard and photographed by Geneve Hoffman. There was a roaring bonfire, pitchers of steaming hot chocolate, big tubs full of skates, homemade marshmallows, vintage mason jars filled with candles littering the table and cute details like popcorn bags stamped with snowflakes. I love this party! It’s so perfect for celebrating winter, marking a winter birthday, or even as a really festive backyard Christmas party. Once you get a load of this party you’re going to be bursting with ideas for your own winter party. Thanks for sharing, Kate!


























{Photos by Geneve Hoffman.}



This party perfectly captures the spirit of winter. How cozy are those homemade marshmallows? It makes me wish we got a little more snow here in the deep south. Even though the party is surrounded by ice and snow, these pictures make me feel warm and cozy. Wonderful job!

thanks for sharing that Kate & Cyd! We all had a great time that wintery day!

omg they are so freakin’ cute!!! winter perfection!!
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i am in love with this, especially the idea of an ice skating party!! love love.

[…] skating party in our back yard (actually woods and a pond!)….We all had a grand time! Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion thought it was great too and highlighted the party on her blog – thanks Cyd!! Check it out […]

Love that you love all the special celebrations that are part of life Cyd! So happy to have our work highlighted on The Sweetest Occasion!

Genius and gorgeous! I’m in love.
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oh my goodness. i’m dying from the cuteness!
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this party looks like a BLAST! loving the theme!! i had an ice-skating party (indoors) once and it was so much fun!
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Beautiful! I want to go to a party like that!
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Oh – just amazing! This looks like a perfect winter party!

Beautiful photos! Winter is my favourite season, I love all of these ideas! Popcorn, Hot chocolate, Snow..I’m lost in a daydream!

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Oh i want to go to an ice skating party! Please lets have one soon! :)

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Sooo wunderful!
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This is the prettiest winter party I have ever seen!
Gorgeous and thank you for sharing :)
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Truly winter-wonderful and snowbank-beautiful!
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Love these images. Wishing I could have a white Christmas this year. But it’s a balmy 82 degrees here in LA.
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I love this! I instantly fell in love! Ice skates and hot coco here I come, can’t wait to share!


just heavenly – i’m big time smitten!!! xo.

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Yes, just perfect!
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Wow – what a beautiful party – I’m seriously inspired!
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how wonderful! and such beautiful photos – i love the pops of deeply saturated colors!
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[…] Cyd from the Sweetest Occasion posted the party which was held in the backyard (in Maine) of Kate from Beautiful Days, complete with an ice skating pond! I grew up in Australia, where the only ice-skating rinks we had access to were inside large malls. Outdoor ice-skating ponds, for me, were the most romantic idea and what I remember the most from American romantic comedies. […]

Since I am guaranteed to NEVER have this {living in FL will do that}, thank you letting me live vicariously through you!
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This was one of my perfect posts of 2010. Thank you for the steady source of inspiration you provide here.
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Jane Cornish

omg the work you gals puts into these parties are unbelievable. Is the little boy in the natural color sweat with the brownish color hat had made if so do you have the pattern, I am the proud mother of both my daughter Stephanie of Slb and the nannaJ to Sammy.

You have excellent talent and a great eye for detail

I want an invitation. Very, very beautiful.

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What a beautifully shot and joyful skating party. I used as inspiration for my holiday tailgating party http://blog.inspirationbug.com/2011/12/26/party-winter-tailgating-party/ Thanks for sharing!

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