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Ice Skating Party

Visit a local ice skating lake or indoor or outdoor ice skating rink. Or get tickets for an iceskating show or competition.

Party Invitations

Make invitation in the shape of ice skates or as a large paper snowflake. Remind guests to wear thick socks, mittens, and hats and to bring skates if they have them If there will be young children or first time skaters, encourage parents to stay (it takes at least one adult and preferably two to hold up a non-skating child!). More Invitation ideas and tips!

Party Decorations

Decorate with paper snowflakes, snowflake confetti and white and silver balloons. More Decoration ideas and tips!

Games & Activities

Go ice skating and play in the snow, if available. Play cold snowball (like hot potato, but with large white styrofoam ball). More Games & Activities ideas!

Arts & Crafts

Make paper snowflakes or paint a winter scene mural (ice skating lake). Decorate book marks with winter stickers. If there's snow on the ground, build and decorate snowmen. More Arts & Crafts ideas!

Party Refreshments

Serve soup, stew, chili or cheese fondue. Make gingerbread cookies or snowball cupcakes (vanilla icing covered with shredded coconut or sugar crystals). Serve hot chocolate. More Fun Food ideas!

Party Favors

Fill favor bags with blowing bubbles, stickers, and fruit leathers. More Party Favor ideas!

Special Resources

Check out US Figure Skating Association and Disney on Ice shows for inspiration. Visit the Kids' Party Fun Directory for party places, entertainment, and rentals in your area.