Things to do on your 20th birthday in winter that are cooler than ice

As a winter baby, you might like the cold and the snow because it reminds you that your birthday is just around the corner. Each year the biggest dilemma you face is trying to come up with an exciting new plan to celebrate your big day because it is so close to all the holidays. You’ve sold out birthday dinners and looking for something a little more epic for your first step into your twenties. No need to worry, because we’ve got you covered with these things to do for your 20th birthday in winter.

You might be jealous of your summer birthday friends who are able to throw poolside parties and backyard barbecues in the sun. Everything you plan should be indoors or related to snow, and after a while you really want to change things up.

Since this is your 20th anniversary, you want to make a big deal out of this celebration and throw a creative celebration. Your teenage years are over – you deserve a shindig fit for a girl in your twenties! With that in mind, let this list be your party planner this year with these ten birthday suggestions that are way cooler than ice cream. Whatever you decide to do, may this year be the best birthday yet snow a lot of pleasure.


Go Glow Tubing at night with your best friends

Change it up this year by organizing a nighttime tubing party with phosphorescent tubes. Places like Snow Trails in Ohio Take snow tubing to the next level with neon lights and fun music. You and your friends will love going up and down the slopes the night away and end the party with s’mores by the fire.


Rent a castle for a dream weekend


If you’re looking for a sweet getaway to celebrate your birthday, take inspiration from your favorite Disney princesses and stay in a castle for the weekend. Airbnb has a variety of castles that you can rent out, like this charming five bedroom storytelling castle in Georgia.

You will definitely want to bring your camera for birthday girl photos of you channeling your inner princess. Then at night, you and your friends can watch your favorite princess movies like The princess to marry and Diary of a princess.


Spend the night in an igloo hotel


Nothing could be more wintery than staying in an igloo. There are ice hotels all over the world, but if you want to stay in North America, you will want to Ice Hotel in Canada. You and your friends will have a truly unique sleepover and have one of the most memorable birthdays ever. They even have hot tubs, saunas, and skating rinks for you to enjoy during the day.


Plan a ski trip with your team

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Get your whole team together for a ski trip like you did in high school. During the day you can ski the slopes and at night make yourself comfortable with hot chocolate, marshmallows and a good movie. Get cozy matching pajamas for everyone to snap the cutest Instagram photos after a fun day in the mountains.


Host a fondue with lots of chocolate and cheese

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When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing better than enjoying hot cheese and chocolate. It warms the stomach and the heart. This is why a fondue party is what you should be doing on your 20th birthday. You can set up different stations to dip each type of cheese you like and then different types of chocolate. Some dip ideas include fruits, vegetables, bread, meat, and just about anything you desire. Are you still hungry?


Set up a giant blanket fort with all the amenities

Sure, you’ve had a few blanket forts here and there, but have you ever had a blanket fort to fill your all apartment? Well now is your chance.

Build the largest cover fort that ever existed. Make sure there are tons of cozy places to hang out, lots of snacks, and twinkling lights. Then have a cozy sleepover in your pajamas with your best friends while watching those nostalgic-filled movies you never tire of.


Get winter themed blowouts and nail art

Let’s be honest, there’s never been a better time to have fun with your BFFs. For your birthday, consider organizing a makeover day filled with care.

Spend the day getting eruptions at Drybar, treat yourself to some winter-themed nail art in your favorite salon, stop by Sephora for a new look and choose the perfect birthday dress to wear for the photos.


Have a hot dessert in the oven

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It just wouldn’t be a birthday party without the cake, so turn your entire celebration into baking with the most delicious desserts. Ask your friends to try and nail it with Pinterest level decorating skills, and try all the cookie recipes you can find online. Garnish with flowers and fresh fruit to really make the cutest cake. This party will take the cake as the sweetest moment


Rent a pottery workshop

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Find the nearest pottery workshop and let the creative side of everyone shine. Your besties will love making mugs or bowls and painting them with the prettiest pastels. You also won’t have to worry about the outside temperature. Bring snacks and desserts to the studio, maybe even birthday hats for everyone, to celebrate your big day.

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Well, since you can’t really comfortably picnic outside, it’s time to take charge and have a picnic inside. All your friends can wear a dress without worrying about the frost. Empty your living room and set up a large checkered blanket. Make a deli board, make sandwiches and serve pink lemonade.

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