Host an Apres Ski themed winter dinner party with these ideas and tips! Plus more decorations and entertainment ski party ideas from this festive blog hop.
Hi there! Are you getting snow? We’ve had snow flurries all week so this fun blog hop could not come at a more perfect time. The lovely creative Ariel from PMQ for Two invited a few of us to create an Apres Ski inspired tablescape. The first thing I had to do was look up the term! If you are unfamiliar with this concept, it’s simply a social gathering after a day of skiing usually in the local bar or ski lodge to get sauced. Sound fun? Read on to see how you can use this idea for your next dinner party this season!
Easy Ideas for an Apres Ski Theme Party
Table setting Apres Ski party tips
- Layer wintery fabrics and textures for the base of your tablescape.
To transform our dining room into a ski lodge I decided to layer my favorite plaid scarf under a faux fur sheepskin. To keep my favorite textiles from getting messy I used woven chargers and drink coasters to protect them.
- Use an eclectic mix of dishes to keep thing cozy and inviting.
Since my mom is currently visiting us in Japan this week, we’ve been doing a little shopping! I found some gorgeous ceramic bowls at the local thrift store for $2 a piece. Interesting fact, Japanese stores usually sell dishes in sets of 5. Luckily, the bowls were priced separately so I went with a more comfortable even number.
The bowls are layered on bamboo salad plates, white dinner plates, and thrifted gold bamboo serving ware. I’m serving homemade chicken pot pie soup for this kid friendly dinner party!
- Don’t forget your favorite cocktails alcoholic or not. This is the perfect opportunity to show off a signature drink!
After a long cold day, a hot and cold drink option is ideal! Maybe brandy and hot chocolate? It’s totally a thing.
- Add chess, checkers, or card games to the mix.
We like to keep games simple with unique card games that make up weird rules or include trivia.
- Add the winter vibe with ski inspired decor accessories.
I already had bottle brush trees left out when I transitioned from Christmas to winter decor and they add a fun element to the table with a cute little squirrel. Striped washi tape updated some plain candles and gingham ribbon dresses up the decanter.
With just a few simple decorating ideas with items you probably have, you can set up an Apres Ski theme table in minutes! Throw in a couple of cocktails and games and you have a party.
Isn’t it such a fun way to entertain through the cold season? I would love to hear about any winter theme parties you’ve tried! Leave a comment and let’s chat.