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Winter Solstice

Embrace the Winter Solstice: Throwing the ultimate Winter themed party

Wednesday 05 June, 2024

As the winter solstice approaches, it's time to celebrate the longest night of the year with warmth, good company, and festive cheer. The winter solstice, occurring around June 21, marks the turning point where days begin to lengthen and the promise of spring looms on the horizon. What better way to honour this ancient tradition than by hosting a memorable Winter Solstice party?

Theming Your Winter Solstice Party

Creating a cosy and enchanting atmosphere is key to a successful Winter Solstice celebration. Think rustic and magical: soft, warm lighting with candles and fairy lights, plush blankets, and a roaring fireplace (or a fire pit if you're hosting outdoors). Decorate with natural elements like pinecones, evergreen branches, and winter fruits and berries to bring a touch of nature indoors. For all your party theming needs, visit Zjoosh and Maison et Jardin, where you can find everything from elegant table settings to charming decorative accents.

Food and Drink for the Festivities

Winter comfort foods are essential to keep your guests warm and satisfied. Consider serving hearty dishes like:

Roast Meats and Vegetables: A centerpiece of roast beef or lamb with root vegetables like potatoes, carrots, and parsnips. For premium meats and accompanying condiments as well as ready to heat gourmet meals, check out 1888certified.

Hearty Soups and Stews: Think rich pumpkin soup or a robust beef stew served with crusty bread.

Cheese and Charcuterie Boards: Include a variety of cheeses, cured meats, fruits, and nuts for guests to nibble on throughout the evening. Good Foodz offers an excellent selection of gourmet treats as well as prepared grazing platters and boxes, perfect for entertaining.

For dessert, pick up the ingredients from Woolworths to create warm treats like apple pie, chocolate fondue with fruits, and sticky date pudding to keep the winter chill at bay.

Drinks should be equally warming and festive:

Mulled Wine: A classic choice, spiced with cinnamon, cloves, and orange.

Hot Chocolate: Offer both alcoholic (spiked with a splash of rum or Baileys) and non-alcoholic versions.

Spiced Cider: A cosy, non-alcoholic option, perfect for all ages.

For all your beverage needs, head to Dan Murphy's, where you'll find a vast selection of wines, spirits, mixers and non-alcoholic drinks.

Throwing a Winter Solstice party is a wonderful way to celebrate the season's beauty and warmth. With thoughtful theming and comforting food and drinks, your celebration will be a night to remember. Embrace the magic of the longest night and welcome the return of longer days with joy and togetherness. Visit Zjoosh, Maison et Jardin, Dan Murphy's, 1888certified, and Good Foodz to ensure your Winter Solstice party is perfectly planned and executed.