North Pole Birthday Party Theme
Fun ideas, games, activities and more for
a North Pole themed birthday party!
It's every child's dream to spend a day at the North Pole with
Santa, the elves and reindeer!
Make their dreams come true with these fun party ideas.
North Pole Party Games
Teams must make it across the playing field
only pieces of poster board.
Cut large ice burg shapes from
paper about 10 x 12 inches each. Teams are given
one more iceberg them
the total number in their team. Tell the teams
they can only use the
given to them to get from one end of the
room to the other. Teams use the
pieces to move by having
players stand on the ice burgs all together. Then they take the back ice
burg and move it to the front of the line and so on. If a player steps
off the ice burg into the water they all go back and begin again.
Variation: Divide the guests into smaller groups of three
or four and give them only 2 large icebergs.
Snowball Stomp Game
Tie balloons that have been
half way blown up (white to look like snowballs) to a string and then to
the guests ankles. Then all the kids try to stomp and break each others
Snowball Chop Chop Relay Game
Are their chopsticks at the North Pole?
Why, yes there are! Guests move cotton balls (snowballs) from one bowl to
another bowl using
only chopsticks ... while blindfolded. For team play set out two bowls for each
team. Fill teams bowls with equal number of cotton balls.
Give teams a set of chopsticks and a blindfold. They have to transfer the cotton balls into the
other bowl. This is harder then it looks! When one player
has finished transferring all the balls the next player in line puts on
the blindfold and continues until everyone on the team has completed the
Toy Workshop Sweep Up
Fun relay style game using foam peanuts and a broom.
Mark white foam peanuts with different colors to distinguish between
teams. Divide guests into teams. Each team gets the same number of
foam peanuts (25 or more) and a broom. One at a time the players
from each team must sweep their peanuts around the playing area and back
again. This game is more challenging and fun when played on a
smooth floor ... and really funny when a ceiling or stand up fan is
place at the turn around point! Variation: Use 3
ping pong balls instead of the Styrofoam peanuts.
Pin the Nose on
the Snowman ... or Rudolf
Played just like the Pin the Tail on the Donkey party game.
Instead of a Donkey have the guests pin the nose on the snowman, or pin
the red nose on Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer.
You will need:
canes, stick, 3 feet of string, container
This is how elves go fishing at the North Pole!
Tie the string to one end of the stick.
Tie the other end of the string to the bottom of a large candy
cane so when it is hanging from the string it forms a hook.
Place several large candy canes in a container that will allow
them to stand upright and still have the tops of the candy canes exposed.
Players fish for candy canes by trying
to hook one of the candy canes in the container on the floor
with their candy cane “hook”.
North Pole Party Activities
Have the party guests go on a
Christmas scavenger hunt.
The Christmas scavenger hunt list is filled with fun items to find and
is free to print out for your party!
Let the party guests paint a small paper or wooden ornament to take home
as a party favor. Or buy small wooden toys or trains
that the guests can paint and take home.
Let guests build and decorate their own gingerbread
house. There are many gingerbread kits out now that contain 4
small gingerbread houses that you can buy, or simply use squares of
graham crackers and frosting (2 lbs. powdered sugar, 6 egg whites, 1
tsp. cream of tartar - mix together with an electric mixer). Set
out bowls of small candies like skittles, dots, gumdrops, etc. to
decorate the houses. This activity is better when done
at the beginning of the party so the houses will have time to dry a
little before they are taken home.
North Pole Decoration Ideas
Decorate using red, white and ice blue with touches
of Christmas green.
Red and white striped table cloths with ice blue
flatware, napkins, cups and plates. Or red and white polka dotted
Make several signs that point the way to the party
areas. Reindeer games could be where you will play the party
games. Santa's Workshop for a party craft or activity and
Mrs. Claus kitchen for cake and other treats.
A fun idea for a candy buffet would be a reindeer
food theme! Along with glass candy jars include wooden boxes
At each place setting set out an elf hat that the
party guests can wear during the party.
North Pole Party Favor Ideas
Hershey's white chocolate kisses
Coloring book and crayons
Mug with a packet of hot chocolate and mini marshmallows
Small stuffed animal - penguin, polar bear or snowman