In winter, most of us tend to escape the cold outside to spend most of the time at home. With this sluggish mood the season brings along, we keep ourselves tucked in under blankets to feel warm and cozy. However, spending every day like that will eventually make you feel bored and very lazy. When it gets that cold, it is hard for us to find fun activities to do outdoors other than sitting in a café or dining at a restaurant. So, how about you bring the fun to your home while you try to keep yourself warm? Here is a list of fun things you can enjoy at home with your family or friends.
- Call your friends for a movie night.
Order some pizza or cook some light snacks and invite your friends over for a movie night or binge-watch your favorite series. Arranged nights like these will keep you company, and at the same time, you will kill time.
Here are some movies to fill this season with warmth:
- The Holiday
- Love Actually
- The Harry Potter Series
- Home Alone
- Engage your kids in a baking activity
Nothing warms up the house like the smell of fresh bakery straight out of the oven. Plus, kids will love joining you in the process of mixing and preparing. Relish the winter vibes with cinnamon cookies, a gooey chocolate cake, or any other sweet treat your family loves and enjoys.
Try these recipes will melt your heart:
- Drawing and painting
This is another activity you can enjoy either alone or with your little ones. Grab some papers and colors and unleash your creativity. You can also try some handmade crafts by recycling old jars or boxes and redecorating them with some paint or accessories to be usable items around the house.
These are some crafts and art ideas to enjoy with the kids:
- A good read with a cup of hot chocolate
Set the mood right, play good music, light up a candle, and curl on the couch with a nice book and a delicious cup of hot chocolate. You will drift away for hours in a dreamy, relaxed state of mind. This is a perfect idea, especially for introverts who like to spend more time by themselves.
Some suggestions of books to snuggle up with include:
- Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
- One Day in December by Josie Silver
- On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous Ocean Vuong
- Call the girls for a mini spa day at home
Take this time as a chance to pamper and look after yourself. Gather with the girls at home and enjoy a variety of home beauty treatments such as facials or manicures while you sip herbal teas. It will be a pleasant time filled with relaxation, self-care, and rejuvenation.
- Card and board games
This will be an entertaining activity for friends or families who want to include their kids in some activities. There are so many games you can enjoy such as Monopoly, Jenga, Sequence, and a lot more. You will spend hours and hours in this mood of laughter and playing.
- Host a game night.
This one is definitely a favorite for the men out there. Invite your friends over for a thrilling night of games where you can compete over your favorite PS game or any online game. Have food ordered in and just enjoy the fun night.
This is just a list of some chosen activities you can enjoy at home. Get creative the way you want and most importantly make the most of the time you spend at home. Relax as much as you want, of course, but also leave some room for fun and enjoyment.