Let it snow, let it snow, let it… ack, it is SO cold outside. Here’s how we stay cozy when the weather outside is frightful.
1. Perfect Your Ideal Hot Chocolate
Ever make a hot chocolate bar? Let today be the day. Maybe you want to set out chiles and cinnamon so folks can make the spicy Mexican-inspired hot chocolate seen above. Maybe your kids just need to see an assortment of cute marshmallows. Whichever hot chocolate approach you take, it’s almost certain to be a hit!
Maybe it’s the iconic gingerbread person, who never goes out of style, a killer chocolate crinkle cookie, or one of 2020’s hottest cookies (as seen above). But one things for sure: If you’ve got kids, they want to help you make them cookies.
You could get everyone immersed in baking projects, yes. Gotta love the Best Banana Bread recipe. But (particularly if there aren’t tiny hands around) you could also make this the day you tackle homemade pasta. You can absolutely handle it as long as you have time, and we’ve got all the gadgets you might need, to boot.
5. Get in the Game!
Kids need virtual friends (so you can get those dishes done?!) No problem: Games like Charades, Pictionary, Taboo, Chess and TableTopics are super-adaptable to online play. Only one attendee needs to have the actual game on hand; breakout rooms or muting allow strategic side conversations and covert hot chocolate breaks. Try online games like QuizUp or Jackbox; some have participant limits, so guests can take turns.
6. Get Physical!
Pretend you’re in one of the Ocean’s movies: Make an indoor obstacle course by tying string or thread back and forth across the room, then moving through it spy-style without touching the string. Time yourself for more of a challenge! For little kids, this can be as simple as taping paper towel and toilet paper tubes to the wall, then rolling pom poms or zipping cars through them!
7. Be Arty
Whether you’re in a knitting, origami, paper craft, macramé, needlepoint, or felting mood, all you need is a good cuppa (tea, of course) and a cozy fire (or one on your laptop) and you’re off to the super-soft, super-chill, snow-day races.