When it comes to holiday fun during the colder months, it can be easy to run out of things to do when you’re focused on keeping warm and staying inside. To mix things up a bit when it comes to your weekend routine, consider trying out some of the activities suggested below.
Dedicate a night to traversing through the wild world of board games. There are plenty of different games you can play that cater to a variety of preferences, whether your group is into classic roll and move games or prefers an in-depth strategy experience, such as the Rise of Tribes board game. Keep a wide variety of board games on hand that appeal to individuals of many different ages so that you’ll always have a fun board game available no matter what sort of group you’re looking to entertain.
No matter your age, setting aside time to make an awesome pillow fort can be a great way to spend the night. Gather up plenty of pillows, sheets, chairs and blankets to help create your fort. You will also want to select an area that is away from doors, drafts and standard foot traffic. To fancy your fort up, you may want to consider hanging string lights within it. You can also bring in a laptop later so that you can watch movies in your fort as well. Make sure you avoid creating tripping hazards or fire hazards, and go out of your way to clean up when you’re done hiding away in your fort.
Throw a movie marathon night complete with plenty of theater snacks and a themed selection of films. If you’re looking to embrace the spirit of the season, consider a variety of holiday films. You can also pick flicks that focus on themes that may better reflect your group’s interests, such as horror films based in wintry environments or family comedy films that focus on holiday hijinks. To pick things up a notch, consider offering theater-style popcorn bags along with movie theater butter, a variety of popcorn seasonings and different popcorn types.
Classic Party Games
If you find yourself trapped indoors with no obvious forms of entertainment available, you can always default to some of the classic party games that are great fun with a group. Traditional party games such as charades and Pictionary often require few tools outside of pens and paper. To make things easier, there are plenty of mobile apps that can help generate ideas for participants so that you won’t have to come up with your own. You may also want to focus on a specific theme, such as movies or celebrities, dependent on what your group’s interests are and what you think everyone will have the most fun acting or drawing out.
There are plenty of ways you can still have fun even while being limited to indoor activities. By using the ideas given above, you can throw plenty of entertaining events even while staying inside.