The winter season is the time of year when many people get cabin fever. With many people staying inside, it is important to have things planned out in order to make the most out of this winter season. With shortened daylight hours, cold temperatures, and snow on the ground, it can be difficult to find something fun to do outside your house during this time. Luckily there are plenty of things you can do indoors that will keep you entertained and warm! Here are some ideas for activities to try at home on a cold winter night:
Host A Movie (Or TV Series) Marathon
One of the most common things people do on cold wintry nights is having a movie or TV series marathon. Pick a movie or TV show you have not seen which will last several hours long. One idea is to pick a movie or TV show you have seen so many times that you can quote it line for line. This will ensure hours of entertainment!
Another fun option is to watch foreign films, silent films, experimental films, or black and white films. The best movies and TV shows to watch on a cold winter night are those that will keep you entertained for hours. Having snacks close by is also important. While watching, try not to get up too often as this interrupts the momentum of the movie or show. Then get some friends or family together, start the marathon, and get comfortable!
Hold A Video Game Tournament
There are many people who enjoy playing video games, so it is important to have fun activities planned out for when you are indoors. One option is to hold a video game tournament with an option for free bets. There are several different ways this can be done. The first idea is to have the contest be a free-for-all where each player or team competes against each other until there is one winner.
The second option is to have team-based contests where people are divided into groups of two or three and compete against each other in teams, with the winning teams moving on to single-elimination matches. Another idea is to make it like a fighting game which can be played by anywhere from four players, depending on what the video game is, to a hundred.
Have A Board Game Day
There are many board games that people have fun playing on cold days. One option is to gather up all of the friends you can gather and have a board game night, where everyone picks a board game they enjoy and then play it throughout the day. It might be nice to have some snacks available, too. Another option is to have a board game tournament – everyone can choose just one or two of their favorite board games and then compete against each other in the contest until there is only one winner. This way, people can get together and socialize while doing something they love.
Host A Baking Competition
One of the most fun activities you can do on a cold winter night is getting together with friends to host your own baking competition at home. Gather a group of your closest friends and family and then bake up an assortment of delicious treats. You can choose to be as serious or as silly as you want, but either way, the competition will be sure to leave everyone with high spirits and even better-tasting goodies.
To prepare, find a table large enough for everybody to spread out their treats and make sure you have a big enough oven to bake up all the goodies. Once you’ve got everything ready, go ahead and set out three different categories: baked goods, decorated sweets, and savory treats. Not only will you be able to share some of their favorite recipes, but you’ll get to try new recipes too.
Enjoy A Carpet Picnic
Give your kitchen or living room rest and instead, spend some time having fun with friends by setting up a carpet picnic. There’s no need to get fancy since all you’ll be doing is enjoying the night. But if it so happens that you want to get a little dressed up, use this opportunity to dress in your best pajamas. You can even go as far as to prepare some blankets or pillows to make everyone’s experience better.
Once the night gets dark, turn off all your lights except for a few small lamps. If you want, you can also use this opportunity to watch a movie. Just make sure that it’s something appropriate for friends and family, otherwise, the night will take a turn for the worst.
Take A Road Trip To The Moon
If you’re looking for a little adventure, why not have a road trip to the moon? While this may seem impossible or maybe even ridiculous, it’s actually fun and simple to do at home with friends and family. All you need is a window, some snow, and a few willing participants.
To start, you’ll need to build your very own snow surface in front of the window. Once you’ve got yourself a nice solid base for your indoor road, go ahead and open up the window so that you can feel the cold winter air against your skin. Then use white towels or sheets to cover the snow, and then use a few small rocks to create your scene including a moon or two.
Then all you need to do is lay down in front of the window with your head resting on a pillow and enjoy watching the stars outside while staying warm inside.
Start a Club
Many people around the world join clubs to experience new things and meet new friends. Everything from reading, writing, politics, science fiction, sports, dance, music—you name it! If there’s something you’re interested in doing with your friends, why not start your own club? Not only will you get to enjoy all of their company while doing something you love, but you’ll also be able to discover new friendships too.
To get started, try finding a club that has similar interests as your own and then visit their meeting place with a friend. Not only will this help you decide if the club is right for you, but it might even encourage them to start a new branch in your area.
If this isn’t possible, you could also try looking up clubs online or asking family and friends if they have any recommendations. However you decide to get started, just remember that having a club to call your own can be a ton of fun.
There are some great activities you can do at home during the winter that will make it feel like summer again. From board games to baking, there’s something for everyone.