Every year, I get the same feeling when Winter rolls around that falls somewhere between longing for Summer and gratitude for quiet nights at home. There’s no fighting that Winter activities can feel much sparser than Summer’s (sure, there are tons of snow sports but not all of us can just hop on a ski slope every weekend). And while it definitely it is nice to slow down and spend more time at home, I thought I’d share some of my favorite Winter activities in case you’re needing a little boost.
See a movie — Whether you’re watching at home or heading to the theater, nothing beats a good movie on a cold Winter night. One of the things I look forward to most all year is the Academy movies and going to see as many of them as I possibly can before the Oscars.
Host a popcorn night — This Winter, I’m hoping to plan a little popcorn tasting party at my house. Hear me out–wouldn’t it be fun to make all different kinds of popcorn (caramel, truffle, butter, etc.) and invite all your friends over for a taste test? I thought so too.
Go to a museum — I always find it hard to justify going to a museum in the Summer when all I want to do is be outside. Winter, on the other hand, is the perfect time to throw on a cozy sweater and sneakers and head to the museum.
Go for a long drive — Sometimes it’s nice to just sit in the car and go for a long drive. It’s especially nice if you stop for some hot chocolate along the way.
Scope the holiday decorations — Speaking of driving, one of my absolute favorite Winter activities is to drive around and look for the best holiday decorations in the neighborhood.
Tackle home projects — How could I leave this one off? While you’re spending some time at home, go ahead and cross a couple of projects off your to-do list.