A lot of great things happen in winter. For example, Christmas and my birthday. But your options of weekend fun become limited in winter because of this little thing called snow, and his friends freezing temperatures and black ice. While sometimes it’s fun to do outdoor activities in the winter, like building a snowman or going snowboarding (I don’t do this, but others find it fun), most of the time I just want to stay indoors where it’s warm. However, things can get pretty boring indoors, especially when nothing seems to be on TV. Here’s a list of some fun indoor weekend activities to try out with your significant other, friends or on a Saturday night alone.
Play board games
Whoever thinks board games are for children have clearly never played Cards Against Humanity. Some of my other favorites: the classic Apples to Apples, the theatrical Gestures, my personal favorite Taboo and the trendy Head’s Up. Obviously it’s hard to play a board game alone, so you’ll need some friends for this one. James and I have had a few entertaining rounds of Heads Up from the iPhone app (he secretly taped me doing my best Tasmanian Devil impression once and I could kill him for it). Invite your girls over or have a couples night and pull out of the board games. I promise you’ll have a night of laughs- and find out just who of your friends is really the competitive one.
Who doesn’t like food? Exactly. Have your girlfriends over for a make-your-own pizza night or play a fun game of with your boyfriend called “let’s see what dish we can make with whatever is in the cupboards”. This can be quite the challenge, but it makes it even more fun.
I know this might sound boring, but you can make it fun! I love going through boxes of old photos, for example. You get to organize them into bins or folders based on whatever criteria you create and you get to laugh at the outfits and hairdos of your friends and family from years ago. If you’re feeling even more motivated, you can re-arrange a room in your home or finally get around to organizing the linen closet or junk drawer.
Watch something unusual
Instead of watching something you always do, try to go out of your comfort zone. Are you usually a fan of raunchy comedies? Try watching an insightful documentary. If you’re more into films about history, why not watch a rom-com? It seems like everyone has seen every movie that came out in the past 5 years, so try to find something you and your guest(s) have yet to see. Watching something together for the first time is the best.