I don’t know about you, but the first snow of winter is exciting for about five minutes. Longer than that, I’ve been googling flights to Cancun. . Despite being the most wonderful time of the year, winter boredom has a way of creeping up faster and harder than extra spiked eggnog. Before I knew it, two hours had passed and I had to scroll through miles of TikTok videos, IG posts, and tweets. Trust me, I totally get it.
Luckily, I’m here to save you (and your cell phone battery) from snow boredom. We’ve compiled a list of 40 (yes, 40!) actually A fun winter activity that will make you think, “IDK, what do you want to do?” Group chats recount the ghosts of winters past.
Go ahead, lace up your snow boots and wear Acne Studios scarves for half your pay. (By the way, I may be *slightly* biased, but I encourage you to bookmark this list for future reference. that good. )
host a swap party
The green swirl-print dress hanging in the back of the closet (you know what I mean) guarantees it hasn’t seen the light of day in over a year. Encourage them to change their clothes and accessories. One gyaru’s trash is another gyaru’s trend!
PJ and TJ
When I saw this trend on TikTok, I knew I was on this list. Join his group chat, put on your coziest pajamas, grab a snack of your favorite trader’s joe and let everyone know you’re at your place. By the way, his TJ’s bacon-wrapped dates with goat cheese are a must.
try yoga workouts on youtube
I use any excuse to buy new workout clothes, even if that means flowing along with my yoga routine from the comfort of my living room (for free!).
rent a cabin for the weekend
Whether it’s for you and your boo, or strictly a girls’ trip, the cozy cabin is perfect for watching the snow fall while sipping prosecco (hold the Negroni Sbagliato) by the fireplace. It’s a great place to see. It looks like a scene from a Hallmark movie!
bring your own baked goods
inspired by The Great British Bake Off Recently, aka my winter comfort show. There’s nothing more fun than hosting his own Bake Him challenge with friends and family. Taste each other’s desserts to complete your very own Star Baker.
go snow tubing
Wearing winter clothes is a huge pain in the butt, like I literally sweat all over my body. But when you tube down a snow-covered hillside at high speed, the struggle to put on your puffy suit is 100% worth it.
Give yourself a coveted spa night
Step 1: Head to Sephora for a luxurious face mask and bath oil. Step 2: Stop by Yankee Candle and pick up your favorite seasonal scent. Step 3: Take a bath, light a candle and relax. (Soothing background music plays).
plan your next vacation
Perfect for when you’re dreaming of a snow-white beach, not a white Christmas. Plus, you 100% deserve a bad trip, regardless of what your checking account says!
go cosmic bowling
Maybe it’s because you awkwardly walk back after it’s your turn, but bowling just can’t get enough love. let’s go, bb.
Host LiLo’s new Netflix movie viewing party
Lindsay Lohan is back and my 2000s heart has never been happier. Do her best to get her back on the big screen and host her new Netflix holiday her rom-com viewing party. Falling for Christmas.
laugh at the comedy club
In today’s state of the world, we could all have a good laugh (not to mention a good therapist). Check out the local comedy he club and, if you’re feeling like an SNL cast member, try out the best jokes at Open Mic Night.
go to the ski resort
Promise we won’t judge if you can only handle Bunny Slope.
give back to the community
Winter is the season for giving. Is there a better time to volunteer?Let him spend his day helping out at the local food bank or collecting pet food to donate to a humanitarian society. If you do good deeds, you should be warmly welcomed!
Holiday light peeping is a must-see
Create a holiday playlist (and don’t forget WHAM’s “Last Christmas”!) and enjoy the festive lights as you tour your neighborhood.Even better if you venture into a gorgeous part of town where their decor is on par with Martha May how the grinch stole christmas.
(Dream) Looking for a house in Zillow
Looking for a Malibu beachside property? Do you prefer a chateau overlooking the lush French countryside? Or are you a city girl who kills for a million dollar brownstone in Brooklyn? Set an imaginary budget (or not) and find your absolute dream home. (Btw, I can hardly afford a one-bedroom apartment with no in-unit laundry, so I cry afterwards.)
take a self-defense class
We can all agree that being a woman is hard. In addition to being taxed for cramps, low wages and essential hygiene products, we are constantly asked, ‘Is anyone following me? ?!”. Sign up for a self-defense class and learn how to sweat a woman’s frustration while kicking some serious ass in the process.
Check out the vineyards for winter wine tasting
Warm up your body with alcohol!
make a snowman
It’s not a revolutionary idea, but of course it had to be on the list. Make a snow monster or an ice mermaid for a fun twist on Frosty. Or try recreating celebrity crushes in the form of snow. Unleash your inner artist and unleash your creativity!
Two words: roller. disco.
Disco isn’t dead, bb! Spend the night skating under the glittering disco balls of the roller rink for a major hero moment. PS: It’s well worth paying a few bucks for a DJ to play your favorite nostalgic jams.
take a dip in the hot tub
If you have a hot tub, we should definitely be friends. By the way, great reviews!
pose for a digital camera photo shoot
PSA: iPhone selfies are dead, 2000 digital camera pics are in. Take out your mom’s old girlfriend’s Nikon Coolpix (the one she used to take middle school graduation photos) for a complete nostalgia-inspired photo shoot. All cool girls do it. <3
Take up mixology and impress everyone
Mixology is a fancy word that basically means “alcoholic potions.” Sharpen your (magical) skills this winter and never pay for overpriced cocktails in overcrowded bars again!
a little makeover
Winter weather means spending more time indoors. Visit HomeGoods and pick out some new items to freshen up your space. A few decorative cushions, plush blankets, and new candles can do wonders.
Host a themed dinner party
Dinner parties don’t have to be stuffy and boring. Invite all your guests to dress up for a themed dinner party and add a little ~spice~ to the usual soirée. A+’s idea is for everyone to dress up as a sexual awakening. This will reveal who your friend is. For real that is.
watch a movie at the cinema
I know about you, but it’s been a minute since I actually I saw a movie at the cinema. Grab some expensive popcorn (or sneak into some Twizzlers) and watch a movie on your silver screen instead of your laptop.
Let’s have a blast at karaoke night
“Give me a mic and I want to sing ‘Breakaway’ by Kelly Clarkson.” -Me after two drinks of tequila.
pull out old video games
Dust off your GameCube and roll out a rustling Dance Dance Revolution mat. Now’s your chance to master Guitar Hero’s expert mode.
host a game night
And I’m not talking about Candyland. Get everyone together for a low-key adult game night. Of course that includes beer and lots of takeout.
start a book club
Pick a book (preferably a little spicy ;)) and have your friend read a few chapters at a time. Once everyone has read their part, get together on IRL or Zoom to discuss all the steamy deets. Much easier than committing to an entire 350 page book!
join art gallery
Meet mysterious artists, fall madly in love, and be whisked away to Paris while you live as their muse. There’s only one way to find out!
I could spend hours rummaging through endless racks of other people’s stuff at thrift stores. There is no greater joy than to do. Reverse Sticker Shock, FTW!
Create a playlist for each friend
If there’s anything sweeter than saying that someone reminds me of a song, idk :’) Create a curated playlist of songs that remind you of all the ~Good Times~ you’ve shared and share with your friends. Please show us your love.
look at old VHS tapes
As a kid in the late ’90s and early ’00s, a good portion of my youth was captured on videotape, which was long forgotten as it collected dust in my parents’ attic. rice field. The next time you visit home, pop those home videos and show them with your family for a fun trip down memory lane.
go ice skating
Ice skating is a typical winter activity. Tie those skates and practice your best triple salchow (for the love of God, mind you). Bonus points if you end the night with hot cocoa!
invite a friend to a hot chocolate bar
Speaking of winter informal drinks! Transform your kitchen into a hot cocoa bar with all the delicious toppings (mini marshmallows, peppermint sticks, and ofc whipped cream). It’s basically a mug hug.
visit the museum
art! history! Chemistry! Get lost for a few hours and learn a thing or two in the meantime.
Did someone say snowball fight?
Snowball fights aren’t just for kids. Head to the park and show off your best fastpitch. Waterproof gloves are a must.
Have a nostalgic night
Now let’s jump into the 2000s. Plan a nostalgia night and stream your favorite childhood shows – by the way, every episode of Hannah Montana is streaming on her Disney+. Grab your Fruit Gusher and feed your inner child!
Make a cookbook for family and friends
Save the non-stop calls and texts for mom while you try to make your family’s famous stuffed chicken. Have her and your friends and her family send her their favorite recipes and have them all in one place.
Build a festive lil snow globe
Who doesn’t love a good DIY?! Go to the craft store, get everything you need and create a little winter wonderland that fits in the palm of your hand. It also makes a great personalized Christmas gift.