The best (and coziest) time of the year is here. There is nothing more magical than that first snowfall, no matter how old you are. Kids get a day off of school to play, and it can be the same for adults. Who doesn’t love playing in the snow?
Here at Ohza, we love a good snow day. Snow days are great for catching your breath, unwinding by a fire, and enjoying the beauty of the winter months. It’s the perfect excuse to lay on the couch all curled up in your favorite blankets. Thank you, Mother Nature, for the day off!
Whether you have kids or not, snow days are a good time, but it can be hard to think outside the box when it comes to snow day activities. Luckily, there are lots of fun ideas that you can do indoors or outdoors. When planning an adult snow day, it’s important to cater to things that your household enjoys.
As the snow starts to pile up, plan an epic adult snow day. Grab some hot cocoa, put on your favorite sweater, and enjoy the next snow day like a pro. Here are all the best ways to have a successful snow day.
Not everyone is excited to go outside during snowy days. There’s nothing wrong with that—it’s chilly! Sledding, making snowmen, and having snowball fights are all fun, exciting activities, but if you hate the cold, it might not be on the table.
A young professional who just got their first day off or a mom who is home with the kids may have a different idea of fun. It might look like reading a book by the fire with some eggnog or watching a marathon of cozy winter movies.
There are plenty of fun things to do from the comfort of your own home. When most people think of a snow day, they automatically think of being a kid again and school being canceled. Lucky for you, the snow days don’t have to stop there.
Here are eight ways to enjoy a snow day from the warmth of your living room.
One of the best ways to enjoy a snowy day inside is to host a soup swap. Invite friends over before the snowstorm starts so everyone will be settled in when the weather hits. Have friends bring over their favorite cozy soup recipe and host a taste test of the delicious soups.
Provide ingredients and garnishes like herbs, spices, various cheeses, and some bread and cheeses for your guests to enjoy. This is a great way to get snowed in with some delicious soup and friends.
Knitting is one of the best snow day activities around. It is not only a great way to pass the time, but it’s so rewarding to wear items that you knit yourself.
Knitted items also make a great gift. With the holidays right around the corner, what better gift to give than a personally knitted item that a friend or loved one will cherish because you made it?
Baking is one of the best pastimes, whether it’s a snow day or not. There is no better way to ring in the holiday season than with some baking. Whether you go classic with gingerbread cookies or break out an old family recipe, baking is one of the easiest (and most delicious!) ways to pass the time when the snow is falling outside. Lucky for you, you can do this activity in your pajamas in the comfort of your own home.
When the snow outside is so piled up you can’t pull your car out, it’s pretty safe to say you aren’t going anywhere. This is the perfect excuse to make some snow day-inspired adult beverages for the of-age people in your household.
A classic snow day snack for many kids was “snow-cream.” All you had to do was grab a chunk of clean, fresh fallen snow from outside and mix in sweetened condensed milk, and you had homemade ice cream on a snow day.
The adult spin on this? Put that hunk of clean snow in your favorite margarita glass and enjoy. All you need is simple syrup, Triple Sec, your favorite tequila, and some snow, and you’ve got a frozen margarita. It’s fun, nostalgic, and makes being stuck inside a little more bearable.
Not a huge fan of tequila, and it’s too early in the morning for a margarita? Use the same method and pour a can of Ohza over top of the snow and the glass. Our personal wintry flavor is our Cranberry Mimosa, a tangy and delicious choice to pour over some freshly fallen snow.
No matter the flavors you choose, this is a fun spin on a classic nostalgic treat and a great way to enjoy the snow without having to tread through it.
Now may be the best time to finally get around to the home project you have been dying to do. Being snowed in gives you a good excuse to get your hands dirty and finally dig into that DIY project. Finally get to that old desk or rearrange the living room. No matter how big or small your project is, it will feel good to finally accomplish it.
Whether you tackle it alone or bring a partner with you, this is a great way to kill some time and feel accomplished while doing it.
When you’re a kid, a snow day means a day off school. That feeling of knowing that school was closed was one of the best feelings in the world. Knowing that you don’t have to go to work often feels the same way. It was a hard year. Whether you believe it or not, you deserve the break and the day or two off. Embrace it.
Take the snow day and put it into a little bit of self-care. Invite some friends over for a spa day to unwind and relax a bit. Do face masks, soak in the tub, light a candle, and enjoy the little break you get, even for a day or two. You’ve earned it.
One of the most rewarding things you can do is help someone else in need, so use this time off to help someone in need.
Shovel your neighbor’s driveway or drop off some fresh baked cookies to a close friend if it’s safe to do so. Write a letter to a loved one or call an old friend. Utilize this extra time to spread a little kindness and holiday cheer.
Put your skills to the test this holiday season by challenging yourself to learn a new language. There are lots of easily accessible ways to do this. Whether you join an online course, download an app, or teach yourself the old-fashioned way, learning a new language is fun and challenging.
Not only is learning a language good practice for your brain, but it could help you open up a whole new world of possibilities and excitement.
No matter how you decide to enjoy your snow day, snow days are a great way to unplug and enjoy the little things in life. Snow brings joy in a way that few things do. The fallen snow reminds us of the holiday season, the nostalgia of being a kid, and remembering loved ones during winter.
Whether you decide to brave the snow this holiday season or curl up with cocoa and admire it from afar, snow days can often help provide a little peace and rest to everyone.