Winter can be a very basic and cliche season. Every film has the same ideas and Christmas activities. And real life mimics this as there is often little variety to what people do, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are 10 things to do in winter that are anything but basic.
1. Bonfire on the Beach
Beaches don’t have to be just for summer. Enjoy a barbecue and smores on the beach with your own little bonfire, as you and your friends are wrapped in blankets with flasks of hot chocolate. The perfect mix of winter coziness and fun.
2. Cocktail Masterclass
Enjoy a cocktail masterclass with your friends and have a go at inventing your own wintery and Christmassy cocktails drinks. Not only will you have fun but you’ll learn new skills that you can bring out at a Christmas party to impress everyone.
As the weather gets colder it’s the perfect time to enjoy a relaxing evening in a jacuzzi. Grab a few friends, get some drinks, and just relax. Even better if it’s a jacuzzi in a winter environment, perfect for those aesthetic instagram pictures.
A fulfilling experience you can complete this winter is voluntary work. Be it a homeless shelter, animal shelter, or helping charities in their Christmas appeals, this is sure to fill you with warmth and help those in need. Shelters always need support over the Christmas period, and who doesn’t want to help others, or spend time with some cute animals.
5. Activity Jar
For constant winter entertainment find a winter checklist or bucket list and place them in a jar. When you’re bored simply pick one from the jar and enjoy. For an interesting challenge, try to complete them all before the season is over.
The Christmas period is the perfect time to enjoy a holiday abroad. Head somewhere warm and enjoy a tropical Christmas. Certainly not basic.
7. Life Hacks
Find some Christmas life hacks and try them out for yourselves. They often have mixed results so you’ll either leave with something beautiful and helpful, or you’ll have some silly fun. You can make decorations, cooking hacks, organisation hacks; there’s an unlimited amount of entertainment there.
8. Cooking Class
Instead of spending your winter drooling over cooking shows on tv, take a cooking class. You’ll learn new skills and impress your friends and family over the Christmas break.
9. Cake Decorating
Enjoy a cake decorating cake with your friends for an interesting activity. Make it competitive and try to create the best winter themed cake. Like the cooking class you’ll learn new skills and impress your friends and family, plus you get to come home with cake. No disadvantages there.
10. Crash a Winter Wedding
Take a note from the film ‘Wedding Crashers’ and attend a wedding uninvited. An exciting and thrilling activity to do with your friends, dance the night away and enjoy yourselves. Just try not to get caught as that could be awkward, and make sure to leave the happy couple a card, as a nice gesture.