Winter is here and it’s a time to enjoy some unique opportunities that you just can’t do in warmer months. Now is a great time to introduce yourself and your family to some traditions that you’ll want to add onto year after year.
Here are some ideas on how to get the most out of Winter:
Turn your YOLO outdoor TV into a vehicle to get your kids engaged and excited with some friendly competition. Create your own Winter trivia and include questions that involve movies and tv shows with winter backdrops, fun animal trivia (think penguins and polar bears) and a few about how different countries celebrate. Take advantage of YouTube and show off some winterscapes from around the world.
Cold Movie Day:
Turn on the heat lamps, start a fire and add luxurious throws and faux fur pillows to your outdoor furniture sets and enjoy some cocoa or hot apple cider around the fire. Turn on your favorite sporting event or movie on your YOLO TV and you’ve got a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy your time outdoors. Since our daylight bright screens are perfect to enjoy in any type of weather (hot or cold temps!) and you can see the picture no matter if you decide to start the fun while the sun is out or stars, you’ll take your movie experience to a new level with your family. Don’t forget the popcorn.
Some winter friendly movie ideas include:
- Disney’s Frozen
- Mr. Popper’s Penguins
- Happy Feet
- Ice Age
Winter Ice Party:
Do you have an area to create an ice rink or a snow hill? Host races down the hill using sleds, or whatever your imagination comes up with (plastic storage box lids) and time your kids as they go down the hill. Amp up the fun and excitement by showing winter stunt videos on your big screen via YouTube. You’ll find plenty of videos that your kids will enjoy while creating their own memories in your backyard.
One of the best parts of Winter is introducing foods that you typically enjoy most in the cooler temps.
Chili: meals, so why not have a little competition and invite a few friends or neighbors over and ask that they bring chili, or sides to compliment yours. Some ideas include: corn bread, oyster crackers, sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, sliced green onions and whatever else you desire. Create a signup sheet to avoid doubles or just assign something to your invitees.
Stone Soup: Stone Soup party is that you invite friends over and have them contribute to a soup that you all share. If you’re not up for socializing, you can adapt these same concepts while cleaning out your own refrigerator. Put a fire in your fire pit nearby, add a few appetizers and see who comes and contributes and huddles around the fire. You’ll increase your chances of a good turn out if you play some college football or winter ski scenes on your YOLO TV.
However you choose to spend your time outdoors this Winter you’ll be creating memories and taking advantage of spending time together, outdoors.