Beat Cabin Fever with a Winter Picnic

| May 21, 2012

Most of us spend far too much time cooped up indoors during the colder months of the year. This is a surefire way to miss out on all that the natural environment has to offer when there is snow on the ground. If you are looking for an outdoor adventure that your entire family will love or are hoping to share an exciting outdoor excursion with your friends, you may be surprised to find that the winter environment can be ideal for an outdoor picnic.

Winter Picnic Supplies

When planning a winter picnic, it is important to bring foods that will provide warmth. Bring along a thermos of hot cocoa, coffee, or spiced wine. Fill another air tight container with a hardy soup. Bring along bread, cheese, and a variety of other delicious food items. Winter picnics are an excellent excuse to create a campfire and serve up warm foods such as bratwurst or hot dogs. Don’t forget the marshmallows. Children and adults alike will enjoy sitting around a cozy fire while enjoying great food in the magical winter environment.

Additional Winter Picnic Supplies

Bringing along winter game items will ensure that everyone has a lot of fun while staying warm. Bring along sleds if there will be hills nearby or ice skates if an outdoor skating rink is available. Plan to tell stories around the campfire or play a game of charades. Start a friendly snowball fight, build a snowman, or create snow angels. There are many options when it comes to winter games and having fun in the snow.

Winter Picnic Locations

One of the great things about winter picnics is that you won’t have to worry about mosquitoes and other bugs spoiling your fun. This means that you can set up your picnic in an environment that would otherwise be buggy during the warmer months. For instance, set up your winter picnic in the woods or next to a river bank. Other great picnic locations include next to outdoor skating rinks, nestled in a bank along a beach, or even in your own backyard.

Category: Seasonal Picnics

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