The challenge is to hold a picnic in the snow without worrying about the weather, enjoying picnic in the snow might be the last thing on your mind when someone suggests you spend time outdoors.
Well, this new way promises an exciting winter experience. Just dress accordingly and launch yourself to the wonderful white world around you.
Okay, you probably need a few preparations before you launch out there…
Here are our best tips to ensure you have a warm and fun-filled experience, wherever you organize a winter picnic with kids or grown-up.
The Essentials Before You Go
- Check if starting a bonfire is allowed in the area you chose to have the picnic, you don’t want to get in trouble.
- Bake some goodies or have somebody else bake for you like a boss (we can’t all be Gordon Ramsay).
- Prepare some soup or hot drinks, bring them in thermoflasks. You can include spicy mulled wine, coffee, tea, or hot chocolate to keep you warm from the inside.
- Dress accordingly wrap yourself up in several layers of clothing (you can reduce the layers if you start getting hot).
- An extra pair of gloves is needed because the first pair of gloves will most likely get soaked.
- An extra blanket is needed (you can’t be too careful).
- A waterproof mat to sit on.
- A lighter.
- A rubbish bag to take home your trash.
- A towel (see “activities with friends” below)
- Extra batteries for the camera (because they run out faster when it’s cold).
You can plan different activities depending on who you are going with.
Winter picnic activities with kids: engage in a snowball fight, make angels in the snow, collect pine cones, build an igloo, and build a snowman.
Winter picnic activities with friends: bring loudspeakers and play your favorite music (always remember to bring an extra pack of battery), climb the nearest peak, you can even pop a bottle of sparkling wine at the top. If you’re feeling very brave, roll around naked in the snow (that’s why you need a towel).
Winter picnic activities with your partner: you can make the atmosphere more romantic by bringing candles and lightening them; hike to a vantage point, watch the sunset and make your way back down using a flashlight.
One extra idea: if it’s around Christmas, to have a special experience, decorate the car. The trip to the picnic spot will be memorable.
Depending on who you are going to the picnic with, you can either add to or remove from the list of activities. If you’re planning a crazy day out with your friends, it’s going to be entirely different from planning a calm family Sunday.