Snow Day Activities

Build a snowman bar - everything you need for a little snow day fun to build a snowman indoors!

We have had so much fun celebrating the holidays so far, driving through light parks, singing Christmas carols & watching our favorite holiday movies. For us, like many of you, the holidays continue with a little extra down time before the kids return to school. As we look forward to entertaining friends for New Year’s Eve & impromptu snow days, I wanted to share a few of my last minute entertaining tips with you! Lately, it’s been so cold that it may as well be snowing, so we faked a snow day, spending a warm & cozy day at home with snow day activities  & the girls loved every minute of it! Whether you get to enjoy an actual snow day or want to have a magical day of make believe here are some tips to make entertaining fun & nearly effortless!

Last minute party snacks - easy & almost homemade

– Have staples on hand. I keep crowd pleasers like Chex Mix Muddy Buddies on hand for quick, easy & pretty snacking. Your guests will never know that you weren’t busy making them yourself!

Impromptu snow day snacks

Party staples to always have on hand

Prep before your guests arrive so that you can relax & spend time with them.

Last minute party snacks - easy & almost homemade

Set up a serve-yourself bar. Guests of all ages enjoy selecting & creating their own. Start with a 3-5 of your favorite treats {like varieties of Muddy Buddies: Peanut Butter & Chocolate, Cookies & Cream, Brownie Supreme, Limited Edition Snickerdoodle & Peppermint Bark} label them & provide cups to serve them or bags to take them home as favors!

Have plenty of activities to keep the kids occupied! A couple of my favorites…

Build a snowman - indoors! Snow day activities.

Build a Snowman:

If you’re lucky enough to get a snow day, there are plenty of family fun activities, like building a snowman & making snow angels, of course! If not, fake it! Using skewers & marshmallows or bananas, let the kids build their own snowman & decorate it with icing. 

Supplies:

bamboo skewers

large marshmallows

orange icing in a tube

black icing in a tube

Build a snowman bar - build a snowman indoors! A fun last-minute activity for kids!

Do you want to build a snowman? Indoor activities for kids on snow days.

Do you want to build a snowman? Indoor activities for kids on snow days.

Easy chocolate fondue recipe - a fun & easy idea for kids

For a little extra fun & deliciousness, dip them fondue style into chocolate & crushed Muddy Buddies!

Fondue Bar:

2 c chocolate chips

1/4 c vegetable oil

crushed Chex Mix Muddy Buddies {my favorite is Peanut Butter & Chocolate!}

Add chocolate chips to a microwavable bowl & pour oil on top. Heat at 30 second increments, stirring until smooth. Dip marshmallows, bananas, strawberries & more into chocolate, then top it with crunchy Muddy Buddies.

Easy chocolate fondue recipe

Easy chocolate fondue recipe

Easy chocolate fondue recipe - a fun & easy idea for kids

Let it Snow Neighbor Gift:

Deliver “snow” to neighbors. Throughout the season we’ve been teaching our children about giving. We started with packing bags of toys to donate & now that the chaos of Christmas has settled, we’re surprising neighbors with treats. Limited Edition Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies make great neighbor gifts & look like they’ve been dusted with snow. I’ve created free printable gift tags for even easier gifting!

Supplies:

cellophane favor bags

scissors

ribbon

let it snow gift tags

Chex Mix Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies

Easy & beautiful neighbor gift idea - "snow" on your neighbors by sending them Let it Snow bags of treats! Get the details & free printable labels.

Chex Mix Muddy Buddies - tastes like homemade without the effort

This post is sponsored by Chex Mix Muddy Buddies. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible! 

I hope you have a Happy New Year & find some time to create a snow day of your own!

Julie

4 Comments

  • Kelly says:

    So much fun and your girls are BEAUTIFUL! Happy New Year, friend. xo

  • Love your ideas Julie! I still take a peek here every so often to see what creative ideas you are throwing out there. I am a bit envious that you have such great recording skills!! I always think I’ll record the activities I do with my daughter, but get lazy in the process! Love the photographs you take of your little girls.

    Wishing you well in the New Year in all of your wonderful endeavors 🙂
    -Adrienne

    • Julie says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Adrienne! You take the sweetest photos of Emmaline. I’ll admit, sometimes there’s too much mess involved to capture the moments, but I can’t resist! It’s great to hear from you! I hope you are doing well.

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