How to Have the Perfect Snow Day

I took this photo yesterday before the snow got sooo much worse overnight and a snow day was declared. We’ve had a good foot of snow here, if not more tbh and the roads are really treacherous. The buses have been cancelled as well as the trains and I’ve got plans to spend the day blogging, bullet journalling and drinking cups of tea on the sofa. There may also be a Harry Potter film on the cards.

I thought it might be nice to share a few ideas for any of you that are also enjoying a snow day but are lacking ideas of what you can fill your day with (we can’t get out of our street here due to snow so we’re pretty much housebound!).

  1. Watch a film/TV show – A pretty obvious one but on a day like today when it’s freezing cold, windy and you’re snowed in I can’t think of anything better than snuggling up on the sofa (or in your bed!) with a good film, some snacks and a cup of something warm. My personal recommendations are Matilda, Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory (the original obvz), any of the Harry Potter films or The Parent Trap (with Lindsay Lohan ofc).
  2. Bake – Now this one is ingredient dependant of course but if you have a well stocked baking supply then baking some treats (to eat whilst doing the above ideally) is arguably the true silver lining of a snow day. No work and cake, don’t mind if I do.
  3. Read – If you don’t fancy watching a film or something on the telly then cwtching up with a good book is a great shout. When the weather is bad I think it intensifies the reading experience in the best way, you feel cosier and in your own little imagination bubble when all you can hear is the wind outside. Extra points for if the book you’re reading is set in a snowy scenery.
  4. Crosswords/Sudoku etc – I don’t know about you but I’ve always loved puzzles, particularly Sudoku (I have about four Sudoku puzzle books). For me, it’s a way to relax and take some me time whilst also remaining active. If Sudoku isn’t your thing then a good crossword or word search is a great way to pass some time, or if you’re really into puzzles then a code word will really keep you occupied.
  5. Build a snow man – If you’re a fan of the cold and don’t mind getting chilly then building a snow man on a snow day has got to be an absolute classic activity hasn’t it? I loved building them when I was little, even if I’d come back in the house crying because I’d taken my gloves off and my fingers hurt so much (kids eh?). It’s not my ideal activity now I’ll be honest but if it’s your cup of tea then by all means make one and comment a picture of your snow man!

I hope that if you’re feeling a bit bored stuck in the house or if you’re on your second or third snow day that these ideas give you some inspo for stuff to do. I know they’re probably things you’ve thought of already but sometimes even if I’ve thought of something myself I’ll dismiss it until someone else suggests it haha. No idea why, I think sometimes an idea from someone else just sounds better doesn’t it? Anyway I hope you’re all safe and warm inside and having a wonderful snow day.

Thanks for reading lovelies!

4 thoughts on “How to Have the Perfect Snow Day”

  • I’m kind of regretting not taking the opportunity to bake on these past few snow-days – I would’ve chosen to bake either a very indulgent red velvet cake with tonnes of cream cheese frosting, or just a plain ol’ heart Victoria Sponge (however they would’ve required a tricky walk to the shops) 😛

    Lovely post!
    Alice // The Rose Glow

    • Oooh both of those sound amazing! I went with flapjacks as they only need butter, oats, brown sugar and golden syrup and they were lovely. In fact there’s only two left now 🙈 xx

  • My boyfriend and I went for no. 5 on your list. Our snowman didn’t last much more than a day or two, but I felt like a child again building him and giving him a big smily face!

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