Every winter my family looks for new ways to avoid cabin fever. We prefer to make fun at home to save money and avoid germs. One cold night a few months ago we decided to set up dinner picnic-style by the fireplace. My daughters, husband, and I enjoy fireside picnics so much we make them a weekly tradition. If you’re looking for a way to beat cabin fever this winter, here is how to have a Fireside Picnic.
Gather Your Fireside Picnic Supplies
While I am in charge of dinner, my husband takes care of the fire. We use store-bought kindling to start the fire and feed it logs throughout the evening.
Every picnic needs a blanket or comfy place to sit – especially when you’re eating indoors. If we are eating something messy, like sushi or pizza, my daughters lay plastic placements down over the blanket. They always use drinking cups with a lid to avoid any spills too.
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Choose an easy meal to eat on the floor.
If you’re going to have a fireside picnic with kids, choose the least messy meal everyone can agree on. Some of our family’s mess-free dinners include sushi, homemade pizza, crockpot chili, or a charcuterie board.
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Set an Agenda
What are you going to do after you eat? Our family likes to play games, like Memory, or watch a movie together. Sometimes we turn on music and have a dance party or if it’s close to bedtime, we read a pile of books. Whatever we decide to do, our family time doesn’t end after the picnic.
The final step in how to have a fireside picnic is to just relax and enjoy your family time together. Beat cabin fever (and hide from winter germs) by doing something fun indoors!
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