How to Beat the Boredom on a Snow Day

We May Get More Snow This Saturday:  Potentially Our 3rd Snow Day in a Week

Now don’t get me wrong; I love some snow every now & then.  It’s just that three times in one week is feeling a bit excessive & I have spent way too much time in my house.  Here’s a round up of fun things to do if it snows this weekend.

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1. Drink

You gotta get warm & have fun.  Here are a few cocktails perfect for a cold snowy day & to accompany all following activities.

Irish Coffee

(Makes 1 serving)
1 cup hot coffee
1 tsp. – 1 Tbsp sugar depending on your love of sweetness (brown, raw or white)
1.5 oz. of Irish Whiskey
Slightly whipped cream

Warm mug. Pour in coffee until 3/4 full.  Add in sugar & stir to dissolve.  Blend in Irish Whiskey.  Pour slightly whipped cream over the back of a spoon to create a collar of cream.  Enjoy!

Boilermaker

(For 1 serving)
1 shot of rye, bourbon, Irish whiskey or Scotch
1 beer

Take shot of whiskey.  Follow with beer.  Alternately, drop the shot into a pint of beer & relive your younger days.

Hot Toddy

(Makes 1 serving)
1 oz. brandy or whiskey
1 Tbsp honey
1/4 lemon
1 cup hot water
1 tea bag

Make tea & while steeping coat bottom of mug with honey.  Add liquor & the juice from the lemon quarter.  Pour in hot steeped tea & toss the tea bag.

Mulled Wine

1 orange sliced & seeded
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups water
1 tsp. ground cloves (or a couple of whole cloves)
2 tsp. ground cinnamon (or 2 cinnamon sticks)
1 bottle red wine

Combine orange slices, sugar, water & spices in a large pot on the stove.  Bring to a boil (watch bc sugar gets hot….you want a syrup not candy) lower to a simmer & let it meld together for 15-20 minutes (err on the longer steeping side if you use whole spices).  Reduce the heat, add wine slowly & heat until warm.

2. Sled

Take your kids or release your inner kid & sled in these top spots in Philly.  A lot of these will need to be driven to for access.  If the weather is not permitting, obviously DON’T DRIVE…just stay home. Also, don’t drive if you’ve imbibed.

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Art Museum Steps

Get your Rocky on….on your sled.  Don’t forget about the stairs in the back!  Obviously this one is not for the little kiddies.

Clark Park

This is a safe spot for families with small children right in West Philly off Baltimore Ave.  The hill is not very big but that’s a good thing for the little ones.

Walnut Lane Golf Course

This spot is in the Roxborough section off Henry Ave. at 700 Walnut Lane.  I think it’s safe to say there must be plenty of hills over in hilly Roxborough/Manayunk.

Lemon Hill

There are big hills over here as indicated by the name.  Lemon Hill is at Sedgley & Lemon Hill Drive on the edge of Fairmount Park.

Belmont Plateau

Another big one in Fairmount Park; located right at 2000 Belmont Mansion Drive.

3. Make a Fire Or Crank Up the Heat & Play Some Games

Round up your friends or neighbor-friends preferably at a house with a fire place for a game night (or day).  We told you where to get firewood delivered right to your door.  Games can be fun with friends.  Just don’t invite your super competitive friend who is a sore loser.  Drink.  Play a game.  Nap.  Repeat.

4. Easy D.I.Y. Decorating

Get in the spirit (& maybe into the spirits cabinet) with some fun D.I.Y.’s.

This is an easy one using string lights from Gardenista.  Talk about low effort high impact.

Make a popcorn garland.  Make it really pop & spray paint it in a color that matches your tree or decor.

Create an easy centerpiece.  Fill a bowl with color coordinated ornaments.

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 This was my “I must have a Christmas tree” adventure last Sunday.  This is what happens when a “dusting” turns into a full fledged dumping of snow in maybe 30  minutes.  What a sport.