Thursday, January 16, 2014

{party inspiration: winter blues indoor campout}

The holidays are over and besides Valentine's day next month there doesn't seem to be much to celebrate other than cold winter weather (unless you are in California where it is currently 80 degrees!).  Even though we are lucky to be missing the worst part of Chicago winter while living in Paris, the weather here is still chilly and a bit rainy on most days which prevents us from having any fabulous Parisian picnics under the Eiffel Tower.  So why not host a cozy party to bring the outdoors in and combat the inevitable winter blues with a little indoor campout complete with spiked hot chocolate and tasty s'mores!?!?  All you need to do is move your furniture back, toss out a few warm blankets, light a fire (or create a fake one!) and put out all the fixings for your guests to whip up a warm glass of hot chocolate (with adult mix-ins of course!).   The best part is this party works just as well for both a larger party as it does for a intimate surprise date night!

1 comment:

  1. This is a great party idea for this time of year! I live somewhat near Chicago, and it is my first winter up here. I keep trying to find fun things to do even in the midst of this bitter cold and this will be going on my list! Love your blog and can't wait to hear more about your adventures in Paris!
    - Barbara