Skating, outdoor festivals, snowball fights – there’s many things to love about the magical winter season! Though, it’s also the time of year where drops in temperatures can make going out with friends, family and loved ones difficult. Not to worry – cozy winter nights at home can be equally fun! Here are our tips on how to make an evening indoors memorable to keep the winter blues away.

Chicken & Chill: Date Night Movies

Imagine binge-watching your favaurite TV series or watching a ROM-com with your significant other, with a hot cocoa in hand and the ultimate movie snack – Buffalo Popcorn ChickenThese are so easy to prepare – bake them in the oven for 15 minutes on 425F and a super delicious snack is ready!

And when the screens are off, turn the conversation on. In the age of social media, it is very easy to assume that you know everything about someone. Setting some time to talk to your loved ones in a casual and laid-back setting can bring you so much closer than going out to a crowded restaurant or movie theater. After all, it is the quality of time you spend that matters.

Hosting at Home

Hosting a game’s night at home can also be a great occasion to bond with your loved ones and avoid the winter cold! Pop open some old-school board games and easy snacks to keep the night casual and relaxing. Even if your friends are busy, a game’s night is the perfect family activity and setting some time aside to share some laughs with your siblings and parents will just make your bond stronger!

Pro tip: This Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip is perfect for large groups to share and will spice up any bland winter evening.

No matter the occasion, rest assured that any date night or social gathering can be done in the comfort of your own home – bundle up and try it tonight!