Last Updated: February 7, 2013
by Andrea Cerny
It’s the middle of winter, and for most of us, that means cold weather and lots of snow. Winter can make it hard to want to go out. Sometimes it’s best to stay warm and cozy inside with friends, but then the question is asked, what to do? Instead of just browsing the internet to waste time, here are other more exciting things you and your friends can do to avoid the winter blues.
Have a movie or TV show marathon. Maybe you have the whole series of Friends or Gossip Girl just waiting to be watched. What better time to watch them than now with your friends? Also, have all your friends contribute their favorite movies and have a movie marathon. Don’t have a DVD player? No problem! If you have a laptop, you can watch movies or TV shows on Netflix or Hulu. Whatever you do, don’t forget the popcorn!
Get crafty. Ever wanted to put those knitting skills you learned from your mom to the test? When you have some free time at your disposal, consider making crafts with your friends. You can knit, scrapbook, or decorate your dorm room. You’ll not only have fun, but you will have made something totally cool that you can keep forever.
Have a clothing swap. Does your wardrobe need a makeover? Clothing swap is when you exchange that sweater you only wore once for your friend’s cute scarf. This fun activity gives you the chance to get rid of clothing you just don’t wear anymore in exchange for something fun and new. Have your friends each bring over a few articles of clothing they’d like to trade and let the fun begin!
Throw a spa day. You might not be able to make it to an actual spa, but you can bring the luxury of relaxation and beauty to your dorm room. You don’t even need to spend money on buying a facial mask. Mash half of a banana with two tablespoons of milk and you’ve got an all-natural facial mask. Give each other manicures and pedicures. Sip on tea and play some smoothing music and you and your friends will turn your dorm into a hidden getaway.
Bring out the games. When was the last time you played a board or a card game? Skip playing Angry Birds for one night and play a Uno or Monopoly with your friends instead. It’ll bring back old memories and make you feel like a kid again, and what’s more fun than that?
Have any more fun ideas? Share them with us in the comments below!Sources: http://www.hercampus.com/life/campus-living/25-fun-things-do-your-dorm-room-when-its-too-cold-go-outside
Original Post Date: February 7th, 2013