It's definitely that time of year again, everyone is tucking in for some good old fashioned winter meetups to while away the cold hours (depending on where you live). So for this weeks topic we've all decided to write up five ideas to do for winter meetups.
<3 Attend A Theatre Production <3
Whether it's a small time theatre production or one of your states largest theatre companies, attending the theatre is a grand time. There are so many phenomenal shows to choose from and there are usually a bunch of really excellent choices during the winter. It's easy to plan this type of meet with the comm, choosing the general seating area, show, and then prior dinner locations.
<3 Do A Photo Scavenger Hunt <3
This could be very fun either outdoors or inside, though indoors may be easier for every body, warmer too. All a host needs to do is pre~pick all of the locations and/or things that need to be found and share small clues, riddles, or poems about the item. People can be paired into teams to navigate the locations together or it can be made into a large teams with people who just want to spectate being able to hang with the host. The host should try to have photos to share at the end of the event, either showing on their own phone or directly to the event page, so that everyone can see and tally up.
<3 Plan A Retreat <3
You can do so much in a little retreat, whether you have a large group or small, finding a cute little house somewhere out in the woods with different activities and food planned. This does require a bit of work organizing different small things so people aren't just sitting there staring at each other the entire weekend.
<3 Host A Fancy Dinner Party <3
A dinner party is excellent for a winter evening, everyone can just relax a bit and it can be a real treat with friends. It can be done as a potluck with only a few slots open for desserts (we know we all tend to go heavy on the sweets) alleviating the one hosting it in their house (unless you decide to go someplace fancy). Of course, this would be fun if the host has nice china to bring out and really go all out, even pulling out the tea and coffee service after dinner.
<3 A Gaming Meet <3
Planned games and activities could be very fun in the middle of the winter. A bit of finger food, hot drinks to share, and of course games to play. They could be a range of anything from modern games to maybe something a bit more old fashioned. You can also have things a little planned out and have maybe a bit of a competition going on with a prize at the end (like say people are playing an easy card game or video game).
These would include things like making silhouettes, card games, lookabout, or 'Are you there, Moriarty?' and forfeits. Choosing games that are more inclusive and involved can be very fun, some of these games allow for the entire room to play as opposed to 2-4 players at a time. Even story games or games like 'what are you doing?' are highly involved and can have people in stitches for hours if you have creative and imaginative people.
I didn't want to go with the usual meets, like ice skating, as we all tend to list some of them. I do still like tea parties, skating meets, museum meets, and the like and will never get tired of them but I wanted to try to think a little more out of the box.
If you want to check out what other people have come up with for this topic, please feel free to check out their posts. Links are below and you can also check out the link for the Lolita Blog Carnival is you are thinking of ever joining in.