It will stop snowing at one point, we promise! But until then, there is at least one sure way to get through the last stretch of winter. See your friends!

It might sound simple, but when the weather freezes your bones and you’re still parking in snowbanks, it can feel less enticing to make plans. However, we have some ideas that will help you combat these long weeks until the sight of spring arrives.

1. Host a Wine Tasting
Have everyone leave their cars at home and turn the evening into a tasting event. Everyone brings a different type of red wine or white wine, and create a DIY tasting party. You can even plan ahead and set up a few air mattresses for people to spend the night. It’s a great way to discover new wines, have a social event and avoid the cold. Not into wine? Make it a Scotch or gin tasting!

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2. Plan a Game Night
Gather your friends that are really into games and make a night of it. Ask everyone to bring their favourite game and you can play each one throughout the night. This way, everyone gets a turn to be the expert gamer, and everyone gets to learn something new. Who knows, it might turn into a tradition!

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3. Make Your Own Pizza Dinner
Buy the dough and a variety of ingredients and invite everyone over to create their own personalized pizzas or several large ones to share. It’s a simple activity with a delicious reward. Thin crust, thick crust, pineapple, prosciutto, or eight types of cheese - the choice is yours! Plus, no one has ever said ‘no’ to a pizza night, right?

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4. Host a Themed Night Soirée
Get everyone’s creative juices flowing during this dreary time of year with a themed night. Don’t worry, you don’t have to plan for elaborate costumes. Instead, you can plan for punny outfits, a themed food night, a night where everyone speaks in rhymes or anything else that comes to mind. Be clear with the theme and encourage guests to participate to the fullest. Make sure to take the lead as hosts and plan to be the most eccentric of the night.

Planning for fun nights with friends will definitely help combat the winter blues. After a few of these social events, spring will arrive in no time (fingers crossed)!