When the winter seems to drag on forever, and the weather is too rough for you to feel like going out, it’s easy to begin to feel a little bit stir crazy. There’s no need for your family to develop cabin fever, though! We’ve got some great ideas for planning a cozy night in that the whole family will enjoy.
- Make a meal that’s warm and comforting. No matter how cold it may be outside, there’s something deliciously cozy about a meal shared with your family. Will it be a soup or chili like the recipes found here? Or will you swing by the deli at NetCost to find everything you need to make a charcuterie board for your fun family night in?
- Serve the best snacks and drinks. Stop by your local NetCost Market to pick up fun finger foods like popcorn, chips, and candy. Have a Russian Kvass tasting or even make your own beer flights from our selection of dozens of beers from all over the globe. Got someone in the family with special dietary needs? You can easily accommodate them with products from our stores, with options for vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, kosher, and more.
- Choose an activity that interests everyone. Especially if your family contains people of disparate age groups this can be tricky, but it’s by no means insurmountable. Choose a board or card game that everyone enjoys, host a family talent show, do a fun craft together, engage in a dance-off, or have a family movie night. The night can be as simple or as elaborate as you like, as long as you’re doing something that allows everyone to have fun. If you’re all laughing together, all the better! Laughing or competing, you’ll be building a memory that will last for a long time.
- Set the stage for a relaxing, fun evening. Treat it as you would a gathering of people from outside the family. Decorate appropriately, go with a theme, hang up twinkling family, lights, or do anything else you can think of to makes the night feel special. You can even hand out invitations if the mood strikes you! Remember, though, that this night should not be a chore. Stop by the grocery store to pick up disposable dinnerware so no one will get stuck with the dishes once the fun night is over.
We’ve saved the best tip for last. If you don’t feel like braving the winter weather to get to the grocery store, you don’t have to, thanks to NetCost Market. For over 20 years, we’ve helped our customers save time and money while offering them the world of food, and now we’re even offering grocery delivery. We’re a local supermarket with a global reach, providing a selection of everyday food products as well as culinary delights from around the world. It’s our goal to provide authentic, high-quality food products from local farmers as well as global suppliers. When you shop with NetCost Market, you’ll always find a gratifying shopping experience, whether you visit our stores or order online for contactless grocery delivery at your home.