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Winter is coming and instead of crying (out loud), we’re trying to get ahead by collecting inspiration for family fun. Whether you can go outside all year long or have to stay in cozy from the cold, we’ve got ideas for how to make winter and the holidays season fun, even though everything is different this year. Oh, and part of everything being different is that we’re exhausted, so trust us: we’ve got low-key ideas for the win. Not going crazy is our only goal here.
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‘Tis NOT the Season for Blockbuster Fun
Even if you’re able to create some semblance of your normal winter and holiday routine, chances are you’re heading into the season even more worn out than usual.
Though we share some really fun, involved ideas for if/when you have the energy, most of our ideas as pretty low key.
Honestly: we’re talking bringing back pizza night or eating without utensils for the hell of it. We’re thinking about ways to connect and chill with our families, not impress them. Because happy, warm memories aren’t only formed around blockbuster events — sometimes it’s just a sweet or unexpected moment.
Here are the links mentioned in our conversation:
Everything you need for an outdoor movie night, including outdoor projector recommendations
Remember the kite that Meghan’s friend was flying (and that Brian crashed)? It was a kite like this one!
KanJam (for an outdoor backyard game night)
Ladder Toss for the backyard
Floor Is Lava on Netflix
Light Up Corn Hole for the backyard
The Floor Is Lava game board
The Aloha Kitchen cookbook and Fix Feast Flair (to find recipe to eat while watching Moana)
A whole slew of Star Wars cookbooks (duh – you know why!)
Cheeseburger Pizza (to eat while watching a Toy Story movie)
Burger Bar recipe (to eat while watching Bob’s Burgers)
Sheet Pan Ratatouille (to eat while watching Ratatouille)
Pelmeni (Russian meat dumplings to eat while watching Fivel Mousekewitz in an American Tale)
The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Cookbook (or search any shrimp recipe to eat while watching Forrest Gump)
Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs (to eat while watching Lady and The Tramp)
Joni of @laybabylay
Get Social With Us
Be sure to join our private Listener’s Group on Facebook (our favorite cocktail is WHISKEY — you’ll understand when you try to join). This week, we’ll be collecting all of your ideas for how to keep winter sane and fun.
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You can also find us at @didntijustfeed you on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. And if you happen to love us as much as we love you (because y’all are very real), you can find Meghan as @meghan_splawn and Stacie as @staciebillis on Instagram.
Other DIJFY Episodes You’ll Love
If you loved this episode — and all the other episodes we linked to in this week’s episode — we think you’ll also love these past episode. Binge listen, activate!
The Ultimate Guide to Building a Family-Friendly Snack Board
Lower Alcohol Cocktails (for the grown ups)
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