By Meg Barkley
Cold weather calls for playful outdoor activities followed by cozy and comforting gatherings indoors. Why not warm up to winter by setting a date and invite your friends and family to bundle up and embrace the outdoors.
At Clif Family we’ve curated ideas to enjoy the company of your loved ones outdoors and indoors this season.
Take the Flat Road or the Mountain
Plan a beautiful stroll in your neighborhood. If you have kiddos in your group, don’t forget to schedule in a landing place like a local park or place of interest for a break and snack. Our Savory Nut Mixes are perfect for some delicious nutrition on the go. Or hit the hills for some higher elevation. A short trek is a great way to get everyone moving and ready to embrace the day.
Green and White
Depending on your geographic location another idea is to plan a day of snowshoeing for those of you in the white stuff. Or if you’re in a warmer climate, visit a local or state park for some forest bathing or lounging lake side Getting outside and breathing in fresh air does wonders to put everyone in an instant state of relaxation. And we’ve got your headgear covered too. Clif Family’s beanie or trucker hat provides some nice warmth or shade.
A Visual Experience
Winter is a beautiful season to take in the nature that surrounds you. Grab a set of binoculars, a bird guide and look up to the sky to take in all the wonder. Or get the whole group involved with a photo challenge to archive the day with photos of your adventure. An instant camera keeps the kids and teens entertained too.
Make it Mole-licious
After your day outside, retire back to your house to relax and unwind. Winter entertaining can be both simple and satisfying. We suggest prepping an easy meal ahead of time to warm up upon your return. Chef John’s Quick Mole is an instant crowd pleaser that can be served over Roasted Chicken or Veggie and Cheese Enchiladas. Serve with a seasonal winter salad and dig in!
Don’t Forget the Accessories
Our Get Cozy Gift Set has all the essentials to complete your day. A Clif Family blanket from our friends at Rumpl, a puzzle for all to enjoy, nuts, chocolates, and a bottle of our favorite Bici Red Rhone-style Blend. Raise a glass and toast to good company and winter cheer!