Baby, it’s cold outside…
It’s nearly January (crazy, we know). If you live in DC like us, that means 4:30 pm sunsets and long, frigid nights. Come Saturday evening, it’s snowing. You want to be social—without leaving the house.
Remember the snow days of your youth: sledding, hot chocolate, snowball fights? With these 4 essentials from Heirloom Catering, you’ll relive the cozy memories all over again—and have one your most memorable Saturday nights in weeks.
Essential #1: Food
A Saturday night in has major snacking potential. At Heirloom Catering, a snowy evening calls for one thing: sweets.
Salted Caramel Popcorn or Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn (or Pretzels!) are some of our favorite salty meets sweet snacks, and crowd pleasers—they’re super easy to make and will warm you up from the cold outside.
Essential #2: Drink
Say goodbye to PG-13 snow days, and warm your guests up with some seasonal drinks that will bring a bit of merriment to your evening festivities.
A classic winter cocktail that couldn’t be easier: hot chocolate with marshmallows and a splash (or more) of peppermint Schnapps . It’s a nostalgic nod to the snow days of your youth—with a twist.
Essential #3: Décor & DIY’ing
Winter-themed décor will make your little party all the more festive. If you’re into crafting, serve your drinks in hand-decorated paper mugs. Since it’s snowing outside, get creative with items around your house; cotton-ball snowmen are always a hit.
If you can dig Christmas lights out of your closet, hang them and light your party with a soft, winter glow.
Essential #4: Games
You’ve got the Schnapps. You’ve got the bites. But no snowy night is complete without an old fashioned game of cards. Or, as we’d suggest, Cards Against Humanity.
This cheeky game will keep your guests entertained until the flakes taper off into a light flurry. It’s simple, hilarious, and often inane; just what you need for a long, snowy night in.
For more at-home catering tips, get in touch!
Hot Chocolate Image Credit: Sweet Tea Photography (Hot Chocolate: Buttercream BakeShop)