Indoor Snow Picnic

The girls wanted to have a picnic snack this afternoon, so we made an indoor snow picnic — it was so much fun! Clara, still in her pajamas, was delighted to see this set up in our living room.

Emily helped me hang some leftover wrapping paper up on the wall, and we used white blankets and pillows for “snow” on the floor. I covered some sofa cushions with a white blanket for a table. It was perfect!

Then, we snacked on white food (white bread, cheese, and some marshmallows – yum!).

Time for some hot cocoa!


  1. Dear Valerie,

    WHITE BREAD? In OUR house?



  2. LOL… I was thinking, "hmmm? I'm surprised they eat white bread." LOL… but now that I think about it, was it the whole grain white?

    Neat idea. Now you have me thinking about what other white foods one could have at a snow picnic. White chocolate. Maybe bananas… well, maybe not. IDK.

  3. An Almost Unschooling Mom says

    Very cute – I bet the girls really did love it – it's been to long since we've had an indoor picnic – thanks for the reminder!

  4. This is such a great and fun idea! 🙂

  5. Wonder Mom says

    A meal of white- hmmmm- that is very often what my eldest eats…

    Her favorite food groups- "white" and "yellow"!

    Fun, fun, fun!

  6. Clara is getting so big. I love seeing how your girls are growing.

  7. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Mark — Yup! Tasty white bread WAS in our house. It never lasts long.

    @ Petula — Yes, it's actually whole grain white bread! How did you know??? Just don't tell Mark. See above. BTW, I LOVE the white chocolate idea!!

    @ Wonder Mom — Oh my goodness, that is so funny!!

  8. Raising a Happy Child says

    I am SO not seeing my husband taking it lightly. He is German – enough said 🙂

  9. Stephanie Griffith says

    Oh that looks like so much fun! Being of Scandinavian decent many of my favourite comfort foods are all white, or at least beige.

  10. What a cosy and yummy way to spend an afternoon indoors.

  11. i love how just a little change of scenery makes the same old same old seem new and exciting!

  12. So cute. You could make white hot chocolate too!

  13. What a fun Mom you are! Thanks for all the inspiration.

  14. maryanne @ mama smiles says

    What a great way to celebrate a cold snowy day! The girls look like they are having a blast =)

  15. Just Breathe says

    Your the coolest mom in the world!
    They will have such beautiful memories.

  16. This is too cute!

  17. We love picnics. We need to do one of these b/c of the snow, snow, snow outside our window! Thanks for the idea.

  18. Deborah (Teach Preschool) says

    You are on a roll – this is a great activity for the winter!

  19. What a cute idea!

    Im hosting a valentines craft party on 2/1, Id love it if you stop by with one of your awesome projects!

  20. Oh we have a snow themed post coming up, this would be so fun to add on ABC & 123. I will try super duper hard to remember to come by and pick this up, but it would be fabulous if you'd kindly do me a favor and email me a link to Cause between dealing with arranging travel plans to get to the visitation for Brad's Grandpa and traveling to Missouri this week, it might slip my mind.

  21. Infant Bibliophile says

    I go away for a week and come back to see Clara walking, eating plates of food as big as mine … she's growing up so fast!