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6 Ways to Cure Cabin Fever

No matter what part of the country you're in, here are some great ideas to cure cabin fever and embrace the winter season.

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Baby, it's cold outside. The East Coast is looking at another  10 inches of snow and freezing temperatures, which means school cancellations and bad travel conditions, especially for folks in other parts of the country who were planning to travel to the East Coast.

Don't let another snow storm have you scrambling for entertainment. Cure your cabin fever by inviting neighbors over for a pop-up party (not with quite as many guests as  this one, though). All you need for a pop-up party is neighbors who can walk to your house. Serve frozen chocolate treats and Baked Alaska, and provide paper, glue and scissors for crafts and party games the kids can make themselves. Let your little guests create the fun by making their own snowflake decorations and cookies. And what would a party be without music? Freeze dance, anyone?

Here are more great ideas for your pop-up party:


Frozen Chocolate

What better way to celebrate winter than with frozen chocolate. Freeze candy, make chocolate milk and serve it in a frosty glass mug or make chocolate pudding pops.  

Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska is more than a clever twist on commonly frozen ice cream cake. Try this  recipe or make a modified version with mounds of pound cake, ice cream and roasted marshmallows. 

Snowflake Cookies

Kids love to roll out cookie dough and cut out shapes, so let them loose with snowflake cookie cutters in honor of the storm. Bake them during the party, tie them with a ribbon and send your guests off with a little memento of their pop-up party. 

Paper Snowflake Decorations

One of the simple joys of childhood—cutting out paper snowflakes. Have kids decorate a room in snowflakes of all sizes. String them together to hang across the walls and scatter them on tables. Serve frozen treats in your winter wonderland.

Freeze Dance

Pump some music and the game's on! When the music pauses, the dancers must freeze. Move and you're out. Freeze Dance is a classic and kids of all ages have fun dancing to the beat. Dancing is also a great way to burn some energy.

Salt Crystal Experiment

Did you know you can grow snow? Let the kids try  this experiment under the watchful eyes of an adult and be amazed. 


This article is part of Mix It Up, an editorial series created in collaboration with AOL's Kitchen Daily and Huffington Post. It is dedicated to making the lives of mothers easier through articles, videos and slideshows focused on simple and creative solutions to everyday challenges. From healthy recipes to exciting ideas for a more balanced lifestyle, this section aims to become a resource for moms everywhere. 

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