Even if your climate isn’t conducive to a December camp-out, try moving the outdoors inside by ushering in the new year with an indoor picnic.
Set up a blanket on the living room floor, hand out flashlights and turn out the lights.
Take turns sharing your favorite thing about 2010 and what you’re looking forward to in 2011.
You can also recreate your favorite picnic foods inside for added fun.
If you’re fortunate enough to have a Wii or other video game system, maybe play some sporty games as a family to remind each other that the winter – which seems interminable – will end.
And if you’re the kind of family that just loves winter sports, get out there and enjoy them together as a great way to start the new year in a happy and healthy way.