Event Tips for Cold Weather

It happens all the time — every year, in fact — you or someone you love decides that the frigid air of winter is the perfect time for an outdoor event. While they might be one hundred percent right, it’s hard to be thrilled when your fingers feel like the frozen section at your local grocery store. With that being said, there are ways to prevent the cold from keeping you down and miserable!

  1. Wear layers. For goodness’ sake, wear lots of layers. It’s easier to take something off than scrounge around for warmth because you didn’t wear enough layers. We promise that dressing for style at an outdoor event, in the middle of a polar vortex, is the last thing you’ll do. Layers are sensible, and can be cute, but we think that warmth and comfort outweighs the need for “cute and stylish” at this point. Wear multiple pairs of socks, long underwear, sweaters, pullovers, etc. Make sure your footwear is appropriate, as well; meaning you’re going to want those heavy boots that might look like rocks, but keep your little piggies nice and toasty.
  2. Bring along hand and feet warmers! You can buy these at any convenience store during the cold months, as well as pharmacy or a supermarket. They are made up of a few basic compounds that, when taken out of their package, react to the air around you and produce heat. It’s completely safe, and can last for quite some time! They’re worth the small investment; your fingers and toes will thank you.
  3. Know your surroundings before you go. Understanding the layout of the event beforehand is going to save you a lot of time and energy when it comes to dressing warm, bringing extra things to keep yourself nice and toasty, and how to battle the elements. Is this event in an open space? Will there be a lot of wind? Are there shelters and standing fire pits or heat lamps? Where can you and your crew go to avoid the cold, if even just for a moment? Knowing the answer to all of these questions will help you immensely when it comes to being prepared, which is something you want to be, especially for the middle of winter.

Your top priority for any event is to have fun, and you can’t do that when you’re not prepared for the weather that’s there to greet you. Be sure to dress in layers, bring hand and feet warmers, know the layout of the land and the event, and don’t forget that big thermos of hot cocoa! November 14, 2019

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