Half Term Hygge

I don’t know about you, but half term seemed to pass in a flash and I can hardly believe that the boys are back at school already. We had a few days out including a trip to the circus and a valentine’s date at the cinema, but the afternoons were mostly spent at home keeping warm and having some gentle fun.

When Plusnet got in touch and asked if we’d like to be involved with their “Half Term Hygge” campaign, we immediately said yes. The Danish world of Hygge (pronounced H-O-O-G-A) is all about getting together, enjoying the simple things and being cosy and content – like catching up over a cuppa or relaxing by the fire when it’s chucking it down outside. That’s hygge.

Half Term Hygge

Plusnet sent us a lovely little ‘Half Term Hygge’ activity box which included:

  • Fairy lights and bunting to decorate our fort
  • Batteries for the fairy lights
  • A fort-spiration card with ideas and instructions for building a fort
  • A Whittards Chocolate Spoon and mini marshmallows to make our own hot chocolate
  • A recipe card for Danish Butter Biscuits
  • DIY popcorn
  • A family film night poster

Riley is obsessed with cooking/baking and loves to help out in the kitchen so the Danish Butter Biscuits recipe card went down a treat with him. He got the equipment he needed out of the cupboards, gathered all of the ingredients together and then listened closely as I read out the instructions. When the mixture was ready we dolloped it into biscuit shapes on the baking tray, sprinkled some chocolate sprinkles on top and then popped them in the oven until they were golden brown. Although, if I’m being honest some were verging on being more of a burnt brown than a golden brown.

Half Term Hygge

Building forts and dens is something the boys do regularly and it’s a favourite rainy-day activity of theirs so I knew they would enjoy building one over half term. They opted for a simple design on this occasion and used the dining room table and two chairs with a bed sheet draped over the top to create a fort and then decorated with fairy lights from the “Half Term Hygge” activity box.

When it came to the family film night, the boys and I snuggled down on the sofa in front of the fire to watch Finding Dory. It’s a firm favourite so they were only too happy to watch it again and tuck into their freshly made popcorn.

Half Term Hygge

I, on the other hand, enjoyed the warmth and comfort of a delicious hot chocolate, complete with marshmallows – YUM!

half term hygge

We thoroughly enjoyed doing the hygge family activities and found it to be a great way of taking pleasure in the little things and spending some quality time together.

A big thank you to Plusnet for sending us a wonderful ‘Half Term Hygge’ activity box.



  1. 22 February, 2017 / 11:13 am

    Looks like you had such a fab time! Emily loves making dens, on the lounge floor and watching a film, we actually have a film night planned tonight. x

    • 22 February, 2017 / 11:41 am

      We really did – it was just nice to enjoy each other’s company and do some fun stuff at home rather than venturing out every day. Sounds perfect, enjoy your film night tonight xx

  2. 22 February, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    Looks like they had a fab time I do love feeling cosy. I’m going to buqild a den with my Son its not something I’ve done yet.

    • 23 February, 2017 / 9:49 am

      You haven’t? Mama, you are missing out, they’re so much fun to build and play in! xx

  3. 22 February, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    We are on half term this week and there has already been a den made, but sadly no twinkle lights for us. We love Finding Dory, I think we will squeeze it in before the end of the week. Looks like you had a lovely half term x

    • 23 February, 2017 / 9:50 am

      We did have a lovely half term thank you, hope you are enjoying yours this week? xx

    • 2 March, 2017 / 11:25 am

      Riley and harry loved the fairy lights as well! xx

    • 2 March, 2017 / 11:26 am

      I don’t think you’re ever too old for a spot of den making 😉 It’s such a fun and simple activity and kids always seem to love it! xx

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