Winter Survival Night – A Ladies Event [& FREE Printable]

The holidays pass by and it feels as if spring is still months away…because it is. That’s why we ladies need to stick together. Aaaand, that’s why we need Winter Survival Night. Picture it: a ladies night where you and your friends can share comfort food, book & movie recommendations, and each other’s company. What could be more perfect?! I recently hosted a Winter Survival Night with my friend Rita, and it was a huge hit! See our steps to throwing the perfect Winter Survival Night below.

Winter Survival Night

Winter Survival Night Invitation

This adorable invitation only took 15 minutes to make. I used the fonts Love Sani, Mailart Rubberstamp, and Yu Gothic Medium. LOVE these fonts! The wood background and snowflake I found online. (Side note: to avoid copyright issues, be sure to filter the usage rights and find one that is labeled for reuse.) And finally, I made the arrows out of shapes. Super simple, super quick, super cute!

Winter Survival Night invitation

Comfort Food

As you can see in the Winter Survival Night invitation above, we asked everyone to bring a favorite comfort food to share. You pretty much can’t go wrong with comfort food. We ended up with a delicious spread that included creamy tomato soup, homemade rolls, chicken wings, cheese dip, ranch flavored pretzels, hot chocolate, a soul-warming drink called Hot Vanilla, chicken noodle soup, chips & dip, ice cream, peppermint chocolate, cupcakes, and popcorn. For your Winter Survival Night, feel free to give your food more of a theme (i.e., baked goods), or keep it generic so the ladies can use their creativity.

comfort food

Book & Movie Recommendations 

This part of Winter Survival Night stole the show! We went around the circle and all 20 ladies recommended at least one book and movie that would help everyone survive the winter. We got a great variety of recommendations, and everyone walked away excited to read and watch their way through winter! Below is the Winter Survival Night printable that we handed out to everyone so they could write down the recommendations others gave. And below that I included our recommendation lists (in no particular order).

[FREE Printable!]

Winter Survival Night free printable


Book Recommendations:

  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Divine Signatures by Gerald N. Lund
  • The Ladies Auxiliary by Tova Mirvis
  • Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • Between Husband & Wife by Stephen Lamb & Douglas Brinley
  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs
  • Fishers of Men by Gerald N. Lund
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
  • The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
  • Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Inferno by Dan Brown
  • A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
  • Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
  • Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
  • Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • These Is My Words by Nancy E. Turner
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by J. K. Rowling
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • The Immortal Life of Hennrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Vienna Prelude by Bodie and Brock Thoene
  • To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
  • Redwall by Brian Jacques


Movie or Show Recommendations:

  • Agent Carter
  • Brooklyn
  • The Letters
  • Emma
  • Austenland
  • Pitch Perfect 1
  • The Pirate Movie
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • White Collar
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Inside Out
  • The Hunger Games
  • Home Fires
  • The Paradise
  • Turn
  • Stardust
  • A Night’s Tale
  • The Time In Between
  • Continuum
  • The Martian
  • The King’s Speech
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  • Chef’s Table
  • Jurassic World
  • The Bourne
  • Just Like Heaven
  • Last Holiday
  • Get Smart (with Steve Carell)
  • Interstellar
  • The Edge of Tomorrow
  • Firefly and Serenity
  • Little Women
  • The Little Princess
  • Galaxy Guest
  • When Harry Met Sally


You and your friends will LOVE the coziness of a Winter Survival Night. Comment below and tell us how your ladies night goes! Also, feel free to let us know what some of your favorite comfort foods, books, or movies that help you get through the winter. Most of all, stay cozy!

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2 thoughts on “Winter Survival Night – A Ladies Event [& FREE Printable]

    1. Haha I managed to write down almost all of them. I think I missed just a few, but this does the trick! So glad you could come and meet some of the ladies, Chelsea!

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