This time of year is the perfect time to start forcing bulbs indoors. This works with many types of bulbs and will give you a wonderful surprise in mid January after the winter jolly is gone and the winter depression starts.
Step 1: Bulbs that can be forced.
First you need to get your hand on some bulbs. No need to fear, Wal-mart usually has plenty this time of year. But what kind of bulb should you get? Here are a list of types of bulbs that can be forced:
Paperwhites and many others.
Usually the package the bulb is sold in will say if it is good for forcing or not.