Just like with Halloween trick-or-treating, Thanksgiving is going to look a lot different this year, but there are still many ways to celebrate without putting yourself or others at risk. Now is the perfect time to create new memories and traditions!
Traveling to visit family this year will be difficult, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate together! Share recipes ahead of time and host a Virtual Dinner with Family and Friends, while indulging in a special, home-cooked meal. Spice up your virtual Thanksgiving dinner by playing a game, toasting with a signature (or any) cocktail, and sharing what you’re most thankful for this year.
If the weather is good to us this Thanksgiving, why not celebrate outside?
Throw a Thanksgiving Picnic or Backyard Bash, and move what might have been an evening dinner to brunch or lunch, and you’ll get more hours of natural light. If you have a yard or deck space, host a small gathering outside with tables, chairs, blankets, warm drinks, and maybe even an outdoor heater or fire pit.
If watching the game is part of your Thanksgiving tradition, Set Up a Projector Outside to screen football or a favorite family movie. And for those looking for other activities, setting up a competition or tournament outside with games like bocce ball, croquet, badminton, or corn hole can be a good option.
Get festive and Decorate Your House in Fall Flair, from foliage garlands, dried flowers, and colorful maize to knit and plaid home decor. You can also get creative with Family-Friendly Crafts and Activities. While the adults are preparing the meal, keep the children entertained with crafts, like a paper bag turkey, DIY handprint turkey hat, or Thanksgiving wreath.
For those celebrating in their households or alone, a great way to show thanks this year is by preparing your Favorite Recipes for Family and Neighbors and delivering them in a contact-free way. So even if you can’t spend Thanksgiving with the grandparents, they’ll still be able to indulge in your famous pumpkin pie. Or, consider Volunteer Opportunities like Meals on Wheels or one of the many other local organizations in need of volunteers.