You shouldn’t let the pandemic stop you from celebrating Thanksgiving this year.
This Thursday, November 26, is one of the most celebrated times of the year. This annual event has become a family tradition with lots of giving, sharing, and expressing gratitude. Not to mention the fact that every table will have that gigantic turkey at the center.
However, Thanksgiving festivities have changes this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. To start, there won’t be any big gatherings so expect only your immediate family members joining you on the table.
Regardless of how you’ll be spending Thanksgiving this year, here are some things you can do to make the celebration fun and memorable:
1. Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Even the pandemic can’t stop Macy from organizing its annual parade. Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed that the parade will go on although it will be held virtually and without the usual throng of people. It won’t be a live parade like those in the previous years but it will remind people of the great feeling during Thanksgiving.
To feel it’s really Thanksgiving you must adorn your house with decorations that will remind you of this festive season. You can use your old decors or if you’re feeling creative, you can make new ones from recycled materials. Encourage other family members to help you.
3. Play Outdoors
You can still enjoy the sun even while quarantining. Gather everybody in the backyard and play different games like bean bag too for the kids or, if you have time to prepare, a scavenger hunt where everybody can look for clues indoors and outdoors.
4. Encourage Everyone to Cook
Make this year’s Thanksgiving all about doing things together. It’s fun and everybody gets to contribute especially in the cooking. You can assign someone to be in charge of the drinks, another for desserts, and the adults can cook the turkey and other dishes. Kids can set the table, too.
5. Host a Virtual Thanksgiving Party
Alone this Thanksgiving? You don’t have to. Invite your family and friends to join you on a virtual Thanksgiving Party. For instance, you can send virtual invites to these people to join you on Zoom and you can have fun drinking, chatting, and even playing games.
Thanksgiving is one of the most anticipated times of the year and you shouldn’t allow the pandemic to prevent you from celebrating it with the people you love.