If you’re like me then we have 3 things in common.
- You’re anxiously waiting thanksgiving. I mean mmmmm stuffing!
- You’re worried about the Covid numbers spiking.
- You’re last minute trying to figure out a socially distant Thanksgiving holiday for you and your family.
In my household typically we head to my parents and have a few visitors there while partaking in holiday traditions like putting up the tree and holiday movies.
But this year, like it has with everything else, is looking significantly different for the holidays with having to have a socially distant Thanksgiving.
Between deciding to stay home, stay without distant family and deciding to do anything at all, it can all be a lot.
But, the holidays are definitely a time meant for celebrating and after everything Covid has taken from us this year, we will not let it take the holidays too.
Here are 5 last minute activities you can do for a socially distant Thanksgiving holiday this year:
- Zoom family call. A simple after dinner video chat could be just what’s needed for everyone to feel close. Simply schedule a time and call everyone! What a nice way to bring everyone that’s far, close and near!
- Virtual thanksgiving. This is simply taking the above option a little further. Everyone brings their meals, conversations and even some good ol family fun to the screens. If you’re a mama and you’re looking for a way to get together with other moms safely I have JUST the thing for you, a virtual Mamasgiving!
- Selective guest list. Okay, no ones saying you CAN’T get together with your family, but be selective. Aunties and uncles may have to sit this one out. But immediate family members like mothers and siblings (that have all sat and quarantined at home for 14 days) might be just the right amount to still bring the family aspect to the socially distant Thanksgiving holiday.
- Group family phone call. Let’s be honest everyone wants to hop on zoom and that’s okay for everyone except our seasoned folks. Take it old school and do a group phone call to include the grands! They will be overjoyed to hear everyone on the phone (plus we all know they never stay on the phone long anyways).
- Nuclear family Thanksgiving. When’s the last time just you and everyone that actually lives in your household sat down and had a nice meal together? Honestly, it might be the perfect way to reconnect after such a crazy year.
Whatever you decide to do, one thing is for sure, this holiday season will be one for the books. With all the planning, testing and social distancing this Thanksgiving holiday is like no other before. Enjoy it, don’t take on too much stress and above all else- eat good.
Take care of you too mama,