Ideas for household holiday celebrations
As it becomes increasingly more important to not celebrate the holidays with anyone outside of your household, this year is a great opportunity to develop new family traditions.
Not sure where to start? Give these ideas a try!
- Set up a virtual dinner with as many friends and family members as you want.
- Organize a recipe swap with friends and family in the days before the holidays. Cooking the same dishes when you can't be together is one way to feel connected to one another.
- Send cards or care packages to loved ones.
- Make dinner decorations, then hold a virtual vote with friends and family to decide whose are the best.
- Plan a virtual game night.
- Ask your kids to perform before dinner with a song, play, joke, speech or dance. They'll likely have fun rehearsing in the days leading up to the holiday.
- Pick a parade, movie or sports event to watch on TV and start a group chat with extended family so you can discuss what's happening like you would in person.
- Prepare food for your neighbors, delivering it on their doorstep to avoid in-person contact.
While it's difficult to spend the holidays apart, creating new traditions can give your family something to look forward to. Celebrating the holidays with only people who live in your household will help ensure you and your loved ones stay as safe as possible.
Learn more about why it's so important to not gather with anyone outside of your household this holiday season.