How to Virtually Host Thanksgiving
While the smell of turkey roasting, cranberry sauce simmering, and stuffing marinating will remain the same, the way we celebrate Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving this year will certainly be different. But this doesn’t mean you can’t still embrace this autumnal holiday with loved ones! The alternative: Host a virtual Thanksgiving. Pivoting traditions to better serve your friends and family might feel weird at first, but the memories made will make up for anything lost.
Not sure how to host or attend a virtual Thanksgiving? Check out these stellar ideas:
Decorate & Send Out Invitations
Decking out your apartment with seasonal décor is a fantastic way to surround yourself with the holiday spirit, especially when it feels absent. Get creative and have the kids help! For example, collect pinecones or create a Thanksgiving wreath with colorful leaves. Sitting down with your loved ones to create a list of “things we’re grateful for” is another great way to create a positive atmosphere. Most importantly, take an afternoon to create evites to send out to all family and friends, inviting them to your virtual Thanksgiving party. In the evites, provide a detailed itinerary!
Plan a Virtual Cook Along
Since cooking the Thanksgiving meal is one of the most memorable traditions of the holiday, sub the would-be kitchen chaos with a virtual cook along. Cooking together, even virtually, will help encourage feelings of togetherness. For a successful cook along, be mindful of the time and the cooking skill level of everyone involved. This can be done simply by planning out some recipes and sending shopping lists to guests before the big day.
Have Some Fun With Party Games
Party games are just as fun virtually, and the process of finding games is almost as exciting as playing them. Some party favorites include:
- Guessing card games
- Cocktail creation games
At the end of the day, remember what you’re thankful for and take lots of virtual pictures. Together or apart, your friends and family are always there! At PepperTree Apartment Homes, we wish everyone in the Wildwood, FL, area a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.