03 Nov Ideas For a Small and Simple Thanksgiving
If you’re planning a smaller Thanksgiving gathering this year, you’re not alone. Due to the persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend limiting the size of gatherings and taking extra safety precautions this holiday season. If you’re looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with just a few people on the guest list, here are a few tips to consider to ensure a fun event that’s as safe as possible:
Make it a Potluck
Shaking up the menu is a great way to add some excitement to Thanksgiving. If you’re hosting, you can prepare the classics and invite guests to bring their favorite side dish or dessert. You may be surprised by the creative dishes that people bring, and perhaps you’ll discover a new recipe to include in future holiday celebrations.
Provide a DIY Beverage Station
When you have fewer guests attending, you’ll have room to set up a DIY beverage station. Whether you choose to offer a hot chocolate bar with all the toppings or a cocktail mixing station, guests are sure to love this delicious addition to Thanksgiving.
Share What You’re Thankful For
2020 has been an unusual year, but Thanksgiving provides an excellent opportunity to find the silver linings. To commemorate this year’s gathering for years to come, consider encouraging guests to write down what they’re thankful for on a special table cloth or decorated board. A simple white cotton tablecloth works perfectly for writing messages of thanks in permanent marker.
Enjoy the Outdoors
Although it may be too cold to dine outside, getting outdoors after the meal can be a wonderful bonding experience. A family walk at a nearby park or an outdoor scavenger hunt can wrap up the gathering with some exhilarating fun.
Just because the guest list might be smaller this year doesn’t mean that the celebration won’t be enjoyable for all. An intimate gathering has the potential to be even more memorable, and the tips mentioned here may help you incorporate new traditions into your Thanksgiving routine. If you’re on the search for a new home that’s ideal for hosting, you won’t want to miss out on the luxurious options available in our ARISTA community. Located in the heart of Broomfield, we offer an impressive array of housing opinions that include apartments, condominiums, and townhomes. Our unbeatable location means it’s a breeze to enjoy local restaurants, shopping, and indoor and outdoor entertainment. To learn more about our growing development, please contact our team.