This year, the holiday season promises to be very special. Indeed, several traditions will have to be adapted to this atypical reality. That being said, it is still possible for us to ensure that this period is festive; it just takes a little creativity. To help you celebrate Christmas in a good mood despite a global pandemic, we have prepared some ideas that will surely inspire you.
First of all, you could find an original theme to animate this time of celebrations. For example, you could choose to have a gala dinner, where the members of your household would have the opportunity to dress up. This would be the perfect time to bring out your chic clothes, an old high school prom dress that no one dare to get rid of or simply buy yourself a piece that will bring you a little happiness and which may be used when gatherings are allowed again.
There are several other themes that could be exploited such as a white ball, a Hawaiian theme, a movie you like and why not a fancy dress party. The choices are endless. Once the theme has been chosen, all that remains is to adapt your decor with the right colors and the right objects in order to put your guests in the desired atmosphere.
In a themed evening, attention to detail can make all the difference. Indeed, the decoration even goes as far as dressing your table! Leave the everyday plates in the cupboards and get some beautiful dinnerware sets, a table runner, centerpieces, tablecloth and candlesticks. As a good part of the celebrations take place at the table, it would be absurd not to decorate it too.
In this burst of novelty, let's also take a break from tourtière and pâtés this year and encourage our local restaurants. In the current situation, many of our favorite addresses have turned to take-out orders, while maintaining the flavors that make their trademark. The holiday season is, among other things, an opportunity to do a good deed, but also to completely abandon our aprons and take preparation time off. It's a win for everyone!
If you want to prepare the holiday meal, we also have an option that you might like. Why not involve the whole household in the preparation of supper Depending on the ages of your children, they could choose a dish that they like and tackle its preparation. It could create a beautiful family time and besides, it's always better when done with love..
According to everyone's traditions, some celebrate Christmas on December 24 and others on December 25. It would be interesting to spread the festivities over several days this year. You could prepare special activities such as board games, treasure hunts, movie screenings or even make photo montages listing the good memories of the year that is ending. You could also make cookies, build snow benches in the yard to enjoy a fire at any time of the day, renovate a room that has been calling out to you for several weeks already, etc.
ADAPT YOUR PLANS IN VIRTUAL FORMAT
Many of these activities can also be done on platforms such as Facetime, Messenger and Zoom. As a group of friends, you can synchronize your screens and therefore listen to the same film together, chatting on the side to share your favorite moments. In addition, several games could be adapted to be played online. For example, it would be easy to play a game of Battleship, Draw Me, Taboo, Scattergories and many more! All you have to do is agree on the rules and it is even possible to make your own game boards! It's so easy to have fun coming together virtually.
We sincerely hope that this text has inspired you to make the most of this period of celebrations and to make the most of it, despite the current situation. We wish you a pleasant holiday season and we are already looking forward to seeing you again in 2021, rested by all the naps that you will now be able to afford!
Happy Holidays everyone!The ABP team