Last Updated on March 8, 2022
Thanksgiving is one of the biggest U.S. holidays of the year.
People generally go home to celebrate with family. They usually bring friends, pets, and significant others, too. Some folks decide to sit out Thanksgiving by remaining in the city due to work or other responsibilities.
The pandemic has affected the way many of us celebrate the occasion. Wondering how to keep each other safe? Here are a few ideas to help your Thanksgiving go smoothly despite restrictions in your area.
Pandemic Thanksgiving Ideas
Host Thanksgiving al fresco in your backyard. Imagine eating with loved ones under beautiful fall colors. Make it happen with outdoor patio heaters, a canopy, or a simple outdoor bonfire/fireplace. Be creative!
Consider drive-by goodies. Do you have friends or family members who can’t make it? Offer to have them drive-by to pick-up homemade treats instead. Prepare a basket with muffins, mash, stuffing, pie, and a turkey leg. Add a personalized card for a finishing touch.
Celebrate through video call. Can’t be with family for the holidays? Don’t worry – let Skype, Zoom, or WhatsApp save the day. If you’re busy, you can substitute traditional Thanksgiving meals with something more contemporary, such as: stuffed Cornish hen, braised lamb chops, stuffed butternut squash, and pumpkin lasagna.
Keep your guest list small. Don’t fret if your little sister or granddad can’t make it. You can still include them during dinner through video calls. Besides, some people can’t help but work during the holidays. Call them, send them a card, or surprise them with a food delivery.
There are plenty of ways to make our loved ones feel appreciated this Thanksgiving. With a little creativity, no pandemic can stop us.
Funny Thanksgiving Memes
Let’s face it: whether we’re there for food or family, we appreciate this short break away from school, work, and life in general. After all, nothing beats sleeping on the couch once you’re full of stuffing and pie. Let’s not forget the leftovers come morning.
Even in the muck of it, there’s always at least one thing you’re grateful for. Here’s to that, and some hilarious Thanksgiving memes to tide you over. Enjoy!