you’re going to celebrate this year. You may be used to hosting a large Thanksgiving dinner for friends and family – something you may not be able to do this year. Many people will be spending the holiday away from loved ones due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions or safety concerns. If you’re going to be spending the day with fewer people and away from friends, here are a few ways to safely celebrate Thanksgiving amid the pandemic.
How to Celebrate Thanksgiving During Coronavirus
- Dine together virtually
If you live close to friends and family, a fun way to piece together your Thanksgiving dinner is by organizing a meal exchange among a few households. Decide on a menu together, then sit down together on a video call to enjoy the meal together. This will help you to feel as if you are there with each other, eating together and catching up. Use technology to your advantage by staying connected throughout the day.
- Scale back the menu
If you’re able to host a few friends and family, then be sure to adjust your menu. You don’t want to be preparing your 12-person main course if there’s only going to be 5 of you. Adjust your dinner plans so that you are preparing plenty – but not too much – food. Consider trying a different main such as a nut roast or a lentil casserole that are easy to make and will please everyone around your table.
- Celebrate al fresco
If it’s a nice day, choose to go outside for your Thanksgiving celebrations. It’s easier for multiple families to gather at a safe distance outside, whether it’s in a park or in your own backyard. Suggest that everyone bring their own dish and allow each household to take turns dishing up their own plates. Alternatively, you can portion the food in advance in separate containers and then distribute it at the gathering.
- Donate to those in need
This Thanksgiving is especially poignant due to COVID-19, as many people have lost loved ones or are experiencing severe financial hardships. Consider volunteering your time or donating money to a local organization or charity that is helping those in need during this time. You can also donate your time by checking in on the elderly neighbors and offering to run their errands.
There’s no doubt that this Thanksgiving will be unlike any others we have experienced before. However, now is the time to be thankful for any and all good that has come out of the year.
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