While Thanksgiving has passed, the festive season remains upon us and there is a lot to be excited about it because it will be the best time to celebrate with loved ones all the things you have been grateful for over the past year. It is also a great moment to witness all the events that are already considered as a tradition.
But the question is, are there hard and fast rules to celebrate the season? Will you simply redo the things you did in the previous year? Or will you be open to new and unique ideas this time around? Perhaps you may want to try these seven fun things or activities during the holiday season to feel and get in the spirit.
1. Create a Family Tree
Creating a family tree is one of the newest and most fun activities to do because the entire family is usually around. And you will not always have the luxury of time to enjoy doing something with your family. Thus, crafting a family tree is a good idea to start introducing your clan to the next generation. It is a beautiful project because the family tree will serve as a face map of the whole family.
Thus, you only need to print out an image of a tree with the family members’ names therein. And to prove the family member’s presence at that time, all of you may imprint the fingerprints beside the respective characters. To make it more meaningful, you may print the family member’s photo and put a short description beside it.
2. Make a Pumpkin Pie Spice
Of course, the season is expected to be celebrated over delectable meals and desserts. And if you are a food lover or someone who simply loves to cook or bake, then you can make your own pumpkin pie spice to spruce up the holiday season. It’s more than a pumpkin pie because the spice is the kick and twist. And that’s what sets it apart from the other desserts during this time of the year.
3. Gratitude Bingo
Bingo is a classic game. But if you add a twist to it, you can incorporate gratitude since it is a rather timely activity to do. You may research or draft a list of things, persons, or events that one is possibly thankful for and have it printed and distributed among the family members. And just like the regular bingo game, place the coins or any stuff on the images on your bingo card when you answer the questions.
Playing charades is one of the crazily funny things to do during the season, especially when you are many in the family. The hilarious thing about it is if the subject to be guessed refers to a family member. So this will be the best time to imitate or make fun of your family member. And of course, the team who guessed the most number of correct answers wins. You may also not limit the subject to your family. You may also include memorable events.
5. Mini Pumpkin Hunt
Since pumpkins are up for harvest during this time of the year, it’s great to include them in the Thanksgiving activities. Imagine an Easter season scenario, you hide eggs, and kids or even adults are tasked to find them. The same is true with the pumpkins. It’s like playing hide and seek. You hide the mini pumpkin, and others seek for or hunt them. The winner gets the prize.
6. Take a Trip Down Memory Lane
Taking a trip down memory lane is indeed a sentimental thing to do during the season. It is filled with nostalgia. But it can be entertaining when the memories brought back are filled with super funny and rib-tickling reminiscence. Reminding each other of some beautiful memories strengthens your bond with the people you care about the most, especially during the holidays.
Nothing beats remembering the good old days with the most special people in your life, like family, friends, and loved ones.
7. Christmas Decorating
Christmas can never come too early or soon for someone who loves the yuletide season. Indeed, just looking at the Christmas trees, lights, bells, Santa Claus statues, and whatnot simply takes your breath away. Not to mention the gifts you want to wrap for the special people in your life.
Indeed, Christmas decorating simply reminds you of the many things you are most thankful for because it stimulates positive vibes and happy hormones, thereby giving you the best spirit to give thanks.
During the festive period families, and friends usually gather for a meal and spend time together. However, adding some kick to it by trying out the activities mentioned above would surely add more meaning to your festive experience. After all, what’s important is that you are with the people you love.