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5 Fun Festive Things to Do with Family and Friends This Year


The holiday season is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning for the festivities! Unfortunately, there might be some limitations to celebrations this year due to COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean you and your loved ones can’t still make the most of it. If you’re looking for ideas on how to have some festive fun this winter, try some of the suggestions below to get you into a jolly mood for the holidays!

1.   Movie Night

As the weather gets colder and the days grow shorter, there is no better time to snuggle down on the couch with a cup of cocoa and enjoy some of your favorite movies. Plan a festive movie night with all of your holiday favorites and enjoy the movie marathon with the other members of your household. Live alone and social distancing? Organize a video chat with your family/friends and watch the same movies together from the comfort of your homes.

2.   Baking Some Festive Treats

From gingerbread men to salted caramel brownies, there are countless recipes for festive treats available online. If you enjoy spending time in the kitchen and experimenting, discover some new and interesting recipes this year to indulge in over the holiday season. This is a great activity to do with the kids, too. If you’re feeling confident, why not try and build a classic gingerbread house?

3.   Host a Quiz

There have been many a virtual quiz night hosted this year, and if you have been doing this with your loved ones during a lockdown you might have become a pro quiz master by now. In the run up to Christmas, why not host a series of festive quizzes to help you all get in the mood together? You could even send the winners prizes each week to make the experience even more fun and exciting.

4.   Fundraising

Having fun with your nearest and dearest over the holidays is such a special experience, but some people are not as fortunate and the festive period can be a tough time for them. Consider getting your friends and family together to raise money for a charity this year to give something back. Alternatively, you can participate in holiday giving and make donations to each other’s chosen charity instead of exchanging gifts this year.

5.   DIY Decorations

This is another great activity for kids and adults alike. Rather than spending a small fortune on new ornaments for your tree this year, get together and do some DIY decorations instead. You can make glittery snowflakes to hang from your ceiling or try something more challenging like making a garland or wreath to hang from your door. Stick on your favorite festive hits and enjoy a cup of eggnog as you get creative with your family. This is another activity that you can do together via video chat if you do live alone or are separated from friends and relatives that you usually spend the festive season with.

It might not be the festive experience you expected this year, but there are still plenty of ways you can get into the mood this holiday season. Try some of the suggestions above, or look online to discover more options for festive fun this year.



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