Our Guide to Intimate 2020 Thanksgiving Dinners
No doubt that Thanksgiving will be looking different this year, but don’t let it get you down. We’ve put together a list of ideas and ways to connect with friends and family to make sure the holiday still feels special this season.
The in-laws aren’t headed over to your home this year, so you feel there is no need to clean up and decorate. Wrong! Take this as an opportunity to go all out. Decorating will make your home feel cozy and like normal, and it will give you and your immediate friends or family you’ve already had close contact with something to do. Some of our favorite trends this year are filling vintage jars with dried grasses and large floral center pieces.
Four Words: TERRA COTTA AND TEAL
You heard it here first folks, the colors of this Thanksgiving are that deeper orange and blue/green. Don’t be afraid to spice it up and try out new colors for your tablescape this year. Traditional oranges and browns are blah.
Try Out a New Dessert
Ever heard of pumpkin pie pudding shots? We hadn’t either, but we’re very into the idea. I mean – look how delicious these look!
Family Zoom Calls and Games
Although visiting in person is out of the question this year, we do have technology to be thankful for. Schedule a Zoom or Facetime call with family and friends to catch up, eat together virtually, or play games! Some of our favorites include “Thanksgiving Bingo”, “Thanksgiving Ad Libs”, and “Finish the Phrase”.
Take a Holiday Trip… From Your Home
Though COVID has prevented us from traveling to join loved ones, it can’t prevent you from safely going outside. Take dinner to go at a local park, go on a drive and listen to a Podcast about the story behind the holiday, or just simply take a walk after eating all of that turkey!
Order “Thanksgiving in a Box” from a Local Caterer or Restaurant
Look online at your favorite restaurant or catering website’s Thanksgiving Dinner menu and support local businesses during these times. This is also a great way to get the right amount of food for smaller groups, making sure there aren’t too many leftovers. Or maybe you don’t know how to cook a turkey and don’t want to risk it. Sometimes it’s best to leave it to the experts. 😉