BEST THINGS TO DO DURING AND AFTER THANKSGIVING
I hope you have a large appetite because it is the season of thanksgiving. The season where we eat to our satisfaction with our families around us, with a grateful heart.
So Thanksgiving weekend is generally a family-oriented time, filled with good food, a big dinner, some football, and catching up.
Why not shake up your traditional Thanksgiving weekend plans with something new this year?
Just in case you have no idea of what to do during and after thanksgiving to keep yourself entertained as well as others.
Then, here are some ideas for great fun activities you can do with your family this Thanksgiving weekend and even after(post-thanksgiving).
IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO DURING AND AFTER THANKSGIVING
Bond with family
Thanksgiving and festive holidays are all about bonding with family and friends. Reasons why most people travel for the holiday– to spend some quality time with family.
Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving or visiting family, the holiday is a great time to catch up with family members you haven’t seen in a while.
Catch up with friends
Just like I have said already, in as much as it is a time to bond with family, it is also a time to catch up with friends especially the likes of your childhood friends and those you do not really see often.
So If you’re not spending the holiday with family, Thanksgiving is a great time to catch up with friends and host your own celebration.
What is thanksgiving without a family thanksgiving dinner? It is a fun activity we all enjoy and it brings us all together.
It is a time to share stories, have a good laugh, kid around and generally have a good time.
Thanksgiving is all about appreciation. Choose someone or persons who deserve your thanks and extend your appreciation.
It could be a family member, a friend or some else who you feel thankful to.
You could have each person at the Thanksgiving dinner choose one person from outside the family that they are thankful for.
If some family members couldn’t make it to the feast this year, give them a call and tell them you miss them.
There’s no better time to reconnect than during the holiday season. So reach out to your other relatives.
Self-evaluation is an opportunity to highlight how you used your unique strengths to accomplish your goals while also being honest about areas you could improve.
Thanksgiving could also be an opportunity to reflect on yourself and life. What Else Do You Want to Improve About Yourself? And what in your life are you most thankful for?
Everyone needs a little self-care, and there is no better time to indulge than during Thanksgiving weekend. A time to relax and not worry, have fun and rejuvenate
Try out different meals
What is Thanksgiving without eating a lot of food? Eat enough and even after because there are often leftovers.
Why not eat up the leftovers rather than spending so much money shopping. Your stomach (and wallet) will thank you later.
You can also use this as an opportunity to try out various meals and snacks to haven’t had the time to have all through the year.
After trying out all the meals in the universe, don’t you think you need to hit the gym so you wouldn’t look like Shrek on new year’s day? (lol)
Well, thanksgiving is the perfect time to get in shape and start a new workout routine. Especially after enjoying a few delicious meals.
If you are with the family during the holidays, it is a great opportunity to go out and visit places.
Going outdoors to have fun and visit new places makes thanksgiving a lot more enjoyable
Spear out some time to reach out to others in the best way you can.
You could visit an orphanage, donate your time at a local animal shelter, or some other way.
The best way to give thanks is to help others who aren’t as fortunate as you.
They are usually plenty of movies to watch around thanksgiving and thanksgiving is the perfect excuse to relax on the couch and get in the holiday spirit with some great movies.
Pick a family-friendly flick to see all together or go with something a little more romantic if you are spending thanksgiving holiday with your significant other
If you are spending Thanksgiving with your family or friends then you don’t necessarily have to go out to have some fun when you can stay in and play some fun games.
It would be a perfect time to host a game night and have fun. You can play your favourite board game, card game, play station, car race, hide and seek etc.
Start decorating for Christmas
This is something you can do after thanksgiving as Christmas is just around the corner. You could start your Christmas preparations on time.
Start the Christmas celebrations a bit early by putting up decorations. It’s always fun to get in the holiday spirit.