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Quarantine Thanksgiving Ideas

Quarantine Thanksgiving Ideas

While we all wish the pandemic was a thing of the past, it’s not and the holidays are shaping up to be much different this year than in past years. As we all adapt to what 2020 is continuing to challenge us all with, here is a list of Quarantine Thanksgiving Ideas to make Thanksgiving as special as possible this year:

  1. Host a virtual Thanksgiving over Zoom, Facetime, or any of the other video chatting platforms. While this isn’t as fun as gathering in person, it can be a great way to include people who normally can’t be together on this day!
  2. Pick a festive cocktail or mocktail that everyone celebrating virtually with you can make and share together! Here is a link to 30 Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes.
  3. If you aren’t the one who usually cooks for this holiday, consider ordering a meal from a local restaurant.
  4. Create a movie marathon! Netflix even has a feature to have a “Netfix Party” with those whom you are not with physically. Here are some great classics for the season: When Harry meet Sally, The Big Chill, You Got Mail, Trading Places, A Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving to name a few good ones!
  5. Watch the Macy’s Day Parade, which is still currently happening with limited crowds – Tune in to the time honor tradition on your sofa.
  6. Watch the National Dog Show – Man’s best friend is happening this year without on audience. NBC 12PM to 2PM directly after the Macy’s Day Parade. Pick your favorite pooch!
  7. Get outside! Weather permitting; take a hike, walk, or bike ride to enjoy the Autumn leaves, snow, or the sun. A little more fresh air is good for all of us during these times.
  8. Celebrate al fresco – if possible or open all windows
  9. Send treats, cards, or letters to loved ones who you cannot be with physically to share your gratitude for them.
  10. If you are able to, check on the seniors and less fortunate in your community to see if you can help in any way. Running errands, grocery shopping, etc. could make someone’s day incredibly brighter.

However you are celebrating this year, we wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

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About the Author: Yvonne Wonder

As the founder and managing director of Destination Sitters, LLC, a national hotel and event babysitting service, and the mother of two children, I strongly believe that family comes first. I personally needed babysitting when I moved to San Diego 14 years ago. Like most parents, I assumed there were standards for temporary babysitting; in reality, there are no state standards or licensing requirements for temporary babysitting. The idea for Destination Sitters was born! I wanted to Give Parents Peace of Mind® when traveling with their children, so I created strict screening requirements for the sitters we refer. There is nothing like the peace of mind that comes from getting great professional help to care for your children, especially when traveling away from home. I and my partners, along with our office staff, have that one goal in mind with everything we do. Through the years of working with children, I have been inspired to write three books, and this blog for parents’ and children’s wellbeing. I believe the best way to teach a child is leading by example, with love, honesty, integrity, compassion, perseverance, and personal responsibility. Learning these values and teaching children that all women and men are equal will encourage them to dream big to be anything they want to be! An entrepreneur for over 35 years, I previously spent years running a construction and design company with two offices in California and built million-dollar estates and remodeled existing ones. For three and half years, I was one of the primary designers on HGTV’s Curb Appeal. I have also been published in books, magazines and newspapers, and have been a featured designer in multiple showcase houses.

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