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5 tips for hosting the holidays
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… most years. This holiday season will look very different, but it is still possible to have a fun celebration and make new and interesting memories with your loved ones this year. All it takes is a little creativity, and you can be the ho-ho-host with the most. Here are 5 tips to get your party started.
decide what your comfort level is
Some people are comfortable with limiting their gatherings to the people in their own households, and some feel just fine expanding that circle. All that matters is how you and your immediate household feel. Let that determine exactly how you’ll celebrate. It’ll be fun no matter what.
check your state guidelines
Some states have guidelines limiting guests or households to a specific number. If there is a limit, plan your celebration accordingly. The guidelines are there to keep you safe.
Instead of a holiday spread where everyone is touching the same utensils, plates and everything in between, you could order and pick up separate entrees from a local restaurant. You could also use a food delivery service. This option makes it much easier to minimize contact with your guests.
practice social distancing
You know the drill. Maintain 6-ft. of distance from anyone not in your immediate household, frequently wash your hands and don’t share items. It’d be handy to have masks and hand sanitizer available, too. For an added layer of comfort, you could ask your guests to wear their masks at all times (when not eating all the delicious food).
Doesn’t sound as merry, does it? But it is possible to make the virtual experience a memorable one. Pick a time and where you’re going to connect. Go all out with decorations (at least, for the screen background). Some fun options could include: plan a meal and eat the same thing at each house, play online games, watch a movie… the possibilities are endless!