Big Ideas for a Small Christmas

December 2020

Big Ideas for a Small Christmas

The holiday season will be a little different this year, but “different” can mean “memorable.” Small gatherings create big memories—they’re more intimate and often mean more quality time and deeper connections. We’re sharing a few ideas so you can feel the Christmas magic no matter how you celebrate!

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1. Make an Easy, Grab-and-Go Spread

If you’re having a small holiday get-together, serve your guests individual dishes or bite-sized foods.

Tip: Use disposable toothpicks or appetizer forks to cut down on cleanup.

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2. Throw a Virtual Holiday Party

  • Hold your gift exchange online. Each person takes a turn opening presents and showing them to everyone else. This will only work if your gifts arrive before the party, so make sure to send them early!
  • Host an ugly sweater party. Everyone can wear their tackiest sweater and vote for their favorite in an online poll.
  • Indulge your inner artist in a virtual cookie-decorating party. Bake cookies or purchase plain ones to decorate, or send out the recipes for sugar cookies and icing a couple of weeks before the party for anyone who wants to make their own.
  • Show off your Christmas trees in a Christmas tree party where everyone flaunts their decked-out evergreens. Let friends and family cast their votes online, then declare a winner.
  • Set up a virtual cook-along with your family members.
    • Organize a video conference where you can make your favorite dishes. There are a few Christmas staples that everyone makes, but let’s see how original you can get! This year is the perfect opportunity to add a unique twist.

Care Meal

3. Start a New Tradition

  • Make a care meal for a loved one to show them how much they mean to you.
  • Dance the day away with a kid-friendly, Fruit-a-saurus Conga Line party. Make a playlist of holiday tunes, bake some nuggets and thread them on skewers with fruit for a snack grown-ups will love too!
    • Tip: Cut off the pointed ends of the skewers to make sure it’s safer for kids.
  • Hold a Christmas game night. Many popular boardgames are now available online, so you can play with friends and family from all over the world!
  • Have a Christmas movie night. Put on some holiday classics or modern favorites while munching on popcorn and Christmas candy.
    • Tip: Crush up some candy canes and sprinkle them over your popcorn if you’re feeling extra festive!




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