7 Ways to Make Thanksgiving Day Extra Special

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Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than 2 months away? For my Canadian readers, Thanksgiving is less than a week away. This year’s Thanksgiving just like most holiday celebrations this year is going to look a bit different than what we are used to due to the current pandemic; so here are 7 ways to make Thanksgiving Day extra special. The CDC recommends celebrating Thanksgiving virtually this year to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 when traveling. But that shouldn’t stop you from continuing to make life memories which can be done virtually. There are so many ways you can make Thanksgiving extra special even if it is done virtually. 

Making family extra special this thanksgiving is very important to me. To do that, it is important to start preparing in advance. For those who have families in different states, countries and are unable to travel right now, you can still make Thanksgiving Day extra special by celebrating virtual through zoom. To my Canadians who will be celebrating their thanksgiving on October 12, here are ideas to make the holiday extra special. Here are 7 fun ways to make Thanksgiving day extra special this year. 

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7 Ways to Make Thanksgiving Day Extra Special

With only a few weeks to Thanksgiving holiday, this year’s holiday is more than special and should be celebrated despite the circumstances surrounding this year. Finding a safe alternative to celebrate thanksgiving this year can be tasking; but we have to embrace this new normal and also protect ourselves and our family from the virus.  

  1. Sharing recipes with family members and friends that can be made virtually
  2. Watch the Macy Parade together: This year’s Macy’s parade will be online. Gather your family and friends, dress up and stream it.
  3. Have a Zoom baking or cooking class
  4. Have a pie eating contest: If you are looking for something fun to do, try pie eating contests. Have everyone bake a pie of their own. Then have a host who will coordinate the contest.
  5. Virtual Thanksgiving Bingo: You can create a Thanksgiving bingo that’s fun for the whole family or you can download some online. This is a great opener to get everyone to warm up.
  6. Share grateful words: This has been a crazy year. You can get everyone to share what they are grateful for this year.
  7. Start the holiday season early by watching a Christmas movie together


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Stella Adewunmi