We all love the idea of friends and family gathering together, however the planning and organization of it can feel daunting! Let me share some ideas to help you bring others together any time of year.
Virtual Happy Hour
Now this one is great because you can host from your very own living room and involve friends who live anywhere!
1. Pick a date a time that works for everyone.
2. Send out your virtual meeting invite.
3. Feeling exciting? Pick a theme! We chose wigs and cheetah, why? Because we were knee deep in quarantine and needed to spice it up a little!
4. If you really want to go above and beyond, surprise your friends with a drink delivered to their doorstep using a drink delivery app. Our friend Jen did this and it was SUCH a treat! She even gave us added some sweets to our friend's order who was pregnant at the time, thoughtful!
Mail everyone a facemask ahead of time and have a little R & R and laughs with family or friends.
Sing with family and
have your loved one blow out their
candles via zoom!
Virtual craft night!
Have each pal grab the same supplies and craft away!
50 State Dates
My husband and I started this when we were dating. We basically pick a new state/states to visit each year and do as much as we can when we are there!
-walks through the town
-try local's favorite food and drink
-hikes, sightseeing, museums and more.
In a town known for live music? Go!
In a town known for 'The Alamo'? Go!
In a town known for their green chile recipes? Eat them.
This will take a while, lifetime?, to complete but we sure love doing it. I always make us take a photo holding the State abbreviations, we then print the photo and pin it to a little cork board we have.
Here are some cute ideas linked to the right.
Food and Drink Tour
During January when things are bleak and gray, I wanted to get out of the house and do a little day trip. We went to Chico, where I went to college, and I wanted to pop in all my old haunts and try bites from each place.
-My favorite tea drink
-A lunch spot we went to when our parents were in town
-My favorite pizza place (which devastatingly was CLOSED!)
The food was NOT as good as I remembered, surprise surprise haha, but it was fun and nostalgic to be back. I realized if you are ever in a little town like this you can do your own little food/drink tour, it's always fun to bop around!
It's always kind to stock the fridge and cupboards with snacks and drinks you know your guest likes.
When I went to visit my brother he made a little gift basket to welcome me!
Samples or extra toiletries? Put them in a little drawer or box for when visitors come.
A charcuterie plate or mix of snacks are always a good idea whether it's a game night, celebration, or friends coming over for dinner.