6 Exciting Activities to Try with Family this Christmas 2020

December 7th, 2020

Amid the pandemic, many people are looking to celebrate Christmas indoors with their families instead of going out with a large group. Truly, there’s no place like home, so there’s no need to leave the house to have a blast with your loved ones this Yuletide season! Who says you can’t celebrate inside your home in quarantine? Here are six fun activities you can try in the comfort of your home with your family for a holly jolly holiday!

 

1. Craft Homemade Scented Candles

DIY projects are always enjoyable, especially when the whole family is involved in the crafting process. For this Christmas, why not make scented candles to set the holiday mood and give any space a more festive aura? All you need are a bag of soy wax for a clean and smooth burn, dye chips to add life and vibrancy to your candles, some wicks, and centering devices, and you’re all set.

 

What You Need for Your Candle-Making Project:

 

Soy wax

Dye chips

Pre-Tabbed Wicks

Centering Devices

Candle Tins or Mason Jars

Ribbons for Decorating

 

2. Have a Family Bake-Off Challenge

Get those aprons ready and channel your inner master chefs with a bake-off challenge! Fuel up the day’s festivities with warm delicacies made from the heart. Make it extra challenging by having each other judge the creations, and of course, the winner gets a prize. Make sure you have some baking staples ready such as fun cookie cutters, decorations, and festive frostings.

 

Christmas Bake-Off Ideas:

 

Gingerbread Cookies

Butter Pecan Cookies

Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies

Chocolate Mint Balls

Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies

Stuffed Snowball Cookies

 

3. Take a Family Photoshoot

Family selfies and pictures are always a must in every celebration. This year, kick it up a notch by wearing fun costumes with props and homemade backdrops– no need for a professional photographer! Whether you want it candid or wacky, what matters is you capture the precious moments.

 

Photoshoot Ideas:

 

Cozy and comfy pajama party

Family photo with pets

Play with fairy lights and smoke

Quarantine-themed photoshoot

Dress as your favorite movie characters

 

4. Watch Holiday Movies

Who needs a huge cinema when you can set up a blanket fort and binge on Christmas movies with the kids for a cozier watch party? Grab your popcorns, plug the speakers in, toss as many pillows as you can inside your blanket fortress, and press play! There’s an endless list of Christmas movies available on Netflix and other streaming platforms, from cheesy romantic comedies to family-friendly films. If you’re feeling a little edgy, maybe try Christmas horror flicks!

 

Must-Watch Holiday Movies:

 

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)

Klaus (2019)

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

The Princess Switch (2018)

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (2017)

Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)

 

5. Play Christmas Party Games

Nothing beats good ol’ Christmas party games! These activities are an exciting way to bond with your family, especially when there are kids. But if the adults seek a little more fun, this list has a few drinking games to pump up your Christmas spirits! P.S. Don’t forget to prepare exciting prizes for the winners as well— something sustainable like Oraganix Bee Fresh Beeswax Wraps; something energizing like Magnesium Oil Spray, or something relaxing like Fractionated Coconut Oil.

 

Party Games Ideas

 

Freeze Dance

Christmas Bingo

Candy Cane Hunt

Charades

Pictionary

Guess the Christmas Carol

Beer Pong

These Cards Will Get You Drunk

 

6. Host a Virtual Party

Even with the pandemic, we can still find ways to celebrate the season with friends and loved ones without having to go out— enter virtual parties! In this new normal, online reunions have become more common, and with the help of apps and software, an entertaining virtual party is very much possible.

 

Apps Where You Can Host Virtual Parties

 

Houseparty

Discord

Microsoft Teams

Squad

Zoom

Facebook Messenger

Facetime

Google Hangouts

 

Spread the Holiday Cheer Indoors

 

The pandemic may not let you celebrate Christmas with your faraway friends and loved ones, but you can still spread the holiday cheer with your family at home. After all, as the song goes, “For the holidays, you can’t beat home sweet home.”