Is the Christmas season just around the corner?
If you used to feel anxious about the thought of a homecoming and a family gathering, you don’t have to be anymore. You may have had boring Christmases in the past, but it doesn’t mean that all your holidays from then on won’t give you a reason to celebrate. Just be ready to do certain activities so you, as well as your family members, can even start looking forward to the holidays.
Here are some suggestions:
1 – Cook Good Food
Firstly, cook good food. Find out what your family members love to eat and then do your best to give it to them. If you don’t cook, have someone else do the cooking on your behalf.
When there’s good food on the table, your family will be in a great mood. Your family members will enjoy and be in the mood to socialize. Your aunt may start commenting on the deliciousness of the food. Your cousin may begin talking about her new beau. Or your brother-in-law may start sharing details about his new business venture.
2 – Give out Cool Presents
If your family members get bored, chances are they’ll just stay in their rooms – or worse, get on the road. But an idea that can help change their minds is to hand them cool presents. The kids, especially, will light up upon hearing this idea.
And if you know there will be Christmas stockings at your place, take the initiative of buying stocking fillers. If your family members can sense that there’s a lot of good stuff inside their stockings, they’ll likely stick around.
3 – Think of a Fun Group Game
Another way is to think of a fun group game. Playing charades seems old-fashioned, but it actually still works in encouraging families to bond. It gives you an opportunity to talk to your teammates, recall memorable titles, and engage in mindless laughter.
Playing games may require you to put your competitive spirit into play. As the competitive type, you may entertain doubts of such an activity being a good idea at all. But it is! While playing, you’ll be surprised that you suddenly will stop caring about whether you win or lose.
If you’re only home for about a week in a year, you should maximize your time at home. Spend your time with your loved ones and make your stay memorable. Don’t settle for an ordinary celebration, and instead, consider the aforementioned suggestions as a way to keep matters interesting.