The holidays are one of the most delightful times of the year. Create a festive mood that’s cozy, warm, and full of holiday cheer with your loved ones with these festive ways to celebrate at home.
1. DECORATE CHRISTMAS COOKIES.
Gather the family around and bake delicious cookies in the kitchen. Afterwards, decorate them with frosting and enjoy these delicious treats with a sip of hot cocoa.
2. DO A HOLIDAY PUZZLE.
Puzzles are incredibly relaxing and a great way to have conversation. Set the mood by playing holiday songs in the background while the cookies are baking in the oven.
3. MAKE AN ORNAMENT.
As we approach a world that lives more sustainably, get creative with what nature offers us and make an ornament with the family. Use clay, leaves, twine, candy, or paint an old ornament. This is a beautiful tradition to practice every year that helps us enjoy the holidays while being mindful.
4. WATCH A CHRISTMAS MOVIE.
A holiday movie is a great way to take a break from Christmas decorating or baking cookies. Snuggle up in bed or on the couch and enjoy a feel-good holiday film with your significant other, friends, and/or family.
5. HOST A VIRTUAL PARTY.
Think zoom meetings were for school or work purposes only? Guess again. Host a virtual holiday party with friends from afar right at home! Make a virtual ornament decorating party or watch a holiday movie together. The ideas are limitless.
6. COOK A HOLIDAY DINNER.
Ooo now this is a special one. Gather the family in the kitchen and cook a holiday meal together. You can have each family member pick a dish they want to cook and then cook the dish together. So fun!
7. CREATE A FESTIVE PLAYLIST.
Hello Spotify playlist! Bring on the festive vibes with a warm playlist filled with holiday cheer. It’ll get the whole family dancing around the fireplace or cozy up on the sofa with a warm cup of hot chocolate.
8. LOOK AT CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
This is our personal favorite. We love taking a walk around the neighborhood to see Christmas lights. It’s a great way to bond, get fresh air, and feel cozy inside from the warm colors.
9. WEAR MATCHING PAJAMAS.
Family pictures, here we come! If you have a pet, have them join in on the fun too.
10. MAKE YOUR OWN GARLAND.
The best part about making our own garland is we can decorate our home with fresh florals and leaves after we are done. Gather your favorite flowers, leaves, petals, acorns, etc. and create a beautiful garland at home. Do show us on Instagram and tag us when you make one!
11. PICK A CHRISTMAS TREE.
Pick your own Christmas tree with the family from your local Christmas farm. There are many sustainable ways to pick a tree also. You can also rent a tree, grow your own in your backyard, or get a reusable artificial tree to enjoy for years to come.
12. SIP ON HOT COCOA.
Nothing beats cozying up on the sofa with your favorite Christmas song playing in the background, all while drinking a delicious hot chocolate. If you have a favorite recipe, share with us in the comments below!
13. ROAST MARSHMALLOWS.
Want to take this a step further? Make your own healthy marshmallows at home with your loved ones. You can even have a zoom party while you’re at it ;)
14. DELIVER HOMEMADE BAKED GOODS TO A LOVED ONE.
How sweet is this gesture? Get it? Sweet.. Haha! Bake your favorite homemade goods and drop them off to friends, family, or your neighbors.
15. WRAP PRESENTS.
We love a beautifully wrapped present. The point is to wrap the present so good you don’t want to open it, haha! Now show us your wrapping skills on Instagram!
16. HOST A GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING COMPETITION.
I can happily say this is one of my favorite holiday traditions to do (that is not just for the littles to enjoy). Fair warning. It can get very competitive, especially when you have a few judges.
17. KISS UNDER THE MISTLETOE.
According to tradition, you kiss your significant other when you are both standing under the mistletoe. It’s a sweet holiday tradition that will be celebrated for centuries to come.
18. HAVE A HOLIDAY GAME NIGHT.
Take out the board games and put your winning hat on. Monopoly. Check. Uno. Check. Jenga. Check. Bring out all of your favorite games and have a fun night indoors with your loved ones.
19. HOST A SECRET SANTA GIFT EXCHANGE.
Host a secret santa gift exchange at home. We encourage you to create a wish list so the gifts that are exchanged are meaningful, mindful, and loved.
20. HANG CHRISTMAS LIGHTS.
Hang Christmas lights indoors and/or outdoors with the family. At K&W, we love LED Christmas lights that are safe, efficient, and great for the planet. When you make the switch to LED, you’ll never go back!