Thanksgiving Activities for Seniors


Posted by admin on November 6th, 2017 in Holidays | No Comments

DIY decorations for Thanksgiving dayWith Thanksgiving just around the corner, you may be wondering how you will spend the day. As a senior, you may be expecting a houseful of loved ones or cooking a simple meal for two. No matter how many guests you will have, there are ways you can safely enjoy the day. Here are a few ideas for Thanksgiving activities you are sure to enjoy.

1. Football Bingo

Football bingo is a hoot! Get on your computer and create a bingo card and a list of words commonly used by football game announcers. Give each guest a blank card and the word list. Have them place the words, one each, in the boxes on their card. As you are watching football, you get one mark when an announcer says the word or phrase on bingo board. The game ends when a person gets bingo.

2. Macy’s Parade Breakfast

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a tradition that has been loved by families for ages. Host a parade watching party. You can have a small meal placed out, along with coffee and other drinks. You and friends or family can sit back and watch the parade, enjoying each other’s company before your big meal.

3. String Popcorn

When is the last time you strung popcorn? Cook up a batch, get out the needle and thread, and string popcorn. When you are done, hang your strings on trees and bushes as a delicious snack for birds and squirrels. Conversely, you and your family can string popcorn to be used on the family Christmas tree, if you prefer.

4. Host a Bake Off

If you love the Food Network, why not pay homage and host a bake-off in your own home? Ask each guest to create their best dessert, be it pumpkin pie or otherwise, and bring it in a closed box. Put all of the boxes on a table and, at dessert time, reveal the goodies. Have each guest taste each dessert and vote on whose is best. You can decide on a prize for the winner.

5. Host a Movie Marathon

Maybe football isn’t your thing. And, if it’s not, you aren’t alone. Instead of tuning in to one of the many games that are played on the holiday, host a movie marathon instead and start a new tradition. Maybe you put in a holiday movie, and then another and another. Perhaps you host a marathon of your favorite Disney movies. It doesn’t really matter. All that matters is that you and your guests enjoy yourselves.

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