Singles Thanksgiving Bucket List
Sometimes single people don’t get to spend the holiday with family or friends. It is more of a solo event. But even if that is true, we can still celebrate and celebrate well. I’ve seen lots of Thanksgiving Bucket List ideas for families, but none for singles. Below is a list of some things to do, if you are alone this Thanksgiving. Of course, these ideas would work for couples or groups of people as well.
- Watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Youtube has this 25 minute video here. After you have watched the video, take this quiz.
- Watch one of these motivational movies (all on Amazon Instant Video) – Ring the Bell, Faith Like Potatoes, or The Ultimate Life
- Write a gratitude letter. Or better yet start your own gratitude project. Here is my original list. The main point is to tell someone thanks and why you are grateful for them.
- Eat a festive meal. Of course the traditional turkey and stuffing works. But if that sounds too time- and labour-intensive, make a shepherd’s pie with ground turkey and mashed sweet potatoes. Here is my recipe.
Add decorative table touches. Fresh flowers put into a faux pumpkin (or even real pumpkin) are very nice. But you could also make your decorations. For instance these silverware holders are easy to make: Print, cut, glue. We made and used these at our October Secret Sister Reveal Party.
- Pray. Praying ad-lib or using a prayer prompt are some standard ways of praying. But what about adding faux or real pumpkins to your table decor and using them as a prompt? Of course you are confused. So go read this post about prayer pumpkins.
- Take a walk. Enjoy the scenery. Say hello to other folks who are out. But you can add something special to your time outdoors by taking yourself on a gratitude scavenger hunt. Go here for directions to this activity.
- Execute a Random Act of Kindness. At this post I give 20 RAK ideas. At this one, I list 10 RAK ideas.
- Read. Choose your favourite genre or something . . . . funny . . . encouraging . . . or heart-warming.
- Craft. A holiday is made better when crafting time is allowed. What about making a Christmas ornament? I have a ton of ornament ideas at this Pinterest board. I make snowman ornaments with my family (almost) every year, I am thinking about making this block snowman ornament especially since I still have my kiddos’ wooden alphabet blocks.
- Put up your holiday decorations. Turn on some holiday music and turn your place into a winter wonderland.
- Watch a Christmas movie. Here is an idea . . . Paper Angels. Now that you are at the end of your day, watch a movie. Here is my post 3 Reasons to Watch Christmas Movies.
- Insert your idea here. What would you add to this list of things a single person can do to spark up what could otherwise be a lonely holiday?
Your Turn . . . Will you be doing any of these activities? . . . What would you add to this list?
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