This year also brings us a different Christmas, with a reduced capacity, but in which we will not stop celebrating. These ideas are sure to help you visualize what the holidays will be like.
Both family celebrations and company dinners are going to change a lot this year. 2020 and the pandemic are teaching us that we are capable of adapting. And Christmas will be no less. We want you to go thinking about these ideas that we give you to organize, enjoy and prepare a Christmas in petit committee but continue to have that magic of each year. Because there is much to celebrate, you just have to know how to do it.
IDEAS TO ENJOY A CHRISTMAS IN PETIT COMMITTEE
INVITATIONS FEW AT A TIME
Whether with friends or family, in private meetings, everything indicates that there will be a limit of people we can meet and with whom we can meet. Depending on the scenario in which we find ourselves in December and the community of residence, it may vary. We have already gone through the possibility of meeting 6 or 10 people. To avoid massive outbreaks, surely, those will be the numbers.
Larger families this Christmas will surely have to spread more. Instead of meeting all together in the same house, they will have to do it in several. You can already think about how the distribution of people and houses will be.
THERE ARE VIDEO CALLS
Luckily, another of the things that we have become most used to doing this year Covid is to resort to video calls to be close to people. So at Christmas lunches and dinners, they will be one more guest. Find a stable and well-placed place from which the entire table can be seen. This will be how to share an evening with those who are elsewhere.
Or you can also share via video call the moment of opening gifts next to the tree because a well-decorated Christmas tree at home cannot be missing. And not all the details on doors, furniture … all the Christmas decorations that are necessary to try to live them as always!
ORGANIZE MEETINGS AND DAYS
Since this Christmas is all about keeping us all safe, a good idea, in addition to reducing the number of diners or guests in each meeting, is to space the meetings in enough time so that everyone is well and check -before seeing anyone else- that after the appointment there is no outbreak.
INVITATIONS WITH A HEART AND CLEAR MESSAGES
Perhaps more than ever this year you should think about taking up physical or digital Christmas cards to make everyone feel close even if we can’t get together as much.
- Prepare messages with a heart, beautiful and positive, from which they draw a smile.
- Make your own cards to congratulate Christmas or to invite and take the opportunity to remember some things that no one should forget.
Without a doubt, it is another tip on this list of ideas to celebrate a Christmas in a small committee. Hit online shopping. Surely the capacity will also continue to be limited in shopping centers. To avoid queues and risk, preparing gifts from home. In this sense, there are several options. The main thing, prepare in advance a list of ideas to give to each one. Because in this way you can organize yourself well and without haste. For those you go to see, you can prepare a physical surprise for them. For those who do not, send the gifts with a note indicating that before opening the package, make a video call. In this way, the moment will be shared even in the distance. You can also take the opportunity to shop in the neighborhood where you live and support small businesses. And if you decide to prepare a gastro gift yourself, make sure that what you cook you do with all the security measures. That is, use a mask and gloves if you prepare cookies to give as gifts. As if it were a professional kitchen because only then will you keep the guests safe.
DO YOU HAVE A TERRACE AT HOME? YOU ARE GOING TO USE IT! (IF TIME ALLOWS YOU)
Well this year, if the weather is good, Christmas goes out. To the exterior. That is where it is safest. So if the sun is out on Christmas or New Year’s Day, serve your food on the terrace. Do not forget to decorate it for the occasion. This year the summer season ends but with it the use and enjoyment of the terrace are not. And if you have an outdoor stove it can be an ally this year to welcome the year 2021 with the grapes outside. Of course, always notify your guests so that they come warm for the occasion.
THE (REDUCED) CHRISTMAS MENU 2020
Some will find it strange to think of a Christmas celebration in a small committee, with few people (6 or 10). For others, it will be usual. An equally succulent Christmas lunch or dinner can be prepared for just a few. What you should try is to avoid having dishes to share in the center of the table. That is, everything must be served on individual plates and always use cutlery to do so. You do not touch anything with your hand that is not on your plate. And if you can also avoid recipes that are eaten by hand, much safer. For example, although they can be peeled with cutlery, the prawns this year are better on a plate where they are incorporated and that is eaten with a spoon or fork as a salpicón (one, two three … answer again).
And this year, put the dishwasher. It is a way to wash the kitchenware, glassware, and cutlery at high temperature and thoroughly so that everything is clean, disinfected, and shiny.