Friday, February 26, 2010

Plan Fun Activities for Family and Friends

Plan Fun Activities for Family and Friends

It’s so easy to get caught up in the preparations for a holiday. Shopping, baking, cooking, wrapping, cleaning, and chauffeuring the kids everywhere they need to go. As you make your list of things to do, be sure to include some fun activities that include your friends, family members, co-workers and neighbors. After all, fellowship and companionship is a big part of a holiday, so make sure you spend some quality fun time with those who mean the most to you.

Singing is a fun way to not only include people you already know, but a great way to break the ice and meet new people. Print up some lyrics, grab a portable stereo and sing. On Christmas many poeple tour the neighborhood singing Christmas carols, but that's not the only holiday for singing. It doesn’t matter that you’re not the best singer. People of all ages will enjoy this tradition carried into the modern holiday. If you don’t feel comfortable caroling, kareokee is another option, or just singing with family around the fire.

Ice skating is another great activity to do with friends and family. Not only does it promote getting some exercise, but it’s a great way to spend time outside enjoying the crispness of the winter air if you live in the right climate. If you don’t, most towns have local skating rinks. Check their schedule in advance and send out invitations to several family members or friends and make an afternoon of it.

Consider encouraging your friends and family join you on a volunteer excursion to help out at a local nursing home or homeless shelter during the holiday. You can visit, sing or help serve meals. If you know of a family in need, perhaps your friends and family could put together a holiday gift basket and fill the basket full of food, baked goods, and small treats and gifts for the children of the family. It’s a great way to teach children the importance of giving back to their community and helping those that are less fortunate then themselves.

Remember the reason for the holiday, and spend some time with your friends and family, and maybe even help out others in the process. Have a great holiday!

Enjoy the memories,

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