While it’s the most festive time of the year, things look a little different due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As cases continue to rise throughout the nation, many holiday traditions have been halted.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that Americans not travel during the holiday season to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
Over the weekend, more than 1 million people have passed through United States airport security checkpoints, despite an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases.
This marks the first time airports throughout the nation have screened more than 1 million passengers since November 29. That came at the end of a Thanksgiving weekend that saw far more travel around the country than had been hoped for as the weather turned colder and COVID-19 cases were already spiking again.
While health officials have urged people to gather during the holidays, Bustle has come up with eight tips for throwing your first-ever holiday party via Zoom.
Here are tips for throwing a virtual party:
Pick a theme: You don’t necessarily have to pick red and green colors for your virtual holiday party. For your first virtual gathering, pick a color that is comfortable and easy.
Send festive invitations: After choosing your theme, you can send festive virtual invitations that will keep your guests excited for your party.
Prepare early: The holidays can cause a lot of stress. When planning your gathering, you should be prepared. If you don’t want to stress yourself out, you should decorate a day or two beforehand.
Stick to what you know: If you’re not comfortable, stick to old traditions that you’re used to. When cooking a meal, don’t be afraid to cook that old family recipe.
Go with pre-made: If you dislike cooking, pre-made foods are the easiest way to go.
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Ask for help and accept it: The holiday season is not all about the gifts - it is also about family and friends helping each other.
Relax and enjoy: You've done it! Now, sit back and relax for the holiday season.