Safe Ways to Spend Thanksgiving in Aurora

Thanksgiving in AuroraThanksgiving in Auruora is usually the time of year where family and friends come together to celebrate all that we are thankful for.  With the pandemic still affecting how we gather this year one of our favorite holidays may look a little different this year. 

If you are looking for a way to downscale this Thanksgiving holiday here are five ideas for celebrating Thanksgiving in Aurora this year.

Host a Pot Luck

Invite a few friends or family over for a Thanksgiving pot luck. Be certain to assign a variety of dishes from appetizers, to sides, and dessert. Use decorative paper plates, napkins, and silverware to make the task of cleaning easier and the need for multiple people in the kitchen at a minimum.

Thanksgiving Take Out

Cringing at the thought of cooking Thanksgiving dinner in your Kirkland Crossing apartment? Then order take-out. Your local supermarket has many offerings from completely pre-cooked meals, side dishes, and more. 

You can also order a turkey online from William-Sonoma or Harry and David.

Celebrate the Holiday with Family and Friends via Zoom

Just because family and friends can’t gather like they usually do, doesn’t mean you can’t be together. There are a lot of online options to celebrate a virtual Thanksgiving. 

Set a time to eat and have a Zoom meal together! Swap family recipes and make a toast or share what you are thankful for! 

Don’t forget the Thanksgiving photo. Do a Zoom selfie of the entire gang!

Take a Walk

These walking trails near your Aurora apartment are the perfect way to walk off that turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy calories.

Take a Nap 

The tryptophan in turkey makes you tired, so a nice nap on Thanksgiving Day in your Aurora apartment is another way to keep up your Thanksgiving traditions.

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Aurora with these slightly different holiday traditions!

 

Celebrate Halloween in Aurora

Halloween in AuroraCelebrating Halloween in Aurora can be tricky this year, but with a bit of creativity, you can have a fun and safe Halloween. These fun ideas will get you in the spirit.

Make Your Own Treat Bag

If your trick-or-treaters can’t go door to door this year, give them a boo bag instead. Have the whole family gather to decorate their bag. Have them leave the bag out at night and fill it up with treats while they sleep to open on Halloween day.

Host a Remote Pumpkin Carving Contest

Use Zoom to call friends and family and have each member carve up a pumpkin or present a pumpkin they have carved prior to the party. Have everyone vote for the best pumpkin, then treat the winner to a gift card or send them a treat bag.

Play Spooktacular Games

Bring out the game clue or try some fun Halloween games at your Aurora apartment. Dangle donuts on a string to see who can eat one without using their hands. Alternatively, you can try a marshmallow-ghost toss by throwing marshmallows into different sized bowls for points.

Go on a Halloween Walk

There is something fun about going for a walk on All Hallows’ Eve. Bundle up, bring glow sticks or flashlights and enjoy the crunch of leaves under your feet or the brightly decorated homes in your neighborhood.

Decorate Your Apartment

Decorate your apartment at Kirkland Crossing in Aurora with Halloween themed pillows. You can also add stretchy cobwebs to mantels, doorways, and shelves. Pipe cleaners make spooky spiders and candy corn in a glass container adds whimsy. A grape vine wreath painted black is the perfect backdrop for white ghosts made of construction paper.

These fun tips and ideas will make celebrating Halloween in Aurora a memorable and Spooktacular experience. Watch out for ghosts and goblins! Boo!