Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Spice Up Your Holiday Gatherings

 Most people don't have the luxury of seeing every member of their family at once besides the holiday season and this is why holiday gatherings are so important to most families. This period props the door open for families to share and laugh with one another. A great opportunity to go down memory lane and reminisce on the good times. Therefore, these gatherings should be very festive and fun. It is wonderful gathering at Mom and Dad's, but that can become monotonous. You can spice it up and kick it up a notch by changing scenery.

One way to experience your holiday through a different lens is to go on a cruise with the family. Cruises are great for family gatherings as there is so much planned for you on board. Everyone gets to kick back and relax, enjoy the numerous entertainment provided, and pander to all the food and drinks that are generously available. You get to enjoy the company of your family while you all discover something new and explore somewhere new together on your excursions. A cruise is a great way to spend time together in an exciting way.

Okay so you think a cruise is too expensive or it's too many other people on board with you, how about taking a road trip and renting a Villa where all the family members can lodge and you can still have a wonderful traditional family gathering. You can all wake up to the sweet smelling aroma of coffee in the morning, kids running around in their pj's, ladies cooking up the storm in the kitchen, while the men hang out in the living room playing video game or better yet watching football. It's always a great sight and all that make holidays very memorable.

You may ask what if we all don't live in the same country, how do we do this? The best way to minimize the distance factor is to pick a central location and have everyone fly into that city for a wonderful family holiday reunion. Of course this involves spending and planning ahead, but the end result is well worth it. Remember you don't have to make it a yearly event if you can't afford it, but planning and saving ahead will make this go smoothly and less stressful.

As William Cowper wisely put it, "variety is the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor." Give your life some flavor! Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Oh I am dreaming already of a cruise. All that luxury and entertainment.

    No cooking and cleaning,that sounds brilliant to me.

    Never mind not seeing the family, a time by ourselves is all we need especially right now.

    That turkey sure looks delish; you are so good at this blimey! You wanna arrange a turkey for us too, ahahahh lol.

    Happy thanksgiving Lady.

  2. Ahhhhhha arrange a turkey? No LOL, but arrange a turkey trip is right up my alley. Thanks for swinging by to read and leave a comment. The holidays can be spent in so many nice and interesting ways.

  3. LOL.Girl you got jokes, turkey to turkey trip, ahhaha very funny. You got me there, nice one..

  4. I like the "renting a villa" idea. I think that will still feel like home even though you're away from home.

  5. Absolutely! The Villa idea still gives you a very homey feeling and you can still make your holiday specials while away from home.


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