6 fun ideas for celebrating the holidays at home this year

Dec 10 2020, 9:04 am

This year has given us many reasons to think outside the box, and coming up with new traditions for the Christmas season is just another part of that.

But whatever you end up doing to celebrate the holidays, we can bet it will involve amazing food — and lots of it.

Save-On-Foods offers curbside pickup and delivery for all your holiday ingredients, meaning you can safely and easily order online, saving more time to spend on special moments with those closest to you.

Here are a few fun ideas to try this year with your nearest and dearest. Who knows? Maybe a few of them will even result in a lasting tradition.

Stay home — and make another out of gingerbread

Making gingerbread houses is one of the most iconic traditions people don’t always get time for. Bring the family together and sit around the table making edible houses, topped with decorative icing, candy, and whatever else your creative minds can come up with. Whether you make a shack or a castle, it doesn’t matter in the end — both will be equally delicious!

Pitch in an appie for a household potluck

Potlucks are typically suggested for gatherings where people can show off their culinary specialty and eat a little bit of a lot of things. Why can’t you do this at home? Everyone makes two appies and puts them on the table. It’s surprising, different, and a new way to do dinner this Christmas Eve. 

Get creative while decorating candy apples

Cover an apple in caramel sauce and decorate it with whatever you want. It’s so simple and so delicious. When’s the last time you ate (or even saw) one of these? While some might consider this a traditional Halloween treat, it doesn’t have to be. Top and decorate it with red and green sprinkles! Plus, there’s fruit in the middle, which makes this a healthy choice. Right?

Host a competitive cookie competition

This one is for the competitive group. Everyone gets the same base portion of cookie dough. From there, each person adds whatever they want to it. Throw in some chocolates, stir in a pinch of cinnamon, mix in oatmeal, add in some berries, pretzels, marshmallows, or whatever you want. Blind judge each decadent creation and see who made the best cookies. Winner (and losers) gets a cookie!

Decorate the Christmas tree

It’s a classic for a reason. This year, take some time with the tree and make it look extra beautiful. While you decorate, nibble on some of the incredible Western Family appetizers available at Save-On-Foods. As you snack, talk about each ornament, discussing where you got it and remembering Christmases from years before. You can even make new, homemade ornaments this year for a meaningful, traditional style of tree. Popcorn strings and dried mandarin garlands, anyone?

Throw a holiday movie marathon

Christmas is always the best time of year for new movies. Not only are all the holiday movies coming out, but Oscar season is coming up! Host your own living room film festival by having each person pick a Christmas movie. Want a laugh? Throw on Christmas Vacation. Feeling like a good cry? We recommend the underrated The Family Stone. Just don’t forget the popcorn. 


All of these suggestions offer an opportunity to bond over snacks, crafts, and desserts. Save-On-Foods has amazing food for all of your holiday moments. Make grocery shopping this Christmas easy and hassle-free — whether you order online for pick-up or delivery — so you can have more time to enjoy the company of one another.

Start shopping now at saveonfoods.com.

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