- Bake with family/friends
Yes, baking allows everyone to come together and have fun. Plus, it will also fill the room with that fresh smell of homemade cookies! My roommate actually made a batch of snickerdoodles the other day and it came out smelling delicious. It was very simple to make and thinking about it makes me want some now. Click here for a recipe!
- Go to the Movies
Hey, dinner does not start till later, so why not enjoy a nice film. If you go early, it will just be six dollars! Some movies to consider:
Life of Pi
For those who have read the book, this is a must see. It showcases the need of companionship and self-preservation, sounds like the perfect movie for Thanksgiving.
This is number one choice on my “to watch” list after midterms are over. I am a huge fan of Disney movies, so I am pretty bias about it.
Denzel Washington has never failed me, so I expect nothing, but the best. He looks good for a 50-something year old.
Breaking Dawn Part 2
No one can resist the Twilight saga, right? I don’t have a team, but I do want to see how they finish the movie. Obviously, it won’t be as great as Harry Potter, again, bias.
I am just throwing out suggestions. Usually they have fantastic movies coming out during the holidays, so there are always other options.
- Run a Turkey-Trot
Shed the weight beforehand by running, walking, or strolling through the 5k – 10k run. You will be helping a great cause and there are plenty of cities hosting it. Also, you will be able to justify the third serving of mashed potatoes. How awesome is that? Sign-ups are already available, so Google away!
- Go Ice Skating
What better way is there to end the night, if not, go ice-skating? Skate a little before heading out to the outlets and malls for Black Friday. This way it will be easier to transition into that merry mood, if you haven’t already. There are ice-skating rinks in Pasadena, Downtown Disney (recommended), Santa Monica, and Downtown LA, plenty to chose from.