The Holidays will look different for all of us this year in 2020. Some of us will spend time away from loved ones in person, and some of us will be able to find ways to be together in some shape or form. Of course, we all love a good video call, but sometimes there is just no substitute for in-person time spent together. During the holidays more than ever, this seems important. But we all know that being in close contact with others indoors can pose some risk during these pandemic times.
By doing just a few things, you can use your garage as a pretty unique way of hosting the holidays! By doing somethings just a little bit differently, we can have a safe and distanced holiday for everyone.
The biggest drawback to having a holiday in a garage is probably the temperature problem. It might not be that big of a deal during the summer, but if your garage isn’t heated, it can be a little worrisome to gather in the garage. A few space heaters or electric patio heaters make a huge difference! You can rent some patio heaters from a local party rental, or you can purchase your own! I’ve found some on overstock.com! Just make sure not to get gas or propane-powered ones as they let off toxic gasses, which can be very dangerous if breathed in contained spaces.
Your garage’s great thing is that it more than likely has good airflow and wide-open spaces. Make it a little cozier by borrowing rugs from around your home to lay on the floor. Make sure to put a tree in the garage too! A little green makes everything feel more festive.
My garage has open rafters to be draping twinkle lights under sheer white curtains from the ceiling. Think country chic! Twinkle lights create an enchanting atmosphere for all your loved ones.
Have your guests bring their own holiday meals! If you are worried about sharing food, it can be a lovely idea to have everyone bring their own meals. This could be a great tradition in the years to come as we can meet in closer venues in the future.
Making your garage just a little cozier with some quirky holiday décor and switching things up a bit with your food can get together with your friends and family this season with peace of mind. And after all, isn’t peace what this season should be all about?