Thanksgiving is on it’s way. It’s a chance to spend time with family, eat good food, and make new memories. However, for a lot of families, Thanksgiving will look different this year due to COVID-19. So, why not fully embrace the differences this year, and celebrate Thanksgiving on a campground this year. We have a few tips for you to make sure your camping trip is a memorable one: 

  1. Keep an eye on the weather.

Before you plan a camping trip on Thanksgiving, make sure you prepare for the weather. The last thing you want to be hit with is a surprise rainstorm. So, pack a tarp or an all-weather canopy to protect you and your loved ones. In addition, you can also get gazebo curtains that can be additional protection from any wind or rain.

  1. Plan and cook dishes ahead of time.

You will want to prepare one of the most important features of Thanksgiving – the food. Whether you want turkey with all the fixings, or you want to cook something different, make sure you plan in advance. You’ll also want to cook in advance too before you even get to the campsite. Doing any major roasting and baking at home and re-heat food at the campsite. If you want to do something different, contact us at Canyons and Chefs and ask us about our private chef services.

  1. Be as simple as you possibly can.

Cooking food for your camping trip will take longer and take more planning than you initially expect. So, plan for simple dishes, such as easy side dishes, appetizers, and desserts. Also, make this a family affair, right down the planning and preparation. Whether it’s a small Thanksgiving affair or with extensive friends and family, ask people to help you, whether it’s bringing side dishes or contributing to larger equipment you’ll need for the trip.

  1. Don’t forget the décor.

Just because you are celebrating Thanksgiving differently, it doesn’t make it any less of a special day. Add festivity to your celebration, both in big and small ways. Get a decorative table cloth that has a fall harvest appearance. Make sure you bring extra lighting since it gets dark earlier during this time of year. Bring candles, flameless candles, string lights, or lanterns, which can all evoke a commemorative mood while adding much-needed light.

If you are considering going camping for this holiday, most importantly, make sure you plan in advance.  Thanksgiving is special for many of us, and having your celebration on a camping trip will make it a day to remember. Happy Thanksgiving!