After a long day of digging in and having fun with family, there’s nothing quite like a good Thanksgiving nap. But what comes next?
Black Friday shopping is a popular activity for many—but if you’d prefer something a little more relaxing, there are plenty of ways to do exactly that! Read on as we share ten of our favorite ways to relax, unwind and enjoy the day-after fun with family and friends.
Some years, we wake up at the crack of dawn to get to that much-anticipated sale… others, we sleep in, turning off the alarm clock and savoring the sweet simplicity of a hard-earned day off. It’s called balance! Feel free to sleep in and enjoy the easygoing nature of the holiday season this Black Friday.
Enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers in an all-new way
After sleeping in, why not work some magic on your Thanksgiving leftovers? Turn turkey, potatoes and veggies into a delicious post-Turkey-Day hash, sprinkle cranberries and pecans into your pancake mix, or whip up hearty turkey paninis (swap mayo for mashed potatoes and gravy for a fun, seasonal touch).
Of course, if you do want to jet out the door for some shopping, you can still enjoy your leftovers! The night before, whip up a quick no-bake batch of granola bars with oats, leftover cranberries and seasonal spices for a quick energizer.
Have a “Friendsgiving” brunch
If you prefer the hands-off approach, let us whip up breakfast or brunch for you! Come down to Peach Valley Café with friends and enjoy an easygoing get-together over your favorite meals and, of course, mimosas and other sweet delights.
Take a walk on the beach
It’s a great time of the year to take a relaxing stroll on the beach—or perhaps build some “snowmen” in the sand! Get out and enjoy the crisp, autumnal air and listen to your favorite holiday tunes as you go.
Order the gift of food, fuss-free
Ordering a Peach Valley Café gift card for a loved one is a great way to get started on your holiday shopping, minus the rush and shopping cart traffic jams.
Create handmade goodies
Or, you can even create your own gifts! Turn old mason jars into snow globes, or have younger family members create papier-mâché ornaments or handmade scrapbooks. It’s true, what they say—the most meaningful gifts really do come from the heart, and this Black Friday is a great time to craft some together.
Take a daycation
Whether you cruise down to the coast or to the heart of theme park fun in Orlando, now is a great time to take a quick family daycation. Nearby activities like the Daytona Turkey Run are worth enjoying with the whole crew, too!
The Thanksgiving holiday is all about appreciating what we have—and naturally, part of that can include giving to those who have less. Whether you work with a food bank, shelter or other organization, or simply assemble gift baskets for those in need, you can feel peace about doing good this Black Friday and beyond.
Have a family movie marathon
Now is a great time to binge on your favorite holiday movies, or to whip out the old home videos! Watching those seasonal memories with the ones you love most is a great way to relish the holiday fun.
Decorate for the holidays
Why not start a new tradition? Use Black Friday as an opportunity to deck out your space in seasonal flourishes—lights, reindeer, garland, the works—and have some fun while you do it, sipping hot cocoa and listening to your favorite tunes along the way.
What’s your favorite way to spend the day after Thanksgiving? Be sure to let us know below, and stick with Peach Valley in the weeks ahead as we share more ways to celebrate the holiday season!