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Holidays at Home - Where the Heart Is

Instead of dashing through the snow and rushing through airports, 60% of Americans plan to spend the holidays at home this year according to a survey conducted by Amex Trendex (from American Express). Everyone knows that “home is where the heart is,” so this year Metro Diner is cooking up some special holiday cheer and baking a batch of gift giving ideas that are worth staying home for.

Holiday Hosting Ideas

When it comes to hosting the happiest holidays, here are some helpful hints to get the party started and keep it going all day long:

Get in the Holiday Spirit – Start the day gathered around the TV, lounging with your family wearing festive pajamas or alongside guests in themed cozy sweaters. Cue up favorite holiday classics like The Polar ExpressHome Alone, and Miracle on 34th Street and set the celebratory mood.

Save Time, Order Online – Stay comfortable in your holiday pajamas! Place an easy online order for breakfast, lunch or dinner and enjoy convenient + contactless curbside takeout or delivery options via UberEats and DoorDash.

Be Crafty with Kids – Got kids? Stock up on arts and crafts supplies to keep little hands busy with holiday-themed, no-mess projects like make-your-own ornament (all you need is construction paper, crayons and ribbon), or pipe cleaner Santa’s, menorahs, reindeer and snowmen. Need more to do? Gather up single-socks to make into puppets and put on a play.

Just Press Play – What would the holiday be without everyone’s favorite music? Create a play list of classic tunes and their updated versions to get everyone’s toes-a-tapping and hands clapping. Chances are everyone will still be humming them with a smile for days to come.

Cozy Gifts For All

For many, home is also now where we work and play, and topping holiday 2020 wish lists are leisure wear, candles, puzzles/games, bathrobes + slippers, home décor and more comfy, cozy and casual items. Here are some thought starters to start your shopping:

It’s All Fun + Games – If there’s one thing 2020 taught us, it’s how to have a great time without leaving the house. Look for updates on the classics like sports-themed Monopoly sets, fast-paced word games, mind bending jigsaw puzzles or challenging trivia competitions.

Stuff Stockings with Serenity – Good things come in small packages and this year, think calm. Scented candles, relaxing essential oils and bath balms help soothe the spirit. Slip in a Metro Diner gift card to give busy home chefs a night off (purchase $50 in Metro Diner gift cards for friends and family members and receive a $10 bonus card!)

Practically Speaking – Now that so many are working and playing at home, help friends and family dress for no-occasion with gifts like fluffy slippers, stylish loungewear and Zoom-friendly casual wear.

Holiday Meals Made Easy

After all the buying, shopping, shipping and wrapping, take the rest of the holiday off your plate by letting Metro Diner takeover in your kitchen with heat and eat festive meals to serve family and friends:

Sweet, Savory and Stressless - Metro Diner is taking the stress out of cooking for guests this holiday season by offering the ultimate Holiday Feast To-Go. Heat-and-serve holiday feasts include baked ham with cherry sauce and roasted turkey with cranberry sauce! They are both served complete with delicious sides like creamy mashed potatoes & gravy, French-style green beans, savory cornbread stuffing, Hawaiian dinner rolls and choice of pecan or pumpkin pie. These feasts come cold to be heated up at home with heating instructions to serve an individual dinner plate up to a party of eight!

Host with the Most - Local catering just got easier with an array of delicious diner favorites for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Metro Diner catering has flavor for everyone. Gluten free? We’ve got this. Vegetarian? Plenty of options. Imagination? It’s who we are. When we cater your breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner gathering, your meals will be served with bold ingredients and tasteful creativity.

No matter how you plan to celebrate the season this challenging year, if you put your heart into it 2020 may be the happiest holidays ever.

 

- Your friends at Metro Diner

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