It’s hard to believe, but Christmas is only 12 days away! With holiday shopping and planning in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about your holiday meal and how you’re going to host Christmas day at your campsite. Whether you’re celebrating with friends or family at your RV campground or inviting your RV neighbors to celebrate, there are a ton of ways to bring the Christmas magic to your home away from home. From lawn games to holiday-themed decor and delicious dessert recipes for what is arguably the best meal of the year, we’ve outlined some tips and tricks to help make your Christmas Day unforgettable without breaking the bank. Check out these simple and budget-friendly ideas for holiday RVers below.
START WITH APPETIZERS AND LAWN GAMES
After opening all the presents Santa brought you (because we know you were on the good list) make your way outside and enjoy a few lawn games! From touch football to tag, good old corn hole and playing music together, there are dozens of activities that will get you and your loved ones active before settling in for a delicious Christmas lunch (or dinner). When it comes to appetizers, we highly recommend going with a charcuterie board. This meat, cheese, bread and nut option is perfect for all RVers as you can accommodate every type of eater. Spice up your board with dips, honey, olives, sliced cucumbers and dried fruit! If you’re looking for the ultimate crowd pleaser, we suggest putting out some chips and salsa for your fellow RVers.
HOST CHRISTMAS DINNER AT YOUR RV CAMPSITE
With so many dish options and family traditions, we suggest you make your Christmas dinner uniquely yours! Ask your guests what their favorite dishes are during the holidays or better yet, suggest everyone bring their favorite dish from their childhood and have a potluck! No matter what you decide to do, we are certain your dinner will be divine. If you’re feeling uncreative and need a little head start on meal ideas, we’ll suggest our RV kitchen favorites: baked turkey, cornbread, brussel sprouts with pomegranate seeds, baked carrots, citrus salad, green beans, and of course, mashed potatoes.
DECORATE YOUR CAMPSITE
Nothing makes the holidays feel like the holidays like a touch of decor! String some lights, hang a wreath on your RV, set up lawn games, you can even bring your Christmas tree outside! There are endless possibilities this cheerful season. For a full how to guide on affordable ways to decorate your RV campsite this year, check out our recent blog post here!
BRING THE PUPPIES
Don’t leave your furry friends behind this holiday season! Pets are family and it’s not quite the same without them during this special time of year. Check out our roundup of Top Pet Friendly RV Campgrounds Across the Country if you’re looking for a good spot to take your buddy this year. When at your campsite, outfit them with some reindeer antlers and if they’re lucky, a left over turkey leg from your Christmas feast.
SHARE SWEETS AROUND THE CAMPFIRE
As the accompanying sun begins to set on your Christmas Day campground, nothing warms up a campfire quite like a good holiday dessert. Prep hot apple cider and dump cake over the fire as you share your best memories and travel tales from the past year. While s’mores are a staple to most campfire gatherings, try popping some fresh kettle corn for the kiddos instead, to create a mouthwatering trail of holiday spirit from the crackling campfire.
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