It’s that time of the year again folks; turkeys roasting in the oven, and the smell of pumpkin pie wafting through the air. But the holidays can also be a little hectic, and with all the craziness it can be hard for people to slow down and enjoy the little moments. This year, help everyone slow down and be a little more present with a 420 friendly Thanksgiving!
With legalization surging around the country, it’s likely that family and friends who would have turned their nose up to cannabis in the past would be a little more open to it now. From passing out pre-rolls to cannabis cocktails, read on for everything you need to know to plan the ultimate 420-friendly Thanksgiving celebration.
Tip 1: Don’t Medicate ALL the Food
If you’re hosting a 420 friendly Thanksgiving celebration, you’re probably a very experienced cannabis user, and it can be tempting to go all out with an infused menu. It can be easy to forget that not everyone coming to your celebration is as experienced as you are, and too much cannabis can cause negative side effects, especially for first timers. As hard as it can be to use restraint when we’re excited, we have to caution you not to over-medicate the food you’re serving. Don’t medicate more than half of the dishes, and have non-medicated alternatives for folks who are a little more apprehensive.
Tip 2: Set Up a Cozy Outdoor Space for Adults to Indulge
As the host of the event, it’s your job to make sure guests have what they need, and in the case of a 420 friendly event, that’s going to include a comfortable and well-ventilated space for adults to indulge. Outdoor heaters, extra blankets, lighters, papers, glassware and lots of air fresheners are a good place to start.
Tip 3: Have Activities for Kids, So Parents Can Actually Relax
If your guest list includes parents and their little ones, you’re going to have to do a little extra if you want your parent-friends to actually relax and enjoy themselves. Parents rarely get to relax, and they’re even more stressed when they have to bring their kids into someone else’s home. To help them out, you’re going to need to keep the kids occupied. Activities will vary based on age, so get an idea of what kids are coming and how old they are to get a better idea of what kind of activities they may enjoy. Don’t be afraid to ask their parents for advice! Let them in on your plant to facilitate a 420 celebration and get some suggestions for activities the kids will actually enjoy.
Tip 4: Prepare a Signature Cannabis Mocktail
If you’re looking for a way to elevate your event and really make it memorable, consider serving a signature cannabis mocktail for guests. This is a great way to have the cocktail party experience without the alcohol, and it’s a gentle introduction to cannabis for those who may be especially apprehensive. There are tons of options for how to infuse a mocktail with lots of recipes available online. If you’re feeling creative you could craft your own cocktail, just make sure to test it first, so you’re not serving your guests some kind of crazy concoction.
if you’re not much of a mixologist, try this super simply recipe for a Cranberry Cannabis Mocktail that’s perfect for your Thanksgiving celebration.
- Small handful of fresh cranberries
- 1 can of your favorite cannabis seltzer, such as our Delta-8 Sodas
- Splash of your favorite cranberry juice
- Fill a glass with ice and fill 2/3 full with the cannabis seltzer
- Pour in a splash of cranberry juice
- Garnish with fresh cranberries
- Serve and enjoy
Tip 5: Just Skip the Booze
Alcohol and cannabis don’t really mix well, and can result in what a lot of folks call a cross fade – when you’re both drunk and high and the two substances are fighting it out for control of your body. Mixing alcohol and cannabis is only for those very experienced with both, and definitely not recommended for anyone new to cannabis or trying it for the first time. To keep everyone safe and prevent anyone from getting sick or ruining the vibes with their drunk behavior, just skip the alcohol this year and stick with cannabis. You can keep a few non-alcoholic beverage options on hand for those who are designated drivers or just prefer not to indulge.
Tip 6: Have Different Consumption Options Available for Guests
One thing that’s important to remember is that not everyone will want to medicate the same way. Lots of people are super uncomfortable with smoking and would much-rather prefer something more discreet and less irritating to their lungs. Make sure to keep lots of different options on hand like disposable vapes, vape cartridges, gummies, infused drinks, and sweets. That way, there’s something for everyone regardless of their preferences.
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Tip 7: Give Guests a Parting Gift
If you really wanna throw the best 420 friendly Thanksgiving, give your guests a cannabis infused parting gift to help them keep the vibes going at home! Something as simple as medicated candies is a great way to send people home with a smile.
Hosting a 420-friendly Thanksgiving isn’t really all that different from hosting a traditional one. It’s all about making people feel comfortable and welcome. Remember to have different options for your guests’ different preferences, including those who choose not to indulge. Keep inn mind that the point of any 420 friendly celebration is to connect, and share our love of cannabis, and not to see who can get the highest. Encourage moderation, safety and good vibes, and prepare to have the best Thanksgiving ever.