Looking to get out and be social? Want a fun activity to try? We’ve got you covered with our monthly activity article.

Each month we will highlight a different activity or event for grown-ups to get out and try. The idea is to get a group of people together to socialize, have fun, and try something new.

It’s December which means everyone is getting into the holiday spirit. And what better way to feel festive than to have a merry get-together?

A holiday baking party is a great way to socialize, bake, and get some edible gifts ready to give out to friends and neighbours. Set a time, and have everyone pull out their favourite recipe, and divide up the necessary ingredients so everyone contributes. Then let the baking commence!

Once all the baking and decorating is done divide up the goods so everyone gets an equal share. You can even get some nice containers to keep them all in from a dollar store.

Enjoy some cookies yourself, and save the rest to give out as homemade gifts, hostess gifts, or as a thank you to someone over the holidays. You can also check with local schools and community centers and see if they are having any winter markets that are in need of baked goods. Or you can bring them to a retirement home to share with the residents there.

Holiday baking is a tradition for many, but even if you aren’t much of a baker, doing an activity with friends always adds to the joy. And maybe you’ll even learn a new trick or two.

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By Christine Tompa