Whether they live near or far from their grand families, we can all agree that grandparents will always have a place close to their kin’s hearts. Their wisdom, unconditional care, and exceptional ability to fill every luxury house with a whiff of their signature dishes seal the deal – grandparents are everyone’s favorite family members. That is why this Grandparents’ Month, they deserve to be celebrated.
Any thoughtful material presents will surely be appreciated, but to make things a little more exceptional, giving experiential gifts might be the best way to go – we’re referring to fun activities that the whole family can do together. After all, studies suggest that sharing moments connects people and fosters stronger relationship bonds more than exchanging material things does.
Grandparents’ Month is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the grandparents and celebrate the special role they play in every family. | Photo from Unsplash via Katarzyna Grabowska
All grandparents are unique in the sense that they enjoy different hobbies and lead certain lifestyles. Some live a very active lifestyle indoors or outdoors, while others delight in slow living hobbies and activities like cooking family recipes, listening to music, and spending time with nature, just to name a few. But no matter where they are in that spectrum, it’s always best to choose activities that are close to their hearts and will likely bring joy to them and the people they care about. Ahead is a short list of new and memorable ideas to celebrate Grandparents’ Month – including virtual options that the whole family can enjoy while social distancing on their luxury house.
Pass Down Heritage Cuisine – Cook Family-Favorite Recipes with the Grandkids
When people talk about family heirlooms, most think of prized jewelry or high-valued real estate properties like luxury mansions, spacious lot properties, and luxury houses and lots. And while those are indeed valuable, some people have another addition to their list of cherished inheritances: grandma’s recipe.
The legacy of a family recipe is priceless. Food has a unique power to transport the diner back in time by enkindling the warmth of vivid family memories, fond childhood moments, laughter, and connection on each bite. The best way to honor the food tradition and keep the ancestry alive is to hand it down from generation to generation. Beyond that, the process could be a great way for grandparents to bridge generation gaps as they bond and connect with their extended families, especially with their grandchildren.
The best part of trying out this celebration idea is it’s easily doable indoors. Local high-end grocers like All Day Supermarket are offering online grocery delivery so you can procure fresh ingredients easily and quickly. In fact, All Day Supermarkets in selected areas (Las Piñas, Quezon City, and Parañaque) currently offer 24-hour grocery delivery service for added convenience to their beloved shoppers.
More than just a lover’s hotspot, Melo’s is a steak lover’s paradise. Image from Melo’s / Eatigo
A family celebration is not complete without a luxurious feast.
Nothing beats coming together to talk about family moments and milestones over a full and indulgent meal. As Julia Child wrote in her seventh book, The Way to Cook, “dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal.” For those who do not have the time to whip up a proper meal for Grandparent’s Month, make sure to list grandma and grandpa’s favorite meals so you can easily book a reservation on the restaurants that offer them. An exceptional fine dining experience is still possible for those who prefer to celebrate indoors. To recreate the fine dining experience inside the safety of one’s luxury house, top restaurants in the Metro are offering takeout and delivery services during quarantine.
Stream an Online Concert or a Virtual Musical
Are grandma and grandpa into music? Perhaps, they enjoy watching musicals as well? Turns out, seeing live concerts or musicals is not simply a form of entertainment, but also a healthy activity for the mind and the body. A study suggests that attending live concerts may improve one’s mood, longevity, and overall well-being. As such, they sure are great ways to make Grandparents’ Month extra memorable and special for the whole family. Even if you can’t physically go to a live concert or book a live musical at the theater right now as most theaters and concert halls are currently closed, there are plenty of options to stream virtually. Streaming shows and concerts is a good way to relax, bond, and satisfy grandparents’ craving for show tunes and jazz hands. Set the mood and jazz up grandma and grandpa’s at-home viewing experience by decorating your home accordingly. Don’t forget to prepare a snack board and pop some wine to take the family and grandparents’ musical night to the next level.
Host a Family Zoom Party
Getting together might be difficult for families living far from each other. But just because you might not be able to host a Grandparents’ Month celebration in person doesn’t mean you can’t still hold a memorable party. Thankfully, we are living in a digital age that bridges physical distance and helps people be together apart. Video chatting platforms like Zoom are an easy way to catch up with relatives and celebrate Grandparents’ Month, no matter where they are in the world. Plan this remote celebration ahead to make things more special. First things first, set up grandma and grandpa’s Zoom account and pick a time for the Zoom meeting. Don’t forget to invite other family members and loved ones from near and far as well. Then, the rest of the planning is up to you. Send fresh flowers, gifts, and food to the people of the hour before starting the Zoom party. If you want a simple yet heart-warming way to get everyone engaged, the whole family can prepare a short video presentation compiling the whole family’s messages and appreciation for grandma and grandpa.
Splurge on a Relaxing “Skip-Gen” Staycation
Before the COVID-19 pandemic changed life as everyone knew it, a travel trend was steadily becoming popular to both elderly and young travelers: the skip-gen trip. Short for “skip-generation trip,” a skip-gen trip is basically grandparents vacationing with their grandkids without the middle generation between them (or the children’s parents). This kind of trip offers an exciting bonding opportunity for family members who don’t see each other regularly, especially grandparents who live far from their children and grandkids. It also gives parents a short time off to rest and relax.
However, travel restrictions in the new normal make planning big vacations abroad challenging—if not almost impossible. Thankfully, families can still arrange quick skip-gen trips and celebrate luxuriously this Grandparent’s Month without traveling too far. Staycations are becoming a popular leisure activity nowadays as they offer relaxation and vacation without much interaction with other people. This experience could also be a great way for grandparents to take a breath of fresh air and relax safely on a home-away-from-home.
When it comes to luxurious staycation venues, nothing beats the beautiful enclaves of Crosswinds Tagaytay.
Crosswinds Tagaytay by Brittany is a Swiss-Inspired luxury resort nestled at the lush highlands of Tagaytay City. The pine-scented air and natural landscape of this private space promise unmatched relaxation and heavenly reverie, not to mention it’s also the perfect spot for a quick hike with grandpa or a relaxing stroll with grandma. And of course, the spacious luxury condominium units for your comforting and peaceful lodging in Crosswinds Tagaytay are the main highlights of the beautiful place.
The sophisticated interiors and amenities of each luxury condominium unit in Crosswinds Tagaytay make your celebratory staycation even better. Another great thing about the area is it’s surrounded by popular spots for dining and leisure in Tagaytay. The family can easily create beautiful moments and bond with the grandparents in the recreational hubs, cafés, and restaurants near the place. And the best part? Crosswinds Tagaytay is only a quick drive away from Metro Manila. Families, especially grandma and grandpa do not need to go through the grueling process of having multiple day trips if they want to make Grandparents’ Month grand and memorable. Crosswinds Tagaytay perfectly captured the serene atmosphere and sophisticated charm of Swiss Homes, offering an out-of-the-country vacation experience that grandparents and the whole family will not forget.
The luxurious highland enclaves of Crosswinds Tagaytay can be found at Crosswinds Drive, Tagaytay – Calamba Road, Iruhin, Tagaytay City.
The grand architecture, prime location, and world-class amenities of luxury condominiums in Crosswinds Tagaytay make them not only a splendid place for a quick vacation but also a beautiful home for affluent families and a valuable asset for discerning investors. To know more about the luxury real estate properties by Brittany, click here or follow Brittany’s official socials: Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin.