Thanksgiving is one of the happiest times of the year. It’s
a holiday where we celebrate everything that brings us joy in this life. Right
at the tail end of fall, it’s the perfect time to surround ourselves with
autumn colors, incredible food, cinnamon scents and our closest of family and
friends. It’s also the signal that Christmas and New Year’s Day is right around
Every year, families take part in their favorite traditions,
whether it’s a classic or one that sprouted on its own. Here is a list of our top ten favorite Thanksgiving Day traditions you've got to try at least once!
But the fun doesn't end there! After you've filled your bellies with
delicious food and have parted ways from family and friends, grab your wallets
and keys and head out the door for some Black Friday deals! What better way to
seal the deal on the Thanksgiving holiday than with a carful of low-priced
- Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
- Watch “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” with the
- Give a prayer of thanks together with friends
and family. Even if you are not religious, it’s a great way to bring everyone
together around the table and remember all the wonderful things that have
happened throughout the year.
- Cook a traditional Thanksgiving Day feast –
turkey, stuffing, potatoes, pumpkin pie… the whole nine yards! It’s a lot of
hard work, but nothing beats a hearty home-cooked meal.
- Re-enact a traditional Thanksgiving feast in
costume as pilgrims and natives.
- Attend a Thanksgiving themed local play – a
great way to be a part of your community and to remember the history of
- Create a “Thankful Tree” and have everyone write
on leaf-shaped papers what they are grateful for.
- Do a Thanksgiving Day craft like a handprint
turkey that you can keep to track how much your children have grown throughout
- Write on the Thanksgiving dinner table cloth.
Every family member and dinner guest writes something that they are thankful
for on the table cloth and you can use it every year until it is full.
- Break the wishbone! Whoever ends up with the
bigger piece get to make a wish!
This Thanksgiving, we encourage everyone to take part in
these great traditions, or better yet, come up with a few of your own! If you
have a Thanksgiving Day tradition that you’d like to share, please leave a
comment below. For more Thanksgiving Day ideas, visit our Turkey Day Pinterest board
and browse through our Thanksgiving Day costumes
. Gobble, gobble everyone!
Labels: Costume Ideas, Holidays, Party Planning, Thanksgiving