This year I am considering hosting a Thanksgiving weekend at our house and make it different! I’m really looking forward to it!
I love getting the house ready for the holiday and cooking all of the food. It’s a lot of work, but it’s also a lot of fun.
I know that some people find hosting Thanksgiving to be stressful, but I really enjoy it. I love having all of my family and friends over and being able to share the holiday with them.
What are the most common Thanksgiving Traditions?
Thanksgiving traditions are a vital part of American culture. From the first Thanksgiving in 1621 to the present day, families and friends gather together to feast on turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie.
But Thanksgiving is about more than just food. It is a time to give thanks for the blessings in our lives.
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the things we are thankful for. It is a time to spend with family and friends, and to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Thanksgiving Day Parade
For many, the Thanksgiving holiday begins with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This world-famous parade features giant helium-filled balloons, floats, marching bands, and performance groups. It is a festive way to kick off the holiday season.
Another Thanksgiving tradition is watching football. Many people gather around the television to watch the annual NFL game.
This is a great way to spend time with family and friends while enjoying some friendly competition.
Another popular tradition is the Thanksgiving feast. Families and friends gather around the table to share a meal. This is a time to enjoy each other’s company and to give thanks for the bounty of food.
What day is Thanksgiving Day?
This year 2022, Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 24 in the United States.
In Canada, it will be on Monday, October 10.
This is because in the United States, Thanksgiving is traditionally celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, while Thanksgiving is usually celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada.
What Can I Do in Thanksgiving Weekend?
This is a question I always ask myself. Although I end up doing the same thing every year.
This time I am looking at alternatives and I have gathered these ones:
1. Host a Meal at your House……but make it themed!
Why not telling your guests that you are trying to spice up the tradition. Adding a fun note like making them dress differently.
I had been looking into my family tree recently and thought that what a cool idea would be to pretend we are in the last century.
Ask your guests to add a feature – if not a whole fancy dress – and get that vintage touch. Long dresses, maybe wigs…
2. Make your guests to craft a Thanksgiving decoration
If dressing up sounds too much for Auntie Gloria, maybe a simple act of crafting will be welcomed.
Maybe you can built a Driftwood Tree with no decorations. And buy some blank pieces that can be personalised and added to the tree?
You can ask them to write down one thing they are thankful for.
3. Prepare some old family photos
After the meal, you can ask your guests to comment on them. Who’s in it? What was his/life like? What did he/she do?
Just revise family history. It is a nice gesture and very heart-warming (especially for older members of the family!).
4. Give Away Thanksgiving Presents
I am not trying to make Christmas arrive early. If making your guests dress up or craft a piece of wood is too much, then don’t. You can do all the work.
Craft personalised little treats for them and put them in the table. Yes, I am talking favors, like in weddings.
A little box containing a little note – mimicking the Chinese biscuits – or an inspirational quote.
One of my favorites is use their Sun or Moon Sign and write a little statement about them. For example:
Moon in Sagittarius – You are joyful and attracted by the far away cultures. You never stop learning and your vision is broad. Have you already achieved what you wish for?
People are usually reluctant to believe in Astrology but, at the same time, they are interested. It is a funny paradox.
I did these favors for Kids in the past.
5. Start a Thanksgiving Book Club
This will depend on the people you invite over. The age range and how many of them on each. So it could be challenging.
I suggest a very generic and powerful one like “Atomic Habits” a book everyone can benefit of regardless of age.
It would be fun to discuss habits between older and younger generations. And let me tell you, only good things to learn from it.
Thanksgiving Weekend 2022, que sera, sera…
Still time to prepare so I’ll choose one of these for sure.
I made Make Your Own Thanksgiving “Be Grateful” Pallet Art in the past and also some budget friendly rustic table decorationsvhttps://infarrantlycreative.net/5-ways-to-get-this-look-rustic-fall-tablescape/c
I made Make Your Own Thanksgiving “Be Grateful” Pallet Art in the past and also some budget friendly rustic table decorations.
In terms of food, I’ll revisit my post 5 Ways To Cook A Turkey since the classic, is the classic at ours.