25 Fun Thanksgiving Traditions To Try With Your Family

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9. Light candles for gratitude

Use this as an important reminder to show how gratitude is best expressed when it is shared! Give each person at the table a little candle. Begin by expressing your gratitude while lighting your candle. The person next to you repeats the same and lights their candle from yours. Positive vibes will eventually fill the room.

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10. Have a movie marathon

After a Thanksgiving meal, the only thing you want to do is relax and sit on the couch. But what could you possibly do to make it a more pleasant experience?

Have a  movie night by selecting a family holiday favorite or venturing out with a new holiday flick. You can make it a ritual to see at least one similar movie each year.

11. Take a walk after dinner

Get your heart flowing after eating for a fun and healthy tradition. Go for a round or two around the block. Taking a walk also allows everyone more time to connect with one another. You might notice other families celebrating Thanksgiving or come across folks who are alone; this might be a great opportunity to strike up a conversation with them.

12. Play a fun game

What’s better than playing a fun game with your fam? Classic board games, online trivia competitions, or card games—there’s a game for everyone. After dinner is the perfect time to try a new game that might become the favorite thanksgiving tradition for families each year.

13. Have a “Friendsgiving

Who says you can’t have thanksgiving traditions with friends? Call it Friendsgiving, because friends are like family too. You can start your own tradition by throwing an annual “Friendsgiving” and inviting your best buddies who aren’t celebrating Thanksgiving with their families.

14. Have a post-thanksgiving dinner

With dinner gatherings, family luncheons, and so on, all thanksgiving traditions around the world are relatively close. But how about a post-thanksgiving feast with leftovers? This way, you won’t be wasting food too. Set the food out on the counter; you won’t have to cook, and it’ll be a great post-Thanksgiving exercise.

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15. Trying a new thanks-giving recipe 

Just because you enjoy your traditional Thanksgiving menu doesn’t mean you can’t experiment with a new dish or two to shake things up. American thanksgiving traditions are all about food, food, and more food. We know you adore your traditional dishes, but every now and then, the thought of trying something new is exciting. So, if you want to make this Thanksgiving unforgettable, think outside the box and try a new recipe.

16. Host a game-night

There are a variety of Thanksgiving games that will keep the celebrations going all night long if you’re searching for a fun way to spend this holiday. From festive spins on classic games to soccer and bowling, these activities are sure to please the entire family. Even the children will be kept occupied for hours and can come back and play these games year after year, making a fun family tradition.

17. Look through photo-albums

The unique aspect of flipping through the pages of a photo album is discovering intimate memories of you and your family. Using Thanksgiving to reminisce old memories and create new ones is a great way to spend the holiday. You could even add photos to the photo album each year by having each member bring a photo of their fondest memory from the previous year.

18. Make a black-friday shopping plan

Spend your Thanksgiving prepping to attend the midnight Black Friday sale if you love shopping. Not only will you get good deals and discounts but it will be a fun time going shopping with the family.  For others who love to eat and relax you might as well work out while you’re at it.

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