19. Make hand-written menus
A handwritten Thanksgiving Day menu is a great way to get everyone excited for the meal. To add a vintage touch, write the food course on a chalkboard. You may even be more creative by printing up lovely menus for each guest. Make it a lovely family tradition to set you apart from the rest.
20. Take a family photo
Taking family photos on Thanksgiving Day is a wonderful way to bond with your family, no matter how big your family is. You can even have a dress code or matching outfits for a great group photo every year. Making it a tradition to take one every year is a great approach to capture memories. Keep it simple with a simple portrait, or get imaginative by designing a theme or a festive backdrop each year. You’ll treasure the memories for years to come.
21. Have a pie-competition
Thanksgiving desserts might be quite typical – pumpkin pie, apple crumble here and there… So why not spice things up with some friendly competition? Choose one kind of pie and ask everyone to bring their choices (or have everyone choose their own type of pie). Vote for the best candidate or simply enjoy the many baked delights.
22. Do a wishbone scavenger hunt
A wish-bone scavenger hunt is a great way to keep kids of all ages entertained after dinner. Choose a spot for the turkey’s wishbone and send the kids out after dinner to find the wishbone or the indications leading to it. The first two individuals to arrive will divide the wishbone, the winner will get to make a wish, and second place will get the first pick of the desserts!
23. Serve signature cocktails
This is strictly for adults and we’re sure you will Have a good time with this one. Make it a seasonal habit to make a pitcher of wine, gin, and tonic or margaritas for everyone to enjoy, or experiment with a new cocktail recipe each year! This drinking concept is likely to meet everyone’s expectations.
24. Remember lost loved ones
Set aside some time on a day meant for spending time with the people you care about the most to remember loved ones who have passed away. Gather everyone and have them relate a memory or a particular moment they recall; by doing so, you can keep your loved ones alive in your hearts and pass on important family traditions to the next generation.
25. Watch the parade
Thanksgiving day wouldn’t be complete without a watching of the Macy’s Day Parade or the National Dog Show. With bright costumes and iconic balloons, it’s a fun activity that one can do with their family and friends.
No matter how you celebrate Thanksgiving traditions, all of these fresh ideas will surely make you count your blessings and feel more grateful than ever. Let us know which traditions you enjoy the most.