Fun Thanksgiving Ideas For Families
Turn Your Feast Focus From Food To Fun!

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These fun Thanksgiving ideas come from our own Thanksgiving celebrations. For years Thanksgiving was celebrated at Grandma and Grandpa’s house, who of course, know how to host a Thanksgiving dinner.  However, as the kids got older and the annual “Thanksgiving High School Football Game” hopped on our schedule, the tradition changed. Our house became the Thanksgiving gathering spot. The crew from DC would trek up to NJ and we would host the festivities. As you may have gathered from scanning this site, I am not a good cook, but I do know how to have fun! Our Thanksgiving celebrations have been re-directed from the nuances of complicated recipes to traditional fare and lots of fun and games.

Every year we have Thanksgiving table favors, dinner entertainment and of course an after-dinner game. In the long run, that is what everyone loves best. Perhaps if I was a Rachel Ray or Martha Stewart, the food would be the memory, but alas, that is not the case. What we give thanks for here is that I don’t ruin the turkey and that we are together and having fun! So take a look here and see if these fun Thanksgiving ideas can help start your own Thanksgiving family traditions. You may be talented enough to combine great food and GREAT fun!!
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Thanksgiving Crafts and Decorating Ideas

Decorate your home, your Thanksgiving table and keep the kids busy while the turkey is cooking and the pies are baking with these fun Thanksgiving ideas!

A fun and easy Thanksgiving Decoration Turn a pumpkin into a turkey

Thanksgiving Table Favors you can make yourself!

Cutest Thanksgiving craft for kids.. Turn a roll of toilet paper into your Thanksgiving table centerpiece!

Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece made from a door wreath

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A Thanksgiving Table Favor Idea That Will Decorate Your Table With Family Memories


Thanksgiving Fun and Games

Get out of the recliner, off the couch, out of the kitchen and shut off the TV.. choose one of these great Thanksgiving games and activities for after dinner fun!

  • Organize a fun family game of Turkey Toss.. an outdoor activity to play when the turkey is cooking!
  • Who doesn't love BINGO?? Play Turkey Bingo - a free printable


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Quick, Easy, Crowd Pleasing Thanksgiving Recipes

Our Family Favorites Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

From turkey pops, to turkey fruit display and cookies and candy.. all festive and easy alternatives to pumpkin pie!

How to make Cake Ball Desserts A festive Thanksgiving dessert idea


Delicious Thanksgiving Potato Recipe.. A Real Crowd Pleaser

Skip the mashed potatoes.. add this delicious potato casserole1


Add This Tasty Harvest Wild Rice Recipe To Your Thanksgiving Menu

A delicious Thanksgiving themed recipe with seasonal ingredients of pumpkin and cranberries


The Easiest Thanksgiving Side Dish You'll Ever Make

If you love Margarita Pizza, you'll love this Margarita Spaghetti Squash!


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