Thanksgiving ideas to make your celebration extra special

Thanksgiving Ideas

Can you believe that Thanksgiving Day is less than two weeks away? As you prepare to gather friends and family for a delicious feast, consider incorporating some of these fun ideas that will make this year’s Thanksgiving celebration extra special!

1. Mix things up with some new recipes

When it comes to the Thanksgiving menu, it can be easy to get stuck in a rut. We suggest mixing things up and refreshing your annual celebration by testing out some new seasonal recipes. Who knows? You may even end up stumbling upon a new family favorite. If you are in search of fresh Thanksgiving ideas, check out this list of 25 Unique Thanksgiving Recipes.

2. Keep kids (and adults) entertained with coloring placemats

Getting your kids to stay seated throughout the entire Thanksgiving meal can be a challenge for even the most seasoned parent! That is why we love the idea of incorporating Thanksgiving-themed coloring placemats into your table settings. This is a fun and easy way to keep your kids entertained, and can even result in some pretty memorable artwork for your refrigerator door after the big day is over!

3. Spice things up with seasonal beverages

Instead of sticking to the classic tea, water, beer and wine drink menu, why not mix things up this year with some seasonal cocktails (and mocktails for guests that don’t drink alcohol)? If it is going to be a chilly day, we love the idea of serving guests this warm mulled cider (bonus: it will smell amazing!) or this decadent hot cocoa. Looking for some creative cocktail ideas? Check out this guide for 33 Cold-Weather Cocktails.

4. Take your decor to the next level

Sometimes a little bit of seasonal decor is all you need to make a gathering of friends and family feel extra special. A few Thanksgiving decor ideas that will get guests in the holiday spirit include these DIY wreaths from HGTV, a simple Thanksgiving banner, or a seasonal centerpiece.

5. Incorporate turkey day games

Having the entire family gathered under one roof for an extended period of time can prove challenging. One way to keep spirits high is to plan some fun Thanksgiving-themed activities for guests to participate in after the meal is finished. Want to burn off some calories after overindulging in that second slice of pie? Gear up guests for some active Thanksgiving games, like Turkey Tag or the Turkey Pokey. Too stuffed to get off the couch? We hear you. Here is a list of some low key games you don’t have to break a sweat to enjoy.

6. Take the celebration into the night with sparklers

In our opinion, no celebration is complete without sparklers. Sparklers will add a magical, playful touch to any Thanksgiving celebration, and are certain to keep your guests engaged long into the night!

If you are looking for sparklers to incorporate into your annual Thanksgiving celebration, we offer a wide selection of quality sparklers – including 20 inch and 36 inch sparkler options – that are certain to add an extra special touch to your Thanksgiving gathering this season.