Memorable Thanksgiving

November 20th, 2013

Tis the busy holiday season and prepping for dinners and parties can be stressful. Finding ideas to set you apart from all those other dinner parties can be a daunting task. To give you a jump start on your ideas check out some of these creative decorations, games and food, but don't be afraid to put your own twist on these ideas!

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  • Pumpkin Fondue! No, no not actual pumpkin fondue, not sure how that would taste but maybe you can try that. Simply get a pumpkin and cut out the middle and place a bowl in there. Next just put your chocolate fondue in there for dessert! It makes a great piece for people to eat out of and adds decoration to the table!
  • I have said this before but make sure to occupy the kids so the parents can enjoy the night without having to micro-manage the kids! Try making the kids table a coloring board like how they do it at Macaroni Grill, just get some large art paper and cover the table so they can draw right there and then when they are done you just wrap it up with all the mess they made from dinner. Some other ideas are printing out free coloring printables from online. If they don't like to color buy some easy crafts from Target or Hobby Lobby, they are prepackaged and have all the materials there!
  • For decorations buy mini pumpkins and put one or two words on them of what you are thankful for. For ex: "Family", "Friends", "Freedom". Of course they do not all have to start with "F" but you get the idea.
  • If it is a potluck type of party get a bunch of mini chalk boards or one large one and write down what each dish is and who made it. This gives credit where credit is due and also gives a great conversation start.
  • For your family dinner, place a piece of paper that says "I am Thankful for..." with blank lines and have everyone write what they are thankful for and put them in a bowl and before dessert or later in the night when you are drinking coffee have everyone read one of the papers that they pick out of the bowl.

These are just a couple of ideas that you can use to make your Thanksgiving memorable. Please feel free to tweak these ideas to match your needs and let us know how it worked out for you!

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Kayla Sigafoos-Wortley

Kayla Sigafoos-Wortley

Kayla Wortley is a Marketing Maven coming from the Beauty Industry. She is now the Marketing Specialist at IOGEAR in charge of Social Media and Marketing. With a diverse background of industries she is ready to take on the technology world!