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I can hardly believe that Thanksgiving is already right around the corner -- this week in fact! While I love entertaining and all the memories that come with it, preparing for guests can be tiring. I want to enjoy my time with friends and family during the holidays -- not dread them because of prep. Having a few easy prep meals during the holiday allows for a bit of relaxing down time. That can make a big difference in how much I enjoy the week.
One thing I love about being a mom is the ability to create and enjoy traditions with my son. I delight in sharing ideas with Sam and having him enjoy them with Mike and me. With Thanksgiving around the corner, I've started thinking about Thanksgiving traditions. Which of course made me wonder what traditions other families enjoy as they celebrate Thanksgiving. I hope you enjoy reading about these families Thanksgiving traditions as much as I did!
Can you believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner? It seems like this year has just flown by! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because I love cooking and I love spending time with family. We host Thanksgiving at our home every year so I'm always looking for party food ideas that will make everyone smile while they fill their hungry bellies! These cute Thanksgiving party food ideas from across the web are great inspiration: Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats, Turkey Fruit Platter, Gumdrop Turkey, Acorn Brownie Pops, Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes, Fall Acorn Pudding, Turkey Shaped Cheese Tray, Oreo Turkeys, Turkey Cheese Ball, Waffle Cone Cornucopia, and a Turkey shaped sandwich!
It’s only a matter of days until Thanksgiving is here! Whether you’re entertaining with a Thanksgiving dinner party or you’re just wanting to add Thanksgiving decorations around the house, I’ve found some great ideas that will get the kids involved in creating new holiday crafts. The Dish Brush Turkey Craft, Pinecone Turkeys, Maple Leaf Turkey, Felt and Paper Twist Door Turkey, and Paper Bag Turkeys are perfect for the younger boys. Older kids will love creating the Paper Pumpkin, Candy Corn Turkey, Pom-pom Turkeys, Turkey Napkin Rings, and Turkey Placecard Holders. Be sure to check out the Thom the Turkey Tulle Wreath Tutorial, Easy Turkey Pinecone, Turkey Treats, Pop Can Tab Turkey, Thanksgiving Turkey Placecards, and Leaf Feather, too. And for all of you glitter-deprived moms of boys, look at the Turkey Glitter Globes—such a fun idea!
We have officially entered The Holiday Season! I hope this roundup of Thanksgiving themed, free printables enhances your celebration. There are ideas for games, crafts, coloring pages, and educational additions for amusing the kids as well as party décor items to make your Thanksgiving easier than ever to put together. Now, if only we could download a fully stuffed turkey…
If your Thanksgiving dinner plans involve children, you’ve got to see these kid-friendly Thanksgiving ideas by Rebekah, of A Blissful Nest. She knows the importance of exciting little guests about sitting at the “kids” table by providing colorful themed decorations, yummy treat favors and fun activities for them to do right in their chairs! Bonus? When the kids are occupied and happy, the adults can actually enjoy their meal! Have fun peeking at all of the creative ideas photographed and styled by Rebekah.
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Ten years ago, Mike and I moved to our home -- it was in a new town where we didn't know anyone. It was far from home for both of us and we didn't have any family in the area. Flash forward and we now call many of the people on our street some of our best friends. We aren't always able to make it home for the holidays, so some years we host a "Friendsgiving" at our house for Thanksgiving. This is a beautiful time to reflect on what we're thankful for and nurture our relationships. I am blessed to be surrounded by people who Give Extra to me everyday so that my life is even better in so many ways.
It sure seems that handprint and footprint art is one of the most popular crafts for kids these days! With that in mind, I’ve rounded up great ideas for Thanksgiving Handprint and Footprint Crafts your boys will love! How great are the Handprint Mayflowers, Handprint Turkey Keepsakes, Fall Handprint Wreath, Paper Bag Turkey, and Footprint Turkey? I’m also loving the Thanksgiving Handprint Tree Craft, Thanksgiving Cards, A Tree of Gratitude, Toeprint (ha!) Acorn Craft, and Thanksgiving Place Cards, which are perfect for Thanksgiving dinner table decorations. My boys love getting dirty, so any of these crafts will keep them laughing! How about yours? Which Thanksgiving Handprint or Footprint Craft will you make this season?
Want the boys to do something to help you get ready for Thanksgiving dinner—besides serving as official taste testers? This lineup of Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids will help keep the kids busy and the Fall Leaf Napkin Tags and Turkey Napkin Rings make great dinner table decorations. The Make a Thankful Tree and Thankful Turkey Box help everyone remember what Thanksgiving is all about. The Easy Paper Pumpkins, Paper Pilgrim Hat, and Paper Pulp Fall Leaf Craft are great paper crafts they’ll be sure to enjoy. A few more fun options are the Bottle Cap Turkey, Cup on the Cob, and Colorful Leaf Printing. Cute holiday crafts: one more thing to be thankful for!
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Because Mike, Sam and I live far from our families, we usually spend Thanksgiving at our home before visiting loved ones at Christmastime. Over the past few years, Thanksgiving has become a special time for us to connect with friends and share a fantastic meal together. Reflecting on what's important in our lives and being thankful is a great way to spend the day! Mike and I are working to instill an attitude of gratefulness in Sam, teaching him how important it is to appreciate all the good things you have in your life. One of my favorite traditions we've incorporated is going around the table and sharing something we're each thankful for.