Thanksgiving is a fantastic opportunity to make memorable family moments and to catch up with those you don’t often get to meet. Whether you are a small family or a large one, there are many wonderful ways to make your Thanksgiving a little extra special and memorable for the whole family.
Create a delectable menu
If you are a new family, this is a great chance to put together, an all-new menu for Thanksgiving. Collect inspiration from websites, traditional menus and family favorites to create something special and unique to your family. Of course, you can always create something entirely new as a family special that can be passed down to the new generations. Be sure to create some festive recipe cards for future reference.
DIY the table décor
With the whole family gathering around one table, the centerpieces, the table setup and décor matters. It is always a great idea to come up with some beautiful décor to celebrate the holiday. You can always use family heirlooms and hand-me-downs with a few DIY elements that can be easily dressed up with whatever you can find around the house or in a décor store. For instance, an antique vase or bowl can be decorated with autumn candles, berries and pine cones to create something unique that can be tweaked every year.
Get the kids involved
Getting your kids involved is a great way to create happy memories. Regardless of their age, children would love to be a part of creating family traditions. From setting the menu, decorating the dining room all the way to adding a few personal touches, children can become engrossed in the festivities to help you create something truly memorable.
Create an entire day full of family activities
Since the family will get together for the day, you can arrange for everyone to play a part in the preparation of the meal and also to enjoy some fun activities after the meal. Assign something for everyone, especially the kids and any new member to the family, so that they feel included and welcome. After the dinner, you can arrange for some family board games, going outside for a walk or to watch a movie.
Don’t forget to start planning early
The key to a memorable Thanksgiving is to start preparations early. If you consider the food, you can always opt for a few make-ahead dishes to help take the load off on Thanksgiving Day so that you have more time to spend with your family. The décor and other details can also be arranged early to make sure that you don’t spend the whole day rushing about to ensure perfection.
- From the Frankel Realty family, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.