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What are some games that my family and I could play together at Thanksgiving?

There will be a mixture of adults, teenagers and children. We usually play Rook, go to the movies as a group after dinner. I have 3 tours of our historic city lined up. But what else? I WILL choose a Best Answer in 24 hours. Think of something innovative. My family likes to play games!

Physical Activity:

The Turkey Bowl
Thanksgiving afternoons often involve a football game, so why not make football the theme of your party? Invite guests to come dressed for football. They can choose to be players, fans or cheerleaders. Decorate the table with football placemats or turn a helmet into a centerpiece. Use a football mold to shape stuffing and jell-o.

After dinner, let the games begin! Play touch football outside and have the spectators cheer on the teams. Hand out whistles and pom-poms to liven up the game.

or a Not So Physical Activity:

Everyone’s a Photographer
Hand out single-use cameras to the guests. Have them take pictures of the activities during the day. Afterwards, you can create a scrapbook or album using the various pictures.

For extra fun, include instructions with the cameras. Ask guests to build a pyramid, compete in a beauty contest by taking pictures, or come up with Thanksgiving-themed pictures. This way, you will have many laughs when the pictures are developed!

Happy Thanksgiving!

how to decorate for thanksgiving on a limited budget?

my family has thanksgiving dinner every year at my parent’s house, who i live with, and every year it looks the same: plain. (my mom isnt really big on decorations). this year i want to decorate the house and make it look really nice, but my mom is spending pretty much all of her extra money on food, and i am collecting unemployment, so with my bills i can’t buy hardly anything. what are some inexpensive ideas i could use to put that extra touch in my house for thanksgiving?

See the problem is now most dollar stores have all their Christmas items out. If you would have asked this right after Halloween you may have been able to find more things at the dollar stores. You can try the dollar stores. They may have some window stickies and some fall flowers and baskets. You can put some fall flowers and leaves into a small basket and there you have an arrangement. Look for some cheap figurines of pilgrims, indians, and turkeys.

Does anyone have good Thanksgiving recipes they can lend to me?

I’m 19 and my family’s been really indifferent towards holidays for a couple of years now. They resort to buying store-cooked turkey and other Thanksgiving foods, and I’m not a fan of doing that. I want to cook Thanksgiving dinner myself this year (for the first time). What foods does your family like, and what are the recipes for them? I’m making the following for sure:
-mashed potatoes
-macaroni and cheese
What else would be good? Please help! I want to impress my family.

How about recipes that would replicate the First Thanksgiving? See

any good ideas for thanksgiving dinner?

i have my own mash potato recipe but does anyone know what would be a good recipe for thanksgiving?
something that i can cook manually by buying ingredients.
so in other words going and buying ingredients from the store and cooking it myself.

**Sweet Potato Crunch***

3 c. cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. melted butter
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 c. milk
Brown Sugar-Crunch Topping

Combine potatoes, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and milk; mix well. Turn in greased 2-quart shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with Brown Sugar-Crunch Topping. Bake in 350 degree gas oven 25 minutes or until bubbly. Makes 8 to 10 servings.


1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/4 c. flour
3 tbsp. melted butter
1/2 c. chopped nuts

Combine all ingredients, mixing well.

What are you guys planning to do today since it is Thanksgiving?

I’m going to order a large, 3-topping pizza (olives, green peppers & ham) and drink 2, cheap five-dollar bottles of wine and watch t.v. It’s just me unfortunately.

What about you guys? What have you got planned?

wow that doesnt sound too bad! haha

im going to be having a turkey dinner with my girlfriend, were getting drunk and eating ourselves into a food induced coma while semi-watching holiday movies

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Thanksgiving Day Dinner Recipes : Cutting Bread for Turkey Stuffing Recipe

Learn how to cut bread for turkey stuffing, a traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner recipe, in this free cooking video.

Expert: Lori Schneider
Bio: Lori Schneider is a chef and owner of Figs Catering in Austin, Texas.
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What games will your family play after Thanksgiving dinner this year?

My favorite is Sequence … I wish they’d make it into an online game.

Ooooh Sequence is ALWAYS a favorite @ my house. We also love card games, plain old charades, & animal charades. Trivial Pursuit & Scene It have recently been added to our competitive family Thanksgiving game traditions. lol

Decorating ideas for Thanksgiving?

I was asked to be the decorator for Thanksgiving, and I need some ideas that will impress. Thanks!

Lol…I was asking the same thing last week..
Everyone told me, thanksgiving decorations were really hard to find.. So, I’m doing a classy christmas decoration with no christmas tree just yet… Good luck!
You can try going to walmart they still have a couple of Thanksgiving decorations, very few… Or target…
If not go with the christmas theme as well… What i did was buy some metal chritmas trees that go on top of the fireplace, Autumn flowers, Scented candles (spice from Bath and body works) Some small tree decors for the walls, etc…

I need to find some delicious recipes for side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner?

Does anybody know of any good recipe websites I can go to? Thanks.

go to or, they have tons of recipes for the holiday season and the recipes are all free.

Thanksgiving Resources

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Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Set your table and set the mood for your Thanksgiving Dinner with this lovely floral Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece.

This natural cornucopia is filled with a profusion of autumn-hued blooms, including Sunflowers, Asiatic Lilies, and Roses, and then accented with flowers in a medley of seasonal accents such as Wheat Stems and Huckleberry. The flowers will arrive spilling forth from the cornucopia, symbolizing nature's abundance.

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