Ideas to Make Your Thanksgiving Special

My blog tribe mates and I all were in agreement that Thanksgiving is the one holiday of the year that doesn’t get nearly enough attention in our society today. After all it is a time to celebrate what we are thankful for right before we go into Christmas where we usually get showered with special gifts and presents.

In our home Del makes a huge Thanksgiving feast with a 20 plus pound turkey and we make a slew of sides. While Del is cooking, the kids and I curl up and watch a lot of Thanksgiving related movies off of Netflix. I failed to mention one really awesome movie according to Sue from Housekaboodle who brought up that the best Thanksgiving Day movie is Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.


This year though, I have a solid reason to make our home look more festive because AROD from Making My Apt a Home has shown me how to decorate my family kitchen table fit for a king with very little expense in her Thirty Thanksgiving Table post. Doesn’t her table look stunning?


I do as little cooking as possible on that day because on Black Friday I tend to pull out all the stops when it comes to baking. I love to bake many different kinds of cookies for us to indulge in between Thanksgiving and Christmas time. Carolann shared with us her recipe for her Russian Tea Cookies that totally look divine and very easy to make with only a few ingredients.


Folks, you don’t want to miss out on the chance to try to make the Acornucopia Cake from Becca of I Really Love Chocolate. This cake is truly adorable and easy to make. I think it would go perfectly on the decorated Thanksgiving table this year. I will warn you though Becca loves her chocolate!


Everyone celebrates Thanksgiving in different ways. Shoot even when I was growing up my Dad would celebrate it with us going to some fancy restaurant as a family and my Mom would celebrate it by making one of my favorite meals (since it was just the two of us most years.) Heather shares a few neat things to add to your holiday celebrations in her Thanksgiving in Plymouth, MA , where Thanksgiving all began.


I hope that everyone remembers to take the time to enjoy Thanksgiving this year. Thanksgiving is all about remembering why we should be thankful for what we have regardless of how much or how little it is that we have.

Tell me what are you doing for Thanksgiving this year? Share whatever you want about your Thanksgiving with me from the recipes, traditions, to anything else.


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