No sooner than Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is ready to knock at our doors with equal fervor. Thanksgiving is not just about offering prayers to the Almighty; rather, it is an occasion wherein family members and close friends get together and organize fun events and games at home. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated with tremendous joy and enthusiasm in many parts of the world, especially United States and Canada, and people engage in various fun activities to derive the maximum pleasure out of this spirited holiday. The article brings you some fresh and very interesting Thanksgiving celebration ideas, to help you enjoy the day in a memorable way. Go through them and take your pick!
Celebrating Thanksgiving Day
Organize A Lavish Feast
One of the best ways to celebrate Thanksgiving is to arrange an elaborate dinner at home and invite over all your family members, close friends and relatives. The most popular dishes that form a part of Thanksgiving feast are stuffed turkey, winter squash, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, dumplings, corn on the cob, deviled eggs, etc. Pick the ones that would suit the taste of your guests and start cooking!
Indulge In Prayers
Attending the church prayer service forms a part of Thanksgiving traditions and celebrations. Along with that, people also say prayers before their Thanksgiving feast. All of these prayers are intended to express gratitude towards the Almighty, for His love and kindness. People thank God for providing them with material benefits as well as the love of near and dear ones, which has made their life all the more worthwhile.
Make Some Nice Crafts
Craft making is another one of the activities that people undertake on Thanksgiving Day, especially the small children. Most of the Thanksgiving crafts, be it the edible ones or those meant to serve as decorations, revolve around turkey. Many people also help their kids make crafts on the festival and give them as Thanksgiving gifts to family members. Whatever is the purpose, the fun that you can have while making crafts together is simply heartwarming.
Plan A Movie Night
After the festive meal is over, many families prop in front of the TV and watch some interesting Thanksgiving movies
. In case this coincides with your idea of Thanksgiving celebration as well, then 'Hannah and Her Sisters', 'Home For The Holidays', 'Pieces of April', and 'What’s Cooking' would be some of the best options for you. For children, there are a number of animation movies based on Thanksgiving.
Go On A Picnic
What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than go on a picnic with all your loved ones. Since it is a harvest festival, it would be a great idea to celebrate it in the lap of nature. So, gather all your family members and friends; cook up a few delicious dishes, and get ready to have fun. Do not forget to play a lot of Thanksgiving games
and enjoy yourself to the hilt! Happy Thanksgiving!