In the USA, the fourth Thursday of November is annually celebrated as the Thanksgiving day. A day when people look forward to spending time with their families and loved ones. Everyone devotes this day as an expression of gratitude for all the things they have been thankful for, including each other. Thanksgiving is typically celebrated as a day hosting a big family feast. The most traditional way to celebrate this national holiday would be to cook the turkey in conventional style, watching the Thanksgiving parade, and football match. To commemorate the day, we have come up with a list of things to do on Thanksgiving that are unconventional yet fun.
Things To Do On Thanksgiving & Add To Your Festival Bucket List
Thanksgiving is being celebrated traditionally for around two centuries. The national holiday is all about extending gratitude. However, that does not mean that one can’t have fun with family and friends. So, we decided to bend the rules this year. Here’s a list of things to do on Thanksgiving that are slightly away from traditional activities and will help you celebrate this day in your style! Some of these activities can also be added to your bucket list that you can accomplish next year.
Feast Your Way
It’s 2019, and we believe in opinions. The best part about this holiday is that you get to spend time with your family and loved ones. We want you to do some thinking this Thanksgiving and prepare a family feast that is not turkey centered. The gathering should be uplifting for everyone, even for the kids. So, when you send invitations to your family members this year, request them to mention in the RSVP what exciting activities they would like to do to have a wonderful time on this holiday.
Have A Pot Luck
Organizing a big family feast could sometimes be both stressful and expensive. Well, Thanksgiving is a holiday when everybody deserves to have their precious time spent among the family members and be stress-free. Invite your family and friends over and ask them to get a well-prepared dish for the feast. Gathering around a table where everyone has pitched in their favorite recipes will make this holiday filled with surprises and pleasant moments. We hope you have a variety of desserts put up on the table.
We understand that this is a day, you’d want to be loyal to your TV and couch to watch the football match, but you’re reading this blog to discover new ideas. So, here’s one, get out of your house and spend some outdoor leisure time with your friends such as a picnic or visiting a lake. This way, you can use this holiday as an opportunity to mark this day as a memorable one.
Take A Note from Scriptures
On this day, many prefer to meditate on holy scriptures and be thankful for things they’ve been blessed in their lives. Pick a short note from the scriptures and have everyone express how they feel about it on this day. The feast will become even more mesmerising when everyone’s thoughts over a note of the scripture will be discussed and appreciated. This way, you can grow closer and stronger in your relationships with your loved ones.
Serve On This Day
Thanksgiving could also be made memorable for those who do not have the privilege to celebrate it with their family. Invite a friend over who is away from home and let them have a great time with your family. You can serve the homeless people or look for a charitable place where you can go and bond with them over a thanksgiving meal.
Organise Outdoor Family Games
We know everyone will be eagerly waiting to binge-watch the football match on the television on this day, but to make it more fun and exciting, you can have a family football match organized. This way, everyone will be hungry and rush to the feast table to gobble the food. You see, no wastage of food on this day.
Take a Chill Pill
It’s an occasion where your family members count on you to have an enjoyable pastime, and in the end, it becomes bustling in the room. Remember, you also need to devote this day to yourself and take time out to do something you love and do it. So, read one of your favourite books or watch your favourite movie. Whatever you wish to do, as long as it makes you feel relaxed, you must pursue it.
Change The Venue
Unlike every year, choose an exotic location to celebrate this day with your family. Change in the venue will make this day more momentous. Even a slight change in the location will make a difference, such as, hosting dinner on terrace instead of your dining hall. It can be a great idea to spend Thanksgiving right. You can look up for DIY decoration ideas for the arrangement on your terrace.