Thanksgiving morning is relaxing at our house.  We eat a light breakfast (must save room for all that turkey!).  Then we settle in to watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV.  We bounce through channels to find the best view of the balloons and floats.

Whether your Thanksgiving is a relaxing day or a day of chaotic cooking for family, I’ve rounded up some awesome Thankgiving ideas to make your day easier, more fun, or at least interesting.

Fun Thanksgiving Ideas for the Best Turkey Day Yet

Fun Thanksgiving Ideas for the Best Turkey Day Yet


Here’s my turkey recipe and our typical Practice Thanksgiving menu:

Happy Practice Thanksgiving!

A yummy Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Butternut Squash side dish from Daily Momtivity:


10 Amazing Side Dishes for Your Thanksgiving Pot Luck

10 Amazing Side Dishes for Your Thanksgiving Pot Luck

Bread Machine Buttery Rolls from Home Ec @ Home


Thanksgiving Desserts from Fun Money Mom


15 Thanksgiving Pie Recipes That Will Make You Forget the Turkey

Thanksgiving Pie Recipes Ideas


Turkey Soup from Home Ec @ Home


Smoked Turkey Dip from Annie’s Home




Thanksgiving Craftivities from Daily Momtivity:


How to Teach Gratefulness in 5 Minutes A Day from Little Light on A Hill:

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Thanksgiving Crafts and Ideas for Middle School Students from Our Unschooling Journey


Thanksgiving Jokes for Kids

Thanksgiving jokes for kids. If you're worried about the turn Thanksgiving dinner might take with family this year, keep these corny Thanksgiving jokes in your back pocket. You never know when you'll need a laugh to lighten the mood.


Bonus Thanksgiving Tips

16 Ways to Save on Thanksgiving Dinner – Shared on A Budget Friendly Life


Peter Walsh on Thanksgiving Cleanup from Adrian’s Crazy Life


11 Things to Do When You’re Alone on Thanksgiving from Quirky Bohemian Mama


10 Non-Shopping Things to Do on the Day After Thanksgiving from John & Jane Doe Guide to Money & Investing


With these Thanksgiving ideas at hand, you’ll be ready to celebrate the best Turkey Day yet!

Snuggle up and enjoy a quiet day.  And don’t forget to count your blessings.

What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving?