Inside: This guide has all the best Thanksgiving ideas for family gatherings! From food to fun to what to do with those leftovers…we’ve got you covered!

“Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday.  People travel thousands of miles to be with people they see only once a year.  And then discover that once a year is way too often.”  -Johnny Carson

Whether you’re excited to see family this year or not, you’ve found a resource to take care of the rest of your day!  Here are some ideas for your menu, how to keep everyone entertained, ideas to use up those leftovers, and more.

All The Best Thanksgiving Ideas for Family Gatherings!

These Thanksgiving ideas for family will complete your entire day in less time (and effort!).

Food

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:

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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

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Thanksgiving Desserts from Fun Money Mom

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15 Thanksgiving Pie Recipes That Will Make You Forget the Turkey

Thanksgiving Pie Recipes Ideas

Leftovers

Turkey Soup from Home Ec @ Home

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Smoked Turkey Dip from Annie’s Home

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Fun

Thanksgiving Craftivities from Daily Momtivity:

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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

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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

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Peter Walsh on Thanksgiving Cleanup from Adrian’s Crazy Life

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

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

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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?

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