Traditionally families will go around the table and say one thing they’re thankful for. Here are some ideas to make a new tradition:
- Thankful Basket – write down on a slip of paper what you’re thankful for and place it in the basket. Later in the evening during or after dinner pass the basket around and randomly read what everyone is thankful for
- Guess who wrote it – make the thankful basket a game. When you read the random thanful slips to the group try to guess who wrote it. Whoever has the most correct guesses wins for the year.
- Ask your guest to contribute to your table – have your guests bring something to place on the table that is meaningful to them. Maybe a plate they bought on a special trip or great-grandma’s gravy boat.
- Conversation starters – before the guests arrive write “a time you were thankful for…” followed by a different prompt on a card such as, “home, Mom, Dad, being a sister, a pet, a good neighbor, etc.” then place the cards in a basket and go around the table talking about each person at dinner.
- Thanful table cloth – take a white table cloth and have your guests sign their name and write what they’re thanful for right on the table cloth. This is extra special if you host Thanksgiving every year and can bring it out more than once!
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