If you happened to be in the US in the month of November 2016, then you need to definitely celebrate the Thanksgiving Day. If you are not aware about Celebrating Thanksgiving Day, then this article throws some light on it. Thanksgiving Day is United States’ national holiday which is celebrated by people with great pomp & show as an occasion to convey their gratitude (thanks) to the harvest’s blessing and of the previous year. It is rejoiced on 4th Thursday in the month of November (right before Black Friday and Cyber Monday). This years, it is on Thursday, November 24th. You can also celebrate this secular, cultural festival by adopting the below mentioned guidelines.
Food preparation for Thanksgiving Party
Another important tip you need to follow for celebrating Thanksgiving Day, is you need to properly de-frost your turkey well in advance before your thanksgiving day and this take some days. This depends on your turkey’s size and weight. One or two days in advance of the thanksgiving day, you can roast your pumpkin or other preferred pies. Cook the turkey and ensure that the meals are prepared for the thanks giving. You can reduce your burden by seeking the help of your family members or guests to cook certain side dishes
Reserve an exclusive decorative dining table
Ensure that you have a special dining table to celebrate this festival and organize the table decorations, a day prior to the thanks giving festival. Make sure that you have all the required things arranged in such a manner that you can have immediate access to it when required. You can also make your kids to get involved in the celebrations by asking their help.
In order to be a further decorative, you can create or procure a Thanksgiving themed showpiece or produce your own theme based exhibit and have it on your thanksgiving table. You can easily find in almost all the craft shops Do it Yourself (DIY) kits or handy centerpieces. You can also make this as a fun loving occasion for your kids as well as for your guests, by asking them to take part in it.
You can use autumn flower bouquets, or a cornucopia, or scented candles as exceptional ideas which can be implemented as centerpieces for your dining table. You can make an attractive turkey out of napkin holder. You can also create some simple thanksgiving place card holders or place tags. Another most excellent thing you can do for your thanksgiving celebrations is to make some floral arrangements.
Traditional entertainment activities
Indulge in amusement activities along with your kids & guests before or during or after your Thanksgiving feast Make your kids, guests to be assembled in front of the television to watch a game of football. You can also play with them with them some games at your backyard or enjoy watching along with your kids & guests the Thanksgiving Day Parade of Macy. Also indulge in other entertainment activities like narrating stories, playing charades or watch some awesome movies.
Play some gratitude games
Playing the gratitude game convey the real meaning of Thanksgiving Day. The gratitude game should be played in alphabetical sequence from “A to Z”. You can start the game expressing your gratitude with the letter “A”, you can for instance say something like “I am grateful to my Aunt”, then the person next to you will say something like “I am grateful to my brothers”, then the third participant will say “I am thankful for my caring mom”, like this the game goes on up to the letter “Z”.
So what you are waiting for, thank your dear ones by celebrating Thanksgiving Day along with your family, guests and have a great time.