Thanksgiving with Fun

Another festive occasion in the wings, hence another day of fun and celebration with your loved ones. Celebrate this Thanksgiving festival with your family, gorging some delicious food and with a lot of fun filled activities, after all this is a day when all of you will be together for a perfect family time. No matter which corner of the country you work or study in, you will run back to the home for Thanksgiving to sit with your parents at that sumptuous dinner table and share Thanksgiving jokes and stories with your siblings. Enjoy your loved ones’ company and give them a chance to enjoy yours, amidst the hullabaloo and gaiety of the day.

November 24th is the day of celebration this year, so take your time out from everything else and immerse yourself in the activities of the festival.

Enjoy the fun of creating crafts

When you were a kid you would definitely have tried your hands in craft making , in school or as a hobby. Now we hardly get time for such activities, but through Thanksgiving we can indulge in this fun filled task and relive those golden days of childhood, when even small little things used to be so pleasurable. Sit down with your kids or your siblings and with the help of some stationary items you can prepare Thanksgiving crafts like turkey decorative wall hangings, turkey paper napkins, turkey illuminations and carved pumpkin decorations and centrepieces. Enjoy a day with indulging in art.

Help the ladies in the kitchen

If you think that kitchen is only a woman’s domain , then seriously, it’s time to grow up, and take some lessons from the professional male chefs who are earning a living and making a mark for themselves in this arena. Thanksgiving involves cooking, cooking and lots of cooking , then how about lending a helping hand to the ladies of the household! Even if you are bad at it or do not know much, you can surely cut the vegetables, stuff or roast the turkey or at least manage the temperature of the microwave , surely you can’t be that bad. So share the mood of Thanksgiving by preparing the meals with all the members of the family.

Share the laughter with jokes

There are jokes and jibes for every occasion and Thanksgiving is no exception. For the entire day people remain busy in doing the preparations for the festive day, so after all that finishes you can have a leisure time cracking jokes and humor with your dear ones, and fill the entire festive day with laughter. The popular turkey jokes are an integral part of Thanksgiving humor, here is one for instance, “What’s the key to a great Thanksgiving dinner? Turkey!” , or another one, “In which country they don’t celebrate Thanksgiving (ironically)? Turkey!”. The one liner jokes with great humor for the festive day makes your Thanksgiving extremely entertaining.

Be creative and have a story time

Like there are jokes for every occasion, there are also stories or history behind any event. This Thanksgiving, you can have a nice story telling session with your entire family and this is one activity where any one, irrespective of age or temperament can participate with full swing. Share the stories of the Pilgrims at Plymouth and the First Thanksgiving with every one and you would not only have a nice time but also will have a very informative and knowledgeable session for the kids.

The dining table fun

The main part of the festival is the harvest meal, a perfect bounteous dinner where you can enjoy the delicacies by saying grace to God and raising a toast to everyone’s health. Wear your turkey hats and pumpkin costumes, play some Thanksgiving oldies in the background and enjoy a family dinner with lots of fun, food and love. This is the best time of the entire day when you will be enjoying all your preparations , whole heartedly.

So be creative, use some nice and interesting methods of making your Thanksgiving day, a day of celebration, party and entertainment. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tips for a romantic Christmas Eve

Christmas is the festival of celebration and fun filled activities, to which a lot of charm is added by the Winter season and the gorgeous snow, but this is not all as the true charm of the festival lies in the company you have. So this Christmas if you are planning to have a romantic Christmas with your partner, then put everything else on hold and everyone else on the voice mail, so that you can have a perfect uninterrupted romantic weekend with that special person.

To have a memorable Christmas day, take a step further from the usual monotonous activities and try something fun and romantic this Christmas. Some tips for your help are here:

Decorate your house together

How about decorating a huge Christmas tree with beautiful Christmas ornaments, while singing Christmas carols and songs. You can light up the house with perfumed candles, hang autumnal wreathes on the doors and walls and even make snowman in your yard. These activities together will provide you a sense of romance.

Tend to the kitchen together

You are watching a football show on your LCD, spread out on the couch while your other half is toiling in kitchen for the Christmas dinner? Sorry, but this is not the way you can have a good Christmas time. Join her in the kitchen and while she is making the gravy, roast the turkey, and while she is making puddings you can bake the cookies. Prepare every dish together and you will enjoy it to the core.

A nice movie with wine by the cozy fireplace

Christmas is not just about having your place, overcrowded with guests while you are busy cleaning and cooking. You can have a relaxed and romantic night on Christmas with your partner, by enjoying a classic Christmas movie on your laptop, while enjoying special Christmas wine. And you can also add to the charm of this night by snuggling up into the blanket by a warm fireplace.

Waltz the night out

Tired of being within the closed walls of your house? Then this Christmas, try something outside, with a dance event. Get dressed in your best outfits and go on a formal Christmas Waltz night at some nice place. No matter how good you are at it, or how bad for that matter, just enjoy a swaying time this Christmas with your partner while feeling the joy of dancing.

Get away from everyone through a getaway

Plan a Christmas weekend getaway to some quiet country place and enjoy the festival amidst rustic landscapes, riding horses and drinking Country wine. This would be an extremely unique Christmas while the company of your partner will definitely add that spark of Romance.

Play the Santa to each other

The most important thing is to share the joy of the festival with each other by showing your love. You can hide small little presents in each other’s cupboards, under the pillow or the night gown’s pockets, and surprise your partner by your creativity in planting these gifts. This nice hide and seek kind of fun will make your Christmas quite romantic.

No matter what you do or plan, do not forget to miss the essential humor and surprising element in your Christmas plans to maintain the romance and fun in your relationship.

Ideas To Celebrate Thanksgiving With Family

Think about Thanksgiving, and the first thing that will come to your mind is a perfect family time. Everything that we do on Thanksgiving day is a family activity, be it preparing the mouth watering delicacies of the harvest festival or the decoration of your house with harvest bounties, candles and crafted pumpkins, inclusion of the family as a unit is central to the festival. When everything is about and with the family during this day, then how can you ignore your family members when planning gifts for every dear one.

Your family stays by you and supports you in every situation, and celebrates with you the true spirit of happiness and companionship during festivities, so think about some amazing out of the box and thoughtful gift ideas for your family this Thanksgiving and show them what they truly mean to you and how much their presence matters in your life.

You don’t need to spend huge amount of money , as feelings and creativity make the most amazing presents that you can imagine. So use your skills and ideas to pamper your family this festival and take help from some of our unique suggestions here.

A food gift basket

This Thanksgiving gift is the best idea for those people who don’t live with their families. You would be having the meal with all your family members right! Then how about joining them with a basket full of delicacies made by you yourself, this way even your family members will get to eat something cooked by you after a long time. You can fill the basket with many turkey dishes, chocolate cookies, pies, baked cakes and brownies. A perfect time with your family with perfect food, would make this Thanksgiving a memorable time.

A harvest bounty cornucopia

You can also gift your family a traditional nourishment basket called cornucopia, made of wicker, and fill it with various harvest bounties like fruits, flowers, decorative objects like pinecones, dried fruits and various juices. This basket will be a very symbolical present for the day and will fill the entire household with true Thanksgiving mood.

Perfumed candles and other illuminations

You can contribute in the family decoration by gifting beautiful candles of various shapes and sizes and light them in every corner of the house for a festive feel. There are also perfumed candles available in the market through which you can fill your house with brilliant fragrances. Other crafted and creative illuminations like pumpkin and turkey luminaries are also popular during this festive season, so gift your family such items and fill your house with light.

A wine gift basket

One essential element for a festive party is a perfect liquor brand, because your party or festive meal cannot be completed without a toast to family’s health and happiness. So you can gift a perfect wine or Champagne for the family dinner or a basket full of these wine bottles for the entire celebration. This gift item will make your family gathering a perfect celebration.

A healthy turkey for family dinner

The main dish of a Thanksgiving meal is a roasted turkey, and believe it or not, there is huge demand of best quality , healthy and fat turkeys during this season , in the market, thereby increasing the price also. But in order to provide a perfect Thanksgiving meal to your family, you can gift a nice tasty turkey to your mother and with her help prepare it with the right stuffing for the dinner time. This gift will also add value to the Thanksgiving meal.

Personalized kitchenware for family

Another interesting idea for family gifts are kitchenware or household items which the entire family can use. You can add personalized touches to these items and add value to the festive occasion. One great idea would be giving a dinner set or wine glasses, with names or initials of every family member printed on each plate or glass. This would give a charming celebratory feel to all, while your thoughtfulness would be appreciated equally.

A family collage of previous Thanksgivings

A very intimate and emotional Thanksgiving present for your family could be a framed collage wall piece, wherein you can include pictures of all the previous Thanksgivings that you have celebrated together. Add years and quotations to each picture and see each family member lost in some or other memory that this gift item will create.

Decorative pieces

You can gift various creative and beautiful decorative items to your family, this Thanksgiving, which are inspired from different Thanksgiving images like turkey, pumpkin or harvest bounties, for example, crystal turkey and pumpkin bowl with lid as centrepieces, turkey wine stand, turkey candle lamp, and statues of harvest couple. Other items could be Thanksgiving plaques, harvest wreathes with bells, crystal flower vases with harvest flowers, personalized pumpkin table decor, and Thanksgiving pilgrim figurines. These decorative objects will make your house look more like a Thanksgiving painting.

Autumn landscaped paintings

For art loving families, this would make an interesting idea. The lovely, beautiful and eye soothing autumnal landscapes always make nice paintings, but they serve the perfect purpose during Thanksgiving.

Crafty Thanksgiving costumes

For a little humor and entertaining element during your celebrations, it would be a very perky idea if you gift creative costumes to your family members. Just imagine the scene when all the family members would be dressed up in stuffed turkey shirts or turkey hats, while sitting on the dining table. You can also gift same T shirts to every one with customized Thanksgiving message or quotation written on it. This would set up the party mood of the entire household.

Aren’t these some interesting Thanksgiving gift ideas for your family! No matter what you do and give to your family, it should reflect the festive mood and a spirit of family, through it. So, articulate these ideas in your own plans and have an exciting Thanksgiving this season.

 

Thanksgiving Gift Basket Ideas For You

The festival of the harvest, which we celebrate to thank lord for the sumptuous meals on our tables and prosperity in our families, is celebrated through variety of food recipes, delicacies and decorations. But one other essential feature of the holiday is the gifts exchanging ritual, through which we exchange greetings and well wishes with our loved ones.

There are many gift items that Thanksgiving has explored till present time, but in the last couple of years, the rise in the Thanksgiving gift- baskets, have made many people to present these unique baskets to their families, friends, relatives and neighbors. These baskets may contain many autumnal natural produce like flowers, and fruits or artificial products from chocolates to candies. Depending on your own creativity you can make your own Thanksgiving gift baskets to present your loved ones. Some f the popular ideas fro thee gift baskets are:

  • Thanksgiving Gourmet Snack Gift Basket

This exclusive Thanksgiving gift basket comprises of many exotic delicacies of the Fall month. From apple cider, Wisconsin cheddar cheese, grained mustard, summer sausage, gourmet coffee, cocktail rye bread, pastry cookies filled with chocolate cream, to other baked items, this gift basket is a complete symbol of the Thanksgiving spirit.

  • Blessed Harvest Autumn Basket

This special Thanksgiving gift basket has all the things that echoes autumnal beauty and charm. From vegetables to the grains and the delicacies prepared by them , everything can be included in this basket. Corn and pumpkin candy corn mix, creamy garden herb and vegetable dip, smoked almonds, wheat crackers, with dried and crafted vegetables items for adornments, this basket is a true idea of Thanksgiving harvest produce.

  • Thanksgiving Cookie Gift Tin

This basket is a pure delight of cookies, baked in flour like, chocolate chip cookies, caramel cookies, peanut butter chips, oatmeal raisins and many others. Packed in a tin basket these six pieces of oversized cookies are a complete delight for anyone’s taste buds during Thanksgiving.

  • Harvest Goodness Cornucopias

This Thanksgiving cornucopia, a horn shaped container is filled with all the harvest fruits and vegetables as Thanksgiving gift. Oranges, apples, comice pears, Farmstead cheddar cheese, assorted dried fruits , roasted and salted pistachios with the shell and chocolate pear, are some of the articles included in this gift basket. There is one more benefit of this gift basket, that even after the food items get finished, the cornucopia can be used as a centerpiece, as a souvenir for some time.

  • The Flower Fall Harvest Cornucopia

The beautiful Fall flowers, also make a lovely and jubilant gift basket for your loved ones in this basket. Full of red roses, rust colored Asiatic lilies, and butterscotch chrysanthemums, the cornucopia can also be filled with green furry leaves, pinecones and other autumnal harvests, thereby making it a very eye soothing gift basket.

  • Personalized Gift Basket

You can also make a gift basket on your own, full of articles included by you. The articles that you can include in this are cookies baked at home, some decorative autumnal harvest like pine cones, apple cider and lemonade, dried fruits, and you can also include some personalized messages and cards in this basket along with some holiday movie DVDs and Thanksgiving music CDs.

  • Homemade Thanksgiving Baskets

In these baskets you can include everything that you have cooked on your own. From your turkey dish to other baked items, this basket will give an impression of a very personalized gift to your loved ones, that you are sharing everything that you made for your own household. You can decorate the basket with autumnal flowers and include small gift items like perfumes and cards in this homemade Thanksgiving basket.

These are some of the gift basket ideas, that you can use to make gifts for your near and dear ones, this Thanksgiving. The speciality of these baskets are that they don’t need huge amount of money and efforts from you, just a little creativity and thoughtfulness would do, which is undoubtedly the most important element for gifts.

Cute Thanksgiving Ideas For Lovers

The first thing that comes in our mind at the sound of Thanksgiving, is a sumptuous meal with the entire family, but that is not the only way to celebrate the festival, you can also have a nice, romantic time with your beloved this Thanksgiving, planning many special things for him or her.

Though the central idea of Thanksgiving is to thank the Lord for sufficient food and a graceful life, various modes of conveying these thanks have been introduced in the recent times, and people have started to extend their Thanksgiving celebrations to full fledged parties and fun filled activities from a quiet luxurious dinner. And especially when it comes to a couple, too much in love, they would definitely not miss out on any opportunity to do intimate things for each other, or to have a memorable time together.

There are various presents you can gift your beloved, and surprise them in many ways this Thanksgiving, maintaining those romantic and cute gestures, which bring laughter and bliss in a relationship. Some of these cute and thoughtful thanksgiving gift ideas to surprise your beloved :

Cook the dinner with her

It is not necessary that the woman in the relationship would do all the cooking! Be your chivalric best, wear an apron and chef’s cap and join her in the kitchen to prepare the Thanksgiving meal which both of you will enjoy afterwards. You will realize that cooking together will be more fun than eating together, and not to miss out the happiness that it will give your lady love.

A Romantic dinner at a restaurant

In case you do not want to spend time in kitchen, amidst smoke and labor, then you can also go out to a nice cozy restaurant to enjoy a peaceful Thanksgiving dinner with your partner. The restaurants of course would be big on meals and guests too, so try a place which is less crowded but good with food. Arrange for a candle light dinner with some nice Thanksgiving background scores and quietly wish her the night.

A holiday outing to the countryside

With the crazy and festive hullabaloo in the city areas, with every nook and corner busy with activities and full of crowd, you can take your love interest out of the city for a day, and spend quiet time with him or her in a country side in a peaceful cottage house or bread and breakfast. You will experience a very country-ish Thanksgiving in this manner and will also get to enjoy some private time with your partner.

Dinner with their families

If you want to do something really thoughtful and appreciable for your loved one, then how about meeting his or her parents or families this Thanksgiving. You can call them for a diner or join their family dinner. This would not only make your partner happy but would also give you a chance to come closer to their family, and especially during a festival when everybody is in a joyful mood.

Enjoy the parade together

If you two are not the indoor types, then there is a wonderful option for you, to explore Thanksgiving in an exciting way together. Dress up appropriately for the Thanksgiving parade in the city and join them, for an ultimate jubilant experience. The acrobats, the gleeful crowd waving flags, the fantastic bands, together will give you a memorable Thanksgiving time. So tie up your shoe laces and join the exciting parade with your partner, this Thanksgiving.

Enjoy a game together

If you are sports freak then you can catch up a football match together, or have a sporty time at home with lots of snacks and drinks. Even if you are not too much into sports and your partner is, then surely for one night you can enjoy their hobby to make them happy. This will be a very cute gesture from you, and would be a really unique way to show God your appreciation for a wonderful partner.

A relaxing musical time at home

Music and love has an eternally deep bonding since time immemorial, and this bonding gets even stronger when a festive celebration includes each of this trait. You can play classic Thanksgiving oldies from movies and sit relaxed, with a glass of wine, while singing together for chorus. Isn’t that a very cute and blissful idea of a perfect Thanksgiving.

A theme party

Even though the main idea of Thanksgiving is the family dinner and saying grace to God, but with changing time you get a lot of outdoor options as well to enjoy. You can enjoy a theme based Thanksgiving party organized by a restaurant or bar , through their theme based menus, dance shows, and other events. So have a blast this Thanksgiving with that special person in your life.

Movie time

If you enjoy the comfortable and quiet haven of your home more than the hullabaloo and crowded environment of outdoors, then you can simply enjoy your Thanksgiving Turkey meal with a glass of wine and chocolate pudding, while spread in front of your TV, enjoying wonderful Thanksgiving movies. This is an absolutely relaxing idea of a festive night which you can share with your lover.

A cozy conversational time

Meals, songs, movies, outdoor fun, anything can be enjoyed at any time but the best Thanksgiving time would be the conversation with your beloved, in the silence of night, when you can talk about all those previous Thanksgivings which you missed being with them. A nice memorable time, where you can also understand each other really well, this will be a very cute way of celebrating Thanksgiving with your partner.

No matter what you plan to do, where you decide to go and how you celebrate the Thanksgiving, the mere idea that you are going to be together this festival, will maintain that customary joy of the festival which will make the day a satisfactory and perfect night.