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!

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.