While so many people are preparing for Halloween and Christmas, Thanksgiving is sandwiched beautifully between the two! It’s the time of year that so many families get together and eat, drink and celebrate all the things that they are thankful for. It’s a time for family and while we’re in the middle of one of the hardest years anyone has ever had, Thanksgiving will be the moment you all come together to remember happy times!
If you’re hosting this year, then you’ll know that the details are very important. Those little details are the ones that are most remembered by your family when you are enjoying Thanksgiving. Below, we’ve put together some of the best ways you can make Thanksgiving 2020 a memorable one.
Make It Personal
Whether you go for place cards adorned with their birth flower, or you choose to look at these Thanksgiving shirt ideas and pick a new one for all of your guests, personalizing their experience is not only touching, it’s memorable. Every guest needs to feel catered for and taken care of, and when you make their experience a personal one, you’ll ensure that they feel exactly that. Personal experiences make your event the one they want to repeat!
Choose Some Games!
There are many families that spend some time on Thanksgiving playing games. Charades is a firm favorite, but you can choose any game that suits you and your guests. There are so many options that will really add some life to your party once dinner and dessert has ended. Adding games creates so many different memories, and you’ll spend months talking about “that time during Thanksgiving” that really made you all laugh. Board games are a good starting point, and don’t forget that Thanksgiving football game with all of the family involved!
Sometimes, families that have spent months apart – especially due to a pandemic – struggle to find the words to talk about anything other than the bad feelings that they’ve felt this year. So, add some conversation prompts to the dinner table. This can be in the form of questions, jokes, Scripture cards – anything that will ensure that conversation is flowing will work. Don’t forget to avoid politics – there are enough heated arguments happening in the world right now!
We’ve talked about getting a new shirt for all of your guests, but you can also choose other quirky little favors that your guests will love. Scented candles, homemade chocolates – you name it, you can give it and people will really enjoy the thought behind the gesture. Party favors bring a smile and while they’re one more thing to organize, you can make it work if you’re smart about timings!
Each of these options will help you to host a memorable Thanksgiving, and you can see how much your guests enjoy their food as well as the games afterwards by the smiles on their faces. Thanksgiving is a time for feeling thankful, so make your event one to remember for everyone who attends.