Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday Tradition #34

Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK!! I promised myself that this year I would not be surprised or shocked to realize that Thanksgiving was just days a way, but I am. It always comes so quickly, but I have taken the time to plan out a few things other than the menu. I'm not totally planned out (wish I was that good...) but I've got my "Thanksgiving Agenda" planned and hopefully I'll be able to pull off an enjoyable and relaxing holiday with my gang.

Here are 3 fun family traditions that you can do now and prep for next week. These are some fun things you can actually do ON Thanksgiving day if you need to fill some extra time up. We spend our Thanksgiving at home with just the 7 of us and there can be an hour or two here and there that allows board children to find trouble or simply drive me up a wall. So here's what we'll be doing on Thanksgiving day...other than eating and stuffing our faces full of grub.

1. Pick a fun family holiday movie to watch. This is great day to watch The Christmas Story, Polar Express, Rudolph, Miracle on 34th Street, Elf...and the list goes on. We catch the NFL games first and then pop a movie in.

2. How about a fun holiday craft or make some gifts? This year I'm loving the vinyl lettering! You can put this stuff ANYWHERE! But this year, we're going to be making some "tiles" with vinyl lettering. You better get your lettering ASAP though....and go down to your local Home Depot or Lowe's and buy some clearance tiles for cents!

3. And don't forget to take a family picture for your holiday cards. We always try and take one on Thanksgiving...however, we have to take it ourselves because we all want to be in it and we have no one else to help us take it. So we go with the old "timer" thing. Sometimes we look like we actually got dressed up and went somewhere and other times...well, it's the thought that counts right?

Start planning some fun things to do over the 5 day break! Lots of food, blessings and family traditions! Happy Thanksgiving!


Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Thanks! Hope you have a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving :) ♥ Hugs!

Mc Allen said...

these are really great ideas, seriously!! thank you for sharing them!! LA

jen said...

We also watch Polar Express on Christmas Eve. It's so fun to snuggle in our xmas pjs and watch a great movie.

kitchenditcher said...

I love Thanksgiving because it signals that Christmas is coming. Great ideas for the day. I think we are definitely going to do the tile thing.

Thanks for sharing!

da Bergs said...

Oh, wow, thanks for the ideas! I love the tile idea!!! THANK YOU!!! ANY more ideas??? Love 'em, thanks!

Joshua Diego said...

hmm that sounds about right sounds fun too happy thanksgiving