Top Thanksgiving Party Ideas for 2018: Decorations, Games, and Food

Top Thanksgiving Party Ideas for 2018: Decorations, Games, and Food

We are so thankful here at Distinctivs® for the year of growth we’ve had and can’t believe it’s already time to be thinking of Thanksgiving party ideas! So, to show our thanks, we’ve devised this list of fun ideas to help you plan a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration with your family and friends.

If you are hosting the Thanksgiving party this year, make guests feel welcome before they even enter your home with a beauti-FALL-y decorated front porch!

Photo Credit: Christina's Adventures

Don’t forget to dress up the front door with a pretty autumn-colored wreath.

Photo Credit: A Night Owl

Carry the decorations inside with this easy DIY leaf garland that’s also budget-friendly!

Photo Credit: Making Home Base

The majority of everyone’s time will be spent around the table enjoying delicious food, so don’t forget to decorate the table for the occasion!

We love all the pretty fall décor used on this beautiful wooden table.

Photo Credit: All Things Shabby and Beautiful

Or create some gorgeous lighting with these DIY apple votive centerpieces.

Photo Credit: Little Green Notebook

Don’t forget the little details! Finish your place settings in record time with this handy guide that shows how to create a formal or casual place setting for guests.

Photo Credit: Pulte Homes

All that cooking will surely have you thirsty, so take a little break. You’ve earned it!

Reach for a cold drink from this festive pumpkin ice bucket.

Photo Credit: Everyday Dishes

Get guests in the Thanksgiving spirit by decorating your wine bottles with these metallic foil wine bottle labels

These elegant wine bottle labels also make for a stylish hostess gift if you’re not throwing the party this year—just add wine!

While the adults are mingling, keep the kids entertained at their table with these fun ideas!

Cover the kids’ table with craft paper and make these cute Pilgrim hat crayon holders ahead of time. The kids will love being able to color straight on the table!

Photo Credit: Crafting Chicks 

Let the kids start a fun game of Thanksgiving Bingo—the adults will probably want to get in on this game, too!

Then, have everyone take turns playing The Gratitude Game to share what you’re all thankful for.

Photo Credit: Teach Beside Me

We also love the idea to display a pumpkin and have friends and family take turns writing what they’re thankful for this year. Use a decorative pumpkin instead of a real one for a nice keepsake you can save to use as a decoration year after year!

Photo Credit: Yellow Prairie Interiors

Now for the main attraction—the food! Feast your eyes on these mouthwatering dishes we’ve found to create the perfect Thanksgiving meal from start to finish. Click on each photo to view the original post and to take a peek at the recipe.

Thanksgiving Fruit Platter

Photo Credit: Not My Own

The Perfect Turkey

Photo Credit: Reynolds Kitchens

Crock Pot Maple Brown Sugar Ham

Photo Credit: Life in the Lofthouse

Southern Cornbread Dressing

Photo Credit: Add a Pinch

Thanksgiving Stuffing

Photo Credit: Taste of Home

Easy Cranberry Sauce

Photo Credit: Wine and Glue

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Photo Credit: Five Heart Home

Skinny Cheesy Potato Casserole

Photo Credit: Recipe Runner

Southern Style Collard Greens

Photo Credit: Simply Recipes

Best Ever Mac and Cheese

Photo Credit: Chef in Training

Cocoa Krispies Turkey Drumsticks

Photo Credit: Mommysavers

Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Chocolate Lasagna

Photo Credit: Sweet Spicy Kitchen

Southern Pecan Pie

Photo Credit: The Happier Homemaker

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What are you most thankful for this year? Leave us a comment below and share some of your favorite Thanksgiving party ideas and traditions with us on Facebook or Instagram with #distinctivs.

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