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!
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Don’t forget to dress up the front door with a pretty autumn-colored wreath.
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Carry the decorations inside with this easy DIY leaf garland that’s also budget-friendly!
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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.
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Or create some gorgeous lighting with these DIY apple votive centerpieces.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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
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The Perfect Turkey
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Crock Pot Maple Brown Sugar Ham
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Southern Cornbread Dressing
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Easy Cranberry Sauce
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Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
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Skinny Cheesy Potato Casserole
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Southern Style Collard Greens
Photo Credit: Simply Recipes
Best Ever Mac and Cheese
Photo Credit: Chef in Training
Cocoa Krispies Turkey Drumsticks
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Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Chocolate Lasagna
Photo Credit: Sweet Spicy Kitchen
Southern Pecan Pie
Photo Credit: The Happier Homemaker
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