Thursday, November 20, 2014

Last Minute Thanksgiving Day Ideas

For Thanksgiving, we head down to my parents' house and hang out with all of my siblings and their spouses/kids. We are a relaxed bunch - we eat the usual Thanksgiving food courtesy of my amazing mom and play games all afternoon. If you need any last minute Thanksgiving day ideas, here are my favorites from years' past!

Last year, I was a cranky first trimester pregnant lady...and I didn't get any pictures on Thanksgiving. I did make Abby a fun turkey snack, similar to the picture below, but think less perfect ;)

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Two years ago, I made Abby a cute little outfit and Josie a matching hair bow. If you have a glue gun and can cut ribbon, this is super easy to make.

It's crazy how little they look! Our girls are so grown up now!


If you need some last minute party game ideas - play Minute to Win It! They don't require a lot of planning and most of the supplies you can find around the house. I highly recommend Elephant March and Bite Me...they are hilarious to watch! :)

Find all the games here and here


John and I are in charge of bringing a snack and drink. This Pumpkin Pie Dip is delicious - and I'm not a huge pumpkin flavored type of person. We eat it with apple slices and cinnamon graham crackers.
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As for the drink, we make the same one every year. John got this recipe from his brother, and they call it Spiced Wine. There is no wine involved, so I'm not sure where that name comes from! You can leave out the alcohol if you want. It really tastes great either way! Here's the recipe:

Spiced Wine

2 jugs of cranberry juice (64 oz each)
2.5 cups apple juice
6 Tbsp sugar
2 whole cinnamon sticks (about 3 inches long)
1 tsp all spice
2 cups brandy (optional)


Place in a large stock pot and heat until warm. Or, you can place in a slow cooker and keep on low for several hours (this is the method we use).


Hope you all have a great weekend - stay warm! :)


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14 comments:

  1. Love the lil turkey shirt! I may try that...

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    1. Thanks! I'm hoping I can squeeze Tim into it this year :)

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  2. I'd imagine that Minute to Win It games would be very entertaining a holiday parties!!

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    1. It is hilarious!! :) We did Christmas themed ones last year - I'll post those ones soon!

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  3. Mmmm sounds like mulled wine....love it! I think I will make that turkey snack this year. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I think we're making a fruit turkey this year - thank goodness for Pinterest! ;)

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  4. That pumpkin dip is my favorite! I just made it for a work party today and brought vanilla wafers and ginger snaps. I'll have to try the apples tho!

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  5. That pumpkin dip does look good, and I am not a big fan of pumpkin either. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It is a great alternative if you arent a huge pumpkin pie fan but still want that traditional Thanksgiving food :)

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  6. I'm gonna bookmark this page, lots of great ideas! We were just talking about Minute to Win It games!!

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    1. You definitely have to try them!! We love it, and it's great for all ages to get involved :)

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