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Planning a Thanksgiving Party (part 2)

Planning a Thanksgiving Party (part 2)

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Ideas for Thanksgiving Food and Thanksgiving Party Games

Most Thanksgiving party ideas will focus on the feast, which is usually everyone's favorite part of the holiday. Even with festive Thanksgiving decorations, all eyes will be on the delicious dishes set out as hors d'oeuvres, main courses and desserts. Make sure Thanksgiving food ideas include plenty of savory appetizers, vegetable platters, and cheese and cracker displays for guests to snack on while the turkey is in the oven. Also plan fun Thanksgiving party games for children and adults to play while waiting for the big meal.

Thanksgiving party ideas for games can be as simple as playing charades or a favorite board game. Or try fun Thanksgiving party games such as a word scramble game featuring Thanksgiving-themed words, "Pin The Tail On The Turkey," or a ring-toss game where rings are tossed at pumpkins with tall stems. Make holiday candy gifts for prizes – you can find lots of mouthwatering candy choices at Jelly Belly Candy Company to fill Thanksgiving treat bags and boxes. Thanksgiving candy will also be a welcome addition at kids' tables after the meal is finished.

Speaking of the meal, Thanksgiving food ideas can expand from the traditional dishes of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and sweet potatoes. Thanksgiving party ideas for food can be as versatile as the crowd, and many hosts are now preparing vegetarian and gluten-free options for guests. Try Thanksgiving food ideas like adding a few Mexican or Italian favorites to the table, such as enchiladas or lasagna, or offer more options as side dishes including pasta salads, wilted kale with bacon, or herbed risotto. Display creative Thanksgiving centerpieces made entirely of food – a towering bowl of sliced breads and rolls, or a hollowed pumpkin filled with colorful fruit salad help set a festive table.

The best Thanksgiving party ideas are easy and fun, and reflect the interests of the crowd. If traditional Thanksgiving decorations aren't the perfect fit for your group, decorate in whatever theme you like. And any Thanksgiving food ideas, from traditional to modern, will please the crowd, as they'll all come with big appetites. With delicious food, holiday candy, exciting Thanksgiving party games and lots of friends and family to spend time with, there will be plenty for everyone to be thankful for.
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