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We picked the brains of the momlogic moms for ideas about how to incorporate some modern traditions into the old holiday. Here are our faves:
Give thanks: Have your kids go to each guest and ask them privately what they are thankful for this year. Then at some point during the meal, they can read them out loud to the group.
Host a parade watch party: Even if you watch the parade on TV, you can still enjoy hot chocolate and donuts and make it an event. You can make predictions about what time your favorite balloon will go by, have a clown count and rate the guest interviews.
Make a memory book: Take note of the main topic of dinner conversation, write down the menu, take a group photo and collect the place cards. You and the kids can glue them into a book. You can even have one big book so can add to it every year and look back at how everything has evolved over time.
Add your own twist on the meal: Even if you go with the traditional turkey, potatoes and cranberry sauce, you can add some items specific to reflect your culture and family. Maybe you have tamales for your corn dish or grape leaves as your appetizer. Maybe there's a special cocktail you only make once a year like pina coladas and the kids can have a virgin version.
Pie for breakfast: The morning after Thanksgiving dinner, have the leftover pie for breakfast. It's a super fun, once-a-year thing that the kids will look forward to.
What's your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?