Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I am so excited to celebrate with my family this year. Speaking of celebrating with a large group of people… Have you ever wondered why thanksgiving is the one holiday during the Holiday Season that doesn’t involve the entire neighborhood?
I mean, think about it. Halloween kicks off the Holiday Season and we go around the neighborhood begging for candy and go to Halloween parties. Then there is Christmas where we buy gifts for everyone from out spouse to the mail man and also go to Christmas parties. But Thanksgiving is solely for family. So, I came up with a few fun ways to involve the whole neighborhood!
This idea came from Katelyn Fagan over at Whatsupfagans.com
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This is one of my favorite Halloween traditions. Each year someone gets the ball rolling by baking some yummy Halloween treats and secretly passing them out to three of their neighbors. Then each of those people do the same thing for three other families. I propose we do this in the month of November as well. Maybe leave a pumpkin pie or a gift basket with a few thanksgiving necessities. Lets call it gobbling.
Neighborhood Football Game
I know lots of families that have a pick up game on the actual day of thanks. So I was thinking, it would be fun to get the whole neighborhood in on the fun. Maybe the weekend before if everyone will be out of town. Get some tailgateing snacks or Thanksgiving hors d’ ovres for the day of. Go crazy.
Progressive Thanksgiving Dinner
These dinners are super popular in my neck of the woods. If you’ve never heard of a progressive dinner, it’s where a group of people get together at the starting point and one family makes the appetizers. Then you walk to the next family’s house to have the main course and so on. I think you could really go crazy with a neighborhood wide progressive dinner. One house does the appetizers, one does the salad another does the turkey and potatoes, the next does ham and stuffing… all the way down to pie and icecream. But maybe that’s too much, who knows…
Think of a cookie exchange but with slices of pie. Each person brings a pie cut into about eight slices as well as an empty pie dish. Then you go around the tables and create your own pie out of eight slices of various pies.
The pie exchange might be my favorite idea… or maybing the gobbling…. I can’t decide.
Does anyone have neighborhood thanksgiving traditions? What other neighborhood activities would be fun?