A New Thanksgiving Day Tradition


Remember when The Pillsbury Doughboy helped kick off the holiday season for my family? Remember when he helped us with Our Little Cafe? Can you believe he crashed our party again? I can’t wait to share what happened! It’s huge!

Last Thursday morning we bundled up and headed out to get front row seats to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I knew the Pillsbury Doughboy was one of the huge balloons at the parade and so I made a plan.  As soon as I saw him making his way down the street, I wanted to surprise my family with a box of Pillsbury cookies! It only seemed fitting to celebrate all things Pillsbury when we saw his balloon! I couldn’t wait.

The parade couldn’t have been more beautiful. The sky was blue, the weather was crisp, and we were smashed up with with family and friends.  We saw clowns, we got sprayed with confetti, and, finally, I looked down the street and saw the balloon I had secretly been waited for!  I got out my box of cookies.   As soon as my four-year-old son Owen saw the Pillsbury Dough Boy he squealed, “The Making Man! The Making Man!”

I took a few pictures of the balloon and then put the camera away. I wanted to enjoy the cookies with my family. I even shared the cookies with our friends standing next to us! I watched as my box of cookies traveled down the line of people watching the parade. It was a great moment!

Thanks Pillsbury Doughboy for being around once again for a great family moment! Looking forward to doing it again next year!

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Thanks very much to Pillsbury for sponsoring this post and for providing Pillsbury products for me to have some fun with. Check out more posts in this campaign.


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