5 Unconventional Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Oh, the dreamy image of a Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving dinner. Everything looks perfect.  If you want to try recreate it, I say go for it.  But I’m not!   The older I get (I turn 30 this weekend so I’m feeling very wise and mature), the more I’ve learned sometimes it doesn’t really matter if I break the rules of tradition. Just as long as I replace it with something memorable! This post is dedicated to all the people that didn’t go to their Senior Prom! All the brides who wore a colorful wedding dress! And all the people who picked Danny Wood as their favorite New Kid on the Block!


For me, the most important part about Thanksgiving is spending time with family, eating good food, and taking a moment to be thankful. It’s as simple as that! How I get there doesn’t really matter. Although I do miss my Uncle Larry’s Thanksgiving feast. As a kid, it did feel like this Norman Rockwell painting. Good memories! What are your Thanksgiving Day plans? Here’s 5 ideas!

  • Go Out to Eat 1 of 5
    Is this the year of the Thanksgiving pizza?
    A list of USA restaurants open on Thanksgiving can be found at Map Muse
  • Heat and Serve 2 of 5
    This is the option I've done for years. It makes it possible for me spend more time with my family and less time slaving away in the kitchen. It's as if I crashed my parents' house for the weekend!
    Order your premade Thanksgiving meal at Whole Foods
  • Invite Friends Over for a Potluck 3 of 5
    This is a scary option because you never know what you'll get! But with a little organization, this could take a lot of pressure off of the host.
  • Try a New Recipe 4 of 5
    Turkey not your thang? Adore hamburgers? Find the finest hamburger recipe out there! You're kids will have fun telling all their friends they grew up with gourmet hamburgers on Thanksgiving instead of turkey!
    Photo via Young Married Chic
  • Splurge: Travel to a Far Away Land 5 of 5
    I just found out it's springtime in Buenos Aires. Wouldn't it be so fun to skip winter and go right to spring for the week? Something to keep in mind for a future family vacation!


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