When my family celebrates Thanksgiving it is like a scene from the Waltons. As our family expands we have kids and family in all ages and stages! We love it! But I also like to have ideas for the young cousins who are not old enough for a cocktail to get them through awkward conversations or boredom. Funny conversation starters get everyone talking and laughing!
Since our kitchen remodel we usually host Thanksgiving, but this year I want to add inexpensive ways to entertain the elementary to high school crowd.
IDEAS FOR A THANKSGIVING
The key to a kids’ table is for the table not to scream kids table. So this year I am including some of these ideas for everyone.
Did you know that the paint section at Home Depot is where I found 12″ width brown paper rolls. It is advertised to cover baseboards, but the 12″ width is perfect for table seating.
- Crayons Who doesn’t love a fresh box of Crayola crayons?
- When I shared these kids’ table ideas I shared these free Crayola coloring sheets
- I love to cover a table with this brown paper because brown is a Thanksgiving color and it makes for easy cleanup!
- And, coloring is very relaxing. If someone starts talking about one of the “don’t talk about subjects” just turn them off and pass them a Crayola box.
So not that the kids’ table and tweens are settled in with Crayola.
FUNNY CONVERSATION IDEAS
What to do with our adulting kids? They have opinions and social media, but I came up with a fun way to engage EVERYONE at Thanksgiving. I created a graphic for you to pin.
The only thing you need? An i-phone!
I came up withthis funny convo starter ideas two years ago and I am just getting this on to the blog.
I originally got the idea from Jimmy Fallon.
Our guests and family of all ages and stages have one thing in common.
We all have phones. So let’s have a little fun!
If you have other funny conversation starters in the form of a question please leave in the comments or email me here. I would love to add other questions to the list.
MAKE GUESTS FEEL AT HOME:
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family and each other. Lean into the good (and the funny.
Before you go…