What time do you sit down for Thanksgiving dinner?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: When is your Thanksgiving dinner?
    Afternoon (before 4 p.m.) : (88 votes)
    59 %
    Evening (after 4 p.m.) : (54 votes)
    36 %
    Other-explain : (6 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Normally around 3ish.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We’ll probably actually sit down between 2 and 3 to eat. I totally understand your point though!! 

    Post # 5
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’m surprised so many people have it so early.  5:30 would be quite early, usually it’s around 7.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    We usually sit down sometime between 1 and 3pm.  Then we watch football, take a nap, and eat leftovers for dinner.

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I think we are eating at 4pm. We’re going to my FI’s parents.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Usually around 6.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    We go to two meals. My side has lunch at noon, and his side has dinner at 5. So much food…

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee

    SO’s grandma hosts Thanksgiving dinner but she has everyone eat at noon! Ugh, 12 pm is way too early to eat such a big meal. I wish she’d push the time back to at 2, although 5 would be best. Gives you time to stuff yourself, recover, then polish off dessert.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My family serves dinner between 2-4 pm, typically. FI’s family serves a little later, usually after 4 pm. 

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    i never realized that many have Thanksgiving dinner so early. We usually sit down around 5 or 6ish. Same with Christmas. 

     

     

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    @BakerBee16:  Wow.  That’s super early.  We never start eating until around 8 PM.  

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee

    It’s Thanksgiving lunch for us. We normally eat around 12.

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    What, 70% before 4pm!?! In my family, everyone gets shithoused and eats at like 8pm!!

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @BakerBee16:  I hate having it early. We’re hosting this year so we’ll have a light lunch and then dinner around 7!

    My mom’s family does the 3pm thing and it always bothered me a bit. Eating at 3pm means we all eat too much because no one ate a normal lunch! Then I’m hungry again around 9pm, which means I go to bed feeling full and gross. 

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