Post # 1
I would love to have Thanksgiving dinner later in the evening around 5 or 6, but our families always have them so early. My FI’s family has their “dinner” at 1, and my family is having theirs at 2:30. To me, this is lunch time! Just once I would love for Thanksgiving dinner to actually be during dinner time.
So bees, when do you sit down to eat?
Post # 4
We’ll probably actually sit down between 2 and 3 to eat. I totally understand your point though!!
Post # 5
I’m surprised so many people have it so early. 5:30 would be quite early, usually it’s around 7.
Post # 6
- 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
I think we are eating at 4pm. We’re going to my FI’s parents.
Post # 9
We go to two meals. My side has lunch at noon, and his side has dinner at 5. So much food…
Post # 10
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
My family serves dinner between 2-4 pm, typically. FI’s family serves a little later, usually after 4 pm.
Post # 12
i never realized that many have Thanksgiving dinner so early. We usually sit down around 5 or 6ish. Same with Christmas.
Post # 13
@BakerBee16: Wow. That’s super early. We never start eating until around 8 PM.
Post # 14
It’s Thanksgiving lunch for us. We normally eat around 12.
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
What, 70% before 4pm!?! In my family, everyone gets shithoused and eats at like 8pm!!
Post # 16
@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.