Just the two of us for Thanksgiving…how to make it special.

posted 9 months ago in Holidays
Post # 16
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577 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

This is our first year without doing Thanksgiving (or Christmas when that comes around) without our family. We moved recently and they are many states away now. I totally agree that it feels really really weird! I’m not concerned at all that it won’t be special though ๐Ÿ™‚

On the morning of, I know Darling Husband plans on going to play football. We will definitely be making all our favorite Thanksgiving food staples, even if we will have loads leftover! I can’t not eat those foods I grew up with every year. Husband will wanna watch the the football game for sure. Other than that, I don’t think we will do anything else. If the weather is ok I think going for a walk would be something really nice to do. 

I bought some beautiful Thanksgiving/Fall themed plates from William Sonoma not too long ago that I am obsessed with and I can’t wait to use on Thanksgiving! We eloped and didn’t have any kind of registry either, so I’m slowly collecting pieces that I love.

Post # 17
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194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Mount Princeton hot springs

My husband and I spent thanksgiving together last year and will be doing the same this year. My moms family is huge and has always had thanksgiving the following Friday so as not to get in the way of other plans and his kids are with their mom on thanksgiving day, so we do a celebration with the on that Friday and my family Saturday. I absolutely love spending the holiday just the two of us ♥๏ธ We don’t eat a lot of meat so it’s really fun that we can customize our own menu and we still get super fun with it, then with the kids we make homemade pizza since they already did the traditional thing the day before (and because they love it!) I hope you guys enjoy your holiday together!! 

Post # 18
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9672 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Edible underwear. Bonus points if you can find a seasonal flavor like pumpkin, cranberry or sweet potatoe.

Post # 19
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6190 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Three years ago we brought our baby home the night before thanksgiving so needless to say no one came over and we didn’t go anywhere! We got all take out thanksgiving food from the “nice” grocery store, had champagne, napped, and watched the Macy’s day parade! 300bride :  

Post # 20
Hostess
9602 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

300bride :  This will be our first year celebrating just the 2 of us. We moved from Chicago to Boston and all of our family is back in Chicago. We decided we’re going to get some huge ass lobstas and have ourselves a good ol’ fashioned New England celebration. I’m really looking forward to being lowkey, staying in PJs all day and binge eating 2 lbs of lobstaaaaa yaaaaaaasssssssss

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

xjsbellamias13 :  That’s us this year. We moved over the summer and won’t be traveling. It’s me, hubby and our 11 y/o daughter. I gotta admit I’m SUPER bummed to not have family over or go anywhere this year. It’s kinda killed my Thanksgiving joy. ๐Ÿ˜”

I’m hoping I’ll snap out of it and we can put the tree up, go to the movies and watch The Grinch, listen to Christmas music and bake cookies with the fireplace lit. 

Post # 22
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Sugar bee

Thanksgiving is HUGE in my family, almost as big as Christmas (and i’m Canadian ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) but I think maybe the sentiment/tradition is a bit different than the US. Doing stuff with family is the main tradition, so if it were just us on Thanksgiving we wouldn’t do too much. Whereas if we did Christmas on our own we would still do the full tree, gifts, eggnog, christmas music and all that jazz.

I think a nice dinner will be an amazing, cozy break. Maybe get some holiday-ish movies and snacks for after. Having some nice wintery cocktails and doing your christmas decorations would be really fun too. 

Post # 23
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

This year it’s just me and my husband for Thanksgiving and I could not be more excited! I don’t think it takes much to make it special. I’m just excited to spend a quiet day at home with him and my dog. We’ll make dinner together, have a few drinks, probably watch a movie and just enjoy getting to spend quality time together.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Following for some ideas! It’s our first holiday as a married couple, and probably the only holiday I’ll get to celebrate on the day of this year because I just got a job in a hospital. Orientation starts the 26th, so I dodged the bullet this time but I’m sure Christmas will be another story lol.

Post # 25
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304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

DrAtkins :  If you really want company I can come and help you eat your lobsta. hahah. 

Post # 26
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Newbee

Just the 2 of you sounds nice ๐Ÿ™‚ I would do a regular thanksgiving just paired down. Mybe do a fancy table setting with name cards with your nicknames or something sweet instead? Just something fun. Say what you’re thankful for and all that wonderful Thanksgiving stuff. Then a nice walk around your neighborhood?

Post # 27
Hostess
9602 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

msmeow13 :  Lol I would so say yes, but we have literally had house guests since OCTOBER 7TH I AM DED SELD HALP NOW PLZ THX BYEEEE

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