Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on what you are thankful for in life, and to share good food with your loved ones. Spending the whole day making a meal, eating it, and then cleaning it up can be exhausting. If you would rather not spend the whole next day in a frantic crowd of Black Friday shoppers, check out some of our alternative day-after-Thanksgiving ideas!
Spend the Day in Pajamas
We know we don’t have to tell you twice! You and your family will likely be wiped out from the activities of the day before, so why not take a day to recover and sleep in late. Cartoons and leftover mashed potatoes taste better in pajamas anyway!
If you’re lucky and the weather holds, get out and play! We suggest you try a family football or kickball game, leaf pile party, or even a leftover picnic out in the front yard. If it’s too cold to spend lots of time outdoors, try taking a short walk followed by a cup of hot cocoa.
Start a Book
You can do this on your own or with the whole family! We suggest you pick out a book a few days or week before so you have something to look forward to.
Have a Family Game Day
Let each member of your family pick out one game and spend the day playing them all together. Some of our favorites include charades, Go Fish, Clue, and Pictionary. The more interactive the game, the more fun it will be for all the players.
The day after Thanksgiving is the perfect time to separate and store all your leftovers. You can freeze some things like gravy or mashed potatoes and they will save for weeks, while other dishes are meant to be enjoyed pronto. One of our favorite ways to eat leftovers is between two slices of Rudi’s Organic Bakery Pumpkin Bread 😉