Who’s to say you can’t have a romantic Thanksgiving? Sure, the day might be all about dealing with the in-laws, crazy families, football and turkey…but it’s also about reflecting about all of the things you are THANKFUL for, and chances are your partner is pretty high up there on the list.
Here are a Few Romantic Thanksgiving Ideas:
Wake Them Up to a Surprise: Like our cute little Turkey friend in the picture? What if you woke them up with a stuffed turkey saying “Gobble, Gobble…I Love you!”? (Um, don’t do this if they’re not a morning person!) But it is a cute romantic way to start off the day together. See a wide selection of stuffed turkeys here.
Make a List of What You’re Thankful For: It’s easy to make a list of all the things you’re thankful for about your partner. “I’m thankful that you listen to me” or “I’m thankful you are here to snuggle with” are all good starts. You can give them the list before you eat dinner or save it for afterwards.
Watch the Parade: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is a tradition in so many households. You can either go to this Parade or find another one near you, or just snuggle up with your partner and watch the parade on TV together.
Cook Together: Cooking together can be romantic. Help each other peel the potatoes and cut up the stuffing and all that other stuff. Don’t forget to help each other clean up the mess either!
Share a Slice of Pumpkin Pie: After Thanksgiving dinner, eating a piece of pumpkin pie can be a challenge. Why not share a piece together topped with whipped cream? Take turns feeding each other, etc. etc.
Plan an Escape: If you won’t be near friends or family for Thanksgiving, why not plan a romantic weekend escape? Find a cozy cabin or cottage, book a hotel room with a view, or even go on a cruise.
Draw Them a Picture: My regular readers know I LOVE anything that has to do with coloring – so why not color a special Thanksgiving card or picture? It can be as simple or as cute as you want and say something along the lines of “Most of all I’m thankful for you!”
Send an Ecard or Text Message: Thanksgiving is a great excuse to send out an ecard or a special text message, even if you live together! So go ahead and send your partner a surprise ecard or text message to tell them Happy Thanksgiving!
Play a Friendly Game of Tackle Football: Being lucky enough to have a huge family, we’ve usually had enough people to set up our own Thanksgiving football teams. Grab a football and go ahead and show each other your loving aggressive competitive playful side!
Play Cards, Do a Puzzle, Play Board Games: Playing games together or doing puzzle after dinner can be a great way to spend some fun time together as a couple on Thanksgiving.
Have any other romantic Thanksgiving ideas? Share them in the comments below!