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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Family Date Night- Turkey Day!

I wanted to do something as a family that we would all enjoy and I was just kind of stuck.
D suggested we do a theme "date" like we did last week with just D and I but as a family. I thought that was a super fun idea and since Thanksgiving was just around the corner I decided why not celebrate with a mini T-Day!

Here's hour our Mini T-Day went:

We started by cooking a T-Day Meal ala convenience foods to save massive time! I love modern day conveniences!
We made :
Turkey & Gravy from a Jenny-O pre cooked package- Just microwave and FINISHED!
Stove Top Stuffing
Canned Cranberry Sauce
Green Bean Casserole. I had to. What kind of T-Day would it be without it?

After making the mini feast we laid out a sheet on the carpet, plugged in a Thanksgiving Cartoon, turned on the fireplace and had a living room picnic.

Next, While I cleaned up dinner, D & Z made this totally awesome turkey craft from Itty-Bitty Bookworm Curriculum. 

We ended the night on a sweet note making these AMAZING mini "turkey" pumpkin pies! They were so fun and so flippin CUTE! I made the faces and froze them earlier and Zorro had a blast decorating them all my himself!

We had such a FUUUUUUUUUN night! I want to do a special theme night like this as a family once a month and weekly Family Home Evenings on a smaller scale need to be a priority! It makes me happy just thinking about that night right now. :)

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Rose said...

It really looks like a lot of fun. And the mini pumpkin pies are so cute.

Miller Moments said...

What a fabulous idea!!! And your turkey's are soooo cute. I'm going to have to make those too.

Diana said...

I love this idea, especially the turkey pies. Yum! Happy Thanksgiving!

valentine said...

what a fun theme night. hope you're not all turkeyed out for thursday :)

Raising a Happy Child said...

Very cute - you are hatching a wonderful family tradition here.

Bobbi said...

What a great idea!

Looks like you all had a great night!

mom2three said...

how fun! I absolutely love the turkey pumpkin pies, very creative!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sera said...

Your description of this family night complete with a sheet for a picnic, the T-day cartoon and the fireplace sounds SO cozy. Oh my goodness! What a fun, special memory that you created for your family. I love reading stuff like this because it's such a fun idea (and easy to do!), and it's a reminder that it doesn't take much at all to have fun with our families and create awesome memories. Happy Thanksgiving!

Ticia said...

Super duper fun, what movie did ya'll watch?

cutiefruit21 said...

too freakin cute!! i love it!!! LOVE the pix of bean and s....:)

mommytoalot said...

Oh are so super creative. Great idea.
Your little one is so precious.

Tara Rison said...

I am loving reading about your theme nights. You have such creative ideas!

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