Here at Janes HQ we love any excuse for throwing a party. Although it doesn’t have the same historic relevance in the UK, hosting a Thanksgiving party can be a fun thing to do with a group of friends and is a great way to have a practice run for the all-important Christmas dinner!

Thanksgiving: Turkey Day Top Tips

This year Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, 25 November. There’s still time to pop out and buy some food and invite a few friends over for a delicious meal! Make things even simpler by sharing out the tasks for getting Thanksgiving dinner together.

Follow our easy tips below for throwing the perfect, last minute Thanksgiving get together.

Festive Food

The food is obviously going to be one of the most vital parts of hosting a successful Thanksgiving event. For menu inspiration, you should be thinking along the lines of a traditional Christmas roast (turkey, stuffing, vegetable, roasties). However, to give your dinner an authentic American twist you could also serve up a sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole or pumpkin pie. Here are some of the recipes that we’ve tried, tested and loved!

Thanksgiving turkey dinner

Top TV

If you were celebrating Thanksgiving in the USA, you would have an American football game on in the background or perhaps the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. These are probably less accessible in the UK, especially given the time difference, so our recommendation would be some Thanksgiving episodes of your favourite TV shows. Our top recommendations include Bob’s Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Modern Family and of course, Friends (who can forget the famous ‘Gellar Cup’ Thanksgiving episode?!).

Thanksgiving pumpkin pie

A house filled with friends

Finally, no Thanksgiving party would be complete without some good friends to celebrate with. So gather your gang and let the festivities commence!

And after feeling fully stuffed on Thursday, don’t forget that the sales follow the day after. Check out our top picks of the Black Friday sales.

That’s our quick and easy tips for throwing a Thanksgiving party. Will you be hosting a dinner? We’d love to get your tips @tweetjanes.


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