Thanksgiving Table Talk

Posted by: Shel Harrington 22 Comments

Thanksgiving Table Talk

One of the ways to put the THANKS back into Thanksgiving mentioned in an earlier article is having paper and pencil at each dinner place so that those gathered could share what they were thankful for during the meal. A fun alternative to that exercise is the use of Thanksgiving conversation cards. Get some thought-provoking and potentially hilarious conversations going at the dinner table by reading questions out for the gobblers to answer while they’re eating. Here are some links to printable conversation cards or topic lists to get you started.

For a list of questions that will have the different generations interacting in a new way, click here to get AARP’s printout.

Courtesy of www.aarp.org
Courtesy of www.aarp.org

 

If you’re looking for some cards that are already made up with fun topics and ready to print out, click here to visit skiptomylou.com

Courtesy of skiptomylou.org
Courtesy of skiptomylou.org

 

You can find an interesting list of questions that incorporate the original Thanksgiving ready to be printed out by clicking here to visit www.bnute.com.

Courtesy of www.bnute.com
Courtesy of www.bnute.com

 

Whether you print off the conversation starters above or just use them as inspiration for your own conversation cards, Thanksgiving dinner chat is bound to be more interesting than ever! The upside to using conversation cards is the interesting things you learn about family and friends. The downside to using them is you might find out you’re more like that crazy cousin than you would have liked to know!

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  • Excellent ideas. Would love to share my experiences on how much i appreciate your web site. Thank you and you’re God sent. Thanks for the thought. I have some questions to ask. How can I do so?

    Stay Blessed.

    Litia.

    • Shel Harrington

      Thanks for the kind words, Litia! If you can let me know what kind of questions you have, maybe I can give some suggestions on how to get information you may be seeking.

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  • Great ideas, Shel. I’m going to try a few this year, although with a 3- and 1-year-old, I suspect most of the dinner conversation will include statements such as “Don’t play with your food” and “Don’t feed the dog from the table.” But even for those-or especially for those- I’ll be very thankful!

    • Shel Harrington

      Having seen your demeanor when you talk about your grandchildren as well as your revolving FB profile shots, I’m going with “especially for those”! Missed you Monday!

  • Great idea, so why does this concept make me so nervous? I usually love games. Are YOU bringing the questions this Thanksgiving? 😉

    • Shel Harrington

      I thought I’d do flowers – but I think it would be a great choice for you to contribute! I think you have to know your crowd for this one!

  • I love things like this, Shel. Thanks for the suggestions. I actually have some cards I keep within reach for when people all over. You never know when it might be fun!

    • Dusty

      Fun stuff. Thanks for the shout out to AARP.

      • Shel Harrington

        What a great family-friendly resource that was from AARP – they do some good stuff. It’s nice to hear from you Dusty – hope we get a chance to catch up soon!

    • Shel Harrington

      Did you make up your own, Brandi or get them already made up? Having been privy to your creative streak for years, I know if you did your own you’d have some zingers!

  • These are great, Shel! Maybe we should make some phone calls to those who will not be eating with us so they can weigh in on the questions…? 🙂

    • Shel Harrington

      We’ll need to do a conference call – I hate to miss anything!

  • Fabulous idea. I’ve never heard of this, but I love it.

    • Shel Harrington

      It was new to me, too, Luanne. The AARP questions really got me thinking about the conversation at multi-generational tables – a nice way to include everybody.

  • These are great, Shel! Thanks for sharing the links.

  • This sounds like a lot of fun, especially if there are people at the dinner who don’t know each other very well.

    • Shel Harrington

      I agree, Maria – a nice way to change the chat from talking about people and events that other guests don’t have the history of.

  • What an awesome idea. I am SO going to do this! All but one of my kids will be making it home for Thanksgiving this year and this will be hilarious!!

    • Shel Harrington

      I’m so glad you’ll get to have most of the kids home for the holiday, Amy! The missing child should be required to answer one of the questions – selected carefully by the other siblings – while on speaker phone!

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