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How to Celebrate an American Thanksgiving in the UK

Need some ideas for How to Celebrate an American thanksgiving in the uk? Pappy's has got you covered!

Sharing moments and creating lasting memories with loved ones.

Thanksgiving is much like Christmas with celebrations centred around a large meal where families gather to spend time together and give thanks (hence the name!).

Wikipedia says “It originated as a day of thanksgiving and harvest festival, with the theme of the holiday revolving around giving thanks and the centre piece of Thanksgiving celebrations remaining a Thanksgiving dinner.”

As an American owned business, Pappy’s have put together a handy guide to help you celebrate an American Thanksgiving right here in the UK.

Setting the Atmosphere with Decorations and Table Settings

With a little creativity and attention to detail, you can transform your space into a festive haven that will impress your guests.

When it comes to decorations, think autumn-inspired elements such as pumpkins, fall leaves, and warm colours. These festive decorations will instantly set the mood for Thanksgiving and create an inviting atmosphere. Consider incorporating DIY centre piece ideas using seasonal flowers or rustic elements like burlap and twine.

Don’t forget about the smaller design elements that can make a big impact. Add candles in various sizes to create a warm glow throughout the room. Use natural elements like pinecones or acorns as place card holders or scatter them along the table for an extra touch of charm.

Incorporating American Thanksgiving Activities into Your Celebration

Why not host a football watching party and gather your friends and family together to cheer on your favourite teams? From pre-game snacks to friendly rivalries, this is a fantastic way to create lasting memories and bond over the excitement of the game.

But Thanksgiving is not just about sports – it’s also an opportunity to reflect on what we’re grateful for. Consider adding thankful activities like writing gratitude notes or sharing stories around the dinner table. This will not only deepen the sense of appreciation but also foster connection and warmth among loved ones.

Showing Appreciation by Giving Back to the Community

The Thanksgiving season is a time of gratitude and giving back to the community. In the spirit of appreciation, there are numerous volunteering opportunities in the UK that you can get involved in. Whether you want to make a difference in your local neighbourhood or contribute to a larger cause, there’s something for everyone.

If you’re looking for volunteering opportunities during the Thanksgiving season, reach out to local charities, community centres, or even search online platforms dedicated to connecting volunteers with organisations in need. By giving your time and energy, you can make a positive impact on those who may be less fortunate and spread joy throughout your community.

Sharing Moments and Creating Lasting Memories with Loved Ones

From traditional British customs to incorporating hilarious American traditions, the possibilities are endless. Picture your family gathering around a beautifully set table, filled with classic Thanksgiving dishes like roast Turkey and cranberry sauce, alongside some quintessentially British favourites.

But what truly sets this celebration apart are the funny family traditions that you bring into play. Maybe it’s a wacky game of “Pass the Pudding” where everyone has to pass a plate of pudding without using their hands. Or perhaps it’s a festive costume contest where each family member dresses up as their favourite Thanksgiving or British icon.

Planning your thanksgiving dinner

Embrace the fusion of American traditions and British ingredients this Thanksgiving.

Traditional thanksgiving foods include Turkey, Ham, Potatoes, Green Beans, Stuffing, Squash, Cranberry Sauce and don’t forget the Pumpkin Pie!

Why not let Pappy’s do the hard work for you this Thanksgiving? So you can do more of what’s important… spend time with loved ones!

We’ve lovingly prepared a Thanksgiving Meal kit for 2 which can be doubled (or tripled up) to enjoy with the whole family.

Our homemade Thanksgiving dinner for two includes oak-smoked Turkey crown slices, smoked Cumberland sausage, homemade stuffing made with Pappy’s Smokehouse stock, our secret recipe green bean casserole, sweet potato mash, rich smokehouse gravy, a jar of Hawkshead Relish’s Cranberry Sauce and a choice of homemade pumpkin sweet potato pie or our super gooey salted caramel brownie for dessert.

It’s the perfect fusion of American & British cuisine with the Pappy’s signature smoked meat.

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