Because before everyone goes all turkey and carb overload, they’ll first have to sit properly at the table, right? And while they’re waiting for the Thanksgiving meal to be served, they’ll need an icebreaker.
Like these fab kraft paper placemats with laser-cut edges. It seriously looks like lace. But it’s paper, so…write on them!
Give everyone a prompt like “I am thankful for…” and give them a pen to write their responses. After dinner, maybe like when they’re eating their second piece of pie, spring it on them that they’ll have to read their responses out loud.
Write one-line jokes on the placemats, and let everyone guess the punch lines. Like: Why can’t you take a turkey to church? (Punch line: Because it uses fowl language.) Hilarity will ensue. We got that little gem from this site.
Find short, meaningful quotes to write on the place mats. Like: “Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” from W.J. Cameron.
Get creative. Have fun. Have some pumpkin pie for us, will you? With whipped cream. Lots of whipped cream.
(P.S. Laser-cut placemats come in black and white shimmer, too!)