Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Practice Thanksgiving

Last Saturday night was Practice Thanksgiving with The Boy's softball team. This is an annual tradition where the entire team and spouses/girlfriends/boyfriends get together and everyone brings some part of the Thanksgiving meal, and we have a giant feast in anticipation of the holiday.

Honestly, it has become one of my very favorite traditions...none of these people are really my close friends, but I know them all pretty well at this point, and it is a super fun bunch of people. It is just nice to see everyone all dressed up, and to have a really fantastic giant meal full of awesomeness.

I feel like this is a growing social trend, as well...the idea of a "friend" Thanksgiving before the actual holiday. I have heard from a whole bunch of people that they do similar things in the week or two before Thanksgiving. And, sticking with my basic belief that Thanksgiving is America's Best Invention Ever, I am all for it!!! It is just such a nice Holiday about nothing more than gathering with the people you love and appreciating each others' company.

Anyone else have similar traditions? I really do feel like this is becoming pretty common...

3 comments:

A said...

We did a Friends Thanksgiving at Lucy's house a few years ago. ...it ended in a big fight with our (former) friend April but, other than that, it was amazing and I really wouldn't mind doing it again. Hurray for 2+ Thanksgivings!

Kari said...

My Thanksgiving was over a month ago -- but we did have a friend's thanksgiving on the Saturday -- it was tonnes of fun. Although not as much fun as our "real" thanksgiving - which due to the late harvest was a harvest supper. We brought everything out to the fields, had picnic tables on pickups and took turns eating/running the combines so that the guys could get time to eat. It was lots of work, but oh so much fun...and beautiful as by the time we were eating desert, the sun was setting and the stars were waking up.

Accidentally Me said...

Kari. First, your use of "tonnes" cracks me up:-) And second, that is nothing at all like my Thanksgiving will be, but does in fact sound memorably fantastic!