Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for the things that we are grateful for. It’s a time that brings families together. So, why not try to make baby’s first Thanksgiving as memorable as it can be? Parents can create cherished keepsakes, involve the baby in decorating – which, yes, it is possible – and even choose a special, adorable outfit for the little guy or girl.
There are tons of different adorable things a parent can do to help make baby’s first Thanksgiving as memorable as possible. Continue reading to find other ways to help make baby’s holiday great!
10 Pick Out An Adorable Outfit
One way to make baby’s first Thanksgiving memorable would be to purchase or pick out a special outfit. Preferably something dressy or with a Thanksgiving theme to it. It doesn’t matter if you have a little guy or girl because stores usually sell adorable holiday-themed outfits for both genders.
Make sure to take plenty of pictures of your little one showing off their new outfit. You can even save the baby’s first Thanksgiving outfit to give to them when they get older and perhaps have their own children.
9 Watch A Thanksgiving Day Parade
You can try putting on a Thanksgiving day parade on TV – either a local one or the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – and let your baby watch the parade with you and the rest of your family.
They won’t remember it, but you can take pictures of your little one smiling at all the larger than life balloons and floats. To make it even better, if possible, you can try to actually make it out to a Thanksgiving day parade!
8 Gather The Family Together
One way to really make the day memorable and something worth cherishing, you can gather your family and closest friends together this Thanksgiving. Many families already cook and serve a big dinner during the major holidays, so why not include your family and extended family in baby’s first Thanksgiving?
It is a great way to catch up with loved ones and the perfect way to make the holiday memorable. Make sure to take tons of cherishable pictures that you can show your little one for years to come.
7 Involve The Baby In Decorating (And Save A Decoration)
Believe it or not, but you can actually involve your baby in decorating for Thanksgiving. It is a great way to bond with your little one while preparing for the holiday. You can try making little, miniature turkeys by tracing the outline of your baby’s hand – like us millennials used to make in art class in elementary school.
You can also save a decoration or a few decorations that you make with your baby ina keepsake box. It will give your child something amazing to cherish when he or she gets older.
6 Create A Clay Thanksgiving Themed Handprint Keepsake
You can purchase a clay keepsake handprint kit from your local arts and crafts store to make something completely adorable and cherishable that you can show your little one when he or she is older. It is a great way to spend some quality one on one time with your baby child while making something great.
You can even decorate it and make it Thanksgiving-themed so that you not only have a keepsake but a holiday decoration as well. Top it off by adding a picture of your baby in their adorable Thanksgiving outfit later on!
5 Create A Keepsake Box
You can create and decorate your own Thanksgiving-themed keepsake box for your little one and add to it every year until your child’s 18th birthday. You can put their first Thanksgiving outfit in the box as well as some of the decorations that you have made with your little one and their handprint keepsake!
You can also add as little or as many pictures as you would like. Feel free to get as creative as you would like! The possibilities are endless!
4 Create A Thanksgiving Themed Photo Session
This next one can become interesting and completely fun! One excellent way to make new memories this Thanksgiving would be to create a Thanksgiving-themed photo shoot. You can dress your baby up in cute, adorable outfits or even stick to just one and take loads of pictures of your baby girl or boy.
You can get completely creative and use props as well if you would like. You can either take your own photos or go somewhere to get them professionally taken.
3 Make A Thanksgiving Treat That Is Baby Safe
There are a bunch of Thanksgiving treats that are baby safe – as long as your child is enough for solid foods, that is. According to Mayoclinic.org, most babies are ready to eat solid foods anywhere between four and six months of age. You can try making treats for your baby such as pumpkin or sweet potato puree to stuffing or mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving day.
You can take plenty of pictures of your little one devouring their first official Thanksgiving meal! You can also try pureeing some turkey and gravy so that your baby gets to taste a little bit of everything – just like the rest of your family.
2 Create A Fun-Filled Family Home Video
Photos aren’t the only way to capture and cherish memorable moments for your baby this turkey day, you can also try recording a video of your little one. You don’t even need a video camera as long as you have a smartphone!
You can upload the videos on to your PC or laptop and burn them on to blank DVDs so that your child will be able to watch the events of the first Thanksgiving unfold right before their own eyes when they get older.
1 Create A Thanksgiving Memory Book
With all the pictures that you are going to be taking of your little one this holiday season, why not start a Thanksgiving memory book or holiday-themed memory book for your child. It is something that you can do with just a blank journal or scrapbook if you’d like.
You can add words, pictures, stickers, or pretty much anything that you would like. You can start from your child’s first Thanksgiving or holiday up until he or she turns 18-years-old. It is something that you could give to your child when they are old enough to care for treasured and cherished items.