Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Throw Down: Misfits Thanksgiving
Buy a bunch of shot bottles and attach placecards with little bits of ribbon - or write names out on little labels and slap them on.
Odds are, you'll have to dig pretty deep to find friends who are planless on Thanksgiving. There's a good chance they won't all know each other beforehand. It couldn't hurt to have some icebreaking games on hand to get things rolling. Tuck some Trivial Pursuit cards into the napkin at each place setting. Consider other games for after the meal - Scruples is a great one for getting to know each other.
The joy of a Misfits Thanksgiving is that you do not have to work that hard. You are free to discard every tradition - or don't, if frying a turkey is something you've been itching to do. Choose the menu that suits you perfectly - whether you are passionate about slaving in the kitchen, or you can't cook to save your life. Your fellow misfits would be perfectly happy doing it up potluck style if that's what you're leaning towards.
Personally, I love Thanksgiving, but I hate traditional Thanksgiving food. Turkey, cranberry sauce, gravy, BLURG. No thank you. Here's what I've got a hankering for: