Your Ultimate At-Home Thanksgiving Guide

Celebrate Turkey Day safely at home this year with our handy guide, which includes recipes, crafts, events and more.

Thanksgiving is almost here! And while this year’s festivities might look a bit different, there’s no better time of year to reflect on what you have and give thanks for it all.

Not to mention, get together with loved ones (virtually, this year) and enjoy some of the delicious eats and fun activities. Here, we offer tips to throwing a safe celebration from the comfort of your own home, complete with delicious recipes, fun events and crafts. Check it out and get planning your Turkey Day festivities.

The Activities

This year, Thanksgiving is going to fall during the state of Michigan’s three-week pause to curb coronavirus. That means that gatherings are limited to two households and that guests should practice social distancing and proper face mask-wearing techniques — if they don’t just do a Zoom gathering instead. There’s still plenty of fun that families can engage in this year, including a variety of Thanksgiving events including old versions of America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which you can watch on TV, or virtual turkey trots. You can also kick your at-home fun up a notch with these fun turkey craft ideas that go beyond the standard hand turkey. 

The Food

Turkey Day wouldn’t be Turkey Day without the food and while we’re sure you have plenty of family recipes to share this year, why not try some new dishes too? You can find plenty of Thanksgiving recipes on, plus tips from local chefs and some carryout options, too. Here are our favorite ideas …

When your bellies are full, it’s time to turn an eye toward shopping season. Make sure you’re prepared to shop ’til you drop with this year’s best Black Friday Deals and Small Business Saturday happenings — and don’t forget to give back at these local charities.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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