Thanksgiving Everything

Thanksgiving table favors

Here we are, only 1 day away from Thanksgiving and you may already have the whole day all planned out and all that’s left for you to do is either travel or put on an apron! But as I was strolling through some websites, I found some super cute and very creative ideas of thing kids may love to do on Thanksgiving. The other ideas for Thanksgiving party favors, I found all on one bloggers page. So, if you are feeling crafty and want to have some really fun things to do with the kids or even pull up some chairs and have the whole family join in the fun, then here ya’ go:

The Savvy Sparrow had these Apple Chocolate Turkeys at her blog and she shows step by step in how to make this sweet treats!


The Pumpkin Chunk is not only so super easy to create, it just made me realize …the things we can do with toilet paper! The secret to this tossing game? Wrapping whole rolls of toilet paper in orange felt. Get the tutorial at B-Inspired Mama


Do you have a good chainsaw and chainsaw user, and someone who has a drill and the perfect size bit for drilling holes, then this little Crayon Holder would be a darlin’ touch to a kids table for coloring a few Thanksgiving printables.



Kim Spired had one of the best post on Thanksgiving Party Favors! Here is one of them that I thought was so cute and it has a small tag tied around to keep the cone sealed that says, “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good.”  All the goodies that is inside this cone can be found at Kim Spired’s site.


These are just a few ideas for you, but the most important blessing in Thanksgiving is always what Ephesians 5:20 tells us – “always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything. Everything.


Every blessing – give thanks to God the Father.

Every heartache – give thanks to God the Father.

Every moment of His control in all details – give thanks to God the Father.

Every test – give thanks to God the Father.  

Every loss – give thanks to God the Father. 

Every unexpected surprise of His favor – give thanks to God the Father.

Every opportunity to forgive – give thanks to God the Father.

Every smile on a child’s face – give thanks to God the Father. 

Every new challenge – give thanks to God the Father.

Every act of His mercy – give thanks to God the Father.

Every act of His grace – give thanks to God the Father.

Every act of His healing power – give thanks to God the Father.



In Scripture, the number 7 means completion or perfection.  So, here’s an idea – Take 7 leaves and place them in a line on a piece of wood. Ask everyone in the family to give thanks to God by sharing 7 things they are thankful for? And here’s the catch that will make it more interesting, they can’t mention something that someone else has shared. Each blessing of thanksgiving is unique, because we all have 7 “everythings” in our life that God has allowed and given to us.


This Thanksgiving, enjoy and give OVERFLOWING thanks to God your Father for being such a good good Father to you, thank Him for how He loves you, and how by His grace gave you real, meaningful and eternal encouragement and GOOD hope, encouraging your heart and strengthening you in every good deed and word!

“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.” 2 Thessalonians 2:16

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lisa rippy

I’m Lisa Rippy, a happily married woman to my wonderful Rip. We have 5 children and we live right outside of Madison, MS. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a love for all things “homey” from decorating, simplifying, remodeling, organizing and simply turning a house into a "Home Sweet Home." My passion is helping families live the life they long for in the interior of their hearts and homes. It all requires thought, planning and work that Rip and I both love to do! But if there is anything at all I can do to help you and your home life, please reach out to me. Nothing would thrill me more than to inspire YOUR heart and home!

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