How to Plan a Thanksgiving Birthday with a Festive Flair!

If your birthday falls right within Thanksgiving season, you might as well make the most of the festive spirit and celebrate right along! Bring in the well-loved icons and colors of autumn harvest time to decorate with. Then, use the traditional Thanksgiving feast to inspire your party food, drinks, desserts, and favors. A birth anniversary is a perfect time to be thankful anyway. So, take inspiration from our finds below for a “Happy Birthday” and “Happy Thanksgiving”!

Birthday Party Basics with a Thanksgiving Theme

To help you keep your birthday event budget-friendly and stress-free, we searched for fall-inspired party ideas that you can either order in or DIY. With just these basics, you’ll be ready to celebrate!

How to Host a Birthday on Thanksgiving

In honor of the occasion, start by baking (or having a family member or friend bake!) a delightful Pumpkin Harvest Cake (1) that you can decorate with long tapered birthday candles. Then, as guests arrive, greet them at the entryway with a charming DIY welcome candlescape (2) you can light up just before the party.

Get everyone’s appetites going with a delightful Garlic Herb Turkey Cheese Ball (3) to enjoy with crackers and crudites. The main party table can be set with simple white china, as you add your own creative Thanksgiving touches like a centerpiece of mini gourds and vegetables and plate chargers made with corn husks (4).

For the star of the spread, serve a Savory Herb Rub Roasted Turkey (5) accompanied by ready-made side dishes and garnishes. And have an “Eat, Drink, and Be Thankful” table (6) offering a selection of home-baked pies, cookies, caramel apples, and fall fruit preserves for everyone to serve themselves.

For birthday party favors, guests can take home any of the treats above—but why not surprise them, too, with homemade Cranberry Orange Pecan Bark (7) packaged in leaf-embroidered pouches.

Now, don’t you think this idea of giving your birthday bash a Thanksgiving spin is pretty cool? We thought so!


Credits: 1 – Betty Crocker / 2 – Bellenza / 3 – Cooking Channel TV / 4 – Bellenza / 5 – McCormick / 6 – Mirabelle Creations / 7 – CandiQuik

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