Thanksgiving An American Holiday

First shared in 1621 and Thanksgiving was declared a National American Holiday in 1863

All of us here at Cedarbrook want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! We could not provide the highest quality custom outdoor living spaces without support from folks like you, and for that we are very Thankful this year.

From the Table to the TV here are some Great Thanksgiving Day Ideas

The Thanksgiving Table

Setting the table just right has been a tradition in many homes.  Be it the best family china, or everyday dishware, the table can be easy and simple to dress up or down!  Decorate with what’s seasonably available this time of year like pumpkins and gourds, or create your own cornucopia.  Also, consider that some of the best centerpieces are kid’s crafts!  Whether or not crafts will make the centerpiece this year, here are some great crafting ideas to keep the kids busy:

The Meal

A labor of love.  Quite possibly the most important and well thought out meal of the year.  From roasted to fried, around 46 million turkeys will be consumed this coming Thanksgiving.  The side dish winner is mashed potatoes, and the dessert is of course pumpkin pie with whipped cream.  Most of us will enjoy our Thanksgiving meal with family and over 45 million Americans will travel!

Football & Thanksgiving an American Holiday

Many houses have the TV channels set for NFL games on Thanksgiving Day. Over 30 million people watched last year.  This year’s line up is a good one;

Vikings @ Lions at 12:30 pm on FOX

Chargers @ Dallas at 4:30 pm on CBS

Redskins @ Giants at 8:30 pm on NBC


If you are lucky enough to leave with leftovers,  here are some great leftover dish ideas: