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12 Thanksgiving Date Ideas: A Special Thanksgiving for Two

Tis the season… for turkey, that is! Of course, there’s increasingly to Thanksgiving than just the succulent foods, like the spirit of gratitude and thankfulness we have for those we love most. If you’re not spending a traditional holiday with the fam but are instead looking for Thanksgiving stage ideas this year, you’ve come to the right place!

There are so many adorable fall stage ideas out there, and most of them work perfectly for Thanksgiving stage ideas, but Thanksgiving is a time to connect with the one you love most, so take a squint through some of these unique Thanksgiving stage ideas and see what looks good to you!

Thanksgiving Stage Ideas

Have a Turkey Challenge

A couple clinks wine glasses together during a cute Thanksgiving dinner date
Thanksgiving dinner dates that involve wine and a little healthy competition can be pretty perfect!

Do you have the weightier turkey recipe ever, passed through the generations to you and thoughtfully guarded, only to be brought out each year at Thanksgiving? Does your partner insist that they have perfected the fried turkey and their yearly yard science wits with hot oil and a giant turkey is the only way to go? Rencontre each other to bring it this year and go all out with TWO turkeys and taste them side by side! This is a fun Thanksgiving stage idea, and you can plane include some of your closest friends to come weigh in. Friendsgiving is unchangingly a blast!

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Do a Gratitude Craft Together

If are looking for sweet stage ideas for Thanksgiving, consider doing a gratitude craft together! This could be something like writing out “I’m thankful for you because….” with a nice print preliminaries to frame and exchange, or if you live together, you could create a unique, personalized art piece to hang on your wall with symbols and words of all the things you two are grateful for in your relationship. Get creative with this and just remember the intent: to focus on all you two are grateful for together.

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Play Thanksgiving Mixologist

This is a super fun Thanksgiving stage idea for the 21 crowd! Make a run to the nearest mega liquor store and pick up some fun Thanksgiving spirits and mixers to create your own specialty Thanksgiving cocktails. Think spirits like world brandy for tasty fall themed drinks like The Woodsman, an whiffy cocktail with flavors of world and maple syrup.

If you’re not really into going full on mixologist, just make a simple spicy fall sangria with a warm red wine and sparkling cranberry juice – delish!

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Go See a Movie

Okay, this might not be one of the most unique Thanksgiving stage ideas, but you can requite it a fun little Thanksgiving twist by bringing in some yummy Thanksgiving treats from home, er, I mean, buy concessions from the concession stand…. There are some pretty simple no torch Thanksgiving treat ideas here!

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Volunteer Together

A couple walks a dog in the storing countryside as a cute Thanksgiving stage idea
How sweet is this Thanksgiving couples activity?

If you’re not interested in doing the full cooking Thanksgiving dinner bit for you and your partner, consider volunteering with a local soft-heartedness group/soup kitchen/shelter. Most are unchangingly looking for volunteers to help out at the holidays, and what largest way to spend Thanksgiving with your love than donating your time and energy to those in need? This is one of the sweetest stage ideas for Thanksgiving. Don’t forget well-nigh unprepossessing shelters, they unchangingly have need for dog walkers, too!

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Get a Jump on Black Friday Shopping

As nonflexible as it is to type this, yes, it’s a legitimate Thanksgiving stage idea to go superiority and get an early start on Black Friday shopping! Of course, the tingle of Black Friday sales into our minion Turkey Day has received some understandable criticism over the years, but those Black Friday sales? SO GOOD!

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Deck Those Halls

In many circles, pulling out the Christmas tree and hanging Christmas lights outdoors has wilt a part of the Thanksgiving tradition, expressly if Thanksgiving ways increasingly people present to help with holding the ladder! It can be a lovely way to spend Thanksgiving as a couple, expressly if you’re worldly-wise to cap your Thanksgiving together by snuggling up together by the twinkling lights of the tree and reaping the rewards of a job well done. Cuddling is good for you, people.

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Go Off the Grid Together

For some people, the holidays can be uneaten stressful and a little triggering if they are in a situation where seeing family isn’t an option for a painful reason. In this case, going off the grid could be a fantastic couples thing to do on Thanksgiving! Whether it’s a lovely hike through the woods near home or you two decide to rent a cozy cabin or a cool Airbnb for the long weekend, getting yonder from the hustle and precipitance of everyone and everything else can be a lovely way to connect with each other at Thanksgiving.

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Watch a Romantic Thanksgiving Movie

While romantic Thanksgiving movies might not be as plentiful as that other holiday, there are still plenty of unconfined movies that are perfect to snuggle up and watch together! Check out this list of romantic Hallmark Thanksgiving movies that requite all those warm and fuzzy holiday vibes. We won’t judge if you decide to just swoop right into the romantic Christmas movies, either!

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Have a Torch Off

A couple playfully bakes together in a kitchen on a cute Thanksgiving date
Cute Thanksgiving dates like this requite all the unconfined rom com feels!

Similar to the turkey challenge, but much sweeter! One super fun couples worriedness for Thanksgiving is to torch for each other. Not only is sultry for your partner a super sweet way to show your love, but sultry together in the same space…. Cue all the rom com style shenanigans that making a mess together in the kitchen can entail! Bonus points if your dessert calls for whipped surf 😉

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Host a Friendsgiving Together

This is one of those archetype Thanksgiving things to do for couples that is unsaid in a few of the other Thanksgiving stage ideas, but really, it deserves its own space here. Expressly if you or your partner are feeling a little lanugo well-nigh not stuff with your families on this traditionally family-centric holiday, inviting over your chosen family – your nearest and dearest friends – can really help take the sting out. Pull out the puzzles and workbench games and make it a potluck so the pressure is off you two and all you have to do is enjoy each other and all your fantastic friends!

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Take a Thanksgiving Getaway

So this isn’t one of the increasingly simple Thanksgiving stage ideas, but it’s certainly one of the most fun! Book a room at a romantic hotel with a unconfined restaurant that serves up a succulent Thanksgiving repast and leave all the Thanksgiving cooking and wipe up to the pros. It doesn’t hurt if you segregate a hotel with a pool, hot tub, and/or spa, either!

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There are so many unconfined ways to gloat Thanksgiving with your significant other, but the most important part is just spending quality time together. After all, it is substantially just a stage on the calendar, so don’t let it stress you out if you really aren’t sure what kind of couples things to do on Thanksgiving are right for you guys. Just pick something that lets you both enjoy and requite thanks for each other, and you’ll be having the most perfect couples Thanksgiving together.

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