I know I’m in the minority here, but I am a Halloween then Thanksgiving THEN Christmas gal, through and through! I take down the scary but leave up the fall décor and enjoy the better part of November fully in Thanksgiving mode.
One of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions is hosting a Charlie Brown Friendsgiving party. It’s not a huge affair, but it’s sweet and it’s simple, and one we look forward to each year!
In case you’ve never seen A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, here’s the basic storyline. Charlie Brown has plans with his family to go to his Grandma’s house for Thanksgiving dinner when Peppermint Patty suddenly invites herself over to Charlie Brown’s house for dinner, along with several other friends. Being the kind soul that he is, rather than turn his friends away, he decides to host his own Thanksgiving dinner before heading to Grandma’s with a little help from Snoopy and Linus. The only problem is, all they know how to make is popcorn and toast. But never fear, he just adds a few pretzels and jellybeans and ends up creating what looks a lot like all of these snack boards that are so popular right now (I tell you, that Charlie Brown is so ahead of his time). Unfortunately, his friends are disappointed in his offerings at first. But in the end, they learn to appreciate his efforts and Charlie Brown’s grandma invites them all over for dinner. How sweet!
We set up the big screen in our backyard for our party and make our own Charlie Brown Friendsgiving snack boards with pretzels, popcorn, jellybeans, and toast.
Since the “movie” is only 30 minutes long and the snacks are the epitome of kid-friendly, this was a perfect toddler party when my girls were younger! And even though they are 14 and 10 years old now and they still love everything about it!