1. What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish?
This classic and timeless question gets the conversation going and allows everyone to share stories from their childhood or family traditions.
2. Is there a specific Thanksgiving food that you absolutely can’t stand?
It can be fun to hear all the different food dislikes and unique opinions around the table at Thanksgiving.
3. What do you remember most about Thanksgiving when you were a kid?
This conversation starter can prompt fond memories and funny stories to be shared.
4. Who is the most interesting person in your family?
People always have interesting stories to share and this can be a great way to learn more about each other while at the dinner table.
5. What’s the best Thanksgiving prank you’ve heard of?
This can lead to some hilarious stories if everyone is in on the fun.
6. What were your family Thanksgiving traditions growing up?
This is a great way to learn more about someone’s family history and the traditions they may still share today.
7. Is there something new you can bring to the Thanksgiving table this year?
This can lead to some great conversations about holiday recipes and maybe someone will share a unique dish!
8. What do you think is one of the biggest blessings in your life?
Even in difficult times, it can be good to focus on the blessings in life. This could be a reflective and meaningful conversation topic.
9. What are you most looking forward to about this Thanksgiving?
This is a good way to think positively and look ahead to what the day may hold.
10. What non-food item do you always want to see on the Thanksgiving table?
This could be extra decorations, candles, or even classic family games that tie in the spirit of family fun and togetherness.
11. If you could invite anyone to your Thanksgiving dinner, who would it be?
This could lead to some interesting conversations and make everyone think outside the box of their typical Thanksgiving attendees.
12. What do you think would be the perfect Thanksgiving beverage?
This can lead to some fun debates over what the perfect Thanksgiving beverage would be, and it wouldn’t hurt to get a few recipe ideas in the process.
13. Are there any Thanksgiving movies you watch every year?
This could be a fun way to spark a conversation about people’s favorite holiday films, and maybe introduce some new classics to the bunch.
14. What is one food item you always have at Thanksgiving?
This conversation starter could prompt some interesting stories of nostalgia, tradition, and comfort.
15. What is one tradition you would like to start for your family’s Thanksgiving?
This could lead to some fun ideas of new things to add to the Thanksgiving experience.
16. How do you like celebrating Thanksgiving outside of the U.S.?
This could be a neat way to learn more about other cultures and how they celebrate this holiday.
17. Are there any iconic Thanksgiving characters that you like?
This could be a great way to expand the conversation to fictional or nonfictional figures and their roles on the holiday.
18. What would be your Thanksgiving dream travel destination?
For those who are wondering what to do after the meal, this could be a nice option to explore and dream about.
19. What are you most thankful for?
This is a great way to set the tone for meaningful conversations and give people a chance to reflect on all the blessings in their life.
20. Are there any particular Thanksgiving songs that you love?
This question can be fun for groups that love music, and can even help to create a playlist depending on the answers.