Each year we gather round the table to feast on a grand Thanksgiving dinner. This is one of my favorite holidays and one that I love to host, and in doing so, I always try to drum up some fun activities to do while the whole family is in town.
As a host, I find that the best way to make Thanksgiving more memorable is by growing connections through intentional conversations and moments. BUT I’ll be honest, the holidays can be quite stressful. Beyond the cooking, you need folks to get along and everything to go swimmingly and without a hitch.
Sometimes it’s hard to initiate conversation and Thanksgiving reunions are not the time to discuss the weather (or even worse, religion or politics – leave that ‘ish at the door). So this year I have decided to incorporate a table talk game to spark dialogue and hopefully lead to deeper conversations between guests.
Incorporate a table talk game to spark dialogue
I created a few table talk conversation questions to break the ice and I have made them available FOR FREE below. Simply download the file, print, cut and throw into a bowl or similar container. I just used my resources and found a tin bucket that was lying around. Guests will pick a question from the bucket and answer and repeat OR guests can all go around in a circle and all answer the question individually.
I created a few table talk conversation questions to break the ice and I have made them available FOR FREE below
The best thing about this game is that you will leave knowing more about those you have spent the holiday with. And you don’t necessarily need to keep this as a once-a-year game. You can always recycle the questions for dinner conversation starters, Christmas get-togethers, car rides – you name it (as long as the pumpkin designs don’t bother you).