best and worst for thanksgiving travel

Thanksgiving is nearly here! We can’t wait to spend time with our friends and families and eat some delicious turkey! Many people opt to travel home in spite of the long lines, travel delays, and cancellations. We want to put you at ease by giving you the lowdown on some of the best and worst airports and airlines for Thanksgiving travel.

To rank the best and worst airports and airlines during Thanksgiving, we dove into 2017 government data to look at all the departing flights at the 50 busiest airports in the country.

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The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the most anticipated things about Thanksgiving, aside from eating delicious turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. The first parade was held over 90 years ago in 1924. It has practically become synonymous with the American holiday.

The parade has a rich history that includes interesting and surprising behind-the-scenes stats and stories. After doing some research, here are all the juicy details that we couldn’t wait to share!

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Thanksgiving Greeting 2017

Happy Thanksgiving from the Perkins Family!

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!

Thanksgiving is a beautiful tradition, but even this wonderful holiday can become dull and uninspired if you celebrate it the exact same way every year. To make Thanksgiving or any other annual occasion exciting again, try adding a touch of gold to your merry-making décor. A few choice gold accents bring sparkle to the rich palette of the fall season, making your celebrations look and feel extra special. Try out some of these quick and easy Thanksgiving decorating tips.

Make a Grand Entrance

Wreaths are a festive decoration not only for Christmas but also for any holiday or occasion. A lovely expression of hospitality, a wreath on your front door instantly makes your home cozier and more inviting.

Treetopia gold wreath with matching garland

Treetopia’s All That Glitters Wreath and Garland

Pre-made fall wreaths are available in many designs and are easy to purchase online. If you want a wreath with more glitz and personality, why not try repurposing a gold Christmas wreath? The All That Glitters Wreath from Treetopia features gold and silver tinsel needles, which make it a dazzling sight during Thanksgiving.

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With Thanksgiving just a couple of weeks away, it’s the perfect time to think about how to wow your guests during this year’s Thanksgiving party. As you work hard preparing a Thanksgiving dinner that will have even Chef Gordon Ramsay sing your praises, you can’t be faulted for not paying more attention to the dinner table itself. Worry not, however, because Treetopia has your bases covered with a few Thanksgiving tablescapes that will make any Thanksgiving dinner a delight—without resorting to clichéd themes that remind you of your grandmother’s house.
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Autumn’s bright colors bring forth an aura of warmth and a giddy sense of anticipation for the Holiday season. Treetopia’s Carrot Orange Pencil Tree evokes that same feeling of excitement. This trendy tree is an excellent choice for any occasion, but its bright and whimsical colors make it perfect for Thanksgiving. Before lanterns and mistletoe fill our homes, find inspiration with these tree decorating ideas for this season of bountiful harvest and thanksgiving.

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According to a survey conducted by the National Confectioners Association (NCA), the US candy industry will make $2.5 billion this year from Halloween candy sales alone. That’s a lot of candy, and it probably doesn’t all end up being eaten.

If you’re one of the many who end up with excess candy, don’t toss it! Turn your candy corn, gummy bears, M&Ms, and Jolly Ranchers into delicious desserts and kitchen eye candy in time for Thanksgiving.

Read on for three easy, creative recipes that will soon empty your Halloween candy bags, and add some appetizing color to your dining table.

Cookie Dough Truffles

Not everything that is deliciously crumbly and gooey comes from the oven. These cookie dough truffles only require a bit of rigorous stirring and some time in the freezer. For this decadent chocolate recipe, you’ll need to get some M&M’s, marshmallows, and hard candies from your Halloween loot.

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Set a festive mood for your holiday dinner by offering a toast to the wonderful family and friends who have gathered at your Thanksgiving table. At the same time, tantalize them with delectable canapés to whet their appetite before the feast begins.

A Toast to the Holidays

Poinsettia Cocktail

This classic orange-and-cranberry flavored cocktail has a pretty rose-tinged tint that adds a beautiful blush of color to your dinner table.  Light, crisp, and fizzy, this holiday drink packs a lot of fruity flavor. Quick and easy to prepare, this cocktail is mixed directly in the drinking glass and doesn’t require precise measurements.

Poinsettia cocktails on dinner table

Poinsettia for cocktails and for holiday decor

Although recipe variations abound, this classic Poinsettia formula by TheKitchn begins by pouring two ounces of chilled cranberry juice and half an ounce of Cointreau in a champagne flute.  Top up with champagne or sparkling white wine, and garnish with a twist of orange and a fresh cranberry.

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