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Thanksgiving Special

Updated: Nov 27, 2021

Thanksgiving is a very special time of the year when we gather together with our loved ones to take time to acknowledge how blessed we are and all that we are thankful for, and we want to take a moment to say how thankful we are for all of you. We absolutely love getting to be a part of your lives by designing your homes and bringing your visions to life. We are grateful to get to be a part of the process of turning your house into a home and planning everything down to the smallest details for your family’s day to day living. Thank you for being a part of our community and for your continuous support. We look forward to continuing in serving you for years to come!

Some of our favorite Thanksgiving memories are from the times spent together enjoying holiday traditions with loved ones and creating our own annual Thanksgiving activities. We know Thanksgiving preparations can be overwhelming and distract us from the reason for it all, so we want to share a few of our favorite traditions that everyone can enjoy.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The most anticipated holiday parade is returning to the streets of Manhattan in full force this year. Snuggle close to your loved ones and watch in awe as performers flood the streets of New York City to bring Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade right to your living room. Look for your favorite characters to appear as extravagant floats and balloons as they float through your view. This Thanksgiving tradition is sure to appeal to all ages.


It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without football on at least one screen in your home. This year, the world will be treated to a line up of three games as the turkey gets carved and enjoyed in the presence of family and friends. Leading the way is an NFC North clash that should start the afternoon off with a bang, followed by two interconference battles that are expected to keep the fireworks going well into the evening. Since football and Thanksgiving combine for one of the best annual traditions around, you won't want to miss a moment of the action.


Work up an appetite before dinner by tackling some of your favorite people in a friendly game of backyard football or gather everyone together to play some of your favorite board games. There’s sure to be lots of laughter while family and friends compete with one another in both competitive as well as team games.

Fall Themed Movies & TV episodes

Another favorite holiday tradition around here to get us in the holiday spirit, watching classic movies and tv shows together and enjoying the evening relaxing. A few of our favorite movies to watch for fall and Thanksgiving are “The Blind Side”, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving", "You've Got Mail", "Holiday Engagement", and “The Proposal.” Some of our favorite TV episodes specials are "Everwood: A Thanksgiving Tale", "Hart of Dixie: The Pirate and the Practice", "Parenthood: Happy Thanksgiving", "Gilmore Girls: A Deep-Fried Thanksgiving & He's Slipping 'em Bread...Dig?", "Gilmore Girls, Year in the Life: Fall" and "Friends: The One with the Football, The One with Chandler in a Box, The One with All the Thanksgivings, The One Where Ross Got High, & The One with the Rumor". What are some of your favorite movies or shows to watch during the holidays?


If you’re anything like us and love food as much as we do, you will have to try our absolute favorite pumpkin pie recipe at your Thanksgiving dinner! This recipe is inspired by Half Baked Harvest, but our version has a few twists. It is a chai pumpkin pie with graham cracker crust, vanilla maple whipped cream, and our special recipe for rum brown butter cinnamon ice cream. Click here to view our official recipe!

No matter how you spend your Thanksgiving this year, we wish you the very best!

~This blog was brought to you by S. Donnelly Interiors. Learn more about the interior design project process by following Stephanie Donnelly and her interior design services in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and the surrounding areas!


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