TikToksgiving: Where Thanksgiving Traditions Go Viral

TikToksgiving: Where Thanksgiving Traditions Go Viral


Ah, Thanksgiving – the time of year when we gather with loved ones, overindulge in turkey, and secretly hope that the stuffing will make an appearance in our dreams. But this year, there's a new twist to the age-old traditions, and it's not just your aunt's attempt at a vegan turkey. Nope, it's all happening on TikTok! Get ready for a laughter-infused journey through some of the quirkiest Thanksgiving traditions that have taken the social media world by storm.

The "Stuck at the Kids' Table" Moments: 

@sethsync Just wondering where i went wrong at the end there… 😔 #thanksgiving #kidstable #relatable #dinner ♬ original sound - Alexis💟


We all remember the days when we were relegated to the kids' table, right? Well, TikTok has turned this classic Thanksgiving rite of passage. Adults voluntarily take a seat at the little table, (sometimes even complete with miniature chairs and tiny utensils), and hilariously attempt to eat their Thanksgiving meal.


@verossii Kids table for life 🤌🏼 #kidstable #trend #fyp #cousins #agegap ♬ original sound - Kevin Hart


The struggle to fit is somehow less entertaining than adults trying to make small talk with kids. . . Anyone who has tried knows. . . And if you know, you know.


@immylesvalentine happy holidays 🎅 #Christmas2020 #kidstable #funny #happyholidays ♬ original sound - Charlie Cooper


@kaitlyngorman00 #DisneyPlusVoices Merry Christmas everyone #kidstable #familythings #christmas ♬ All I Want for Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey

Thanksgiving Tree

"Last year my family started a new Thanksgiving tradition that has become really special to us. We have this little wooden tree that we leave on our table throughout the month of November. Next to the tree, I put a little bowl with some paper leaves in it. Each night at dinner, we take turns taking a leaf and writing something we're thankful for on the leaf, then we hang it on the tree." @loveandrenovations


@loveandrenovations What’s your favorite November tradition? (I made this tree, but I have an IG highlight with similar ones linked!) #thanksgiving #thankfulfor #familytime #familythings ♬ Sunroof - Nicky Youre & dazy


Creative Thanksgiving Traditions

@hautehomesteader Start a new thanksgiving tradition this year! #thanksgivingdinner #traditions #homemaking #homesteading #familytradition #homemaker #traditionalliving ♬ original sound - hautehomesteader

 Butter-making for Thanksgiving, anyone? 🧈


@katiem719 my family is the best🤩🧈 #thanksgiving #tradition #family #butter ♬ original sound - Ruby

Sending Snail-mail thank you notes....


@alltheradreads my fave tradition 🤍 #gratitude #snailmail #thanksgiving #thankful #happythanksgiving ♬ Carry You - Novo Amor

 Kicking a rock home to give to mom? This is weird, but points for originality. 



probably our most important tradition

♬ Funny Song - Funny Song Studio & Sounds Reel


The "Napkin Origami" is a Thanksgiving Must

TikTok users have elevated the art of table setting with the Napkin Origami. Instead of simply folding cloth and paper napkins into basic shapes, they've turned it into a competitive sport, crafting intricate napkin designs. From swans to turkeys, these napkins steal the show and add a touch of whimsy to the dinner table.



Fancy Thanksgiving Napkin Folding Technique 💗 Elevate your tablescape this Holiday season with this easy DIY decoration. All you need is a square cloth napkin and a few minutes. 

♬ original sound - The Feedfeed 

"Fancy Thanksgiving Napkin Folding Technique 💗

Elevate your tablescape this Holiday season with this easy DIY decoration. All you need is a square cloth napkin and a few minutes.

1. Unfold your napkin entirely on a flat surface.
2. Fold each corner into the center of the napkin, creating a smaller square. Crease the edges for a clean fold.
3. Repeat step 2.
4. Flip the napkin over (I slide one hand underneath to maintain the existing folds).
5. Once again, fold each corner to the center of the napkin. Now, you have a small square.
6. Now for the fun part! Holding the center of the napkin with one hand, reach underneath the napkin. You will find a flap from the previous folds. Pull each of the flaps out, and alas, you have a floral napkin fold!
7. Optional (but helps maintain the shape): Place your silverware along the center of the napkin." - @thefeedfeed 

@moniquesmomlife #tablescape #tablesetting #napkinfold #diy #origami #napkinart #fyp #fallmeals #thanksgiving #diningtable #corn #create ♬ Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 
@caravanafurniture How to do a napkin flower fold! #fyp #thanksgiving ♬ Cooking - Oleg Kirilkov


Thanksgiving CookOff

@isaiah_david14 Sorry for the background noise 👀 happy thanksgiving ya’ll. #fyp #brothersister #siblings #piecontest #pieface #viral #trending #handchallenge #messingaround ♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys - Kevin MacLeod & Kevin The Monkey 
@aileenb98 nothing like some healthy competition for thanksgiving 🍹🍸 #cocktails #holidaydrinks #familycompetition #familia ♬ All I Want for Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
Thanksgiving cooking and cocktail contests have become a delightful and competitive tradition for many families and friends. As the kitchen buzzes with activity, skilled chefs and amateur cooks alike put their culinary creativity to the test, vying for the title of "Thanksgiving Master Chef."
Whether it's the perfect roasted turkey, a mouthwatering cranberry sauce, or innovative twists on classic Thanksgiving sides, the cooking contest is all about showcasing culinary prowess. Meanwhile, the cocktail contest adds an extra layer of festivity to the occasion, as mixologists craft signature Thanksgiving-themed cocktails that complement the feast. These friendly competitions not only add excitement to the holiday but also foster a sense of togetherness as participants come together to celebrate their love for food and drink, making Thanksgiving an unforgettable culinary experience.
@asptori11 tyler is a sore loser #fyp #thanksgiving #cookoff #lose ♬ original sound - aspeyyy🦋


@tone.whathelp #thanksgivingvibes #piecookoff #familyfun #tastesogood #foryoupage #explorepage #goodeating #challenge #iwon #firstplace ♬ original sound - HustleMan🐐


@abbyevans93 9th annual pie baking contest prank #putafingerdown #GameTok #trending ♬ Yummy - Justin Bieber


Thanksgiving Family Recipes for Annual MUST Dishes

Thanksgiving dishes - the absolute best recipes


@cookingwithshereen Ep. 1 Thanksgiving Series #candiedyams NO SPICES NEEDED! Tried and true, family recipe for over 50 years. #sweetpotatoes #foodies #thanksgivingsides #cookingwithshereen ♬ original sound - Shereen Pavlides


The best recipes for Thanksgiving 

@harrywwallace Replying to @MissDior1989 Excited to share some terrific ideas for side dishes this Thanksgiving! 🦃 I love a mix of traditional and new dishes, and I’ve got more recipes coming your way VERY soon. Let me know if yall want to make this a series and we can do appetizers, desserts and cocktails too! Recipes from this video are below: (Quantities listed are larger than what I shared in the video!) Cream Cheese Corn 🌽 2 bags of frozen corn, one white and one yellow 1 brick of cream cheese 1/2 stick (4 Tbsp) of butter Salt and Pepper Root Vegetable Ratatouille 🍠🍅🐀 2 large zucchini, sliced thin 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced thin 4 red potatoes, sliced thin 2 large parsnips, peeled and sliced thin 1/2 large onion, diced 1 Tbsp minced garlic 2 Tbsp tomato paste 14oz can of fire roasted diced tomatoes 1 tsp thyme, divided 1/2 tsp sage Pinch of crushed red pepper Salt & Pepper 2 Tbsp butter, melted Pecorino cheese Optional: Fleur de sel Sweet Potato Casserole 🍠🥘 4 large sweet potatoes, baked and peeled 1 1/2 cups brown sugar (light or dark) 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg Pinch of salt Optional: mini marshmallows to top #thanksgiving #thanksgivingrecipes #corn #sweetpotatocasserole #ratatouille #sidedishrecipe #easyrecipes #makeaheadmeals #holiday #cookwithme #comfortfood #vlog #LifeOnTikTok #TikTokPartner #entertaining #hosting ♬ original sound - Harrison
@cakemehometonight Homemade cranberry curd! Recipe on! #cranberry #cranberrycurd #curd #cranberries ♬ Super Freak - Rick James


@itsnocrumbsleft This is it! My Gluten-free Corn Soufflé is truly a winner. Thanksgiving reminds me of one of my favorite family dishes, my mother’s Corn Soufflé, a recipe so many mothers made. I’ve updated it and made it gluten-free and added jack cheese and jalapeños. It’s easy, extraordinarily delicious, and something to make again and again. Definitely add this to your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving menu. Link in bio to get started. Who loves an old school dish? #nocrumbsleft #thanksgivingdinner #thanksgivingrecipes #cornSoufflé ##glutenfreethanksgiving ♬ original sound - nocrumbsleft
@fooddudescook Impress your guests with this delicious but easy fall dessert 🍂 #easyrecipe #familyrecipe #thanksgivingdinner #homecooking #recipes ♬ original sound - Food Dudes

 Best yams for thanksgiving

TikTok has a knack for turning ordinary moments into extraordinary ones, and Thanksgiving is no exception. From struggling through dinner convos with littles to napkin origami showdowns, these TikTok-inspired Thanksgiving traditions are a testament to the power of humor and creativity. This year, as you gather with your loved ones, consider adding a dash of TikTok-inspired hilarity to your Thanksgiving celebrations—it's the perfect way to create lasting memories and bring even more joy to this cherished holiday!

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