Perhaps you’ll skip the outfit but, a pilgrim inspired Thanksgiving lends itself to child centered activities and new inspirations for the feast. Read on for some ideas!
Pilgrim Inspired Feast
(Mix it up if your feeling gutsy cook a duck or some venison if your not worried about family mutany)
Southwestern Seafood Dressing
Peas with Pancetta and Onion
Rolls (pick your favorite, the pilgrims didn’t have ovens so rolls weren’t on their menu)
Placecards: Make tiny boats from maps for the table place cards.
Centerpiece: A first Thanksgiving inspired centerpiece could consist of a collection of foods that the pilgrims and indians ate at the first Thanksgiving. My inspriation comes from a sedar plate used at passover. A display of pumpkins, turnips, peas, onions and beans, nuts, and fruits like plums and grapes. Some deer antlers and or a duck decoy to represent the fowl historians feel sure were part of the first feast. A fake lobster would work as well since most Thanksgiving buffs believe the crustacean was on the first menu. Get creative and get the kids involved let them forage for the nuts and leaves for your center piece!