Sharing Thanksgiving dinner with loved ones is a wonderful way to spend the holiday, until someone brings up the last election. It would be great to have a handful of witty comebacks or interesting things to say to change the subject quickly and defuse any awkward family tension, but we can’t always think that fast on our feet. So make your holiday dinner talks fun and festive and avoid controversy with these lighthearted conversation starters for the whole family.
For parents to ask kids (of all ages):
Who’s the funniest person at the table and why?
Pretend you just won $5-million. What would you buy first?
What do you think is the hardest part of being a parent?
For kids to ask parents:
What about me is the most (and least) like you?
If you had to eat only one food on this table for a year, which one would it be?
What do you think is the hardest part about being a kid?
For friends to ask friends:
Which person at this table would make the best news anchor?
If you had to choose a uniform to wear every day, what would it be?
Who here do you wish you knew better?
For kids to ask grandparents:
How did you celebrate Thanksgiving when you were my age?
What about my mom/dad drove you crazy when they were a kid?
If you could relive any decade in your life, which one would you pick?
For partners to ask each other:
What did you really think of me on our first date?
What phrase would you like me to NEVER say again?
What’s the best holiday we’ve ever spent together?