Conversation Starters You Can Use at Thanksgiving
Are you looking for Thanksgiving dinner family conversation starters? Printing out conversation starters and putting them at each place setting can be a fun way to keep the evening entertaining and create a bit of laughter.
I thought in the spirit of the fall season, I’d create some Thanksgiving-themed conversation starters on cut-out cards that you can use yourself over the holiday. If you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, then you could just clip off the themed art and use them for any dinner occasion.
Here’s the first page of the printable; there are four pages altogether making for 16 conversation starters.
Below is the full list of conversation starters that you will get. For fun, I’ve answered some of these for you. (Feel free to share your answers in the comments).
- If you could invite anyone for dinner, who would you invite and why?
I would probably invite Oprah Winfrey. I think she’s make an entertaining guest.
- What are you most thankful for this year?
This year I am most thankful that another year has passed and our family is still intact. We’ve been through our fair share of struggles in the past five years, but things are still okay right now.
- If you could leave for vacation tonight, where would you go?
I would head somewhere warm, without a doubt! It doesn’t really matter where as long as the sun is shining, there’s an ocean and beach closeby, and a nice place to relax.
- If you had to be trapped in a TV show, which one would it be and why?
Hmm… I don’t watch a lot of TV, but there was a time I probably would have liked to be part of Beverly Hills 90210 hanging out with Brenda and Brandon.
- If you had only one wish, what would you wish for?
The health of all my family members.
- If you could be an animal, which one would you be?
I would be Esther the Wonder Pig. She is living the life of a pig’s dreams.
- If you could be invisible, what would you do?
This seems like a superpower that might help police catch criminals. Maybe I’d be a secret informant or something like that.
- If you could take the place of any famous person for a week, who would you pick?
I would take the place of a famous writer, maybe Judy Blume or Malcolm Gladwell. I’d love to write books for a living.
- If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
I would like to be able to travel through time. Backwards and forwards.
- If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
Rice and beans. I think I could remain relatively healthy and not get tired of it.
- If you could pick your own name, what would it be?
Probably something plain like Sarah, Julie, or Amber.
- If you could only take 3 things to a deserted island, what would you take?
My phone, a friend, and food/drinks.
- Describe someone else at the table in three words.
- Which person at this table would make the best news anchor?
(I’ll skip those two!)
- What is your biggest pet peeve?
There are certain days when I am in a hurry that people walking slowly drives me crazy.
- If you could have any job, what would you choose?
I think it would be cool to be a pilot. Or something related to crime and forensics.
Now you know all about me! I have to say, some of those questions are harder to answer than you might think. You might also need to clarify some of them as you go (e.g., does the person invited to dinner need to be living?; are you stranded on the desert island or just visiting?).
Regardless, they should be a good jumping off point to keep conversation flowing around the dinner table and make it less likely that people will have nothing to say (or nothing that interesting to say).
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