#4 Focus on fun, family and festivities and not just food
Take time to plan other non-food related activities for families to partake in. Go for a walk, sign up for a Turkey Trot, pick out a few board games, look for holiday movies, organize a soccer or tag football game or start a traditional Wii dance contest or sports competition.
Thanksgiving is a time for reflection on what we are truly thankful for. Not just about a Turkey and the desserts.