About five years ago my girlfriend Sarah shared that her family does a turkey shoot on Thanksgiving day. This idea sounded like so much fun that we have been continuing the tradition ever since. My family loves it! This turkey shoot might not be what you are thinking of :). No turkeys are harmed in this turkey shoot! The only turkey that isn’t safe is the one on our Thanksgiving table :).
I go to the dollar store and find a bunch of turkey centerpieces… The kind that would probably never actually decorate my house and I hang them either inside or outside of my house depending on the weather. We usually have about 7 or 8 turkey stations. One year Jason hung a turkey on his back and rode the tractor around the yard with my mom chasing after him with a bow and and arrow. My brother and sisters and I hadn’t laughed that much in a long time! My sister still has a video of that saved on her phone but I am pretty sure my mom would kill me if I posted that on the blog :).
While the bird is cooking in the oven the kids and adults use their Nerf bow and arrows and marshmallow guns to shoot the turkeys. The person with the most turkeys shot gets to pick the first prize from a bunch of dollar store prizes I have picked up. It is so much fun!!! It also gives the kids something to look forward to and keeps them busy while they are waiting on Thanksgiving dinner.
Here are some pictures from last years Turkey shoot. Jason’s mom and Neal and Jason’s brother Jeff and his wife Amy and their kids Mari and Christian were here. Unfortunately the weather was bad so we hung the turkeys all around our house. Despite the weather the kids still had a blast! Please excuse the quality of the pictures… I took pictures of pictures:).
There they are with their prizes:) Here are some more pictures of last years dinner. Jason and I painted the dining room just in time to host Thanksgiving dinner:).
I can’t wait to take pictures of this year turkey shoot with my family!!! Do you have any thanksgiving traditions to share? I would love to hear about them:)!