12 Fun Conversation Starters For Your Thanksgiving Table

Get talking over the turkey. Tuck a question under each plate, or serve them up with dessert.

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For Parents to Ask Kids (Of All Ages)

  • Who is the funniest person at the table and why?
  • Pretend you just won $5 million. What's the first thing you would buy?
  • What do you think is the hardest thing about being a parent?
  • What are you most thankful for this year? (You knew it was coming.)

For Kids to Ask Parents

  • If you could have named yourself, what name would you have picked?
  • What do you think is the hardest thing about being a kid?
  • What about me is the most (and least) like you?
  • If you could eat only one food on this table for an entire year, which one would it be?

For Friends to Ask Friends

  • Which person here do you wish you knew better?
  • Which person at this table would make the best news anchor?
  • What did you really think of your significant other on your first date?
  • Your most creative leftover-turkey idea: Go!