In South Africa we don’t really celebrate Thanksgiving, but this year my friends and I decided we would. So it was a bit untraditional but rather marvellous.
When we decided to have our own Thanksgiving we had to sit down and decide what makes up a Thanksgiving celebration. Well, we came up with a list of good food, great atmosphere and of course, the people we love and are thankful for. We did not do the traditional dinner but rather, because of our beautiful summer weather we started our Thanksgiving at 3 in the afternoon. Blankets were spread over the lawn in my garden with lots of pillows and party hats!
We did a big braai with lots of meat, salads, potatoes and of course home-made cupcakes for dessert – most delicious. Everyone brought their costumes and as the weather cooperated so well, most of us were either braai-ing, taking photos, lying on the blankets with a glass of wine or in the swimming pool with the dogs. For extra entertainment we decided to get a piñata filled with all sorts of goodies that we all liked and luckily the person who broke it was kind enough to share the loot with everyone! Even the animals participated in the eating that is – there was lots of sharing going around!
We all lay outside until the stars were out and the sweets were gone and decided this would not be our last Thanksgiving but rather the first of many!