How to Ask The Big Question On Thanksgiving Day

We all know Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful, but why not take it a step further and be grateful for the most important person in your life?

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving—the shopping, the cooking, the cleaning, the decorating—that you forget what really matters: being thankful for what you have. We think there’s no better way to show your gratitude than by proposing on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving wedding engagements are super popular. They’re a great time to pop the question because everyone has what’s important to them in life at the forefront of their mind.  Plus, you’ve got a holiday and a family dinner all rolled into one! Whether you’re looking for a fun way to pop the question or need some inspiration, we’ve got you covered in this post.

Here are some ideas to make your Thanksgiving Day proposal memorable and romantic.

During the Thanksgiving Parade

The Thanksgiving parade is an excellent way to propose. After all, it’s filled with excitement and fun. And you can use that feeling to your advantage! Don’t be afraid to be a little creative with your proposal plan. If you’re staying in to watch the parade on TV or attending the event live, in person, you have options! For example, if she watches the parade on television every year, propose while she’s watching it this time around – she’ll never forget it. You could decide on a specific float or marching band that will pass by at just the right moment when you get down on a knee, or hold up a sign – and catch her totally off guard in a special, memorable moment.

At Family Dinner

If you and your significant other have family members who are hosting Thanksgiving dinner, this is an excellent opportunity to surprise them with a proposal. The key to pulling off this kind of proposal is to make sure you have a ring ready to go and that proposing in this setting will be something your partner and their family would like. If all goes well, they’ll be thrilled by how thoughtful and romantic this gesture was on your part – especially since many people aren’t expecting a proposal to happen during this holiday.  Be sure to make the toast a positive one that’s short and sweet and says everything you’ve been wanting to tell them about your commitment to love. 

If you’d rather have a written note than a speech, you could also leave something extra special on her plate of food with a personalized message on it. Add some flowers for an extra romantic touch on Thanksgiving Day!

Plan a Private Activity

Instead of just popping the question on Thanksgiving in front of everyone, plan a private activity for just the two of you. You could go on a hike or a bike ride together, or even go to a museum or play. Something that’s important to keep in mind: make it personal. Take time out from your family celebrations and activities to do something with your significant other that will allow them to see how much fun you can have together when it’s just the two of you. It will also give you two some great memories to share later on down the road!

Other Fun, Cute Thanksgiving Day Proposal Ideas:

  • Have a turkey-themed scavenger hunt. Maybe place a ring somewhere inside of the bird’s stuffing for them to find surprisingly. 
  • Hide the ring in the turkey and have them carve it. 
  • Have them help you set the table, or even decorate it and put the ring in the mix for them to find.

Now that you know how to go about proposing, we hope you’re ready to ask for that special someone’s hand in marriage.

If you’re planning to pop the question next month during Thanksgiving Dinner, you can truly make your proposal memorable and romantic.

You’ve got this!

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