We flew to Manila this week to extend our visas, so we were able to buy some ingredients there for our first Thanksgiving dinner in El Nido. We’re planning on making roast chicken, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and chocolate cake (I couldn’t find any pumpkin)! We’re going to try to maintain our American traditions as much as possible for the kids while we’re here. I have a couple of posts in the works about our lives here, but the kids have adjusted very well into their new life so far!

We’re going to sign off a little early today to spend time with our family. We hope you and your family have a fantastic Thanksgiving!


Check out some of our posts of Thanksgiving past!

D E C O R /  C R A F T S 

DIY Handprint Turkey by Jenny
DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Centerpiece for Kids by Mollie
DIY Turkey Treat Bag Place Cards by Danyelle
DIY Gratitude Tree by Amy
Inspiring Holiday Kids’ Table Ideas by Mrs. TicTacToe

F O O D 

DIY “Turkey” Snack by Caroline
Brown Bag Turkey by Mrs. Polish
Perfecting a Roasted Turkey by Mrs. High Heels
10 Easy Leftover Turkey Recipes by Mrs. Bee
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles by Mrs. Oatmeal

T H A N K F U L N E S S 

Printable Notes of Thankfulness
Printable “Count your blessings” Thanksgiving Cards
8 Ways to Nurture a Grateful Heart in a Toddler by Mrs. Pizza
Putting Our Thankfulness on Display by Mrs. Garland
The Action of Thanksgiving by Mrs. Palette