Ah, Thanksgiving. Turkey. Togetherness. Time to give Thanks. Thanksgiving is also the perfect setting for family gatherings with bizarre relatives. Does your family have heated debates on topics ranging from instant vs cooked pudding to Democrats vs Republicans? Yep, me too. Consequently, I made a list of tips to make sure we keep our sanity during the holiday.
Tips To Survive Family Gatherings For Thanksgiving
1. Dazzle or Bore Relatives with US Census Bureau Facts For Features, Thanksgiving Day
The Census Bureau releases information on demographics and economics for a bunch of National Observances. A few weeks ago they published information for Thanksgiving. Download and print the PDF to distribute to your relatives or just state random facts during your festivities.
248 million – The number of turkeys expected to be raised in the United States in 2011. That’s up 2 percent from the number raised during 2010. The turkeys produced in 2010 together weighed 7.11 billion pounds and were valued at $4.37 billion.
750 million pounds – The forecast for U.S. cranberry production in 2011. Wisconsin is expected to lead all states in the production of cranberries, with 430 million pounds, followed by Massachusetts (210 million). New Jersey, Oregon and Washington are also expected to have substantial production, ranging from 17 million to 54 million pounds.
2. Record Awkward Family Moments and Make Money by Putting it YouTube
First, learn about state and federal laws on recording devices without consent, then decide if you will hide your Pen Camera. After you capture embarrassing family moments, explore putting it on YouTube and making money from it. (See an earlier blog post on How to Make Money on YouTube.)
3. Take a List of Refer A Friend Promotions and Sign Up Your Relatives
Remember your laptop to make sure
you they click on your referral link.
4. Bring a Little Bit of Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice Snack
Wheat Thins Sweet Cinnamon Crackers by Nabisco, Link
Limited Edition which means hurry, they won’t be around for long
Perfect blend of sweet and salt in a bite size biscuit
10grams of Whole Grain per serving
If you do want an invite to Thanksgiving next year, bring these crackers along with a cream cheese dip. Dip Recipe: Mix 8 oz package of cream cheese, ½ cup of brown sugar, and 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. Stir until smooth. (Hint: Watch your cousin so he doesn’t double dip.)
If you do not want another holiday invite, try eating the crackers and dip in front of everyone and tell them how delish it is. Remember to loudly lick your fingers when you are done.
Money and Map does want to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day.