From good-natured sibling ribbing to forced re-watching of 1980s dance recitals, there's nothing like a family gathering to inspire some good old joking around and belly-aching laughter. And while the family patriarch will likely be dishing out his fair share of dad jokes ("Dad jokes? I think you mean rad jokes...") come the family holiday, you can find your own footing on the funny branch of the family tree with a few Thanksgiving jokes, puns, witticisms, and one-liners of your own. In addition to providing some levity should the Thanksgiving day discussion turn to politics, or in case mom accidentally burns the big bird, these humorous musings will come in handy as you're sitting around, post-meal, deliberating about what will make for the most engaging (yet effortless) Thanksgiving Instagram caption for that artful shot of sweet potato casserole. These playful expressions will also make for fun-loving banter in the kitchen—again, providing levity in a high-stress, double-ovens-fired-up situation—but they're also just the words to jot down on a card, win over the kids' table, or—if you really want to go the extra mile—print on a T-shirt. (C'mon, don't you want to see Aunt Margaret wearing a t-shirt that says Feast Mode?)
When You're Prepping in the Kitchen
"Let's give 'em pumpkin' to talk about."
"I'm all about that baste."
"Activate: Feast Mode."
"Don't marsh my mellow."
"You've really got your turk cut out for you."
"You're the belle of the (Butter)ball."
When You're Talking Turkey
"Hey I just met you, and this is gravy, but here's my stuffing, so carve me maybe."
"My family told me to stop telling Thanksgiving jokes, but I said I couldn't quit cold turkey."
"Gobble 'til you wobble."
When You're Diving Into the Sides
"Wham, yam, thank you ma'am."
"Much ado about stuffing."
"Stop, drop, and pass the rolls!"
"It doesn't get butter than this."
"Bread-y or not, here I crumb."
"Eat, drink, and cranberry."
"Nobody puts gravy in the corner."
When It's Time for Dessert
"I only have pies for you."
"I pecan't even." (Oh, yes, you pe-can.)
"Whip, whip, hooray."
"When I whip, you whip, we whip..."
"I like big Bundts and I cannot lie."
When You're Pouring the Wine
"Let's get basted."
"Let's get sauced."
When You're Too Full to Lift a Finger
"Oh my gourd, I ate too much."
"Baste. Thanksgiving. Ever."
"Silence of the yams."
When It's Time for Round Two
" Knock, knock! Who’s there? Arthur. Arthur who? Arthur any leftovers?"
"Piece out." (As you take off with leftover pie)
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