50 Fun Thanksgiving Food Ideas

59 Fun and Creative Thanksgiving Food Ideas

 With Thanksgiving right around the corner, our Pinterest feed has been flooded with fun Thanksgiving food ideas. We couldn’t get over all of the seriously cute and creative Thanksgiving snacks and turkey treats! So… we thought we’d share our very favorite Thanksgiving food ideas with YOU! Because we love you. And really, who couldn’t use a little more Thanksgiving food and fun in their life? 

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I love making the holidays extra special for my family, and these Thanksgiving food ideas are sooo cute that any kid would gobble them up! Just you wait and see.  

To make browsing easier, we’ve divided them into 4 categories of Thanksgiving Food Ideas including…

 Whether you’re looking for a fun way to surprise the kids on Thanksgiving morning or festive Thanksgiving appetizers to take to Thanksgiving dinner with friends, we’ve got a little something for everyone.  

Before we get started, I just have to say… if you like cooking up some fun in the kitchen with your kids, you NEED to check out these three Kids Cookbooks! #1- Kid Chef Bakes, #2 Kid Chef, and #3 How to Celebrate Everything. Love them ALL!!! 

Okay! Now, let’s get this party started!  First up…


10 Creative Thanksgiving Food Ideas for Breakfast

The best Thanksgiving food for first thing in the morning. Start your kids’ days off right with these easy ideas and Thanksgiving recipes.

Creative Thanksgiving Food Ideas for Breakfast

Turkey Pancakes for Thanksgiving Breakfast

1.  Turkey Waffle Breakfast–  A great way to get the kids to gobble up lots of fruit in the morning. Skip the mess and put their plates on these amazing mats. They come in all sorts of colors.

2.  Banana Gobble Pancakes– I’m loving those banana turkey tail feathers. One of our favorite Thanksgiving food ideas!

3.  Thanksgiving Turkey Pancakes– I love that this version of Thanksgiving breakfast includes scrambled eggs. 

4.  Bacon Feathered Turkey PancakesYou can never go wrong by adding bacon – Thanksgiving food or not, they’ll be happy!

5.  Gobble-y Good Pancake– A pear, red apple, green apple, and a little chocolate hazelnut spread were used for this cute version. 

Fun Thanksgiving Foods for Breakfast

6.  Gobble Gobble Pancakes– I love the extra sprinkling of Cinnamon on these turkey pancakes. Use these plates and napkins for even more Thanksgiving food festivity.

7.  Thanksgiving Pancakes– How impressive is this Thanksgiving food breakfast?  Use food coloring to tint the pancake batter, pour it in a squeeze bottle, and test your artistic skills.  These food coloring gels are perfect for your batter.

8.  Turkey Pancakes– I love how easy this turkey pancake is!  No special shapes or skills are needed. You can even get edible eyes for Mr. Turkey.

9.  Turkey Muffins– Turn a regular muffin into a cute Thanksgiving turkey using apple slices and a grape. Grab some of these muffin liners to make them even more festive.

10.  Donut TurkeysHow cute is this?  Just add paper turkey heads to some apple cinnamon donuts! 


Thanksgiving Snacks and Lunch Ideas

Our favorite Thanksgiving snacks and cute turkey treat ideas for a midday meal before the big turkey reveal!

Thanksgiving Snacks and Lunch Ideas

Fun Thanksgiving Snacks and Cute Turkey Treats

11.  Peanut Butter Turkey Treats– I love how cute and EASY this cute turkey snack is.  It’s perfect for the kids to munch on while they’re waiting for Thanksgiving dinner to be ready. Don’t forget your edible turkey eyes

12.  Turkey Veggie Cups– A fun idea to get the kids eating their veggies, plus since it’s healthy you can add it to your list of perfect Thanksgiving snacks!  

13.  Graham Gobbler– It doesn’t get any easier than this fun graham cracker turkey.

14.  Turkey Pudding CupsWhat kid wouldn’t want to gobble up this cute turkey treat made from a pudding cup?  It would be the perfect treat to make for a Thanksgiving class party at school! 

Fun Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwiches

15.  Fun Turkey Face Sandwiches– These are no ordinary turkey sandwiches!  I love that there are so many different options.

16.  Thanksgiving Bento– How fun would it be to surprise the kids with a special turkey-themed lunch in their school lunchbox?  

17.  Turkey Lunch– Different colored apple slices make the perfect turkey tail feathers!

18.  Turkey Shaped Sandwich– Or sneak in some veggies with these fun bell pepper tail feathers to make a super cute turkey.

19.  Cute Turkey Sandwich for Thanksgiving– This turkey sandwich is almost too cute to eat!

20.  Cute Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich– Use cookie cutters to cut the sandwich meat and cheese slices into the perfect shape for your turkey.

Fun Thanksgiving Food Ideas For Kids

21.  Apple Turkey Cracker Sandwich– I love this cute version of the turkey sandwich using crackers instead of bread.  

22.  Turkey Time Sandwich– How much fun would the kids have decorating their turkey’s feathers with their favorite snacks?!

23.  Thanksgiving Turkey Bagel– Check out this fun bagel turkey sandwich! You can make the perfect turkey tail just by cutting triangles out of the top of the bagel.  

24.  “Gobble Me Up” Quesadilla–  I’m loving this easy and darling turkey quesadilla.  And the candy corn beak just tops it off.

25.  Turkey Pizza– Decorate your pizza to look like a turkey this Thanksgiving season!  The kids would sure get a kick out of that. Try cooking your turkey on a pizza stone for a great flavor. 

26.  Thanksgiving Turkey Pizza– All you need to decorate this fun Thanksgiving turkey pizza is pepperoni, bell peppers, and olives for the eyes.


8 Creative Thanksgiving Turkey Trays

Look no further than this simple list of the best Thanksgiving appetizers to take to a fall themed party!

Fun Thanksgiving Appetizers and Turkey Trays

Turkey Trays and Thanksgiving Appetizers for Thanksgiving Dinner

27.  Chocolate Turkey Fondue– How cute is this fruit tray for Thanksgiving?  I love that the fruit slices can be dipped into fondue!

28.  A Tasty Fruit Thanksgiving Turkey– Using a variety of colored fruits make the perfect turkey tail and the perfect Thanksgiving appetizers.

29.  Caramel Apple Turkey– This is one of my favorite Thanksgiving appetizers because it is SO easy and still SO cute! Just cut some apple slices and pour some caramel dip. All that’s left to do is adding two chocolate chips for the eyes and a candy corn for the beak.  

30.  Turkey Veggie PlatterAlready planning on making a veggie tray of Thanksgiving appetizers? Why not arrange the veggies into the shape of a turkey?  

31.  Turkey Vegetable Tray–  I love how many options there are with this one. You can pretty much use any vegetables of your choice. It’s the arrangement that makes it so fun.  

32.  Cracker and Vegetable Turkey PlatterHere’s another cute turkey platter!  I love that this version includes crackers.

33.  Turkey Cheese Ball– Stick crackers and pretzels into the cheese ball to make a cute turkey tail! Decorate it on this adorable turkey platter and consider your Thanksgiving appetizers done!

34.  Thanksgiving Cheese Ball– If you’re already planning on making a cheese ball for Thanksgiving, you have to try this version! I love that you can transform a regular cheese ball into a turkey just by adding some pretzel sticks, eyes, and a nose.


Thanksgiving Desserts

The most delicious, creative and cute turkey ideas for creating the best Thanksgiving desserts. You’re about to discover all of our favorite, easy Thanksgiving dessert recipes! 

Thanksgiving Desserts

Cute Turkey Cupcakes as Thanksgiving Desserts

35.  Sweet T.O.M. Turkeys– These turkey cupcakes are seriously adorable!  I love how they used the vanilla wafer cookies for the wings.

36.  Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes– Nutter Butter cookies are the perfect shape for a turkey face, so they’re an obviously easy part of Thanksgiving dessert recipes.

37.  Wafer Turkey Cupcakes–  Stick some wafer cookies into a cupcake to make a fun turkey tail for these Thanksgiving desserts. 

38.  Creative Turkey Cupcakes– This might be my favorite version out of all the turkey cupcakes.  And no one will complain that it uses 2 cupcakes! 

39.  Fondant Turkey Toppers– These cute turkey toppers are made from fondant and look surprisingly easy to make. 

Cute Turkey Treats for Thanksgiving

40.  Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcake Cake– Turn a batch of cupcakes into a darling turkey cake!  You won’t even have to slice it.

41.  Turkey Cake– If you’re looking to WOW your Thanksgiving guests, you can’t go wrong with this over-the-top turkey cake.

42.  Turkey Brownie Bites– These just might be the cutest bite-sized brownies that I’ve ever seen. 

43.  Chocolate Covered Strawberry Turkey Treats– Add candy corn feathers to some chocolate covered strawberries!  How creative is that as far as Thanksgiving desserts go?!

44.  Turkey Cookies With HeartUse circle and heart cookie cutters to make these darling turkey cookies.  Totally genius, right?

Cute Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies

45.  Turkey Nutter Butter Cookies– These Nutter Butter turkey cookies are the perfect edible craft to do with the kids this Thanksgiving.

46.  Peanut Butter Cup Turkey Cookies– Use a peanut butter cup and some frosting to decorate the top of your cookies like a turkey. 

47.  Mike & Ike Turkey Cookies– Mike & Ikes are the perfect colors for making turkey tail feathers – hello, easy Thanksgiving dessert recipes!

48.  Little Gobbler Turkey Cookie– Use icing to help the kids “glue” together this cute turkey creation using cookies and candy! 

49.  Easy Turkey Cookies– I love how simple these turkey cookies are!  They make the perfect Thanksgiving desserts or gifts.

Edible Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids that Double as Thanksgiving Desserts

50.  Reese’s Turkey Cookies– Oreos, peanut butter cups, candy corn—how can you go wrong with these as your Thanksgiving desserts?

51.  Turkey Pop TreatsJust a little chocolate and some candy corn can turn regular rice krispie balls into cute turkeys.  Love it! These sticks are the perfect addition to the masterpiece.

52.  Turkey Rice Krispie Treats– Rice Krispie Treats are always a kid favorite, but they’re even better when they’re shaped like a turkey.  

53.  Rice Krispie Turkey Pops– You only need 4 ingredients to make these cute turkey pops. Move over pie, these are the newest, easy Thanksgiving dessert recipes!

54.  Turkey Cake Pops– These turkey cake pops are pretty much the cutest Thanksgiving desserts ever.

Thanksgiving Desserts Inspired by Cute Turkeys

55.  Turkey Pops– Now this is my kind of turkey pop—no baking required!

56.  Turkey Pretzel Treats– These turkey pretzel treats would be so fun to make with the kids as Thanksgiving desserts!

57.  Turkey Pretzels– Who knew that a pretzel rod could make such a cute turkey?!

58.  Giant Thanksgiving Pizza CookieLet the kids help you decorate the top of a giant cookie to look like a turkey.

59.  Turkey Decorated Pumpkin Pie– If you’re bringing the pie to Thanksgiving dinner, you need to check out this turkey decorated pumpkin pie! I can’t get over how seriously cute it is.


Aren’t they FUN Thanksgiving food ideas?! Now go make some holiday memories… with Thanksgiving snacks, Thanksgiving appetizers and even Thanksgiving desserts!

Oh! And don’t forget to check out 20 Thanksgiving Things You Didn’t Know You Needed!

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About the Author: Becca

Besides my hilariously witty husband, I love a good book, sappy songs, old black-and-white movies, cute crafts, and all things chocolate. I have four (seriously adorable) little kiddos at home and they definitely keep life at home FUN!

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  1. Oh my goodness, so many cute ideas! I think the pear turkey fruit platter and the cheeseball just might make an appearance at our Thanksgiving feast this year!