50 Fun 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 turkey treats! So… we thought we’d share our very favorites with YOU!  Because we love you.  And really, who couldn’t use a little more food and fun in their life?  So get ready for…

59 Fun and Creative Thanksgiving Food Ideas

Fun Thanksgiving Food Ideas

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

To make browsing easier, we’ve divided them into 4 categories including…

  • 10 Creative Thanksgiving BREAKFAST Ideas
  • 16 Creative Thanksgiving SNACK and LUNCH Ideas
  • 8 Creative Thanksgiving TURKEY TRAYS
  • 25 Creative Thanksgiving DESSERT Ideas 

 Whether you’re looking for a fun way to surprise the kids on Thanksgiving morning or a festive appetizer 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 Breakfast Ideas

Creative Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas

Turkey Pancakes for Thanksgiving

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. 

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

4.  Bacon Feathered Turkey PancakesYou can never go wrong by adding bacon!  

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 Breakfast

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

7.  Thanksgiving Pancakes– How impressive is this Thanksgiving 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

Thanksgiving Snacks and Lunch Ideas

Fun Thanksgiving Snack Ideas

11.  Peanut Butter Turkey Treats– I love how cute and EASY this 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 this Thanksgiving.  

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

14.  Turkey Pudding CupsWhat kid wouldn’t want to gobble up this fun 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.

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

Fun Thanksgiving Trays

Turkey Trays 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! 

29.  Caramel Apple Turkey– This is one of my favorites 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 Platter–  Already planning on making a veggie tray for Thanksgiving?  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.

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 Dessert Ideas  

Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

Cute Turkey Cupcakes

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!

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

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 fun turkey toppers are made from fondant and look surprisingly easy to make. 

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?

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.

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 would make the perfect Thanksgiving dessert or gift.

Edible Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

50.  Reese’s Turkey Cookies– Oreos, peanut butter cups, candy corn– how can you go wrong?

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 this cute turkey pops. 

54.  Turkey Cake Pops– This turkey cake pops are pretty much the cutest thing ever.

Thanksgving Turkey Desserts

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 this Thanksgiving!

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?!  Now go make some holiday memories!

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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