Planning a Thanksgiving party at home or in the office this year? I’m sharing a huge list of name ideas to help inspire a memorable and grateful celebration.

If you plan to host a Thanksgiving party, use any of these interesting name and theme ideas to add flavor to the celebration.

Thanksgiving Party Name Ideas

thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving dinner with cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.

Let’s begin with some simple Thanksgiving party names.

  • November Rain
  • The Ultimate Thanksgiving Party
  • Thanks, Party!
  • Thanking and Giving Party
  • Autumn Sunset
  • Summer in Autumn
  • The Thanksgiving Host
  • The Thanksgiving Party
  • The Thanksgiving Initiative
  • The Autumn Dance
  • Release the Holiday
  • Massive Autumn
  • Party of Parties
  • The Orange Party
  • The Black and Orange Gathering
  • Gathering Autumn
  • The Fall
  • Harvest Moon
  • The Wait Is Over
  • Thanks For Giving
  • Manna
  • Thanksgiving Joy
  • Atomic Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgiving Heat
  • The Coolness of Thanksgiving
  • Fall Good
  • Autumn Midnight
  • Burning the Autumn Oil
  • Legends of the Fall
  • Do It on Thanksgiving
  • The Thanksgiving Dance
  • Bards of Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgiving Ahoy!
  • Thanksgiving Bonanza
  • The Thanksgiving Bonus
  • Party Thanksgiving
  • Alpha Thanksgiving
  • The Joy Of Thanksgiving
  • Stay for the Stuffing
  • Wild Thanksgiving
  • Let’s Get Wild This Autumn
  • Fall N’ Love
  • The Thanksgiving of the Century
  • Giving Thanks
  • Thanking a Decade
  • The Bounty
  • The Golden Harvest
  • The Bountiful Harvest
  • Celebrating Autumn
  • Dancing On Fall
  • Rising On Fall
  • The Great Thank You
  • The Autumn Celebration
  • Golden Gathering

Funny Thanksgiving Party Names

Parties are supposed to be fun. So let the party attendees they’re in for a good time on the invite.

  • The Pumpkins
  • Go Turkey
  • The Turkey Dance
  • Turkey and Cheese
  • Baste and Shout
  • More Than Turkey
  • The Autumnic Bomb
  • Not Oily
  • The Pumpkin Soup
  • Jack N’ Lantern
  • You’re Gonna Fall
  • Falling In Love
  • Silver Bullet
  • Dancing the Autumn Away
  • Wild Wild Giving
  • Let’s Bring ‘Em Cider!
  • The Ciderella
  • Alice in Autumnland
  • Party N’ Fall
  • Behold and Give Thanks
  • Kiss the Growing Cold
  • The Wendigo
  • Give, Win, Thanks
  • The Master Blaster
  • Autumn Blast
  • The Lovely Fall
  • The Greatfull Thanksgiving
  • No One’s Full
  • Pumpkin Ball
  • Cinderella’s Ball
  • The Auto-mic Ball
  • Thanksgiving Karaoke
  • Sing for Thanksgiving
  • Masters of Autumn
  • A Cinderella Story
  • How It Went
  • The Funny Thanksgiving Show
  • The Fall Guys
  • Spicy Cinnamon
  • The Spicy Party
  • Kaboom!
  • A Stable Autumn
  • Don’t Fall
  • The Mistress of Autumn
  • Thanking the Autumn Clowns
  • Falling For You
  • Just Another Thanksgiving
  • Orange Festivities
  • That Brown and Orange Thing
  • Dining Oak Leaves
  • The Oak and the Deer
  • Deer Thanksgiving
  • Say Cheese

Thanksgiving 5K Race Names

Planning to go for a run this Thanksgiving?

Rather than a party, you might want to organize a fun run, marathon, or a 5K walk. Use these suggested names if you want to start off with a brisk run.

  • Thanks for Running
  • Thanks and Run
  • A Thank You Race
  • The Ultimate Autumn Race
  • The Cold November Race
  • Run November Run
  • Run For Thanksgiving
  • Golden Run
  • Run For the Harvest
  • The 5K Turkey Run
  • Gallop To The Turkey
  • The Walk Away
  • A Thank You Walk
  • The Healthy Thanksgiving Run
  • Black versus Orange Race
  • The Black And Orange Run
  • Autumn on the Tracks
  • Tracking Thanksgiving
  • Running Thanksgiving
  • The Pumpkin Pie Run
  • Prune Race
  • The Race to the Fireplace
  • The 5K Thanksgiving
  • Giving 5
  • The High 5

Related Reading: 200+ Thanksgiving Email Subject Lines with All the Drippings 

  • Beyond 5K
  • The Range of Thanksgiving
  •  Passover Run
  • From Autumn to Autumn
  • Thanksgiving Fun Run
  • The Fun of Thanksgiving
  • The Run of Fall
  • Fall and Get Up
  • The Cool Thanksgiving Marathon
  • Oak and Leaves Marathon
  • The Love of a Run
  • Dear Thanksgiving
  • Welcome Thanksgiving Run
  • It’s a Fall
  • The Running Men
  • Run Towards the Turkey
  • The Jogging Turkey
  • Rolling Pie
  • Wine and Run
  • Setting Sun
  • The Last-Quarter Race
  • Year-End Race
  • The Wilderness Run
  • Into the Autumn Wild
  • Southern Track
  • Autumn Track
  • From East to West
  • Thunder Run

Thanksgiving Fundraiser Names

A good alternative to a Thanksgiving party is to celebrate the national holiday with an event that addresses the welfare and well-being of the community. In my community, we always put together Thanksgiving meal baskets that are distributed to people.

I think part of what makes this holiday so special is it’s about appreciating everything you have and passing on blessings to other people.

  • Thanksgiving is Giving
  • The Joy of Giving
  • Thanksgiving for Strays
  • Happiness for Vagrants
  • The Autumn Love
  • Loving Neighborhoods
  • The Doctors of Autumn
  • Feed the Strays
  • Thanksgiving Party for Strays
  • The Caring Strangers
  • Pies for Everyone
  • Pies for Street Dwellers
  • Thanksgiving is Love
  • Love in Autumn
  • The Autumn Initiative
  • The Warmth of Thanksgiving
  • Warding the Cold
  • Coats on the Streets
  • Caring this Thanksgiving
  • The Passover Protocol
  • A Thanksgiving Concert
  • The Song of Autumn
  • Orchestra in the Park
  • The Notes of Autumn
  • Arising the Fallen
  • Inspiring Autumn
  • Inspiration for Thanksgiving
  • Love Is There Even in the Direst Clothes
  • Humanity Autumn

Related Reading: 155+ Unforgettable Thanksgiving Messages to Friends You Can Copy and Use 

  • The Humane Initiative
  • The Human Protocol
  • Turkeylicious
  • Community Sandwich
  • Filling Autumn
  • The Peach Foundation
  • Thanksgiving Foundation
  • The Foundation of Thanks
  • Wonderful Grace
  • Colors of the Sunset
  • Thanksgiving for a Cause
  • The Furries of Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgiving Aloha
  • Thanksgiving Is For Everybody
  • Lighting Thanksgiving
  • Lighting Candles Foundation
  • The Light of Autumn
  • A Thanksgiving of Hope
  • Hope Prevails
  • Helping the Fallen
  • Turkeys in Prison
  • Everyone Deserves Thanksgiving
  • Shopping for Everyone
  • Good Graces

Thanksgiving Team Name Ideas

Thanksgiving parties could include all sorts of teams from family football games to trivia.

  • The Turkeys
  • The Pumpkins
  • The Pies
  • Autumn Girls
  • The Fallen
  • Super Thanks
  • The Givers
  • The Thankers
  • The Think Thank
  • Thanksgiving Missiles
  • The Oaken Barrel
  • Pies To The Rescue
  • The Ciders
  • The Stuff of Thanksgiving
  • The Diners
  • The Rolls
  • Beautiful Skies
  • The Bastions
  • The Cuddlers
  • Fireplacers
  • The Northerners
  • Northmen
  • The Bards
  • The Western Bards
  • Thanking Bards
  • The Food Comas
  • The Thanksgiving Singers
  • Autumn Singers
  • The Street Carolers
  • Caroling Stars
  • Thanksgiving Superstars
  • The Autumn Stars
  • Sunset Riders
  • The Smashed Potatoes
  • Cranberries
  • Gravies
  • The Classics
  • The Nappers
  • Classic Stuffing
  • Cornucopia
  • The Turkey Lovers
  • Mr. Beans
  • Corn Ears
  • The Children of the Corn
  • The Harvesters
  • Golden Dreams
  • The Pie Lovers
  • Mistletoes
  • The Quaint Troop
  • Thanksgiving Troopers
  • Thankers
  • Farmers of Love
  • Bounty Hunters
  • Silver Autumn
  • The Rainbows

Thanksgiving Group Names

roasted turkey

Carving the turkey on Thanksgiving day.

Do you have a committee for Thanksgiving parties, sports, contests, and other events? Use any of these suggested group names.

  • Harvest Moon
  • The Bounties
  • Beaters
  • Thanks For Everything
  • The Hot Oven
  • Oven Fresh
  • Sleepy Forest
  • Fairies of Autumn
  • The Faye
  • Gazers
  • The Thanksgiving Group
  • Givers of Happiness
  • Joyful Members
  • The Gifted Ones
  • The Thanksgiving Court
  • Courtiers
  • The Oaken Paladins
  • Knights of Thanks
  • Soldiers of Thanksgiving
  • The Thanksgiving Princesses
  • Admitters
  • The Additions
  • Sparklers
  • Sparkling Heroes
  • The Sparkling Thanksgivers
  • The Brown Book
  • Thanksgiving Jupiters
  • The Pathfinders
  • The Fire Warriors
  • Autumn Warriors
  • Thanksees
  • Battlegrounds
  • Thankicide
  • The Goodies
  • Goodness Graces
  • The Thanksgiving Graces
  • The Misters of Thanksgiving
  • The Missus of Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgiving Babes
  • Thanksgiving Dudes
  • The Orange Dudettes
  • The Fallers
  • Full Thanksgiving Mode
  • The Oaken
  • Masters of Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgivers
  • The Quiet Ones
  • The Musical Ones
  • Pipin’ Hot
  • The Pumpkin Soup
  • Alpha Group
  • No Thanks
  • The Thanksgiving Art Group

Thanksgiving Party Theme Ideas

Having trouble looking for a Thanksgiving party theme idea? Check out this list.

  • Pumpkin-themed parties
  • Thanksgiving sing along
  • Thanksgiving song contest
  • Turkey roasting contest
  • Pie-making contest
  • Pumpkin carving contest
  • Autumn camping trip
  • Extended Halloween
  • Pilgrim dress up
  • Thanksgiving trivia game theme
  • Turkey leg eating contest
  • Best cranberry sauce contest
  • Favorite stuffing recipe contest
  • Victorian costume party
  • Harvest costume party
  • Peanuts themed pilgrim party
  • Family Thanksgiving dinner
  • Family and friends gathering
  • Bob Ross-themed painting contest
  • Kid friendly activity party
  • Thanksgiving scavenger hunt
  • Thanksgiving hide and seek
  • Thanksgiving cooking contest
  • Flower picking and/or planting
  • Footballs themed party

Thanksgiving Party Theme Ideas for Work

Time to party like a pilgrim.

If you plan to hold a Thanksgiving celebration for your colleagues, then this list will give you an idea of themes to try out.

  • Pre-Thanksgiving office dinner
  • Thanksgiving board game party
  • Coffee and bagel sessions
  • Invite a coworker to Thanksgiving event
  • Thanksgiving facts quiz
  • Office or company trivia games
  • Visiting homes for the aged or hospices
  • Visiting and dining with patients in a local hospital
  • Host a food drive for underprivileged residents of the local community
  • Turkey fundraiser

Thanksgiving Party Themes for Adults

Here are theme ideas for an adults-only party.

  • Thanksgiving board game night
  • Thanksgiving pair party
  • Zombie-themed party
  • No-inhibitions party
  • Candlelight dinner
  • Swimwear party
  • Thanksgiving holiday escapade
  • Truth or dare
  • Jigsaw puzzle party
  • Detective and crime-themed party
  • Autumn barbecue party theme
  • Summer-themed party
  • Arabian nights themed party
  • Carnival-themed party
  • Furry costume party
  • Casino-themed party
  • Gamble and enjoy
  • Murder mystery theme party
  • Vampire-themed party
  • Live-action role-playing game and party
  • Dance party
  • Star Wars-themed party
  • Star Trek-themed party
  • Dune-themed party
  • Vegetables-only party
  • Hollywood-themed party
  • Bollywood-themed party
  • A party under the autumn rain
  • Tabletop ole-playing games party
  • Sci-fi-themed party
  • Fantasy-themed party
  • Thriller-themed party
  • Dance contest
  • Thanksgiving party of the elderly
  • Men-only party
  • Women-only party
  • Mud wrestling
  • Book donations
  • Hobby or passion display
  • Bible study
  • Escape room party
  • Video game marathon
  • Makeup sessions and tutorials for women
  • Autumn breakfast party theme
  • Cruise ship-themed party
  • Casual happy hour
  • Private jazz band invitation
  • Wine-tasting party with private sommelier
  • Church-themed party
  • Binge-eating party

What is the Meaning of the Thanksgiving Holiday?

In Western countries such as the US and Canada, Thanksgiving is considered a national holiday that falls on various dates, depending on the country. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the US and the second Monday in October. This year November 24th marks the date of celebration in the United States.

Thanksgiving is historically a celebration of gratitude for bountiful harvests and blessings of the preceding year. Historically, it’s patterned after harvest feasts shared between the British colonists and the Wampanoag Native Americans.

Related Reading: 165+ Professional Thanksgiving Messages to Employees  

When it comes to modern Thanksgiving celebrations there are a number of traditions in our household. It begins early in the morning by prepping, seasoning, and basting the turkey. Then I stick the bird in the oven for a few hours and wait for the incredible smells to kick in.

At this point in the morning, I typically kick on the fireplace and turn on the Macy’s Day parade that my daughters always enjoy checking out. Later in the day, we’ll usually have some football games in the background and possibly the traditional dog show.

If you know someone that doesn’t have anywhere to go for Thanksgiving, I encourage you to invite them over for dinner. No one wants to be alone at home on Thanksgiving. Also, don’t forget to take time to reflect on all the blessings you’ve had over the course of the year.

Want to start your own food business?

Hey! 👋I’m Brett Lindenberg, the founder of Food Truck Empire.

We interview successful founders and share the stories behind their food trucks, restaurants, food and beverage brands. By sharing these stories, I want to help others get started.

If you liked this story, sign up for our newsletter that includes our food business startup kit and most popular interviews sent straight to your inbox.

Know someone interesting that should be interviewed on the website? Tell us about them here.