Disclosure: This Thanksgiving Travel Tips conversation is compensated on behalf of Alomune. However all thoughts and experiences are strictly my own.
Thanksgiving Travel Tips for Families
Are you planning a trip over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house this holiday season? If you’ll be spending any time in the car with your kids this holiday season, you might be wondering how you will all make it to your destination in one piece. I know I’m thinking about how to get a newborn and an almost 3-year old to our family Thanksgiving celebration without looking like a mess.
So I pulled together a few tips that I will definitely be taking advantage of as we make our family visits this holiday season! They are simple but I’m thinking they might be just the answer!
1. Feed the Munchies
I don’t know about you but from the moment I wake up on Thanksgiving Day, I’m munching away! I cannot resist. I also have trouble waiting for the big meal in the afternoon. And W always seems to want a snack when we’re driving in the car. So why not put together a fun Thanksgiving trail mix to take along?
You can check out my Thanksgiving trail mix recipe and the story behind it. Or create your own!
2. Keep them Busy
I’ve learned to be prepared when it comes to traveling with W. I must have new activities to keep him occupied. Maybe a new coloring book and crayons. Or a new book to read. But in the spirit of Thanksgiving, he and I made an activity that travels so well in the car! Plus, we had all of the materials at home so I didn’t have to go shopping.
We also loaded his backpack up with some books, crayons, a notepad, and some of his favorite cars. While my in-laws have toys, it’s always nice to be prepared for the drive over and have some extra entertainment while we’re visiting!
3. Keep them Clean
And the key to showing up looking sharp is to make sure you’re prepared. I don’t know about your kids, but W is great at spilling things all over himself when he’s in his car seat. If he has something to drink, it’s bound to end up on his shirt or pants before we reach our destination.
So packing an extra set of clothes (no matter how short the drive) is essential. And one of my favorite travel tips is to gather everything for the outfit and stick it in a plastic bag. It stays protected and it’s easy to pack for more than one child without taking up a bunch of space. Plus, no headbands or socks get lost in the diaper bag!
Using my packing for toddlers tip, everyone can arrive at Grandma’s house looking sharp!