Thanksgiving Trivia

How much do you know about the star of our Thanksgiving Dinners? Below are 25 facts that you can use to create a tradition this Holiday in the form of a trivia game! See who can answer the most questions correctly, and they can have the one odd ball roll that is left over or first slice of pie afterwards. Let us know how many you got correct.

  1. Who proposed that the official United States bird be a Turkey?: Ben Franklin
  2. In 2012, what was the amount of turkey the average American ate? 16 pounds
  3. What percentage of Americans eat Turkey on Thanksgiving? 88%
  4. How many Turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving? 46 million
    Christmas? 22 million
    Easter? 19 million
  5. In 2011, how many millions of pounds of turkeys were consumed in the United States? 736
  6. Has turkey consumption increased since 1970, if so then by how much? Yes, 104%
  7. How many people does the turkey industry employ in the United States? 20,000 to 25,000
  8. True or False: More turkey is consumed year round now than in 1970? True
  9. In 2012, turkey was what placed protein choice for American consumers? 4th
  10. Are whole turkey birds hens, toms, or both? Mostly hens
  11. What is the average weight of a Thanksgiving turkey? 15 pounds
  12. What is the heaviest turkey ever raised? 86 pounds
  13. What is the typical percentage of white to dark meat? 70% white, 30% dark
  14. Where is the wild turkey native to in the United States? Eastern Region
  15. Where were Turkeys domesticated? Mexico
  16. True or False: Tom turkeys have beards. True
  17. How far away can turkeys see movement? 100 yards
  18. How long have turkeys been around? 10 million years
  19. What are baby turkeys called? Poults
  20. Which is larger: chicken or turkey eggs? Turkey
  21. True or False: Hens gobble. False, only Toms do.
  22. A turkey has a pretty loud gobble, what is the furthest distance it can be heard? A mile away.
  23. Can Turkeys see in color? Yes
  24. can turkeys fly? Trick questions! Commercially raised turkeys cannot, and wild turkeys can.
  25. What month is National Turkey Lover’s Month? June

Halloween Recipes – Mummy Hot Dogs

We were going to put Mummy Dogs as the title, but we figured on Wednesday we scared you enough with the Teeth Snack! These hot dogs can be preserved for a special dinner or another snack at your Halloween Party. All you need for this one is a pack of your preferred hot dogs, crescent roll dough, mustard, and your favorite hot dog toppings!

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Cut crescent roll dough into strips to wrap around each hot dog. Lay on a baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes. Finish them off with some mustard yellow eyes!

Masquerade Glasses

A cute, simple craft to add to your Masquerade party is some themed wine glasses! Wine glasses can be picked up at your local Dollar Store, so the cost would be based on how ever many you needed.

Materials:
Wine Glass
Glitter
Cardstock
Feather
Super Glue, Elmer’s Glue
Modge Podge or Sealant Spray
Paint Brushes

Instructions:

  1. Draw out different mask designs onto a piece of cardstock and cut them out. Make sure you are making them to fit around the size of the glass. Brush glue onto the masks to add the glitter and let it dry, then add a spot of glue on the back for the feather and allow time to dry.
  2. Use the brush again to coat anywhere on the wine glass you want glitter and sprinkle it on top. Move the wine glass around and even let it dry upside down to release any loose pieces.
  3. Super Glue will be needed to attach the cardstock mask to the wine glass, Elmer’s Glue will not stay on the glass. Hold the piece in place until it dries.
  4. Cover the mask and the areas with glitter with a sealing spray or paint with modge podge to ensure that it will hold in place. Perfect to add as a decoration or toasting!

 

Masquerade Party

While there are endless party ideas through out the year, most of them you would think of activities for children. We are also guilty of posting a lot of ideas that revolve around kids or the family unit. October is a wonderful time for Halloween themed parties, as well as Masquerades! You can find a wonderful selection of masks at your local costume shop, or make your own for the event. There is a lot you can do with the themed, specific colors or anything goes. This event is a great for you and your friends, co-workers, etc. The fancy dresses are not needed, everyone can come in costumes with matching masks, or have on their Sunday best, even jeans and t-shirt. Decorate with feathers, beads, other masks around the room, and food that matches the chosen color theme you have gone with.

PS – If you need a place to hold your party, try calling us at ┬áthe B&B Country Garden Inn (919) 303 – 8003

Pool Party – Game

Summer is a Great time for a pool party! It is a great way to cool down, and everyone can relax pool side or swim around. All this week we are giving you ideas of how to pull of your own Pool Party, whether it is for the kids or having Your friends over for a weekend get together. Rubber Duckie Races You can usually have kids entertain themselves in the pool, whether it is playing with a Beach Ball or Fun Noodles. How about coming up with some new games to challenge them in the water? We have a cute Rubber Duckie Race that will be sure to get some laughs from the little ones, well, those of all ages! Just line up everyone at one end of the pool and have each person with a rubber duck in front of them. First person to get theirs to the other end wins, sounds pretty easy right? Well, how about adding a rule that you can only move it using your nose!? Another thing to consider is Party Favors. Some cute ideas would be Life Saver candies, a CD made up of Summer Time music, or even just Flip Flops! Yes, Flip Flops!

PS – If you need a place to hold your party, try calling us at ┬áthe B&B Country Garden Inn (919) 303 – 8003