Thanksgiving Women's Ministry Theme Ideas

A Tikset, A Tasket...God has filled my blessing basket
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted November 01, 2001

This page has been updated periodically.

Spiritual Application

This theme centers on being thankful for our blessings. 

Could be used at Thanksgiving or any time of year just by changing the decorations.

Theme Verse Suggestions

By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually,

that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.  Hebrews 13:15

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.  Psalm 100:4

Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

A Tisket A Tasket by Julia

Counting Your Blessings Thanksgiving Survey

Blessings Printable Handout

Download in a PDF File

Thanksgiving Praise Study

Praise Printable Handout

Download in a PDF File

Feeling Full by Julia

Let's Praise by Julia

More Devotionals by Julia

Alternative Theme Titles

A Tisket, A Tasket...God has filled my blessing basket

A Cornucopia of Blessings

Blessings From Above

Showers of Blessings - Would make a great spring event using the "blessings" emphasis with spring decor.

Harvest Blessings

Let's Just Praise the Lord

Great Things He Hath Done

Great and Mighty Things

Count Your Blessings

See the list of Fall Theme Titles.


Color:  fall colors

Fall decorations and the things of harvest.




Hay bales




Indian corn

Fall leaves


Mums or any fall flowers

Vines, branches and twigs.

Scatter fall leaves (silk or plastic ones) down the middle of the tables along with mini gourds and pumpkins.

You can hollow out mini pumpkins, gourds or apples to make candle holders. 

For mini pumpkins and gourds, you can hollow out just enough to push a votive in or hollow out most of the inside and put in a tea light.

Horn of Plenty Focal Point

A Good size table top cornucopia of fruit and veggies and harvest things

Harvest Display

Gather a large mixture of fall things to make a display.

Use hay or straw bales. 

Please be careful because of allergies and also keep the display a good distance from any food serving as the smell of hay can sometimes be overwhelming.

Add in mums or any fall flowers, cornstalks, a bushel basket of apples or leaves.

Use your imagination and put several fall items together.

Put a drop cloth down under any hay or cornstalks you may use.  It will make clean up a lot easier.  You can cover any showing edges with leaves.

Use fake or floral fall leaves and not the real ones because of clean up.


Various Thanksgiving Icebreakers

Thanksgiving Games and Icebreakers

Download PDF File

If this is for a church-wide Thanksgiving dinner/banquet, you may want to plan a few activities in for the kids.

Icebreaker Index


The Windows of Heaven

Let's Just Praise the Lord

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow


Mini blessings baskets

Use miniature baskets and fill with strips of paper to write blessings down on. 

Mini pumpkins with Scripture tag

Mini cornucopias - Sugar cones filled with Runts fruit shaped candy.

See my blog for creative favor ideas.

Door Prizes

Large Pumpkin

Fall Wreath 

Fall flowers such as Mums 

Fall decorative items

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips

Just for Fun

Share some pilgrim related historical information. (Check online for sources.)

Dress Up - If this is for a church-wide banquet you may want to make pilgrim hats for the kids (or adults too!).

Food and Serving

A Thanksgiving meal

Any pumpkin dish such as pumpkin bars, pumpkin pie, pumpkin dip, or pumpkin log

Hospitality in Women's Ministry

Copyright ©2001 Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.

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See my Fall Pinterest Board for more ideas!

Fall Ideas Pinterest Board

This theme is geared for you to take a few ideas for a small meeting or take several for a larger event. These are suggestions for you to build upon.  Be creative...Julia

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