Thanksgiving Fun & Games for the Whole Family

I love hanging out with my family. Nothing makes me happier. But let’s admit it, there is a lot of free time over the Thanksgiving weekend. It’s basically everything in between Thanksgiving dinner, the Turkey Trot, Black Friday shopping, and then watching the Ohio State vs Michigan game.

We need to come up with some things to occupy the down time, right?

We have a few options at The Shoe Hive to help keep the in-laws or the little ones busy.

My sister and I like to call activities like playing games family bonding, but due to our competitive natures it can be a little tense at times. We never lose sight of the fun, however. So when I was at market last summer and saw a booth full of old and few new games, I had to write an order. We have one of my childhood favorites, Chinese Checkers, and some new options like Link It and Ding It, or a mix of Boggle and Scrabble called Word for Word.

For the kids we have a box of Knock Knock jokes — if your kids are like mine, they tell the same ones over and over and need new material — along with card games and crafts.

Then for the entire family we have lots and lots of coloring options! This trend has not gone anywhere and we are stocked with posters, placemats, postcards, and even a portable pocket coloring game you can toss in your purse.


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I spent the first part of my career as a copy-writer who helped elected officials brag about their support for entrepreneurs. Then I decided to get off the printed page and do it myself. The Shoe Hive made a splash on the fashion scene in Washington, and was named the region’s best shoe store in its first year. Fourteen years later, I have tripled the store’s size and also opened a sister store, The Hive. At The Hive, we offer clothing lines that are sophisticated and approachable like Rag & Bone, Tibi, Raquel Allegra, Ulla Johnson and Veronica Beard. We have tried to fill our racks with clothing you will want to wear all the time, elevated basics that are worth the investment.

Heard the buzz? The Shoe Hive & The Hive are a pair of luxury boutiques in Old Town Alexandria. Featuring both big name designers like Rag & Bone and Stuart Weitzman and smaller brands like AGL and L'Agence, our unique selection and impeccable service are what set us apart.

The Shoe Hive                         The Hive
127 S. Fairfax Street               301 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
              Alexandria, VA 22314

703.548.7105                          703.548.7110

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