10+ Amazing Thanksgiving Proposal Ideas

Just as the crisp fall air sets in and the leaves are in full color, the season of change makes us really consider the important things in life. Thanksgiving is the perfect fall opportunity to pop the question in a way she’ll never forget!

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If you have any personal holiday traditions, definitely include those when you ask her to marry you! Whether you want all your loved ones together for the holiday or if you’d rather propose privately, we have plenty of ideas to help you propose on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Everyone knows the best part of Thanksgiving is the family dinner! When everyone you love is gathered around, have each person at the table say what they are thankful for. On your turn, take a moment to tell your love why you are thankful for him or her, and then get down on one knee to propose.


If you’re looking for a unique way to propose on Thanksgiving, consider making use of the classic cornucopia table centerpiece! Just tell her you’re making the centerpiece for this year’s dinner, and fill it with sentimental keepsakes from your relationship. Ticket stubs, love letters, and small gifts are all great things to include, and she won’t be able to resist looking through it! Place the ring box at the bottom of the cornucopia, and when she finds it, you’ll know it’s time to ask the question.

Thanksgiving Day Parade

Nearly every city has a Thanksgiving Day Parade, and they’re always fun to attend! Depending on the size of your town and their requirements for parade involvement, you may be able to surprise her with a very special parade float. Borrow or rent a flat trailer to decorate, and make sure you know where she’ll be waiting! Seeing the words “Will you marry me?” on a parade float is sure to blow her away.

Thanksgiving Proposal IdeasSource: J.D Higgins

Pumpkin patch

This is the season of pumpkin spice everything, so why not embrace it? Take a day trip to your local pumpkin patch for a cute photo shoot and to get a Thanksgiving pumpkin! While you both look around for the perfect pumpkin, tell her you found it, and show her the ring. For added cuteness, try to find a pumpkin shaped ring box!

Thankfulness video

If you can’t have your whole family together for your Thanksgiving proposal, prepare a video ahead of time with everyone you love talking about what they’re thankful for. Choose a romantic song special to your relationship for the background noise, reminisce about important moments between the two of you, and tell her everything you’re thankful for in your relationship. As the video ends, give her a great big hug, kneel down, and ask the question every girl dreams of hearing.

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Tree lighting ceremonies

We know, we know, it’s only Thanksgiving. But this is the time that most cities light their town tree, and it’s a recipe for instant romance! Make a date out of it, bring some hot chocolate (or a pumpkin spice latte!), and right as the lights come on, pop the question.

Farmer’s market

A small local farmer’s market is the perfect place to surprise her with a proposal. She’ll never see it coming, and vendors will be happy to help with your plan. As you’re choosing fruits and vegetables to make the best Thanksgiving dinner, ask her to marry you with a bouquet of flowers and a ring she’s sure to love.

As with all proposals, make sure you have a photographer or videographer there to capture your engagement. Check out our vendors list to book yours today, and most of all, don’t forget to personalize your proposal as much as possible. No matter how you plan to pop the question, she’s sure to have one more thing to be thankful for this year!