32 Conversation Starters That Don't Involve the Weather

Katie Sweeney
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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and as with any big family celebration, you never know what will happen. Of course, everyone is entitled to differing views and political leanings, but when it comes to the dinner table, these should all be politely left at the door. So what do you talk about when many of these popular topics could cause conflict when you’re trying to keep the peace? And let’s be honest, the weather is not an option.

Well, you’ve come to the right place. Thankfully, we prepared a few conversation starters to steer table talk in a safe direction—especially if there’s a seating chart, you never know who you’ll end up sitting next to at dinner. To avoid awkward silence and ensure that the holiday goes off without a hitch, think of a few positive subjects to discuss that go beyond commenting on the weather. Need ideas? Here are 32 party conversation starters to get you through the holiday season and beyond.

This post was originally published on November 23, 2016, and has since been updated.

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