Floating on Air – Inflating Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Floats

Yesterday, we jumped on a train to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Floats being inflated.

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The weather was perfect, the crowds were minimal (early on) and the floats were huge.

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Frog legs anyone?

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It’s a sight to behold – put it on your bucket list.

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Wrapping around the Museum of Natural History, and across from Central Park, the buildings alone will stun you.

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The Elf on the Shelf makes his debut this year.

Have you seen our Elf – Hot Tamale – and all his Christmas hi-jinx?!

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It was a Smurftastic day.

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And Santa brought up the rear.

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From my family to yours,

have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


I’ll be putting on my elastic waist pants, cooking up a storm and enjoying lots of carbs today.


Need a last minute place setting – check out mine here.

What about a fun craft for the kids – this one rocks here.


Or if you’re ready for Christmas – come visit my last year’s Open House Christmas Tour.

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  1. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving back to you Kelly. I’ve always wanted to attend the macy’s day parade – thanks for taking me on a “back stage” tour. Loved the LAST picture best!!!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving, Kelly! When I was 22 I lived on the Upper West Side and had so much fun watching the floats be inflated.

    Have a great day!!


  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you! We are watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving right now! Thanks for the behind the scenes tour!

    :) me

  5. Happy Thanksgiving Kelly and family….I want to one day make it to the parade….Looks like you all had great fun!!!

  6. Happy, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!! I thought of you when I saw the elf on a shelf float. :)

  7. Wow! That must have been amazing to see the balloons being inflated! Years ago, I was in NYC for Thanksgiving, but didn’t get to see the parade. Definitely on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing your pics.

  8. After I stuffed myself I felt like someone had filled me up with air and I was the size of those inflatables. I swear when I smiled my rosy cheeks went up so far they blocked my vision.


  9. That sounds like an amazing pre-Thanksgiving trip! It’s one of my life wishes to go see the parade in person one day!

  10. This looks like so much fun! A friend of mine went to the Macy’s parade this year and loved it. It was on her bucket list!

  11. Such a neat experience! Thanks for sharing your day. It must be so nice to live so close to NYC.

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