If you’re like most moms, you’re probably searching for the perfect Thanksgiving outfit for your little boy. Well, look no further! We’ve gathered 15 of the cutest outfits to make your decision that much harder. From traditional looks to more modern styles, there’s something for everyone here.
In my family growing up, Thanksgiving dinner was always a good excuse to look nice, dress up a little, and maybe even take a family photo if everyone was cooperating. We really only got super dressed up for special occasions, so it was a big deal! However, as soon as we were finished with dinner, we would change into comfortable clothes almost immediately! No one likes wearing a tight pair of pants after a giant turkey dinner.
When shopping for family photos, Thanksgiving, or any other special occasion, it can be hard to know how to dress your boys! Whether they’re toddlers or teenagers, they can be picky – and in my experience, I’ve found that presenting them with some options is the best way to go. If you’re trying to find your son, grandson, or nephew a cute Turkey Day outfit, the first thing you’ll need to determine is the type of vibe you’re going for.
Do you want something comfortable and casual? Festive? Or maybe nice and dressy? It’s completely up to you and how you want to go about your Thanksgiving festivities. We have broken it down into categories so you can get some good ideas before the big day! You can use these ideas throughout the holiday season as well. Here are some darling outfit ideas for boys to wear on Thanksgiving day:
A classic t-shirt is always good for Thanksgiving dinner if you want to go the casual route. It’s also super easy to style! Start with a basic tee, pair it with jeans or joggers, add a cargo or denim jacket, and you’re good to go.
A henley will also work for a casual Thanksgiving dinner! It’s a little more dressy than a plain t-shirt, but it’s the same idea. Again, pair it with jeans or joggers and it’ll make for a darling outfit. Sometimes simple is best!
Hoodie or Sweatshirt
If it’s a chilly Thanksgiving where you live, then a hoodie or sweatshirt might be the best option for your son. It will keep him warm and comfortable throughout the night. Plus, if he’s a bit older, you can style it with a pair of distressed jeans and sneakers to give it an edgy look.
Handmade Custom Printed Shirt
Festive Thanksgiving outfits are so much fun for younger kids. If you have a Cricut machine and a heat press, you can design and create your own Thanksgiving outfit for your son! There are so many different ideas and templates you can choose from in the design center, so get creative. This will work perfectly for a baby girl as well!
Here is a tutorial on how to make a t-shirt with a Cricut machine.
If you browse Target, Old Navy, or even Amazon (yay for free shipping!), you’ll find some pretty cute Thanksgiving outfits for kids. For example, you’ll find onesies that say “My First Thanksgiving,” rompers that say “Pie Kind of Guy,” shirts that say “Little Turkey,” and so on. A quick Google search will open up a whole new world of festive outfits!
Turkey Onesie (For Babies)
If you have a baby boy, you might not be able to resist dressing him up in a turkey onesie this Thanksgiving. They’re just so cute! You can even find some that have a hoodie attached, so he’ll stay warm and cozy all night. There’s nothing sweeter than a baby boy Thanksgiving outfit.
If you’re looking for something a little more dressy, then consider pairing a sweater with khaki pants. It’s a classic look that can be dressed up or down, depending on the type of sweater and pants you choose. For example, you could go with a cable-knit sweater, a cardigan, or a plain crewneck sweater.
Similarly, you could also pair a button-up shirt with khaki pants for a more dressy look. This is perfect if your son is a bit older and you want him to look nice for Thanksgiving dinner. You can find some darling patterned shirts that would work perfectly! A button-up shirt would look darling with a cardigan over it as well.
If you’re really wanting to dress your son up for Thanksgiving, then consider pairing a blazer with slacks. This is a super stylish and sophisticated look that will have him looking his best. You could even add a pocket square for an extra touch!
A dressy look isn’t complete without a pair of chino pants! They’re not quite as dressy as slacks, but they look nice and are comfortable. Crewcuts (J. Crew for kids) and Old Navy a wide variety to choose from! You could get khaki, army green, navy blue, gray, or black.
A polo shirt is always a good choice for a dressy outfit. You can find them in long or short sleeve, and in a variety of colors. They look darling with chino pants, joggers, or jeans, too!
If your son is more comfortable in sweats, then that’s perfectly fine! You can still make them look stylish by pairing them with a cute hoodie or sweater. Or, if you want him to be a bit more dressed up, consider getting joggers or pants made of athletic material. They’ll be comfortable but will also look nicer than plain sweatpants.
Pairing a hoodie with joggers or sweatpants is always a good choice if you’re looking for comfort. It’s perfect for lounging around the house on Thanksgiving or for playing football outside with the cousins! You can find hoodies in a variety of colors and styles, so take your pick.
This is probably the most classic and comfortable outfit out there. It’s perfect for kids because it’s so easy to throw on and go. Plus, it can be dressed up or down, depending on the type of shirt and bottoms you choose. If you want maximum comfort for your kids, pair a t-shirt with sweatpants or athletic joggers.
A matching set is always a good choice for comfort, plus they can look really nice and cohesive. Plus, you don’t have to worry about creating an outfit because that part is already done for you! A two-piece set is a great idea if you’re going for a comfortable, casual look.
There are so many darling Thanksgiving outfits for boys! It really just depends on your son’s style, what he is most comfortable in, and the type of vibe you’re going for. Leave a comment letting us know your favorite Thanksgiving outfit ideas!
Thanksgiving is a special time to get together with family and friends, show off your adorable little guy in his best outfit, and snap some pictures that will last a lifetime. We hope you’ve found the perfect outfit for your little man among our 15 darling Thanksgiving outfits. If not, be sure to check back often as we are always updating our selection of stylish children’s clothing. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.