OK, you may be scratching your head but it is true. I am Australian yes, and living here too, but I want to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. For a few reason actually. First, our dear friends (you know the ones that become surrogate family) and us often celebrate different celebrations from different cultures. Sometimes we just pick a country and do something from their traditional menu. These nights are always great, we make a huge flag for the tablecloth, play relevant music, decorate, you name it we give it a go. This year I really want to celebrate Thanksgiving, partly because I am looking forward to the food, but also because my family and our friend's have alot to be thankful for this year. Different to the actual meaning for Americans, but thankful all the same anyway.
So I need some help from any of you that are from the USA and do a great Thanksgiving. Can you give me the must have recipes, traditions, decorations and any know how I need to be armed with. I don't want this to be a mockery of sorts, I want authenticity as close as possible. I also want plenty of planning time as this is my first time.