A friend of mine invited me to attend a parade viewing party thrown by Kraft at the Red Eye Grill. The restaurant has a terrace that directly overlooks the parade route.
Dr. B and I wove our way through the crowds to get to the restaurant in time to watch the huge balloons float by. We had a lot of fun watching the parade while partaking in a fabulous breakfast spread.
And they were also serving this:
Which was the reason for the party. Kraft owns Kool-Aid and The Kool-Aid Man character was making it's debut as a four story high ballon in the parade. So Kraft threw a party to celebrate the new balloon.
|Isn't He Adorable?|
The cheer that went up in the restaurant when the Kool-Aid balloon passed by was great. In side was warm and cosy with lots of activities for the kids.
Outside I was applauding my favorites like Kermit and Snoopy,
I also cheered on Horton because my friend Barry was one of the "balloon wranglers" walking with the balloon, holing one of it's ropes.
And Yes Virginia..there really is a Santa Claus.
There was Spongebob.
Marching bands and a pirate ship:
Joan Rivers showed up in full drag as a Snow Queen.
Jessica Simpson was on a float that seemed like a baker's dream.
There was great swag:
|Cool Kool-Aid Gloves|
|Drinkin' the Kool-Aid|
After the parade was over, we went on a long walk through Central Park and then to the movies. We had our Thanksgiving meal down in Little India in the East Village with friends.
There is a part of me that missed cooking a huge feast for friends and family but I really loved this year's random activity filled Thanksgiving. Mostly because I got to spend it with my husband who is usually working in Iraq.
As we head back to Germany today I am so grateful for being able to share this American holiday with him and all my special and wonderful NYC friends.
Hope your turkey day was wonderful!