Did it really happen if it didn't wind up on Instagram?
Whether they spent it with family or friends, at home or on holiday, Hollywood's biggest stars counted their blessings Thursday. As expected, the celebrities shared intimate Thanksgiving pictures via the social networking site. Some stars, like Oprah Winfrey, John Legend and Maria Menounos, spent the day cooking, while other people, like Rob Lowe and Melissa Joan Hart's family, played football outside. (FYI, Casey Wilson continued her tradition of inviting Winfrey to the table, though the TV titan was M.I.A.)
Khloé Kardashian hosted her "very first dinner party" at her house, where she whipped up brownies, pecan pie, pumpkin pie and other delicious treats. "My first Thanksgiving all by myself," she captioned.
Supermodel Miranda Kerr, a native Australian, celebrated with her adorable son.
Jessica Chastain and Johannes Huebl shared photos from tropical vacations, while Joe Jonas went skiing. Meanwhile, Nina Dobrev dined with Gossip Girl co-stars Chace Crawford and Jessica Szohr.
Thanksgiving is also a time of reflection, and as such, Kate Hudson took a moment to honor a late family member. "My beautiful and strong grandmother Laura Hawn was born November 27, 1914 and passed away November 27, 1994 A full cycle. So this Thanksgiving my gratitude is for Grams. She was my rock for 14 years. A true matriarch," the Something Borrowed star wrote. "This Thanksgiving is for u gram!!!"
Other celebrities who posted photos of family, food and friends included Stephen Amell, Aziz Ansari, Drew Barrymore, Lindsay Lohan, Ludacris, Lea Michele, Snooki, Tori Spelling and Ashley Tisdale.