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Forget the turkey. When Britney Spears and Kevin Federline prepared to host their families at their Malibu home for what the singer calls a "pretty traditional Thanksgiving dinner" this year, the star attraction was sure to be the couple's own little butter-ball, 11-week-old Sean Preston. Britney's plan for her first Thanksgiving as a mom? Plenty of nesting. "We will probably watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on TV in the morning," says Spears, "and then spend the afternoon hanging out with family—and eating, of course!"

Alas, Sean Preston is still a wee bit young to sink his gums into turkey and all the fixin's. But the rest of the family were set to feast on a menu of "my favorite southern-style home-cooked specialties," says Louisiana native Spears—including cornbread dressing, giblet gravy, sweet potato crunch, broccoli casserole, sweet tea and pecan pie and New Orleans-style bread pudding with hot rum sauce.

The cozy holiday follows the family's bustling trip to New York City Nov. 17-19, during which Spears, 24, and Federline, 27, shopped, enjoyed a parents' night out at hot spot Marquee and took in the Broadway musical Sweet Charity. (Spears has been offered the title role in the show, but neither she nor the show's producers will comment.)

Back in Malibu, Spears's current project, apart from motherhood, has been helping to set up the Spears Family Hurricane Relief Foundation to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. "It will assist in the rebuilding of homes, removal of trees and debris, fixing roofs, support after-school programs and provide clothing," says Spears, who was moved by accounts of friends and family in the region. She is also counting her blessings and already looking ahead to Sean Preston's first Christmas. After the last of the pie has been polished off, "we will ask everyone to help us with the finishing touches with our Christmas decorations around the house," she says. "I already started putting up a few of the decorations myself because I couldn't wait!"