I will be sharing Thanksgiving lunch/dinner with my parents and brothers (all three will be home this year for the first time in a while). We have typically had small Thanksgiving meals. I mention this to people and some express their sorrow that it is so small and some express their envy that it is so small. I have to say that I have always preferred small Thanksgivings to those large blow-out events that some have. I can't say anything objective, just that I prefer smaller gatherings!
Slate Magazine posts this article each year and each year I enjoy reading it as it represents some of my feelings this time of year. I am certainly not down on large Thanksgivings, but they are just too much for me.
On Sundays when I am done greeting parishioners after Mass I go sit down for a bit to recuperate. I am not one for large groups - especially large groups of cousins etc. and hours of absolutely delightful and stimulating small-talk about the weather and how long the drive was. I will keep my small meal and enjoy it and wish you the best with your meal and its cast of thousands.
Regardless of what kind of gathering you have or what size gathering you have, best wishes for the day!