Whether it’s your very first time hosting Thanksgiving or you are a seasoned veteran, this complete guide will show you what to prepare ahead (days ahead), so you can be ready to greet your guests in full attire and enjoy a day of thanks, family, and food.
Essentials for Hosting Thanksgiving This Year
If you are going to be the Thanksgiving host this year, naturally, you’ll need some extra help to help you make it through the day. We’ve got you covered with all the most important things your home will need for the big day.
The most important part of any Thanksgiving dinner is- the FOOD! This Thanksgiving Menu has 20 festive dishes to choose from, or make them all!
Cranberry Sauce, Apple & Sausage Stuffing, Homemade Popovers, Oven Roasted Turkey with simple Turkey Gravy, and let’s not forget about the Frozen Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Lattes. You could say this menu has it all!
I’ve prepared everything in a convenient ebook for you with printable recipes, photos to help you know if you are on the right track, and even preparation tips. Since it’s a digital book, you’ll receive it within minutes of purchasing so you can get started on your Thanksgiving Day plans right away!
See more about what’s included and pick up your copy of the Thanksgiving Meal Plan recipe book here!
After you’ve purchased all the essentials and planned out your menu, it’s time to take care of the final details!
Grab your hostess outfit and plan out the Thanksgiving time schedule.
With your schedule in place, it’s time to tell your guests when to arrive and when to expect Thanksgiving dinner. If you have family staying at your house or dropping by early to celebrate, you can keep them happy in the morning with my famous Pumpkin Pancakes recipe!
For your guests who don’t mind helping with the Thanksgiving preparation, plan out which dishes are easiest to pass off to someone else. Have those recipes printed and ready along with the tools they’ll need to get the job done?
Sometimes, labeling your baking dishes with post-it notes stating which recipe should be made in them can help clear up chaos on the big day since everyone will know what recipe to make in what pan.
Delegating is one of the most important parts of pulling off a great Thanksgiving dinner, and you’ll be sure to make some lasting memories cooking together in the kitchen!
What are your best tips for Thanksgiving hosts? If you’ve done this before, leave a comment with your best ideas about how to make hosting Thanksgiving go smoothly from start to finish!