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14 Days to an Easy Thanksgiving – Day 1: Plan your Guest List and Menu

14 Days to an Easy Thanksgiving – Day 1: Plan your Guest List and Menu

14 Days to an Easy Thanksgiving – Day 1: Plan your Guest List and Menu

Thanksgiving is a great time of year, no doubt. For those of us who are in charge or are being hosts, it can get a little stressful and overwhelming. This series is 14 days to an easy Thanksgiving and it will walk you through the 14 days before Thanksgiving and what you can do to get ready each day, just a little project or task that will make your Thanksgiving day EASY! Most of the things are great family time ideas and things your kids can help with too!


DAY 1 – PLAN YOUR GUEST LIST AND MENU

This sounds like it would be easy, and some of you might already have this in mind, but get it down on paper and start getting finalized numbers from everyone! If it is just your immediate family, then you don’t need to worry about a “guest list” but you still need to write out your menu. This will make a big difference is the days to come, I promise! Take a few minutes and plan out who is going to be there, how many people they are bringing.

14 Days to an Easy Thanksgiving – Day 1: Plan your Guest List and Menu

Once you have your Guest List done, start writing out a Tentative menu. I say tentative  because it is most likely that things will get added or taken on depending on what you can find at the store, what you have time to make and how many people will be there. My advice – BE FLEXIBLE! Here are some ideas of things you could add to your menu:

  • Turkey or Ham
  • Gravy
  • Stuffing
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Butternut Squash
  • Yams
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Rolls
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Vegetable Tray
  • Fruits
  • Jello
  • Salads
  • Pies
  • Cookies
There really is no wrong menu. Just choose things your family likes and get them on the menu so that you can get ready!
Once you have these two things done, hang them on the fridge or put them in your wallet! Some place you won’t lose them. You can even make them on your computer or tablet/phone! Making your menu and writing down your guest list is the first step to an Easy Thanksgiving!

What other items do you add to your Thanksgiving menu?

 

 

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