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 2 – PLAN YOUR TIME, MAKE FOOD ASSIGNMENTS
If you did your “chore” yesterday and got your (DAY 1) Guest List and Menu done, then today should only take a few minutes. If you have your menu laid out, go through and write that list on the Food Assignment Planner Sheet (print it out here) and then you can write the name of the person who is supposed to be bringing it below it. Super Easy! Be sure to assign the most important things to people who you KNOW are going to be there, because you don’t want someone having the assignment for Stuffing and then not show up, leaving you scrambling at the last minute to provide that. Another thing you will want to do is check up with them 1 week before and 2 days before to make sure that they are still going to be ok with their assignment.
As far as planning your day, you need to figure out what time (and date if not on Thanksgiving Day) you are going to eat, what time you want everyone to be there so you are not waiting on “fashionably late” friends and family, and what else you want to do that day. Maybe get family pictures, play games, put up the Christmas tree. Be creative and be sure to have some fun things for the kids to do! We will do over this more in a few days, so just be thinking about it now to get ideas. when you think of something, write it down in the to/notes section of your planner sheet.
Do you like choosing what you will bring, or being told what you should bring?
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