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Thanksgiving Planner Printables

If you are hosting Thanksgiving this year, these handy Thanksgiving planner printables will help you organize your Thanksgiving preparation tasks and keep everything on track.

Thanksgiving Planner Printables

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Planning for Thanksgiving can be a stressful affair because there are many things to do in the run-up to the big day!

You'll need to decide who will be coming, where everyone will be seated, and what will be on the menu. Some of you may also want to add a bit of glamour and pizzazz to your surroundings to set the mood for the Thanksgiving celebrations.

Preparing for Thanksgiving requires proper planning and organization. These Thanksgiving planner printables will help you to make your preparations with ease:

  • Planning Thanksgiving Dinner Checklist
  • Thanksgiving Guest List
  • Thanksgiving Menu Planner
  • Thanksgiving Shopping List Template
  • Thanksgiving Cooking Schedule
  • Thanksgiving Day Cooking Schedule 

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    Planning Thanksgiving Dinner Checklist

    This Thanksgiving Planner printable will help you to organize the Thanksgiving preparation tasks in the run-up to Thanksgiving.

    It lets you know what you should be doing three to four weeks before Thanksgiving, two weeks before, a week before, and the days leading up to Thanksgiving.

    It also indicates what you should do the day before and on the day of the Thanksgiving celebration.

    Thanksgiving Guest List

    Once you’ve set your budget and know how many people you can entertain for the Thanksgiving dinner celebration, you can start sending out invitations.

    Use your Thanksgiving guest list to prepare a list of the people you wish to invite and to note who has confirmed they will be attending. 

    To share the workload on the run-up to Thanksgiving, allow your guests to help with the food preparations. Note the dishes each guest will be preparing and whether they have any special dietary requirements on your Thanksgiving guest list.

    Thanksgiving Menu Planner

    This Thanksgiving planner printable will help you organize your menu and keep everyone happy. 

    It also includes a shopping list so that you know what ingredients you need to buy on your next shopping trip.

    Download your Thanksgiving menu planner and start preparing your menu for the big celebration. 

    Thanksgiving Shopping List Template

    Shopping on the run-up to Thanksgiving can be a frantic experience! Packed shop aisles, long queues, and in some cases shortage of essential items for the Thanksgiving celebrations. Avoid the mad rush by doing your shopping well in advance.

    To ensure that you capture everything you need, do the following before you prepare your Thanksgiving shopping list:

    • Taking into account the number of guests you will be entertaining, check whether you need any additional dinnerware, glassware, linens, table accessories, and any other decorations for the Thanksgiving celebrations.
    • Check whether you need any additional serving dishes or cooking utensils for the dishes you will be preparing.
    • Review your recipes and make a note of the ingredients you’ll need. Remember to check your pantry so you don’t buy things you already have. 
    • Check whether you have sufficient plastic wrap, foil, food bags, paper products, and takeaway boxes so your guests can take any leftover food. 

    Once you’ve decided what you need to buy, prepare two shopping lists, one for non-perishable items and another for perishable items. Make sure you shop for non-perishable items ahead of time. Perishable items can be bought a few days before Thanksgiving.  

    Don’t get caught out...

    Download your Thanksgiving shopping list template and start preparing your shopping list now!

    Thanksgiving Cooking Schedule

    Thanksgiving is one of the biggest food celebrations of the year. So if you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, proper planning of your meal preparation is essential.

    To avoid becoming stressed and overwhelmed with food preparations, start well in advance! 

    Prepare items such as bread rolls, cranberry sauce, turkey stock, and turkey gravy around 2-4 weeks in advance. These items can be stored in the freezer. Pies, casseroles, mashed potatoes, and other side dishes may be prepared closer to the time. 

    Download your Thanksgiving cooking schedule and use it to plan your Thanksgiving meal preparation. Aim to spread out the cooking load so you can easily fit it into your normal daily schedule.

    Thanksgiving Day Cooking Schedule 

    On the day of Thanksgiving, timing is crucial. All of the dishes on your menu should be prepared and ready to be served at the set time. Some dishes are best served warm, others chilled, so you must get the final preparations right to ensure that everything goes to plan.   

    Use your Thanksgiving day cooking schedule to plan the final dinner preparations to make sure that your Thanksgiving dinner is a success! 

    When preparing your schedule, start from the time you plan to serve dinner and work back. Remember to include an hour to allow the turkey to rest before carving. Whilst the turkey is resting, the oven will be available to heat side dishes. 

    Warm the bread rolls last, they don’t need much heating time and if you leave them in the oven too long they’ll become too hard.  


    Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so now is the perfect time to start planning your holiday celebrations. 

    Download your Thanksgiving planner printables and use them to stay organized and on schedule for the Thanksgiving celebrations.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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