Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday of the year because it’s centered around family gathering together rather than about gift giving. That being said, it can be quite stressful if you are hosting the dinner. Preparation is the key to making your Thanksgiving memorial and stress free.
If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner, plan your guest list and menu now. Ask your guests to RSVP so you know how many people you will be planning for. When they RSVP, it’s a good time to decide if you want your guest to bring anything and communicate that to them.
Right now is the time to get your first round of shopping completed. All of local grocery stores are fully stocked with Thanksgiving dinner needs. If you are serving alcohol re-stock your liquor cabinet. If not serving alcohol, you can still decide on your beverages and stock up. If you are ordering a fresh turkey (I highly recommend!) you should do that now as well.