Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we all know what that means. It is time to start planning. Between the menu, shopping, the guests and more, Thanksgiving planning can seem complicated. Don’t get yourself in a tizzy this year. The Ultimate Thanksgiving Planner is here to save the day, and the weeks before Thanksgiving.
Whether you are celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving in the US, this planner can help you to plan a seamless Thanksgiving gathering for your friends and family. With 20 pages of planning tools, notes and more, this Printable Thanksgiving Planner will have you ready and organized without too much fuss. This is more than just a printable planner, it is a way to truly organize your holiday gathering right down to the very last detail.
Make your dream thanksgiving a reality and host an amazing holiday dinner with the Ultimate Thanksgiving Planner. A great way to remain calm, organized and ready to enjoy your guests this Thanksgiving.
Printable Thanksgiving Planner
If you are hosting Thanksgiving this year and find yourself not sure where to start, this planner has you covered.
First, use this Printable Thanksgiving Planner to get your dinner plan started!
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Thanksgiving Dinner Outline
Date Time & Location
The first page of this Thanksgiving Planner gives you space to plan the basics. You are going to need a location, a date and a time that you plan on having everyone gather together.
Choose something that works best for your schedule and make sure to take into the account what time you want to be done cooking by that day.
If you are pre making items, you will also need time to reheat them for when the guests arrive so don’t forget to take that into account when setting your date and time.
Theme & Number of Guests
If you plan on having a theme to your Thanksgiving gathering, you can choose that now. This will help to influence the menu, the decor and even the music. Choosing your theme in advance will give you a good idea of what you need to do with the rest of the planning.
It is also a good idea to set the number of guests you are planning to host this year. Having an idea of how many you plan to invite will help you to create your budget, your menu and make sure you have enough seating for everyone.
Setting budgets is a good idea when it comes to planning your Thanksgiving. You will want to focus on your general shopping budget, your grocery budget and your budget as a whole. Having an idea of what you can spend to create an amazing Thanksgiving dinner will give you guidelines when designing your menu, decor and more.
The Ultimate Thanksgiving Planner even has a spot for how much you actually spent, so you will know if you stayed below budget, or went a little higher. This will also give you a good idea of your budget for next Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Guest List
Planning out your guest list with the Ultimate Thanksgiving Planner is easy and straightforward. There is a place for the guests name, the number of children that will be attending with them and whether they have RSVP’d or not.
There is also a section for dietary restrictions or requirements that can help you ensure that there is something for everyone, and a place to determine if they are bringing something or not.
The Thanksgiving Braindump page gives you the chance to put all your ideas into one easy to reference spot. Whether you are adding in photos of recipes you want to make or inspiration for your decor or tablescape, this page of the Ultimate Thanksgiving Planner will help you organize your ideas and choose the best ones.
Thanksgiving Menu Planner
The menu planning portion of the Ultimate Thanksgiving Planner gives you space to plan out each item you will be serving.
It also outlines what each guest will be bringing. There is a spot to plan out your starters, your main courses, your sides, and all your drinks and desserts.
This portion of the printable Thanksgiving Planner helps to give you a visual of what foods you will be making and what foods guests will be contributing. It will also help you to avoid duplicates of the same recipe and create an in-depth grocery list by meal.
Thanksgiving Grocery List by Meal
Plan out your grocery list by each item that you will be serving. For each recipe, add in the ingredients that you will need to purchase. This helps to ensure that you are organized and don’t miss that one ingredient that your recipes need.
Thanksgiving Grocery List
This position of the Ultimate Thanksgiving Planner breaks down your shopping list by each section of your grocery store. Having your list broken down to each department will make it easier to stay organized. This will ensure that your grocery shopping experience isn’t a long winded one.
Thanksgiving General Shopping Planner
This portion of the planner gives you the opportunity to outline all the specific extras you will need to purchase. This is perfect for organizing the items you will need for decor, serving and completing your meal.
On this page, you can add your item, the category of said item, the amount you need and which store you can find it at. Perfect for ensuring that your general shopping is taken care of and you don’t miss any important items.
Thanksgiving Cooking Prep Planner
Hosting a big Thanksgiving dinner can seem somewhat daunting. Considering there are so many food items to prep and cook, a planner is helpful. The Ultimate Thanksgiving Planner helps to take the fuss out of food prep, ensuring that you don’t leave any important items to the last second.
Write out what you want to prep two days before your big gathering, one day before and then hourly the day of.
Thanksgiving Dinner Weekly Planner
In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, there is a lot to do. The Thanksgiving Weekly Planner page breaks those things up into different weeks so you can organize your schedule.
There is a portion to plan four weeks ahead, three weeks ahead, two weeks ahead, one week ahead, and the week of Thanksgiving is broken down by day. Therefore, you will have plenty of space to ensure that everything is organized and ready for your Thanksgiving dinner.
There are also two Calendars to follow the weekly planner. These printable calendars will help you organize each day leading up to Thanksgiving.
Printable Thanksgiving Thank you Tags
These printable Thanksgiving thank you tags are perfect to attach to party favours for your guests. Print them out and send your Thanksgiving guests home with something special to remember the day by.
Printable Thanksgiving Leftover Tags
Printable Thanksgiving leftover tags work perfectly to attach to any leftovers guests may be taking home with them. Simply have the guests fill out the item they are taking. Then have them add their name to ensure that at the end of the night they get their delicious leftovers.
The Ultimate Thanksgiving Planner is a fantastic way to ensure that your entire Thanksgiving dinner and get-together goes over without a hitch. Take the stress out of your Thanksgiving this year and print this off. Thanksgiving has never been made so straightforward and simple.
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