Need some Thanksgiving tips to make your day stress-free? If you’re getting lost with all the preparation and cooking, then let these tips help you.
When hosting a Thanksgiving party, last-minute errands have a way of shifting up on you and truly eating your precious time. This is the reason it's so useful to get as much as you can do ahead of time – beginning with these 10 sanity-saving things you can do right now.
Sanity-Saving Thanksgiving Tips
I won’t deny it, Thanksgiving hasn’t always been smooth sailing for me. Relatives coming over, decorations that need to be made and of course, the food that needs cooking. I remember last year when I barely made it out in one piece. But no more! This year, I’ve planned my Thanksgiving dinner well. And to help me get through this holiday as a sane person, I also compiled some Thanksgiving tips I’m sharing with all of you. You can thank me later!
1. Plan Ahead
You know when Thanksgiving falls each year so why not give 6 weeks to plan everything: menu, decorations, table settings, etc. Better ready than sorry! Here’s a planning checklist that can help.
2. Do The Little Things In Advance
Start working on the little things 2-3 weeks in advance and I’m sure you can’t go wrong. Like getting your knives professionally sharpened, study the recipes you've picked to ensure you have all the equipment needed, make a timeline for your cooking day in advance…Click here to get some help what other things you can do in advance.
3. Avoid Making Turkey Mistakes
Practice makes perfect! Check out these mistakes you may have been making for years now and what you can do to avoid them. This will ensure you'll have a tender and delicious turkey for Thanksgiving feast.
It’s hard making a menu. Be glad these ideas of homemade Thanksgiving recipes will help you out. Most of it are from scratch so another plus for your pocket, but rest assured that it does not jeopardize the Thanksgiving flavor.
5. Try Some Life-Saving Thanksgiving Cooking Hacks
There’s a hack for everything. Even Thanksgiving cooking! These life-saving Thanksgiving cooking hacks will help you work with ease and save you from few pitfalls.
6. Delegate Tasks
You are not Wonder Woman. Don’t try to do everything on your own. Remember the other members of your family, I'm pretty sure there are tasks that are fun for kids to do.
7. Know How Much To Serve
Leftovers aren’t always good, especially if there’s a lot. Know exactly how much food to serve depending on how much people you’re expecting. And if you also want to know how to choose a turkey, you can use this calculator.
8. Set The Table The Night Before
Don’t get pressure with setting your Thanksgiving table by doing it the night before. Try going traditional with this table setting idea from Southern Living.
9. Dress Ahead Of Time
Get finished with your preparation early and dress up for the occasion with hours to spare. You wouldn’t want looking worn out when your guests arrive.
10. Share What You’re Thankful For
Despite all the hustle and bustle, which I’m hoping was minimal if you followed these Thanksgiving tips, remember the things and people you are thankful for. Being grateful for what you have will surely make Thanksgiving stress-free!
Need more tips? Check out these starting tips to help you prepare for Thanksgiving from She’s In Her Apron:
No matter how overwhelming Thanksgiving day is, beat it with these easy to follow Thanksgiving tips and breeze through the big without failing to impress your guests.
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What do you think of these Thanksgiving tips? Will you give them a try? Let me know in the comments below.