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Thanksgiving Dinner Checklist

Thanksgiving is just around the corner which means it is time to start planning for your Thanksgiving dinner. If you are hosting Thanksgiving at your house this year, then you want to make sure your home is ready for your friends and family and that your home, food, and decor pleases your guests. Use this checklist to make sure your home is ready for Thanksgiving.

Make Your Guest List

Before you do anything, you need to know how many people you will have over to your home on Thanksgiving.

Extend the Invitations

Once you know who you want to come to Thanksgiving, you need to formally invite them. Whether you call them or send an email invite is up to you.

Plan the Food

Food is what Thanksgiving dinner revolves around so be sure you have a plan for enough food for everyone, including desserts. If you are having people bring food to the dinner, make sure to coordinate what everyone is bringing.

Decorate Your Table

The Thanksgiving table should be decorated with some Thanksgiving themed decor. You can quickly change the look of the room with the right decor.

Get Your Shopping Done Early

There is one thing you can count on: everyone will be making a mad dash to the store before Thanksgiving. If you can, try to shop for everything you need ahead of time so you don’t have to waste time in the long line at the store.

Set the Mood

Before your guests arrive on Thanksgiving, you should do some other decor around the home or play some holiday music. This sets the mood for when guests arrive.

Don’t Forget to Have Fun

Thanksgiving can be a big undertaking so make sure you have some fun and enjoy your friends and family while they are with you.

It is always a good idea to start planning Thanksgiving dinner a few weeks before the event because of how much planning it can take. Have fun and enjoy the holiday this year!

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