Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and food. It’s also a time for stress, especially if you’re the one hosting the big meal. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t worry. My mom has some great Thanksgiving itinerary suggestions to help you make the most of your holiday.
- Start your day with a delicious breakfast. Pancakes, waffles, or French toast are all great options.
- After breakfast, it’s time to get started on the turkey. If you’re not sure how to roast a turkey, there are plenty of online tutorials that can help.
- While the turkey is roasting, you can start preparing the side dishes. Mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, and cranberry sauce are all Thanksgiving classics.
- Take a break from cooking to set the table. This is a great time to get the kids involve
- Once the turkey is done, it’s time to eat! Be sure to save some room for dessert.
- After dinner, take a walk or play some games with your family. This is a great way to relax and digest your meal.
- In the evening, watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or a football game. This is a great way to wind down before bed.
Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving
- Plan ahead. The more you plan, the less stressed you’ll be on the day of Thanksgiving.
- Make a list of everything you need to do and stick to it.
- Ask for help. Don’t be afraid to ask your family and friends for help with cooking, cleaning, and entertaining.
- Delegate tasks. Assign tasks to different people so that no one person is doing all the work.
- Take breaks. Don’t try to do everything at once. Take breaks throughout the day to relax and recharge.
- Enjoy yourself! Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for the people in your life. So relax, have fun, and enjoy the holiday!
Additional Thanksgiving Itinerary Suggestions
- Visit a local farm or pumpkin patch.
- Go for a hike or bike ride.
- Volunteer at a local soup kitchen or food pantry.
- Attend a Thanksgiving Day service at your local church or synagogue.
- Watch a Thanksgiving movie or TV show.
I hope these suggestions help you plan the perfect Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving from my mom to you!
I would also like to add that it is important to be flexible on Thanksgiving Day. Things don’t always go according to plan, so be prepared to roll with the punches. And most importantly, don’t forget to enjoy the time you spend with your loved ones.