Planning and pulling off Thanksgiving Dinner doesn’t have to be a challenge. Simply plan ahead, take a deep breath and take your time. It’s not as hard as you think! To help you along, we pulled together all you need to make your Thanksgiving Dinner a success, start to finish! Check out this “How to Make Thanksgiving Dinner” guide below!
Start by downloading and printing our Thanksgiving Meal Planner Pack to help you outline your shopping list and create your cooking timeline as well as our “Turkey 101 E-Guide” to help you plan and cook the perfect turkey. Don’t forget to make sure you have all of your holiday cooking essentials too!
How to Make Thanksgiving Dinner
Next comes planning your tablescape and how you are going to serve dinner. Are you doing a buffet style or a sit down?
Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas
Setting the Table for Thanksgiving
Free Printable Thanksgiving Placecards
Now for the most important part. The menu! Here we will break it down with some fantastic recipes and tips to make sure your Thanksgiving dinner is just perfect!
Let’s start with appetizers. We have several posts with suggestions such as 40 Last Minute Appetizer Ideas and Last Minute Appetizers for New Years Eve that you can browse or pick one of these suggestions below that we handpicked for the holiday.
Asparagus Garlic Parmesan Twists
How to Build the Perfect Cheese Board
Now let’s get to the main course featuring, of course, the turkey, potatoes and side dishes!
Green Bean Casserole – Try it Served in Acorn Squash!
Italian Dressing – Salad Fixings
Mashed Potatoes – Easiest way ever to make them!
Make ahead Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Hot Cross Buns or Soft Butter Rolls
Now let’s talk DESSERT! There is definitely no shortage of amazing options!
Hickory Smoked Bacon Bourbon Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Cheesecake in Gingerbread Cups
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Buttercream Brownies
Applesauce Cranberry Bundt Cake
And how about a nice nightcap to wrap up the evening!
Pack up leftovers for your guests with these fun “Gobble Gobble” tags from Bloom Designs Online
Find ALL of our Thanksgiving posts HERE and visit our Thanksgiving Board on Pinterest for MORE ideas including recipes, free printables, tablescapes and more!