Make your Thanksgiving a day to remember! Here is a round-up of recipes, crafts, activities, books, decorations, and tips — everything you need to make your holiday a whopping success!
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Certainly, this is a time to reflect on our blessings and express our gratitude for God, our family, and all our loved ones around us.
However… it’s also a time of seriously yummy food. 😉
Here is a list of recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers to help you make your delicious menus!
Some are classics, some are twists on beloved favorites. Some are healthy, and some are… well, you know, not so much. (But it’s a special occasion, so go on… enjoy yourself!)
But all of them look and sound delicious and come from bloggers I’ve tried and trust. You’re sure to please and impress at any gathering you attend if you show up with one of these goodies.
How to Smoke Your Thanksgiving Turkey | 100 Days of Real Food
Oven Roasted Turkey | Longbourn Farm
Smoked Turkey Breast | Longbourn Farm
Green Bean Casserole | 100 Days of Real Food
Sweet Potato Casserole | 100 Days of Real Food
Classic (Whole Wheat) Bread Stuffing | 100 Days of Real Food
5-Ingredient Sides for Thanksgiving | Bless This Mess
Super Simple No-Knead Bread | Bless This Mess
Pumpkin Skillet Biscuits | Bless This Mess
Maple Cranberry Sauce | Gimme Some Oven
The Best Mashed Potatoes | Gimme Some Oven
1-Hour Soft and Buttery Dinner Rolls | Gimme Some Oven
Easy Dinner Rolls | Longbourn Farm
Green Bean Casserole | Longbourn Farm
Rustic Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes | Keeper of the Home
Butternut Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole | Minimalist Baker
Simple Roasted Butternut Squash | The Merry Momma
Rich Peanut Butter Brownies | Bless This Mess
Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Caramel Frosting | Bless This Mess
8 Must-Make Pie Recipes | Bless This Mess
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls | Longbourn Farm
Spice Cake | Longbourn Farm
The Best Homemade Pumpkin Pie | Longbourn Farm
The Best Apple Crisp | Gimme Some Oven
Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie | Minimalist Baker
For tips on how to cook it all without going crazy, be sure to check out the articles in the final section of this post. There are suggestions for prepping, tips for keeping it all organized, and even a printable planner!
Crafts & Activities
If you know me at all, you know that crafts and activities are not a strength of mine. But I’m pretty sure even I could handle some of these!
40 Fun Thanksgiving Activities for Kids | Country Living
Teach Gratitude with a Thanksgiving Tree | More Like Grace
12 Hilarious Thanksgiving Games Everyone Will Love | Play.Party.Plan
Gratitude Pumpkins | Coffee and Carpool
Turkey Kid Crafts | A More Crafty Life
Thanksgiving Gratitude Game | Happy Go Lucky
Thankful Turkey Craft | A Dab of Glue Will Do
Turkey Popcorn Treat Bags | Jamonkey.com
Free Printable Thanksgiving Activity Page | Artsy Fartsy Mama
Free Thanksgiving Printable Conversation Cards | Press Print Party
If you’re someone who likes to decorate for this holiday, here are some ADORABLE ideas!
23 Thanksgiving DIY Decor You can Make on the Cheap | DIY Bunker
30+ DIY and Dollar Store Thanksgiving Table Decorations (Kid’s table decor too!) | Simple Made Pretty
25+ DIY Thanksgiving Decorations for Home | Anastasia Blogger
100 Cheap and Easy DIY Thanksgiving Decorations | Prudent Penny Pincher
Thanksgiving Books for Your Kids
If you’re looking for fun or meaningful books to read to your kids, here are some you might want to try!
Turkey Trouble — Wendi Silvano
Thanksgiving in the Woods — Phyllis Alsdurf
Thankful — Eileen Spinelli
Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving — Kimberly & James Dean
How to Catch a Turkey — Adam Wallace
Llama Llama Gives Thanks — Anna Dewdney
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey! — Lucille Colandro
Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks — Margaret Sutherland
Bear Says Thanks — Karma Wilson
Tips for a stress-free Thanksgiving
The holidays are a wonderful time of togetherness with friends and family… but it can also (unfortunately) be a time of stress and overwhelm.
Manage the crazy with these prep tips!
Thanksgiving Baking Plan | Sew-licious Home Decor
14 Thanksgiving Hacks You Must Try This Year | Smart Cents for Life
27 Ways to Win Thanksgiving | Tasty.co
15 Tips for an Organized Thanksgiving | The Spruce Eats
10 Sanity-Saving Thanksgiving Tips, Tricks, and Hacks | Food Network
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