I love Thanksgiving, it’s definitely one of my favorite holidays. Family and friends getting together for good food, company, playful banter, stories, music and games. I’m truly excited. I’m doubly excited for this year’s family get-together because not only am I preparing most of the dishes, but we get to host this year too.
Let Me Explain
Grandma has been wanting to pass the larger family gathering baton for a few years now. I stepped in and took over the family’s traditional Thanksgiving dinner, however, for the last several years we have lived in a tiny apartment. So, while I have prepared most of the food it had to be packed up and dragged to grandma’s house. This past spring a home was bought, so, no more tiny apartment here.
The Baton Past.
I am happy to be the recipient
Do you love to plan, plot, scheme, organize and cook for loved ones? I DO! I especially love throwing them a curve ball of new non traditional dish recipes. In past years, I have fumbled the ball a bit on some dish recipes, but most have been slam dunks. Several recipes have been so well received that requests for this year are filling up all the menu spots I usually have reserved for new ideas.
While this all causes me to feel warm and chipper inside, it also leaves me longing for a creative way to express myself. It’s a great feeling to have people rave and love your creations, especially loved ones. nonetheless, it kinda dampers the creative juices.
I decided the best way to release some artistic ideas was to create a Thanksgiving Family Party Event Planner.
‘The 15 Worksheets to Plan Your Thanksgiving Family Party Event Meal’ Is Born
We are expecting 20+ guests For Thanksgiving Dinner. This is the largest crowd I have ever cooked for. As you can imagine that takes lots of food, we’re talking two turkeys for this household, and a well organized plan.
I needed a planner and fast! I quickly wrote up some notes on what I thought would be helpful and started a To-Do List. Number one on my to-do list was to make sure I wasn’t cooking both turkeys.
(Thank you Aunt Cheryl!!!)
A simple 5 page planner was the initial project I had in mind, but the ideas kept flowing, and I realized that was not going to cut it. I needed an event planner! Eventually, I had to put the breaks on at 15 pages or it wouldn’t be available in time for Thanksgiving.
Next year folks! Next year’s planner will be epic! Nonetheless, this one is pretty impressive in it’s own right, if I may say so myself.
And I do say so 😀Grab your FREE Thanksgiving Worksheets to organize and plan your family event. Click To Tweet
- Thanksgiving Planner Cover
- Happy Thanksgiving Holiday Card/Invitation
- Notes/To-Do List
- Who Is Bringing What
- Pantry Inventory
- Freezer Inventory
- Refrigerator Inventory
- Meal Prepping List
- Thanksgiving Menu Planner w/Shopping List
- Multi Store Shopping List
- Meal Prepping Checklist – 2 day before, one day before, and day of
- Table Seating Place Cards
- Recipe Cards – Design 1
- Recipe Cards – Design 2
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