Sometimes it happens – we’re busy and before we know it, Thanksgiving is TOMORROW and we’re not quite ready! Ack, PANIC! Only, don’t really panic because I’ve got you covered!
Here’s your ultimate last-minute Thanksgiving prep guide:
The first thing you’ll need to do is take 20 minutes to gather your thoughts and make a to-do list.
This will help you stay focused when you’re in that crazy-rushed mode since you won’t even have to think about what’s next – just look at the list and do what it says! This great, simple last-minute Thanksgiving guide should help you get started.
The next thing you should do is finalize your menu plan. To help you out, I have a simple and delicious last-minute menu plan here and I’ve included everything from allergen-friendly tips to how-to video links.
Have a messy house and company coming? Fake your way to clean in 20 minutes or less with these great tips!
Easy Kid Stuff
Here’s a Thanksgiving craft that won’t clutter up your house. Need an even easier idea? Give your kids fall-colored construction paper with some crayons and let them draw their own Thanksgiving scenes!
You could also set your kids up with History.com so they can learn about the history of Thanksgiving! I love the Thanksgiving story that’s retold by children, as well as the other great Thanksgiving videos.
Remember the Reason
Finally, remember the reason for Thanksgiving. While it’s my own personal favorite food day of the year, Thanksgiving isn’t just about the food, and it’s definitely not about impressing others with our awesome cooking skills. Not at all. Whether in time of abundance or in time of need, Thanksgiving is really about being thankful.
“I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:11-13 (NASB)