If you’re looking for Thanksgiving Tips, Ideas and/or Recipes, you are in the right place! I’m always looking for ways to make mom life easier and I love to share my discoveries.
Because Thanksgiving is my husband’s favorite holiday, we make a big deal out of it every year. As a result, I have a lot of Thanksgiving tips, ideas and recipes to share!
In the list below, I also include some of my favorite Thanksgiving tips and recipes from other bloggers.
First, to get in the Thanksgiving spirit, I’ve created a free 7-day Gratitude Challenge. Every day, for 7 days, you’ll get an email with tips and strategies to feel more appreciative for what you have.
Let’s start with a few tricks for making Thanksgiving easy!
Thanksgiving Checklist and Hostess Tips: Everything you need to know to plan an amazing feast, including a free 3-page printable checklist.
Stress-Free Thanksgiving Tips: Simple strategies to prepare for and recover from Thanksgiving as easily as possible.
4 Simple Rules for a Juicy Turkey: Worried about dry turkey? Don’t be if you follow these 4 simple rules.
Yes, Thanksgiving is about gratitude and family, but let’s face it, a lot of people are really looking forward to the food. Here are some of my own Thanksgiving recipes.
If you’re planning a big Thanksgiving feast and you own an Instant Pot, you’ll definitely want to put it to good use this day.
Instant Pot Turkey: Keep the oven free for baking casseroles and pies.
Instant Pot Gravy: Don’t bother dirtying a saucepan. After you’ve finished your Instant Pot Turkey, make the gravy right there in the same pot!
Instant Pot Stuffing: Stuffing in the Instant Pot comes out so moist and yummy!
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes: Easiest side dish ever. Plus, your IP keeps the potatoes warm until you’re ready to serve.
Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole: The side dish that tastes more like dessert!
Instant Pot Broccoli Rice and Cheese Casserole: A popular side dish any time of year.
Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce: Super fast and easy and you don’t have to babysit it like you do when you cook it stovetop.
Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole with Cheese: A classic side dish for any time of year!
Instant Pot Loaded Cauliflower Au Gratin: The perfect keto-friendly side dish.
The turkey may be the star of the Thanksgiving table, but great side dishes are definitely the essential cast members.
Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes: No need to feel guilty the day after Thanksgiving with these healthy side dish options that don’t sacrifice flavor.
Stuffed Acorn Squash: A non-traditional choice with lots of traditional flavors.
I always think I won’t possibly have room for dessert and then I’m the first one looking for it!
Caramel Apple Cake: This is seriously the easiest dessert ever, almost zero effort!
Caramel Pumpkin Cookie Cups: Classic Thanksgiving flavors packed into bite-sized morsels.
The Best Homemade Apple Pie: This classic dessert is a must-have and is so easy to make, there’s no reason to buy one.
Turkey Brownies: If you’re a chocolate lover, you can easily transform delectable fudge brownies for Thanksgiving.
Fall Party Mix: Perfect snack food to munch on before or after your feast.
Fun Turkey-Themed Snacks: These are perfect for kids! They double as a snack and as Thanksgiving decor.
Rolo Pretzel Turkeys: These treats are the perfect combination of salty and sweet. Plus, they’re adorable and easy to make!
I love Thanksgiving leftovers until 2 days later. By then, I’m bored with reliving the Thanksgiving feast. Here are some ideas for using up the leftovers rather than reheating them yet again.
Creative Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes: Ideas for everything from the turkey to the cranberry sauce.
Bacon-Wrapped Turkey and Mushroom Poppers: So yummy that you’ll want to roast a turkey again in December.
Instant Pot Turkey Chili: Full of Tex-Mex flavor, this white chili is a delicious way to get over leftover turkey boredom.
Instant Pot Turkey Soup: A low-carb, low-calorie, delicious soup to help you recover from the Thanksgiving binge and use up some of that turkey.
Turkey Noodle Casserole: A classic, family favorite dish. The ultimate comfort food!
Decorating is not my forte, but there’s no denying that decorations play a big part in setting the mood and tone of a gathering. With that in mind, here are some easy Thanksgiving decorating ideas.
Easy Thanksgiving Decor Ideas: Since I’m not good at decorating, I stick with the fastest, easiest decorating ideas possible!
Printable Thanksgiving Riddles: These make great place cards and double as a fun activity!
Whether you want to keep guests busy while you put the finishing touches on dinner, or you want to be proactive in holiday memory-making, you’ll love these Thanksgiving entertainment ideas.
Fun Thanksgiving Games for the Entire Family: These activities are fun for all ages and include games for both indoors and outdoors.
Printable Thanksgiving Activity Book for Kids: 11 pages of fun activities to keep the kids occupied on Thanksgiving Day.
I hope the Thanksgiving tips, ideas and recipes above help you enjoy your best Thanksgiving ever!