If you are new to hosting Thanksgiving or looking for ways to make your day less stressful, check out the following tips for hosting a Thanksgiving that friends and family members will remember for years to come!

Set your table the night before

This will eliminate a huge amount of stress on Thanksgiving day. If you have a larger home with plenty of space, you could even plan as far ahead as a few days before.

Family Thanksgiving Dinner

Create a menu

A few weeks before Thanksgiving, figure out how many guests you will have attending and create a menu of the food you will need. This will help you create your grocery-shopping list.

Ask guests to contribute

Once you have created your menu, do not be afraid to ask your guests to bring food or drink items. Making everything yourself can be time-consuming and expensive. Just make sure to find out what everyone is bringing ahead of time so you do not end up with multiples.

Decide which dishes can be made in advance

Food that can be served cold or heated up can often be made a couple of days before Thanksgiving. Click here for some make-ahead Thanksgiving recipe ideas.

Don’t stress about the turkey

Does the idea of cooking a turkey seem daunting? Follow this simple guide to preparing a Thanksgiving turkey.

Systematize cleaning

Make kitchen cleanup easy! Follow this guide to systematizing your post-meal cleanup to make it stress-free.

Enjoy the company!

At the end of the day, Thanksgiving is about being with your loved ones. Enjoy the time you have with each other as you share the warm spirit of the holiday season.

Click here for more tips on minimizing the stress of hosting Thanksgiving.

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