Use Our Free Thanksgiving Printables for a Stress-Free 2021 Holiday

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Thanksgiving should be stress-free!

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner again! If you want the key to a stress-free turkey day (and I think we’ve all had enough stress for one year), then follow my lead as I help you plan the perfect, most stress-free holiday you’ve experienced yet!

To help you get set, we’re sharing these FREE Thanksgiving printables to guide you from planning and preparation to your very last bite.

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I’ve broken down the perfect Thanksgiving day into three FREE printable sheets as a fun and helpful Gobble Guide! This will help to get you organized in advance so you can pull off an incredible gathering to enjoy with your loved ones this year.

The key is to plan ahead and stay organized, so let’s start planning now so things will run smoothly the day of Thanksgiving. You’ll be so glad you followed these tips so you can actually be able to relax & enjoy your meal and your family time this year! 😋

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1. Thanksgiving Menu Plan

Use this FREE printable as a plan to write out what you’re serving for your Thanksgiving menu. My printable even has plenty of space to write your entire grocery list! From sides to the main course, there’s a section for everything so nothing will be forgotten this year!

Hip Tip: Eating keto?! We have a keto Thanksgiving meal plan on our sister site, including a printable grocery list!

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2. Thanksgiving Prep Timeline

Use this FREE printable as a checklist to prep ahead on tasks to make sure you’re on track as Thanksgiving approaches. It’ll let you know how soon to thaw the turkey and I even included tips on what can be made in advance. Some dishes can even be done as many as 5 days in advance so make sure you print this one ASAP!

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3. Thanksgiving Portions Cheat Sheet

Use this FREE printable to know how much food you’ll need for each dish your serving this year. This cheat sheet can help you plan accordingly for families and Thanksgiving celebrations of all sizes!

I’ve hosted multiple Thanksgiving celebrations, so here’s some additional advice I have to offer: 

three Thanksgiving side dishes from Home Chef

Get help from others.

Try to assign a few of the menu items to other family members or guests that will be joining you this Thanksgiving. Doing this will make things less overwhelming when you have fewer dishes to make.

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Use coupons.

Start looking for coupons and sales early! In fact, if you head over HERE we’re sharing tips on how you may be able to get a FREE turkey for Thanksgiving this year.

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Utilize your other appliances.

Oven space can be an issue come Thanksgiving Day, so with that said, make sure you’re using your other small appliances to help. You could use a slow cooker for warming mashed potatoes, a toaster oven for heating casseroles, and so on.

Air fryers are fabulous too – check out Sara’s review on the Ninja Foodi Indoor Grill and make sure to check out our full lineup of air fryer recipes to try something new this year. Plus, watch the stores for their annual Black Friday air fryer sales, so if you don’t already have one, you can score a great deal on a new air fryer!

A loaf of fresh-baked bread on a baking rack

Buy premade goods where it counts.

There’s no shame in using meal shortcuts like frozen pie dough, store-bought stuffing mix, pre-made pies, etc. In fact, we often use frozen Rhodes dinner rolls and bread as they are so yummy and actually taste homemade! No matter what others are doing, do what works for you and your family – even if that means keeping things as simple as possible!

Hip Tip: Want to get literally everything pre-made this Thanksgiving? These places often offer entire Thanksgiving meals for pickup or delivery!

Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and side dished on the table

And remember…

Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful, stuff your bellies full of good food, and enjoy the holiday with loved ones. Don’t forget to be in the moment, stay unplugged, and try not to stress over everything being super perfect. It’s the memories your kids will remember most! ❤️

Happy Thanksgiving, Hip2Savers!

Caramelized Bacon & Green Beans

Looking for some easy Thanksgiving Recipes? Here are some of my favorites:

Eating low-carb or keto this year?

woman wearing thanksgiving hat pointing to keto meal plan

I’ve got ya covered for that too! If you hop over to our sister site, Hip2Keto, we shared plenty of Thanksgiving keto recipes, more free printables for your convenience, and even a keto grocery list so shopping for your Thanksgiving food has never been easier!

Start planning your Black Friday shopping – deals have already begun!

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 4

  1. Dee

    Especially this year, don’t stress! I talked to my almost grown up children and none of us really like the traditional turkey and sides. We’re not going to do all that cooking, just to have them eat the rolls. ๐Ÿ™‚ So, we are making our own menu.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I love that idea! Thanks for sharing <3

  2. haileymaxwell41716

    Thank you for this cool post. I love you guys make it so easy for everybody to be prepared for the holidays.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      OH GOOD! Thanks so much for the feedback.

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