How to celebrate and enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving this year
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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. Why? It's multiple reasons, really... It's the time when family joins together to spend quality time together. It's also the time for delicious foods: pumpkin pie, turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, green bean casserole, and the list goes on.
I also love the thankfulness that people start expressing. It's nice to just stop and take some time to realize what all we have to be thankful for.
And who doesn't love the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade? It's always tradition for us to watch this. Some day I will make it up to NYC and get to see it in person (bucket list item!).
So before we get into the mad rush of planning out Thanksgiving, what are some things we should be doing or thinking about before the big day comes?
Here are some great tips from the Dealpros:
Thanksgiving is a great time to remember all the of the things we are thankful for. Mary is doing a 30 days of Thankfulness series
, won't you join her? Savings
Is it possible to save money and host the festivities during Thanksgiving? Karen shares ways to save on the Thanksgiving dinner
. Crafts for Kids
This DIY Thankful Tree
is perfect to go along with the Thankfulness series, and it's fun for the kids! Dinner Menu Plan
One of the best ways to save on the meal is to actually have a plan in place. Here's a Thanksgiving dinner menu plan
to get you started.Organization
It's important to get organized before the big day. Here are some organization and planning tips for Thanksgiving dinner
If you're game for some decorating, check out how to make a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape
that will wow your guests.
Or if you're just not feelin' it this year, you could always thumb your nose at Thanksgiving
like Lea Ann.
Are you planning some big festivities for Thanksgiving this year? What are some of your favorite things to make or traditions that you enjoy?
Crystal Collins, a Savings.com DealPro, is an Atlanta local, adventurer, a health advocate and thrifty as can be. Check her out on her blog at TheThriftyMama.com. Crystal also works as a consultant for Savings.com on the Favado grocery program.