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11 Thanksgiving Prep Ideas

Sure, you’ve been brainstorming the Thanksgiving meal since the weather started to turn, but how about the other things you always mean to do and always forget: kid crafts, a little decor, and a little nosh? I’ve got you covered with 11 Thanksgiving prep ideas that aren’t about the meal. Let’s start…

Print these free Thanksgiving toothpick flags for your table

Make a Thanksgiving wreath from Your Cozy Home.


Get yourself ready with this Thanksgiving meal planner

Create a thankful pumpkin with your kids

Whip up a batch of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Who says you can’t sub out pumpkin pie for a pumpkin cake roll?

Paper and leaves make an easy turkey craft for Thanksgiving morning

Make a pre-dinner snack with a fruit turkey with fondue (you could also serve it just as is!) from Clean and Scentsible

Whip up some headgear for your pilgrims from Martha Stewart

Put together some leaf prints in salt dough

My friend Alison has a darling stencil to give your little one a turkey butt.

What do you think? Will you be trying any of these for your Thanksgiving holiday this year?

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  2. Erica Fehrman 11/12/2012 at 12:19 pm

    Those kids hats are really cute! These are great reminders for all the things that get shuffled off the Thanksgiving Day to-do’s.

  3. Alison 11/12/2012 at 8:29 am

    such a fun round-up! I love the menu planner! One year when I have more to do than bring the fruit salad…I’ll use it! xoxo