Thanksgiving Planning Tips
Follow our Thanksgiving planning tips to make your family's celebration run smoothly this year. From tips on traveling with holiday food to learning how to time the turkey, create a memorable Thanksgiving and still have time to enjoy it. To guarantee a successful Thanksgiving, start planning early in November, using our Thanksgiving timeline as a reference. Our guide to keeping Thanksgiving stress-free will ensure a calm and relaxing day of thanks, and if you run into any snags, you can always consult our Thanksgiving kitchen tips. Need step-by-step roasting instructions? Our easy-to-use, interactive turkey-roasting guide will help you cook the perfect turkey. Learn how to shop for a crowd, and get expert tips for planning the Thanksgiving meal. You'll also find creative ways to give thanks, such as making a clever Thanksgiving centerpiece with everyone's thoughts. For another fun family activity, consult our list of the best Thanksgiving movies. Come Thanksgiving, you'll be well prepared for the big day so that you can focus on giving thanks for your family and friends gathered around the table.
More Thanksgiving Planning Help
Get ready for Thanksgiving!
Help for Thanksgiving Kitchen Emergencies
These Test Kitchen tested problem-solvers can help you avoid recipe mishaps.
Holiday Cooking Questions and Answers
Cooking questions? Check here before searching the Web for all your holiday cooking FAQs.
Hotlines for More Help
Call these hotlines during the holidays to get answers to questions on all things turkey and food preparation.
6 Holiday Superfoods
Feeling guilty about your Thanksgiving meal? Foods you're eating might be healthier than you think!
Thanksgiving Kitchen Tip Sheet
Keep this tip sheet from our Test Kitchen close to help you have a successful Thanksgiving meal.
Toting Foods Safely
You worked hard on your dish. Don't waste it by ignoring food safety. Here are tips to help take it to go.
Traveling with Holiday Food
Are your turkey trimmings taking a road trip? Use these tips to tote them safely.
Use this guide to help you estimate the yield you can expect when cooking with fresh veggies.
Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet
Feel prepared for the big day when you follow this step-by-step guide and timeline to Thanksgiving.
Best Thanksgiving Movies
After the turkey is gone and the tryptophan has set in, get cozy and watch one of these favorite holiday movies.
Easy and Creative Ways to Give Thanks at Thanksgiving
Make your Thanksgiving celebration extra special by thanking those around you and those who aren't.
10 Ways to Keep Your Thanksgiving Stress-Free
Use these 10 tips to keep your stress level low during your Thanksgiving preparation.
Countdown to Thanksgiving
Think of this as your Thanksgiving survival guide. Start early for a stress-free holiday.
Expert Tips for Planning the Big Meal
This BHG cooking expert shares her Thanksgiving countdown to a big holiday meal.
Shopping for a Crowd
When buying food for a large group, look here first to make sure to buy just the right amount.
Thanksgiving Quotes & Poems
These inspirational and funny quotes can help express gratitude around your Thanksgiving table.
Take the stress out of traveling for the holidays with these tips, safety ideas, and more.