Plan your menu (we have 18 delicious ones to choose from). It's easy to fill your table with the bounty of fall -- choose perfect appetizers, desserts, and every course in between.
Invite your guests and keep track of who is bringing what on your menu.
If you're ordering a fresh turkey, do it now.
Order your floral centerpieces now or create your own.
Create a fall wreath.
Take an inventory of your tablecloths and napkins. Teach yourself a new way to fold napkins.
Plan and make decorations.
Review your recipes. Look for new ones in our Recipe Center.
Check thawing time for frozen turkey.
Chill beverages and mix ingredients for warm drinks like hot cider.
Make cranberry sauce.
Heavy housecleaning should be done -- spot-clean any rooms that need it.
Make all dishes that can be prepared ahead. Don't forget the pies!
Make the side dishes that can be baked ahead of time.
Put turkey in oven and baste every half hour, or as directed in your recipe.
Make gravy and last-minute vegetables.