FREE Thanksgiving Planner Printable

I was browsing through an old cookbook when I found a Thanksgiving menu from years ago. It’s written on a piece of stained, torn paper. The ink is faded and I can barely read it. Thankfully, I now have a Thanksgiving Planner that covers everything.

As a thank you for visiting my little corner of the world, I’ve got one for you too – no strings attached! 

Thanksgiving Planner - Free Printable

If you’re like me, much of your Thanksgiving menu stays the same each year. I know better than to mess with the deep-fried turkey.

Cornbread dressing or canned cranberry sauce (hold the berries). My family actually likes the canned better than homemade. Sigh.

Southern Chicken and Dumplings always make an appearance on my Thanksgiving table.

Sweet potato casserole is always invited. Some of the other side dishes change from year to year, just to keep things interesting.

I remember the first time I hosted Thanksgiving dinner. My family and I lived in OK and I called my mom back in GA with dozens of questions. If only I’d had this Thanksgiving Planner back then!

If this is your first or 15th time hosting Thanksgiving, you’ll love having everything at your fingertips. Check out everything included in the Free Thanksgiving Planner Printables.

Free Thanksgiving Planner Printable

Here’s everything you’ll get! (Click the link towards the bottom to download your FREE planner!)

1. Thanksgiving Menu

Free Thanksgiving Planner Printable

2. Thanksgiving Guest List


3.  Thanksgiving Cooking Schedule

Free-Thanksgiving-Planner-Printable - Cooking Schedule

4.  Thanksgiving Recipe List

Thanksgiving Planner - Guest List

5.  Thanksgiving Prep List


Get your FREE printable: Click here >>> thanksgiving-planner

Now that I have a Thanksgiving Planner, the days of ripping off the corner of a sheet of notebook paper to make out my Thanksgiving menu are over. Keeping up with my cooking timeline on a napkin is a thing of the past. 

Thanksgiving Day is all about counting our blessings, spending time with family and friends, eating a scrumptious meal and watching a little football (at least at my house). Oh, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. And Mocha Punch!

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What are your plans for Thanksgiving? If you’re not hosting Thanksgiving, please feel free to print my FREE Thanksgiving Planner out for your mom, grandma or whoever will be hosting turkey day. Believe me, they’ll thank you for it.

Happy Thanksgiving!



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  1. Many thanks – this planner is perfect!

  2. These Thanksgiving printables are adorable!! Unfortunately I have to work this Thanksgiving, the life of someone who works in a hospital, but I would definitely be using these if I was off!!

  3. I love this printable package!!! I know planning Thanksgiving can be hectic and having it written out can be a life saver.

  4. These are great printables! I don’t host dinner, but will have to share this with my sister!

  5. This is way more organized than I ever I am for Thanksgiving! I really should use this so that I can be more organized this Thanksgiving.

  6. This is a beautiful planner Alli!!! I love the colors and how non-complicated you made each one. That is a great way to keep up with the stress of the season. I’ll need to download when I get to my computer. Thanks!!!

  7. Rebecca Swenor says

    It is always a good idea to plan ahead for any party or dinner. I love these free Thanksgiving planner printables and will have to print them out. Thanks for sharing the Thanksgiving planner printables.

  8. I love having pretty things for keeping track of my major to-dos! I am printing this out now. What an awesome Thanksgiving planner, thanks. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

  9. Oh this will really come in handy! This will be our second year hosting Thanksgiving though on a much smaller scale than most. Thank you for the printable!

  10. This is such a smart idea, with so much going on you need something to keep you on track. I’m a happy guest that will bring beverages and Tupperware. I do enjoy a chicken & dumpling.

  11. These printables are so helpful! They would take the stress out of planning my Thanksgiving feast!

  12. These printable page are too cute! I know my family would love using this to help plan our thanksgiving meal and it will make it easier.

  13. I love the layout of these printables and the designs are cute! Now would be a really good time to get started on the Thanksgiving planning.

  14. This is such a complete and beautiful thanksgiving planner. Thank you much for sharing this free template. It’s beautifully done!

  15. You literally read my mind – I am so one of those people that need to write everything down on a PHYSICAL (not my phone) piece of paper to get everything and not forget key items!

  16. What a detailed free Thanksgiving Planner printable. I love how organized it will allow one to be. I love that it’s easy to print out and have a visual to go by!

  17. Its such a pretty list! We do host Thanksgiving and it’s a lot of work. It does need to be planned and prepared for properly. I’ve been working hard to revamp my planner.
    We’ll have a couple of turkeys and lots of side dishes. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday!

    • Thanksgiving and Christmas are my top two faves – oh, wait, I love Easter too! 🙂 I’m so excited that I’m going to be more organized and not writing on paper napkin corners this go round.

  18. CourtneyLynne says

    Omg!! What a cute planner!!! Crazy to
    Me that it’s pretty much time to start planning that delicious Thanksgiving day dinner!

  19. So stinkin cute and what a great way to get organized for Thanksgiving. I’m going to grab a set for me and one for my daughter.

  20. These are great printables and I am printing this out now. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Thanksgiving in the USA is such a HUGE event. I miss it so much. We used to have to prep things for at least two weeks prior. These printables would have been fun!

  22. Nothing keeps you organized than a list like these! It’s awesome how detailed these printables are, thanks so much for sharing them. I love that there’s a list for every task that you’re going to do.

  23. Misty Wells says

    The planner is *PERFECT* and exactly what I was looking for! This year we have an exchange student & our son is bringing home friends from college who are new to the US who never experienced Thanksgiving and want to be involved and help with the preparations. This is absolutely perfect for our needs. Love the details. It’s very straightforward and very adorable. Best of all, you shared it for *FREE* – Thanks SO much!!!

    • I’m glad you love the planner! You’re so welcome and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. One year we had several friends over for Thanksgiving Dinner. Many of them were students from other countries. We had the best time introducing them to Thanksgiving and the food that goes with.

  24. You are so awesome! I don’t suppose I’ve read something like this
    before. So good to find somebody with a few genuine thoughts on this subject matter.
    Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This site is something
    that’s needed on the web, someone with a little originality!


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