FREE Thanksgiving Planner Printable

by Alli

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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peggy October 17, 2016 - 9:23 am

Many thanks – this planner is perfect!

ricci October 17, 2016 - 9:35 am

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!!

Vera Sweeney October 17, 2016 - 11:17 am

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

Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom October 17, 2016 - 1:12 pm

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

Jeanette October 17, 2016 - 1:31 pm

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.

Zan October 17, 2016 - 1:33 pm

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!!!

Alli October 19, 2016 - 12:21 pm

Thanks, Zan! I’m going to actually be super-organized this time around.

Rebecca Swenor October 17, 2016 - 1:34 pm

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.

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai October 17, 2016 - 1:50 pm

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. 🙂

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Alli October 19, 2016 - 12:20 pm

I’m so glad you like them, Lorelai!

Kori October 17, 2016 - 2:05 pm

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!

Mimi Green October 17, 2016 - 2:53 pm

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.

Kelly Hutchinson October 17, 2016 - 4:41 pm

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

Dee October 17, 2016 - 8:05 pm

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.

Liz Mays October 17, 2016 - 8:53 pm

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.

Leslie October 17, 2016 - 10:41 pm

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

Stephen October 17, 2016 - 10:54 pm

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!

Sarah October 18, 2016 - 9:13 am

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!

Shirley Wood October 18, 2016 - 12:10 pm

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!

Alli October 19, 2016 - 12:19 pm

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.

CourtneyLynne October 18, 2016 - 11:13 pm

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

Terri Beavers October 19, 2016 - 4:30 pm

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.

Jasmine Watts October 20, 2016 - 11:13 am

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

Marielle Altenor October 22, 2016 - 12:37 am

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!

Amanda Love October 23, 2016 - 5:26 pm

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.

Misty Wells November 12, 2017 - 9:50 am

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!!!

Alli November 12, 2017 - 7:22 pm

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.

Rosemarie Rovella March 31, 2018 - 8:46 pm

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Shannon November 27, 2020 - 8:49 pm

Loved using this for our Thanksgiving this year!! With 2020 being 2020 this certainly helped and I enjoyed using it. My kids also enjoyed looking through and becoming excited about everything. I was curious if you have a Christmas one like this? I quickly browsed but didn’t see one immediately. I look forward to using one this Christmas if you do have it. Actually creating a “Holiday Planner” that will contain the Thanksgiving Planner and the Christmas one if you offer it.

Alli November 27, 2020 - 10:07 pm

Thanks for the kind words! I don’t have a Christmas planner at this time. I offer the Thanksgiving planner as a thank you gift to all the people who visit my blog. Thanks for reminding me that I really do need to create a Christmas planner.:) I did find one that looks good to me. It’s also free and you don’t have to sign up for anything to get it. Check it out here:


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