Thanksgiving Roundup: Your Guide to an Amazing and Healthy Holiday!

With Halloween behind us, it’s time to start thinking about the next big holiday: Thanksgiving! This year, the holiday falls on November 27th in the US.


I’ve always liked Thanksgiving because, to me, it’s a relatively low-pressure holiday. Of course, I don’t cook, so that could be why! It’s just a nice time to gather the family and enjoy lots of yummy food. No worries about buying gifts like most other get-togethers require.  For others, though, Thanksgiving can be a bit more harried than it is for non-cookers like me! Fortunately, we have just about everything you need to make it a fantastic holiday for everyone!

Thanksgiving Roundup: Your Definitive Guide to a Great Holiday

Let’s start with some fun Thanksgiving crafts! These will not only help your table look gorgeous, they also give the kids something to do while everyone is cooking up a storm and catching up in the kitchen!

These pretty DIY glitter acorns look beautiful in a bowl on your table. They’re a great way to combine natural elements with a little fun splash! Send the kids outdoors for an acorn-hunting party, then let them get creative with the glitter.


Make these gorgeous fall napkin rings in advance, or enlist the help of family members to create unique designs for each person. Again, this craft uses items you likely already have at home, so you won’t need to spend much at all to create a beautiful table!

If you’re having a large crowd at your table, getting everyone seated can be a challenge! Make these cute DIY Thanksgiving Leaf Place Cards to show everyone where to sit! Speaking of your table, check out our tips on how to create cute Thanksgiving table decor with supplies from Dollar General.


Keep the kids occupied all day long with these fun Thanksgiving crafts inspired by nature. Start with a scavenger hunt to find all the supplies, then set them up at a craft table to get working!thanksgiving-roundup-guide

Need something to feed the hungry masses while they wait for their meal? How about this unique grilled peppers Thanksgiving appetizer recipe? Still looking for recipes? How about a side dish, along with tips on how to spend more time catching up with friends and less time cleaning? You’ll love this broccoli cauliflower casserole recipe!

How about a few creative tips on how to cook your turkey, make your Thanksgiving healthier and not bust your budget? We have all three!


Did you know that the average person consumes over 1,000 just on Thanksgiving dinner alone? That doesn’t even account for the leftovers that you go back for later that night! Take a look at our post on how to make your Thanksgiving healthier by making some simple changes!


With all the food, dish washing, napkins and other elements that go into prepping and cleaning up your big meal, the holiday can wreak havoc on the environment. Check out our easy tips to have an eco-friendly Thanksgiving that is also easier on your budget.


Gobble, gobble! Don’t tell that pretty guy above, but we have some great alternative ways to cook your turkey to share! Step outside the roasting pan this year and get creative with your bird!


If you’re hosting the holiday in your home or doing a lot of traveling, chances are you’re feeling a bit stressed out. When you’re stressed, so are your kids! Check out our tips on how to make Thanksgiving less stressful for children. Speaking of tips, don’t miss out on some great ideas from Nicole Sassaman! She shared her best Thanksgiving prep tips to get dinner on the table and make cleanup easy!


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