3 Secrets to a Great Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we have some pointers to help make this year's feast the greatest one yet.

It may seem hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is less than 3 weeks away! There's no doubt that many of you are already planning your Turkey Day festivities. Some of you will be hosting family, while others will be traveling to visit those loved ones.

With all the considerations necessary for the holidays, events like Thanksgiving can get pretty stressful. To help, we've got some ideas to make this Thanksgiving the greatest one yet!

Planning Your Big Meal

Thanksgiving brings about a small army of family and friends, and they're all interested in stuffing their faces to the limit. This desire for an endless feast means the holiday host has an insane amount of cooking to do! If you haven't started a detailed plan on what you're cooking and baking this year, you should probably start right now.

The further out you plan your meal, the better off you'll be when it comes time to cook. Figure exactly what you want to serve and all the ingredients you'll need to make it happen. Don't be afraid to have your guests bring some treats with them as well. This will help take some of the burden off your shoulders and allow you to focus on the major elements like the turkey.

Wear Something Comfortable

If you're going to be more on the eating side than the planning side, you better make sure you're ready to give it your all. We've all hit those moments where we've eaten too much and are dying to unzip our pants or loosen a button. However, the Thanksgiving table isn't exactly the appropriate place to make those moves!

Do yourself a favor and put together a loose, stretchy, and all-around comfy outfit. You want something to move with you and keep you from feeling like a sardine packed into a tin. When you're lying on the couch trying not to explode, you'll be thankful for your cozy outfit!

Make Sure You're Rested

Sometimes the biggest challenge of Thanksgiving isn't eating everything in sight, it's the fight that takes place between you and your eyelids. Eating a Thanksgiving feast can lead to a major food coma. You don't want to be the family member who passes out on the couch around everyone else, drooling all over yourself.

Sure, you came to this event to eat, but you also came to visit with family and friends! Make sure you get a great night's sleep before Thanksgiving. This could be one of the few times of the year where you see select family members. Don't miss out on interacting with them because you're too busy catching some sleep.

Enjoy Yourself

Above all else, make sure to enjoy yourself. There's certainly a lot of work to do and a ton of eating to take on, but don't let it distract you from one of the best things about Thanksgiving. The holiday is a time where you get together with your loved ones and show how much you appreciate having them in your life.

When you look back on holidays in the past, you'll remember the time you spent with family for years and years to come.

If you're looking for some help with all the cooking and baking this Thanksgiving, why not invite your kids into the kitchen? It'll help you get the work done, and it also provides a great way to bond!