Happy Friday! Who is gearing up to be little miss hostess for Thanksgiving? Lucky for me this year, I’ll be heading to my in-laws who always put on a huge feast so the pressure is off me. Yay! Which is perfect timing for me because I’m currently going in 900 different directions. My house currently looks like tornado actually came in as a category 5 and destroyed it. I actually had one of my kids politely say to me.. “Mom, what’s happening with the house right now.. You tell us we have to clean up after ourselves.” Touche, buddy, touche. That, along with the never ending checklist I’m slowing getting through, I’d love nothing more than a bottle of wine and a nap right now. “just keep swimming, just keep swimming.” Ok, so moral of the story, I’m not hosting Thanksgiving this year and I’m super grateful for my in laws who are. 🙂 But if you are hosting, I’ve designed a little prep sheet checklist for you to help stay organized. If you’re anything like me, you start making lists weeks ago, and then slowly but surely you lose each list and all hell breaks loose. Here’s a perfect sheet to help you stay on track and organized for the big day! If you saw my Thanksgiving table last year I shared some tips and printables to help you with your day. This year, I figured lets get the prepping organized to ease the burden. Anytime I’m hosting a large gathering, I prep for days, sometimes even weeks. I think you really need to not put the pressure on yourself on the day before or day of. This means, having your table all set and ready days in advance. No one should be setting the table the morning of Thanksgiving. Get out everything, wash it if needed and enjoy the moment of putting a pretty table setting together. Baking and food prep can be done a day or two in advance. My biggest advice is to cut all your vegetables the day before Thanksgiving. Any side, salad or stuffing that requires any type of vegetable, cut them and store in plastic bags with labels. In the morning, pull them out and you instantly have saved years off your life by not scrambling and trying to cut everything. Another big tip is to get out all your platters, dishes and gray boat that always mysteriously disappears over the year and searching for it the morning of Thanksgiving is cause for a breakdown. No, just me? Ok Ok.. I’ll take out all my dishes and platters and cut up little scrap pieces of paper and write what will be put into each bowl. For instance, I’ll write “Potatoes” for my nice large white bowl so when they are ready for the table, I have the bowl ready to go. I just toss the scrap paper and throw the potatoes in. This is a huge help with staying organized and making sure you have enough plates and bowls for your items. I swear by this tip, so be sure to use it. Good Luck to all that are hosting and try to relax and enjoy! Being around family and friends is something we all may take a little for granted these days. Soak up the moment and don’t stress about the little things. Enjoy the prep sheet, I hope it helps you! Download it below!