Here is a Thanksgiving Planner that includes 5 FREE printables to help keep you organized when hosting Thanksgiving.

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be a little daunting. But don’t worry, I’ve got your back with my Thanksgiving meal planner! In this planner are five fabulous printables to help keep you organized and on track!

I have two designs of each printable for your to choose from. Click on both and print out the one you like best!

A picture collage of the Thanksgiving Planner with text overlay for Pinterest.

Thanksgiving Guest List Planner

The first printable I have for you is a Thanksgiving Guest List planner. It keeps track of who you invite, whether they’ve sent their RSVP, any special requests like food allergies or dietary restrictions, what dish they’re bringing, and how many adults and kids they’re bringing.


Guest List Printable 1 | Guest List Printable 2

A picture of the Thanksgiving Guest List Printable.

Thanksgiving Meal Planner

After you invite your guests and figure out how many you’re cooking for, it’s time to menu plan (my favorite part)! Bust out your favorite magazines, cookbooks, family recipes, and load your favorite cooking blogs (Food Folks and Fun is on your list, right?).

Browse through them and pick your favorites. Here’s a Thanksgiving Menu Planner to keep you organized! Plus, it has a shopping list of all those ingredients you need to pick up!

It is fun to try new recipes during the holidays like these Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms but it is also great to serve those classics that everyone expects.

Recipes like a Roasted Turkey, Turkey Gravy, Sweet Potato Soufflé, Dinner Rolls, Mashed Potatoes, and Stuffing are a must for your Thanksgiving menu.

Thanksgiving Menu Plan 1 | Thanksgiving Menu Plan 2

A picture of the Thanksgiving Meal Planner Printable.

Thanksgiving Recipe List

Next is my favorite printable, a Thanksgiving Recipe List Planner. Have you ever made a swoon-worthy menu plan and then forgotten where the recipes are? Yup, me too!

Here’s a printable to help you keep track of where the recipes are, how long they take to prep & cook, oven temps, and what can be done ahead of time. Print out as many of these babies as you’d like!

Thanksgiving Recipe List 1 | Thanksgiving Recipe List 2

An Image of the Thanksgiving Recipe List Printable.

Wednesday Prep Schedule

With all of the planning is done, now it’s time to get cooking! In my opinion, the day before Thanksgiving is for ordering pizza, playing some awesome music, and dancing your way through Thanksgiving dinner prep.

I say get as much chopping, baking, and organizing done the night before. Trust me. You’ll thank yourself on Thanksgiving day.

Wednesday Prep Schedule 1 | Wednesday Prep Schedule 2

A picture of the Thanksgiving Prep Schedule Printable.

Thanksgiving Cooking Schedule

Lastly, I have a Thanksgiving Cooking Schedule Planner for you. This will help you plan out hour-by-hour everything that needs to get done to get dinner on the table!

Thanksgiving Cooking Schedule 1 | Thanksgiving Cooking Schedule 2

A picture of the Thanksgiving Cooking Schedule Planner.

Check out my 10 Thanksgiving Hosting Tips that will leave you Thankful. It’s a must-read for hosting a Thanksgiving without imploding!

The Best Thanksgiving Planner EVER!

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  1. Culinary Ginger says:

    Good planning is the key to a smooth Thanksgiving, what a great helpful post.

  2. Joanne/WineladyCooks says:

    Hi Jillian, I’m so in need of organization. Your printables are a great way to stay on track.

    1. Thanks so much, Joanne! Enjoy!

  3. I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year,. I’ve figured out many of the dishes,already, but I think your planner will come in handy. Thanks so much for sharing it!

  4. mealplanmaven says:

    Jillian…this is absolutely fantastic! I am going to share your planner with my daughter who is having a crowd at her house this year! Thank you!!

  5. Erica Schwarz says:

    These printables looks so useful – I love ones for menu planning and prep schedule!

    1. Thanks, Erica. Have a fabulous Thanksgiving & enjoy! 🙂

  6. Heidy L. McCallum says:

    OMG this is great I was so excited over your Thanksgiving Planner – 5 FREE Printables! #EverythingButTheTurkey love it, thanks for making life easy!

    1. You’re so welcome, Heidy! 🙂

  7. Culinary Flavors says:

    Very handy for planning the festive meal!

  8. Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar says:

    These are adorable and would definitely help with the stress of Thanksgiving dinner!

  9. Michelle De La Cerda says:

    These are exactly what I didn’t know I needed! Thank you.

  10. Aimee - the crazy craft lady says:

    This is such a great idea! Perfect for us type-a people 🙂

    1. Exactly, Aimee! 😉

  11. earlleighdesigns says:

    These are adorable! Printing now!

  12. Am I the only idiot who can’t figure out how to print these? I’ve tried from my iPhone, iPad, and my laptop PC. Am I missing a link or something? I LOVE these and want to print them so badly, but when I click on the pictures, it doesn’t do anything. Help!

    1. Hi Carrie,

      I am so sorry that you’re having a hard time downloading them. I have now included a clickable link above each printable. This should make it easier for you!
      Have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

  13. This is one of the most thorough Thanksgiving planners that I’ve seen. I’ve included this with a link back in a fall printable roundup and pinned.

    1. Awesome, Thank you Erlene!

  14. I love these Thanksgiving planners! They’re such a festive and fun way to organize!

  15. How perfect for Thanksgiving! These planning guides look fantastic. Will definitely make the day easier.

  16. All of these planners will be so helpful for the holidays this year! Thanks for sharing!

  17. This is a good way for the host of the Thanksgiving party to be organize. I like the printables with the cute Thanksgiving theme.

  18. Heather Johnson says:

    great printables – i’m printing them off for my mom to use – she gets so scattered – every little bit hellps!