The Ultimate Thanksgiving Checklist

Putting together a Thanksgiving feast is all about the planning! Stay organized and keep track of the foods and accessories you need with our ultimate Thanksgiving checklist. From dinner and dessert to cooking accessories and decorations, host a memorable meal with family and friends for a holiday gathering that will warm your hearts.  

Thanksgiving Appetizers

From tasty bites to creamy dips, there’s nothing like fresh Thanksgiving appetizers to start the celebration! These easy dishes are sure to satisfy.

  • Cornbread 
  • Cheese and crackers 
  • Chips and spinach dip 
  • Veggies and dip 
  • Salad 
  • Apple chips 
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts 
  • Deviled eggs

Thanksgiving Dinner

From colorful sides to traditional turkey, make sure there’s something for everyone at the table. Gobble up the mashed potatoes, pass the green bean casserole, and cherish the ones you’re spending the holiday with. For the most delicious time, check all these items off your list!

  • Turkey 
  • Mashed potatoes 
  • Sweet potatoes 
  • Cranberry sauce 
  • Green bean casserole 
  • Peas 
  • Corn 
  • Stuffing 
  • Gravy 
  • Rolls 
  • Butter 
  • Salt and pepper 


Whether you’re enjoying a refreshing glass of cider or a fall-themed cocktail, fill up your cup with something good this Thanksgiving! Here are our favorites.

  • Water 
  • Cider 
  • Wine 
  • Sparkling cranberry juice 
  • Coffee 
  • Tea 


Of course the turkey and mashed potatoes are the center of attention, but Turkey Day isn’t complete without a variety of desserts. Remember, the best things in life are sweet!

  • Pumpkin pie 
  • Pecan pie 
  • Apple pie 
  • Ice cream 
  • Fruit 
  • Cookies 

Cooking Tools 

When the big day rolls around, you want your food to come out just right! Stock up on these cooking accessories to make prepping simple and fool-proof.

  • Carving board 
  • Carving set 
  • Baster 
  • Roasting pan 
  • Roasting rack 
  • Turkey lifters 
  • Mixer 
  • Scraper 
  • Measuring utensils 
  • Saucepans 
  • Pots 
  • Whisk 
  • Spatula 
  • Turner 
  • Vegetable peeler 
  • Baking sheet 
  • Mixing bowls 
  • Basting brush 
  • Rolling pin 
  • Strainer 
  • Cooling rack 
  • Pie dish 
  • Coffee maker 
  • Tea pot 

Turkey Day Tableware

Set up in style for the ultimate feast! From utensils to the gravy boat, organize your table with a festive Thanksgiving flair. Be sure you have the following.

  • Casserole dishes 
  • Plates 
  • Bowls 
  • Knives 
  • Forks 
  • Spoons 
  • Drinking glasses 
  • Napkins 
  • Trivets 
  • Hot pads 
  • Coasters 
  • Gravy boat 
  • Water pitcher 
  • Wine decanter 
  • Ice bucket 

Thanksgiving Décor

Warm up your home — especially your dining room — with fall-friendly décor. From rich colors to warm autumn tones, highlight everything you love about the season.

  • Candles 
  • Centerpiece 
  • Linens 
  • Napkin rings 
  • Napkin holders

Now that you have the ultimate checklist, all that’s left to do is prep! What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food to make? Let us know in the comments section below, and don’t forget to browse our Thanksgiving collection for thoughtful treats to show your thanks!

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