Best of Parent Hacks: Thanksgiving
How are your preparations coming along, either for your meal or your travel? Hopefully these tips collected at Parent Hacks over the years will help you along.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. I'm so thankful we're here, talking about it, after all these years. You are the best community in the world.
Thanksgiving meal planning and preparation
- 6 easy ways to involve kids in Thanksgiving
- No gravy boat? Simple substitutions for your Thanksgiving table (at The Accidental Expert)
- An organized Thanksgiving (including shopping list and supplies list templates)
- Cook and freeze the side dishes and desserts ahead of time
- Organize the Thanksgiving potluck with Google Docs
- Label the serving pieces
- Cut up the turkey before roasting to cut cooking time
- Online grocery services organize your shopping list for you -- even if you don't buy
Thanksgiving travel tips
- Book a "nap flight" for holiday travel
- A keepsake journal triples as travel entertainment, art preservation, and a grandparent gift
- Toy catalogs make for good kid distraction
- The Travel archive is full of hundreds more great family travel tips!
Thanksgiving activities for kids
- Thanksgiving craft project: Cup cozies
- Non-TV ideas for organizing children during social gatherings? Talk amongst yourselves.
- Special event coming up? Try a practice run beforehand