Thanksgiving Day Invitations

Let the Stuffing of Self Begin

Our Thanksgiving Day invitations have it all: graphics illustrating the history and meaning of Thanksgiving, and graphics illustrating your Thanksgiving menu ideas. That's right, we're talking pilgrims, turkey, and pumpkin pie. And did I mention we have pumpkin pie?

Help your family and friends navigate the 12 hours of Thanksgiving dinner by including a timeline for the big day in your Thanksgiving Day invitations. Yep, I said 12 hours, and here's how it shakes out at our house. Feel free to modify for your gathering, or use as is.

  • 12:00 Kickoff Game 1 (fill in teams). All are welcome to come and settle in.
  • 1:00 Appetizer lunch for all football watchers and dinner preparers.
  • 4:00 Kickoff Game 2 (fill in teams).
  • 5:55 All kids inside with hands washed.
  • 6:00 Dinner.
  • 6:15 Dessert (I know we only need 10 minutes, but humor me, I've worked for 24 hours on this).
  • 8:00 Kickoff Game 3 (fill in teams).
  • 9:00 Turkey sandwiches.
  • 10:00 I'm going to bed.
  • 12:00 Game over. Cover the pie and put in the fridge. Lock the door on your way out. Thank you for coming.

Thanksgiving Day invites can also be a great opportunity to vet a recipe. Ask folks how they feel about going the traditional Thanksgiving dinner menu route or are they up for something new? You can easily make the "new" an enticing proposition by giving choices for stuffing the bird—like oyster, chestnut mushroom, cranberry apple walnut, or turkey sausage dressing. Check out our Thanksgiving dressing recipes to get your creative juices flowing.

While you're at it, Thanksgiving Day invitations are the perfect place to assign what to bring if you share the cooking. The share-the-work concept is especially good for Thanksgiving desserts. And by asking a particular person/family to bring a specific item, you'll get a good assortment of pies, cakes, and cookies, instead of 5 apple pies (not that 5 apple pies wouldn't be fabulous). For a great start on the holiday dishes, take a look at our Thanksgiving food ideas: Thanksgiving appetizers, Thanksgiving side dishes, and Thanksgiving cake recipes.

But the very first thing you've got to do is spread the word on your upcoming spectacular spread. With these printable, downloadable Thanksgiving Day invitations, gathering the clan for your Thanksgiving feast will be a snap. So don't wait another minute to download, print, and get this show on the road!

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fall, pilgrims and pumpkins./
join us for a thanksgiving feast.

thanksgiving at our house./
gobble, gobble.

pumpkin pie, the best part of/
thanksgiving, aside from you of course./
join us for a thanksgiving feast.
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Just to make sure, you do know when Thanksgiving is, right? It's the 4th Thursday of the month, and that date is all over the place, so here's a cheat sheet. Aw shucks, you're welcome.

  • Thursday, November 28, 2013
  • Thursday, November 27, 2014
  • Thursday, November 26, 2015
  • Thursday, November 24, 2016
  • Thursday, November 23, 2017
  • Thursday, November 22, 2018
  • Thursday, November 28, 2019
  • Thursday, November 26, 2020
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