Thanksgiving Day Ideas & Recipes

In this post: Thanksgiving Day ideas and recipes, including Thanksgiving desserts, Jiffy Corn Casserole recipe, table setting ideas & more!

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Like all of you, over the years my family has developed holiday traditions, and our own special way of celebrating. Our family has grown, and we don’t all live in the same place any longer. Celebrating Thanksgiving last year was especially hard, because our families were dealing with COVID and quarantines. As a result of all of that, our celebration routines have definitely changed. If your Thanksgiving Day is going to be celebrated differently this year, here are some ideas that might help make the adapting process easier. While some of us thrive on change, it’s very difficult for others. No matter what your situation, you can make new traditions by adding a fresh dessert to the menu, mark your place settings with special tags, or if you are blessed to have kids around, make a festive banner. Read on for inspiration, and lots of Thanksgiving Day ideas!

Thanksgiving Day Ideas for Decor

Simple Autumn Table Setting with Burlap Bouquets
Fall Dining Room Decor
Thankful At Home
Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas
Copper-Inspired Thanksgiving Table Ideas
Easy Fall Tablescape Ideas & Inspiration
Have a Thanksgiving Table You Can Be Proud Of
Burlap Table Runner with Tassels
Mod Podge Pumpkin Craft

diy centerpiece idea with boxwood and cypress

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas
Natural Fall Centerpiece
Mini Pumpkin Flower Arrangements
Lambs Ear Garland & Cotton Boll Centerpiece
Sunflower Centerpiece Idea
Foraged Fall Centerpiece Idea
DIY Centerpiece Idea for the Holidays

CLICK FOR THE PRINTABLE THANKSGIVING PLANNER!

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Now I want to share one my family’s favorite dishes. It’s a set-in-stone tradition for Thanksgiving Day, and sometimes it reappears at Christmas. It’s the classic Jiffy Cornbread Mix Baked Corn Casserole. If you’ve had it, you know how good it is…and if you haven’t, you are in for a treat! This corn casserole can be thrown together in under 10 minutes, and it cooks evenly every time. The only tip I have is to plan your oven space, and make sure you have room for this to cook for about an hour, right before you plan to eat. Our family would never, ever take this off of our Thanksgiving menu!

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!

 

give thanks banner on shelves

Easy Thanksgiving Crafts

Printable Napkin Rings
DIY Simmering Potpourri
Burlap Bouquets

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18 Comments

  1. Love the Jiffy Corn Casserole. Have it yearly, and maybe more often. Thank you for all you do, your printable items, the recipes, and the pep talks. May you and yours have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

  2. Giving thanks for YOU Ann! The world is such a difficult place to be right now, I appreciate the inspiration to create a thankfulness celebration. The ideas you’ve shared are simple and doable, and as always BEAUTIFUL. God bless you and your loved ones.

  3. Ann – I have a large family, and we all try to get together for the holidays, but due to COVID this year it will be just my husband and I this year for thanksgiving. I love the idea of adding something a little different from our tried and true traditions. My daughter and daughters in law have all decided to seperately make one of your delicious desserts and we will be zooming dessert together this year. Different can still be fun! Now I am actually looking forward to the holiday!

  4. Barb Siebel says:

    Can’t wait to try the Jiffy Corn Bread Corn Casserole!
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    Let me know what you think.
    Thanks!
    Barb

  5. Maureen Provost Ryan says:

    Dear Ann, You have outdone yourself on this blog post! So complete and comprehensive. It just shows how generous you are! Have a great Thanksgiving this year. The cornbread casserole is a real favorite in our family and is requested for most gatherings! Thanks SO much!

  6. Lorri Rauscher says:

    Thanks Ann for the wealth of information on this blog. 💕 You have been a busy lady complling all these great ideas. Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends from Canada.

  7. Tracy R Rathbone says:

    Get tips and ideas Ann, thanks so much for the information.

  8. Joanne Narozniak Iovine says:

    Ann, W
    What fabric are your dining room chairs covered with? Very attractive!
    Printed your napkin rings yesterday…really nice!

  9. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipes. These look delicious We made your daughter’s pumpkin snickerdoodle cupcakes for a shower brunch a couple of weeks ago and they were delicious. We put the candy pumpkins on top because pumpkins were sort of our theme for the baby shower brunch.

  10. Wow! A wealth of wonderful ideas, beautiful photos and great recipes. Fabulous post.

  11. Thank You for all recipes , deco ideas and all the wonderful prints you have. Thank You for Thanksgiving now instead of doing Christmas so soon. Love your web site.

  12. Elizabeth Anne says:

    WONDERFUL! Post always put together so well I enjoy every one of your special posts! I will be making the “Corn Casserole” for Thanksgiving.

  13. I love this entire post, Ann, it’s so beautifully put together! Thanks for sharing the recipes, tips and inspiring photos. Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. ANN, I AM MOVING FROM ONE COAST TO ANOTHER THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING. MY FAMILY WILL ALL BE TOGETHER ON THANKSGIVING. I PRINTED OUT YOUR PAPER CHAIN TO SHARE WITH MY FAMILY, AND ALSO THE JIFFY CORNBREAD RECIPE. THESE THINGS ARE QUICK AND SPECIAL AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR SHARING THEM WITH ME. THEY WILL ADD THE LITTLE BIT OF SPARKLE TO MY THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!

  15. Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday but not the same since moving south away from my children and
    grandchildren.Hard to make new traditions when there is no family to share them with.I do like making
    my dinner since I’ve been doing it for so many years.I have many blessings to be thankful for this year.
    Thanks for your inspiration and enjoy your Thanksgiving.

  16. So glad you are concentrating on Thanksgiving. So many bloggers have passed it by and moved on to Christmas. I live both holidays – but Thanksgiving always gets pushed aside. Such a simple holiday with a great message “be thankful to God for all the blessings you have in your life.” Always look forward to your tips, passages, and recipes!

  17. Norma Rolader says:

    Yum Yum and precious ideas and tips so thankful for you