Shop early for non-perishables. And order ahead where you can so you don’t waste precious time tracking down key elements at the last minute.
Have the Table Set
Set your table early in the week. Give special thought to seating arrangement, color, seasonality. It will make you happy all week and keep you in the mood.
Let others get involved. Give them a task such as making place holders, decorating the top of a pie before baking or arranging crudités in festive form.
An easy way to do that is with lots of flickering, unscented candles decorating the table and room and upbeat background music.
Remember Family Roots
Share stories of departed family members around the table and reminisce about the ways they made Thanksgiving special.