Money is tight for many people, but enjoying the holidays is important. Keeping Thanksgiving simple will aid in getting through the entire holiday season. Keep it affordable by picking up pumpkins at roadside stands when the prices drop, and using them to make your pies, breads, cookies, and soups. And don’t forget to pick up extras for creative table settings and decorating.
There are a number of sites with great articles that can be used as guidelines for celebrating Thanksgiving on a budget.
Bangor Frugal Living
Using Pumpkins Use them up when a good deal can be found.
Easy Thanksgiving Slow Cooker Meal When there’s only one or two of you, this will give minimal leftovers.
Apple Harvest Parfait A nice treat.
Bangor Single Mom
Thanksgiving Activities to Keep Children Entertained Keeping children out from underfoot can be a challenge. These ideas will help keep them busy as you prepare the main meal.
Thanksgiving on a Single Mom’s Income Going it alone creates a number of financial issues. This article will help.
Frugal is Fabulous!
10 Frugal Thanksgiving Ideas From having guests contribute a food, to shopping dollar stores for decorations, this article provides budget friendly tips.
Fun, Affordable Get-Togethers: Thanksgiving Spending time with family and friends is important and fun. Celebrate together.
Thanksgiving Decorating on a Budget It is possible to decorate well on a budget.
What to do with Pumpkins Use them when cooking and decorating.
Frugal Recipes: Spending Less to Eat Healthy
The Thanksgiving Bird… And Some Vegetables A simple take on the Thanksgiving Meal
Thanksgiving Food Crafts Get crafty with these ideas.
Pumpkin Crafts: Fruit Bowl, Mini Place Markers, Napkins, Placemats, Candle Holders, Pumpkin and Marigold Centerpiece, Pumpkin Bowls
Apple Crafts: Place Markers, Napkins, Placemats, Candle Holders
Gourd Crafts: Mini Place Markers, Napkins, Placemats, Candle Holders
Hot Mulled Cider A delicious beverage for a Thanksgiving meal. One to splurge on if possible.
Honey Butter A tasty treat for Thanksgiving rolls.
Pumpkin Butterscotch Chip Cookies A tasty contribution from Sheila Buck.
Pumpkin Pie Perhaps a favorite on Thanksgiving.
Using All those Pumpkin Seeds and Roasted Pumpkin Seed Flavor Variations.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies A delicious dessert for Thanksgiving.
And more here on Bangor Frugal Living
A Frugal Thanksgiving Plan, For Next Year Take advantage of low prices to spend less next year.
Host a Frugal Thanksgiving Party Everyone loves a party!
Frugal Decorating Ideas for Thanksgiving Decorate on a budget.
With all the ideas in the articles above, it will be easy to celebrate Thanksgiving without breaking the bank.
What do you do to save money on your Thanksgiving celebration? Share with us in the comments below, or email me.
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