Have some activities in place. Some people are content just to eat and watch football, but those with larger families and lots of kids will need to have a few backup systems in place. Get suggestions for games and other activities that kids can do, as well as some activities for the whole family.
Set the table. The night before Thanksgiving is likely to be the last few hours of calm before the holiday storm. It's a perfect time to make sure all the place settings - with place cards - are set as they should be. Double-check that food and drinks are all in their right places, and that your oven and stove are ready to go. You're all set to host your best Thanksgiving ever. Now get some sleep!