Hey Planning Mashers!
November is here, so it’s time to add bright oranges and yellows to our journals and prepare them for Thanksgiving.
Check this post for 19 Bullet Journal ideas to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy the holiday spirit.
It’s that time of the year to get together and enjoy our families and friendships. However, it can also be pretty stressful so prepare everything for the big day.
Your Bullet Journal is always there to help you through. Today I’m sharing some page ideas with you on how to add a happy Thanksgiving spirit to your journal, as well as a few ideas on how to use your Bullet Journal to help you organize the big dinner.
There is also a Plan With Me video at the end of the post with me setting up 7 Thanksgiving-themed Bullet Journal pages.
Some of these pages are available as a free printable in our Resources Vault, so make sure to drop by and download it from there.
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Once we’re done with the spreads, we’ll also look into different tutorials and stationery that can help you create your own beautiful Thanksgiving Bullet Journal pages.
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I love quote pages, they are a great way to fill out an empty page in your BuJo and are a strong tool to set the mood.
Plus, making a quote spread is yet another opportunity to get creative and enjoy a moment for yourself.
And if you never made one in your journal, check my post How To Create Quote Page In Your Bullet Journal.
I just have to admire this page and the idea of using a drawing of a turkey.
I also feel like this could be a great idea for a stencil.
Beautiful lettering and I’m loving that gradient effect.
For this quote, they used Tombow Dual Brush Pens and they definitely are absolutely beautiful.
This is a wonderful quote for every month of the year, but definitely especially for November when we have Thanksgiving.
It’s Thanksgiving, so isn’t it the perfect time of the year to give gratitude log a chance, even if you’ve never used one before.
To learn more about this page check my post Benefits Of Daily Gratitude.
The gratitude log is not a very interesting page, since it’s pretty empty. But that’s also what I like about it – an empty page ready to be filled with good memories and positive things.
I also want to say that for everything Fall my favorite colors to use are Karin Brushmarker Pro with their beautiful bright colors.
You can have a daily gratitude log, but you can also just create a spread at once and remember all the beautiful things in your life.
I really like that on this spread they also played around with different fonts, making it look more interesting.
Creating bucket lists is one of my favorite things to do! It really helps you to remember all the good things you can do in the season.
For more inspiration check my post Fall Bucket List Ideas.
My favorite format for a bucket list is to add tons of doodles, and some text to clarify it all.
I must admit though that pumpkin pie is not my favorite, I’d probably go for cherry pie or pecan pie instead.
What’s your favorite pie? Let us know in the comments!
Create a bucket list for November, Fall, or Thanksgiving day.
It’s a fun way to have a moment for yourself and build up excitement.
Whatever your monthly theme for November is, you can always make an exception for Thanksgiving week and create a weekly dedicated to the holiday.
Just take a look at the weekly spreads below for inspiration.
Love this weekly and it just screams about Thanksgiving dinner.
Definitely makes me so hungry! It’s probably time to go get some food.
Gobble Gobble! Love how there are some of the best Thanksgiving things here.
Oh and definitely want to give special love to little snoopy cooking up some popcorn.
A beautiful example is that you don’t need any color to make a beautiful Bullet Journal page.
I’m also loving the addition of the quote. It really is one of my favorite gratitude quotes.
Really cute spread and I love how much details and decorations fit here.
If you’re the one hosting the big dinner this year, you better be prepared.
Make a whole plan of all the things you should do and assign a time slot for them.
You don’t want to run around preparing everything last minute, so take it easy and start working on the big dinner right now.
There are plenty of things you can prepare in advance.
One of the things you can start thinking of right now is the guest list, so why not create a separate Bullet Journal page just for that.
It can be useful for all your Thanksgiving preparations to know exactly how many people to expect.
I bet you have a few recipes you love the most, or maybe you just found several new ones you’d like to try out this Thanksgiving, courtesy of Mom or Granny.
Recipe pages always make for a great keepsake.
Just add them to your Bullet Journal!
And leave some space for future comments on what you liked and what you want to improve.
Planning a meal for the whole family is hard work, so make sure you use your Bullet journal to help you out.
I find that for a big dinner it’s more helpful when people actually share the food responsibilities.
Cooking is usually a bit stressful thing for me, and cooking for a group of people can be even worse. A bit of help from the guests would definitely help me as a host to have more fun and be more relaxed.
I love how this spread includes not just a menu, but also decor.
I love Fall decorations so definitely approve of making an entire spread about it.
Beautiful spread and done with my favorite pens in the entire world.
I also feel like it’s such a great idea to have a notes section for what can be done better next year!
Of you can go with this creative solution and have the entire dinner plan with some little notes on how to better cook each dish.
This page definitely has to come right after your meal plan.
You can just write your grocery list, divide it by types of meal or maybe divide it by how in advance you can buy things.
Bonus: Travel Pages
A lot of you will probably be traveling for the holidays, so here are a few travel page ideas.
These exact pages are actually from the time I moved from China and was planning to do some traveling on the way to my new destination. But it will work for any traveling plans.
I feel like it’s always useful to make a list like that with things to do in the destinations you visit.
I don’t always plan out every day but it’s useful to have a list of things to choose from when the time comes.
I know I know you can have all this information on your phone. But I love putting it clearly in my journal.
This is a useful overview for the planning of the entire trip.
I love creating countdown pages, they help me get more excited about the upcoming trip.
It also helps me to see better how much time I have left to finish all the preparations.
The final page that I always have is a packing list, the spread that always helps me to remember ALL the things.
Check out for more in my travel journal related posts:
- Creative and Useful Travel Journal Page Ideas
- The Ultimate Guide To Travel Journal
- Plan With Me: Travel Journal
How To Decorate Thanksgiving Bullet Journal Pages
Thanksgiving calls for its own style of decor, but don’t worry, I gathered here all you need to start creating your own pretty pages in no time.
Bullet Journal Doodles
Of course, I have to start from my favorite way to decorate my journal – doodles.
Below I found an awesome Doodle With Me videos with some cute little fall tutorials, so be sure to check those out.
Washi Tape and Stickers
And of course, there are also a bunch of stickers and washi tapes you can use to decorate your Thanksgiving pages.
First, here are a few picks from Amazon, and if you get a 30 day Amazon Prime FREE trial you’ll be able to get those with fast and free delivery.
Here are a few awesome ones I found on Etsy as well.
Love these beautiful stickers and the harvest vibe they have.
While banners are very Thanksgiving themes, the rest of the stickers can be used for any Fall theme.
These washi tapes are perfect for decorating your Thanksgiving pages and they come in such beautiful colors.
Plus again you can use them for other things as well since not all of them have a clear Thanksgiving vibe.
I had to include this one since I think it’s just so super cute.
I’m really loving this fun doodly style so I’m hoping you’ll love these too.
Plan With Me: 7 Fun and Useful Thanksgiving Bullet Journal Pages
As I promised, here is my plan with me video with 7 Thanksgiving pages to add to your Bullet Journal.
You say some of these pages in the post already, but I thought it’d be fun to show how exactly I created them.
Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Which Bullet Journal pages do you usually use to prepare for the holiday?
Let us know in the comments section below!
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