Countdown to Turkey Day: It’s Time to Invite the Guests

This post may contain affiliate links which means I get commissions for purchases. Sponsored posts will always be clearly disclosed. Privacy Policy

Hey there.

We have two weeks until Thanksgiving. How are you feeling about your upcoming event? Excited? Nervous? Dreading the whole thing? Wherever you stand on the matter, if you need to play catch-up on the countdown, everything we have covered so far is down there. 👇🏻

Nearly everyone’s favorite etiquette expert Emily Post says you need to give two weeks’ notice for formal events, so it is time to invite your guests.

Grab your tentative guest list and get ready to send the invites.

How to send invitations to Thanksgiving Dinner

Here at, when it comes to etiquette, we care less about formality and more about the underlying reason for it, ensuring everyone’s comfort. With that in mind, your invitation method comes down to your guest’s preferred form of communication. If you know that calling your guest will make them break out in hives, sending a text is perfectly fine.

What to include in your Thanksgiving invitations

Include what, where, when, and the event’s formality in your invitation. If you’re having a buffet-style dinner on paper plates, your guest may feel a bit awkward sitting on the ground in their Sunday best. If you are having an early dinner out-of-doors with heat lamps on a patio, your guests may want to wear heavy sweaters instead of light blouses.

Again, etiquette and manners serve to ensure that everyone knows what to expect and how to behave. We don’t have to hang on to outdated expectations. We just need to ensure your guests are safe and comfortable.

However you send your invites, check to ensure your guest has no allergies or dietary needs you need to be aware of. Keep track of these, as you will need this info over the next two weeks to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving Dinner.

Previously in the Countdown:

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Sharing is caring!

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.