The holiday season is one of the busiest times of year — and at Cheddar Up, we thrive on busy. Long to-do list, short on time? Awesome, you belong here! Use this holiday prep checklist to stay on top of all the seasonal to-do item. Whether you’re planning for your group, school, family, or your fun time, we’ve got you covered.
Holiday prep checklist
As the crisp air of November ushers in the holiday season, it’s the perfect time to get a head start on your preparations. Your holiday prep checklist for November should be all about laying the groundwork for the festive activities ahead.
Consider this month as your planning phase – a time to outline your holiday budgets, decide on your guest lists, and start thinking about gift ideas. Early planning can ensure that when the hustle and bustle of December arrives, you’re well-prepared and can enjoy the festivities with less stress.
Write down one thing each day you’re thankful for
Buy a turkey and freeze it
Plan your Thanksgiving menu
Share the link to your teacher/coach/leader gifts
Make your personal holiday shopping list (and set a shopping deadline!)
Send thank-yous to your groups’ other leaders
Prep Hanukkah gifts
Shop for Thanksgiving meal
Thaw the turkey!
Finalize your Giving Tuesday collection
Relax and watch the Thanksgiving Day parade
Send a reminder for teacher/coach/leader gifts
Plan the class or group holiday party
Give to a cause for Giving Tuesday
Collect food for a local food pantry
Order your holiday cards
December is when the holiday season truly comes to life, and your holiday prep checklist for this month is key to navigating it with ease. This month, focus on finalizing details and putting your plans into action.
It’s also a great time to start preparing any holiday meals or treats, and perhaps even trying out some new recipes. Remember, the goal of your checklist is not just to complete tasks, but also to create memorable experiences for you and your loved ones.
Decorate for the holidays
Cook a big bowl of soup and freeze some for a busy night later
Buy class or group party supplies
Mail holiday cards
Plan your holiday menu
Deliver cards to a local senior living facility
Shop for holiday meal
Turn off your phone for the first day of Christmas break
Watch a holiday movie and drink hot chocolate
Your holiday prep checklist is an invaluable tool for ensuring a smooth and enjoyable holiday season. Whether you’re ticking off tasks in November or adding the final touches in December, each step brings you closer to a festive celebration. We hope this checklist not only helps you stay organized but also allows you to savor every moment of the holiday magic.
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