1. invite lots of people over, preferably including a mix of people from different countries. this year’s guest list included people from Korea, Russia and Saudi Arabia!

2. buy a lot of food

3. rearrange your fridge so you can fit a turkey in there

3. find a really cute kitchen helper (this step is essential)

4. make a lot of food (this step is really more like 25 steps in one)

5. while making said food, take a break for a photo op with your helper

6. if this is your first time cooking a turkey by your onesies, make sure you take a picture of yourself and mr. turkey

7. send guests to the yard to play bocce ball while you finish cooking

8. eat. eat. eat.

9. play pictionary

10. only clean up part way and save the rest for tomorrow!