Thanksgiving Day Dinner and Travel – The Social Media Way

Thanksgiving Day is one of the highlights of the year, where we can celebrate years gone by and spend much needed time with our nearest and dearest. To get things underway without a hitch, there is always social media to turn to. It can give you information on how to cook your banquet, organise those travel arrangements and source that all important entertainment.

Over at Mashable they have come up with some fantastic ways of making that special time run smoothly. Starting with the preparation and cooking of the meal. Ok, so to some, this is probably the most stressful part of the whole experience, cooking everything on time and catering for everybody’s dietary requirements. With just a few tips to help you, all that burden can be taken off your shoulders. There is the “Food Network Comprehensive Thanksgiving 2010 guide,” giving you dinner and decoration tips and sourcing the best station on Pandora. Signing up to SignUpGenius or Groupsched will enable you to have the best “potluck party” with the aid of interactive online sign-up sheets. This means that each guest to the party can bring a contribution with them, be it a bottle or food. Social media can play a huge part in sourcing out your grocery and meat coupons, to giving you ideas on how to cook a Thanksgiving meal on a budget.

Turning to travel plans. If you have decided to go to relatives or friends this year, there are plenty of options available to you, be it, finding you the best air-fares, the use of cell phone apps such as “GasBuddy” giving you information on where to get gas and “BeatTheTraffic” letting you know congested areas to avoid. To round off your special day, take a moment to think about what it has meant to you? “TurkeyTwitter” gives you the option to share your comments and thoughts on the day with others.

What will you be doing this Thanksgiving? Let us know. To find out more tips check out Mashable‘s complete listing.