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How Much Will You Spend This Thanksgiving?

This year, consumers witnessed a lot of cost increases in food, so it's only natural that the price of Thanksgiving dinner has crept up, too. Agriculture experts estimate that Thanksgiving costs have risen by an average of six percent this year, and the American Farm Bureau, which conducts a Thanksgiving yearly survey, cited $44.61 as the average cost of a Thanksgiving for 10 in 2007.

I'm not surprised; in fact, I'm certain that I spend at least twice as much on my Thanksgiving dinner. How much do you plan to shell out?


mtiger mtiger 8 years
I'm in charge of green beans and green bean casserole, so it'll definitely be less than $25. But add in gas, wine, who knows?
JenniferIsabella JenniferIsabella 8 years
My extended family is having a Thanksgiving Potluck, where everyone brings a little something, or a lot of somethings depending on the aunt. I'm planning on bringing a mashed sweet potato casserole and either a pumpkin cheesecake or pumpkin cake, so everything shouldn't cost me more than $40.
totonlaura totonlaura 8 years
I'm going to be in charge of the ham!!!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I'm bringing a homemade pie to my mom's for Thanksgiving, but I'll also be spending $$ on a tank of gas for the trip. Plus, I'll be helping to prepare the food. I do know that my mom always pays a lot for her turkey because she gets a fresh, free-range bird from the local butcher shop.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
tlsgirl - you may want to consider bringing something to your bf's house for dinner!
SugarCat SugarCat 8 years
I'm bringing pumpkin cupcakes to the dinner I'm going to, so less than 25.
lawchick lawchick 8 years
that's awesome, bellaressa :) you have a big heart
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
At least $ or more. I am hosting the dinner.
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I'm making a pecan pie and some pre-dinner nibbles. Probably about $25.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
On food - nothing, but I will be spending the money to drive to my BF's parents' house for Thanksgiving. Still under $25.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i'm going away so i'll be spending a lot, but not on dinner or anything it will be on hotel, restaurant food, and shopping!
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
I am volunteering this Thanksgiving serving food, so I am not contributing anything but time.
partysugar partysugar 8 years
I can't believe the average is only $44! I can't even buy regular dinner for that much...
psychobabble psychobabble 8 years
I don't know yet. My husband and I aren't visiting family or hosting (we're students states away from family) so we haven't decided if we're going to do a small dinner for ourselves or just eat out.
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 8 years
I'm contributing this year, not hosting - but I'll still be spending 100+.
krae85 krae85 8 years
I'm in the 50-75 range and all I'm making is pies to bring to our various family gatherings.. yikes
lawchick lawchick 8 years
husband and I are going to lunch with my mom and brother. I'm assuming mom is paying, but I guess we should offer to help!
lolococo lolococo 8 years
Nada - the parentals host Thanksgiving every year so they take care of it. :) Perhaps I'll splurge and buy a bottle of wine...
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i don't think that i'll really have to spend anything this year. since we're going to my fiance's family - they are hosting and his mom always goes all out so my contribution will probably be in hard labor!
mswender mswender 8 years
My family is all congregating in Pittsburgh to be with my grandfather and we are going out for Thanksgiving. I am not really spending anything, but I don't think the cost per person has risen at the place we go. It will be wonderful to have all of us together from around the country, we usually are only a group of around5-6 and now we are 20.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
On food? Nothing. Though, I will certainly help my Mom prepare everything :]
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
mariposamonarca, I *love* $mores! mmmm... In all seriousness, I'm not hosting anything for thanksgiving itself (I'm going home, and mom and dad will be doing all of the cooking - dad gets in the zone and woe upon those who disturb him) but I am going to be hosting a pre-thanksgiving event for a bunch of international students, but that gets reimbursed by the law school. Last year, I made a meatcake - check out my recipe off of my profile page. Total cost: $25
caryatid caryatid 8 years
divinelight divinelight 8 years
I said $25-$50, but I'm planning on it being less. I'm hosting a small tailgate party on Thanksgiving instead of an actual Thanksgiving lunch or dinner. So I'll be using the recipe for turkey sliders, but with a side of stuffing, and then a pumpkin pie for desert!
erinflower erinflower 8 years
At least 100.
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