One Month AheadFigure out a few basics: How many people will you be inviting? Do you want it to feel elegant, cozy, casual? Start a list that you can add to over the month as you think of things you need.Order your turkey early, especially if you are planning to get a heritage bird (they do sell out).Choose recipes and figure out who will be making what.Do a walk-through of your house. Does anything need fixing or updating before the big day? Make a plan to take care of repairs and decorating projects now, while you still have ample time.