To start your Thanksgiving budget, open your personal finance software and create a spending category
called 'Thanksgiving'. You will use this category to capture expenses in account registers
related to the holiday. You can probably create this category in the software's budgeting tool, but check the documention under Help if you're not sure how to do so.
If you really go all out for Thanksgiving and host big get togethers, consider using subcategories
to budget individually for food, decorating, school items and anything else you typically buy for this holiday. By using subcategories, you can easily determine where you can cut back to spend less on related items next year.
When you make Thanksgiving purchases, record them in the software's account register using the Thanksgiving categories. You will need to use split transactions
when you buy items from different budget categories at one store.