Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving Kids Table

If you are hosting Thanksgiving at your house this year (I'm so glad that I'm not this year) one thing you may have forgotten is the kids table! It's easy to overlook and then you end up just throwing out a card table at the last minute. But the kids deserve a special table too! Here are some adorable ideas for creating a cute space for the littles in your life.

How simple and adorable is this? Simply cover a table with craft paper and draw on "place mats" under the plates. Put out cups filled with crayons and the kiddos will be occupied for at least a little while. Love the little pears in cups as well. Source: divineny.com

How about this sweet little table? Pilgrim hats hold crayons for coloring. Mini "pies" can hold treats such as candy corns. And the paper drumsticks for the place cards? You just can't get cuter than that! Source: Be Different Act Normal

Then there is the always adorable Pottery Barn Kids table.

And if you were a really talented and patient seamstress, you could even make knockoff place mats and turkeys just like these. How cute are the acorns hanging from the trees? Source: potterybarnkids.com

paper bag popcorn turkey
I'm loving this paper bag turkey! There's even a surprise snack inside! Popcorn! Source: One Charming Party

And last but not least, if you wanted to whip up a few Fabric Pumpkins, they would make a perfect centerpiece for the kids table. They are unbreakable and so cute!
If you are looking for ways to keep the kids entertained throughout the evening, just remember to keep it simple. The last thing you want to be doing is supervising the kid's crafts instead of visiting with the adults!

1. As shown above, laying craft paper on the table and letting the kids color is a great option.

2. Another cute idea is making nature inspired picture frames. Fill a few bowls with twigs, acorns, feathers, etc. Then let the kids glue on their designs onto the frames (You can get cheap $1 ones at any craft store). When they are all dry you can put a picture of the kids at Thanksgiving in it. Your kids will have a sweet reminder of their relatives and friends!
Here is one I whipped together for miss Princess the other day. I used hot glue to cut down on drying time, but plain Elmer's glue will work fine. You don't want to leave the kids alone with a hot glue gun!

3. Then you could always go for the classic hand print turkeys. Get basic colors of non-toxic and washable paints. Red, yellow, orange, brown, green. Let the kids paint their hands and carefully press onto paper. Fill bowls with googlely eyes and feathers and set out glue so that they can embellish the turkeys.

Hope this helped to inspire fun ideas for your own Thanksgiving Kids Table!

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