With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to start planning your kids’ Thanksgiving table! I have a few ideas for you to ensure your kids have the best Thanksgiving ever.
The key to a perfect kids’ Thanksgiving table is entertain, entertain, and entertain!
Kids don’t enjoy the food and conversation aspect of Thanksgiving as much as adults do, so it’s important to keep them busy. I always like to have a few different games, activities, and treats for the kids to keep them having fun.
This year, Mariah Leeson of Giggle Galore and I have designed a few printable games to use for your kids’ Thanksgiving table.
First off, I designed a Thankful Tree craft! The purpose is for kids (and your adult guests, too!) to write down on printable leaves what they are thankful for. They can color the leaves, write on them and then hang them up on the tree. It keeps your kids entertained while also focusing on the reason for the season. You can download the tree and leaves over on Love The Day.
Once the kids are done with the tree, Mariah also designed a Thanksgiving Bingo game that will keep them playing for hours, especially if you have a large group. You can even use candy corn and M&Ms as playing pieces. The game is played by one child or adult calling out the name of the image that is printed out in a stack of coordinating cards. Once the image is called out, players place a candy on that image on their bingo card.
Once you have the entertainment and games all figured out, you can start working on the cute kids’ Thanksgiving table décor.
I started off by using ceramic fruit baskets as the table’s centerpiece. They are PERFECT to house all the candy pieces, crayons, Bingo calling cards, and printable leaves that will keep the kids playing all day long.
I surrounded the cartons with faux, real, and fabric pumpkins to bring out some color.
Lastly, I set a simple place setting. I used a 12x12 piece of cardstock as the placemat and set down a Chinet® Classic White™ All Occasion plate. On top of the plate I placed a Chinet Classic White All Occasion napkin wrapped in a printable pumpkin napkin ring.
The napkin ring was a way to bring some dimension to the place setting and seemed like something my kids would love. You can download the pumpkin ring here.
The last thing I did was fill the Chinet® Cut Crystal® 9 oz. cups with orange soda and topped it off with a cute polka dot straw.
And that’s it! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!