Sitting at the kids’ table can be a lot of fun. Here are a few tips to make sure the kids are having a good time while also feeling like they are part of the celebration.
- Place Cards: Avoid any conflict and place kids strategically at their seats. Let them make the place cards into fun turkey or pumpkin shapes.
- Kid-Friendly Sides: Consider making some smaller, more kid friendly versions of your Thanksgiving side dishes.
- Cupcakes: Cupcakes decorated as a turkey will sure make the kids smile.
- Plates: Stock up on durable plastic place to avoid accidents. Around the holiday season stores usually have holiday themed plates.
- Table Runner: Give the kids something to do during dinner by covering their table with brown craft paper and putting crayons at each place setting.
- Another fun project for the kids are making necklaces. Small bowls of colorful beads and yarn can be put at each setting to make their own Thanksgiving necklace.
- Gratitude Boxes: A fun way to keep the kids busy before settling down for dinner. They will teach the kids to start thinking about what they are truly thankful for. Once finished, they can bring them to the table and share them with the rest of the family.
- Centerpiece: Choose a centerpiece that doubles as food presentation. Create a “turkey” out of freshly cut raw vegetables. Use carrots, celery, peppers, cucumbers as the feathers and add a small broccoli bunch for the body and tomatoes as the head. Use a small pointed piece of carrot for the beak and peppercorns for the eyes.
Take a look at our November Newsletter for more Thanksgiving tips!