Thanksgiving Kids Table

Happy November! How was everyone’s Halloween? We had SO much fun trick or treating with little man…though it was extremely cold! Now that Halloween is over & November is here, I feel like the holiday season has officially begun! I can listen to my Christmas music, and start on Christmas decorations without fear of ridicule {though I’ve been listening for about a month now}.

If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that my husband works in a {very large} church in Carmel, IN. We always plan that we’ll be spending holidays in town since he works on or around most of the major dates of the season. {He always calls this his “busy time” at work – which is completely true}. So, this year some of my family is coming up between Thanksgiving & Christmas to celebrate what we’re calling “Christgiving”…it’ll be a thing – you’ll see! Basically the plan is to have a huge Thanksgiving feast with Christmas decorations & presents!

We’ll have four under-fives at Christgiving, so I wanted to make it a fun time for them also. I’ve whipped up this adorable kids table set-up & I hope it inspires you to get creative for the kids you’ll be celebrating with!

Almost everything on this table is from the dollar section at Target – umm…is it weird to admit that’s my favorite place to shop?

Here are the things I picked up:

  • Cups, plates, and snack cups: sets of 10 for $1 each
  • Metal buckets: $1 each
  • Festive kids fork & spoon sets: $1 per set
  • Glittery Fall-colored leaves: $1 for 9
  • Festive toothpicks: $1 for 10

*TIP: I visited my Target November 1st & all of these items were 50% off!!! That makes the cups, plates, snack cups, buckets, utensil sets, leaves, and toothpicks only $.50 each!

I used the buckets to hold crayons & markers for each individual place setting, so {hopefully} no fighting will occur. I taped a glittery leaf to the crayon buckets with the children’s names so they know which seat is theirs. The buckets are so adorable on their own, if you don’t want to assign seats, just use the leaves as decorations.

*don’t mind my obsession with taking panoramic photos on my phone…*

The $1 Spot also had some cute kids coloring sheet place-mats. They were adorable, but were definitely made for older children. So, I thought it would be fun to make my own & share the printables with you!

This is the one I made for older children. They can draw in the faces of the Pilgrims & Indians, plus practice writing skills!

I simply printed these on regular printer paper on the landscape setting. If you would like to re-use these for a few years, laminate them & have the kids use dry-erase markers!

The left-over glittery leaves were used as a simple centerpiece. I wanted to keep the clutter down, and keep any breakables away from the table. That way the kids don’t have to worry about being “proper,” they can just play & be kids.

I am obsessed with these adorable snack cups! You could use them for anything: candy corn, trail mix, ice cream, etc. But, how cute are these little Fall snack cakes with the themed toothpicks in them?! Plus, I like that the children can have a small snack before dinner is prepared.

It’s the little touches, like having a table just for the kids, that always makes a memorable get-together. I can’t WAIT for everyone to arrive! It’ll be the first time our kids are getting together for a holiday!!!

Do you have big plans with the family for Thanksgiving or Christmas?

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  1. says

    How adorable! I walked right by all of that on sale today. I might need to go back and snag a few things to make a cute table for us. Thanks for the idea.

  2. says

    We celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas on the second Saturday of December for the extended family of cousins. My aunt started this years ago as the cousins grew up, married and had families of their own. It was hard to find two dates for each holiday. When the kids were small we exchanged presents. The adults had to create something handmade for each other. Now we are all adults so we pick a charity to give a donation to celebrate the season.

    Love the children’s table. We still have one even though the youngest is now a teen and the oldest a thirty-something!

  3. says

    I love your placemat idea. My kids tend to nibble and run when all of their cousins are visiting for Thanksgiving. Maybe the crayon-filled buckets and placemats will keep them at the table a little longer.

    Thank you so much for visiting and adding your idea to the Thanksgiving Treats and Fall Fun Linky Party. I’m one of your co-hosts from If you linked up from one of the other co-host sites, I hope you’ll stop by my site for a visit.

  4. says

    Such a cute table! Makes me want to sit at the kids table! Thanks so much to linking it to the Thanksgiving Treats & Fall Fun party! Have a great day!
    House on the Way

  5. Tammy says

    Fun! It always feel like Thanksgiving is more like Christmas :) Thank you so much for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  6. says

    How pretty. Thanks so much for linking up to the Thanksgiving Treats & Fall Festival Fun Link Party. I also host a Tuesday link party and would love you to link up sometime :) Have a wonderful Tuesday!

  7. says

    How sweet these are! Thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches. We also combine Christmas and Thanksgiving each year and we call it “Thanksmas” :)


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