I’ve always thought it was unfair at big family gatherings for kids to have to sit at their own table. Granted they sometimes play with their food, make lots of noise, sometimes break dishes or can be downright unruly. However, maybe if they’re in the company of adults when eating at more formal or even casual dinners they may pick up on some social graces. That is, as long as the adults don’t play with their food, make lots of noise, sometimes break dishes or act downright unruly.
If there isn’t room or if the host/hostess insist that kids have their own table how about making it special for them. A plain old card table and chairs would make me a bit unruly come to think of it.
To start with I found a paper table cover that is one giant activity pad. The kids can color, play word games, tic tac toe, and find their way through a turkey maze. It can keep them busy for hours. I know a couple of adults in my family that could amuse themselves for most of the evening with this. I found the cover at Walmart.
The golden/yellow dishes are the same ones I used here in my From Summer to Fall Table. We use them most everyday. I topped them with some whimsical cornstalk plates that I picked up at Big Lots years ago.
Not wanting to press my luck too much and because they worked with the napkins I chose these holiday appropriate cups for the kids.
The flatware I’ve had for many years and I really like the weathered look.
I bundled several crayons and tied them with ribbon as favors for each child. A pack of 48 from the dollar store will go a long way.
I made the wreath probably about 15 years ago and it shows. It really needs a touch up and it’ll get one after the holiday. The cornucopia came from a dollar store a long time ago. I bought it with the idea to use it as a gift basket. After trying to fill it with bath products to no avail, I gave up on that idea. I thought the tissue tuffed turkey was a fun addition to it.
These Indians and scarecrows are so cute. They been at the big table several times, but I think they’re more appreciated by the kids. Although the young ones probably won’t use the salt and pepper shakers, or the sugar and creamer they fit better here also
Since this is a kids table I had to get an experts opinion on how it would work for the holiday. Gabbi’s cousin Aubrey came over to play just in time to test it out with her. Clearly they loved the table cover.
Clearly they like the banana cupcakes I made as well.
Recipe coming soon for the cupcakes.
Tablecover, turkey centerpiece, napkins, cups – Walmart
Golden Yellow Dishes – Meijers
Flatware – don’t remember
Cornstalk Dishes – Big Lots (many years ago)
Indians and Scarecrows- Big Lots (many years ago)
Cornucopia – Dollar Store
Homemade Wreath – components for Michaels
Turkey salt & pepper, sugar & creamer – Big Lots
Crayons – Dollar Store
Cupcakes – Sweet Sensations
Cupcake Liners and Picks – Michaels
Also, come over to A Stroll Thru Life for more fabulous tables.