November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Weee hoooo eeeeeee!!!  It's time for family and friends, parades and football, turkey and stuffing, big kid tables and little kid tables…gotta love Thanksgiving!  I'm not sure about you, but when I was growing up, I couldn't WAIT to graduate from the kiddy table.  My sister and I were the oldest cousins and while she was busy entertaining all of them at my expense, I was coveting the adults who got to eat off of my grandmother's Lenox Autumn china.

 

Perhaps if the kid's table were as festively decorated as the following ones (and were I not the butt of every. single. joke. from. every. single. cousin.) I would have enjoyed my time at the kiddy table a bit more.

I have to love any design concept for kids that allows them to express themselves creatively.  I promise no one in my family would have thrown a crayon at anyone else…really, I do.

Another fun idea is to get the kids involved with creating the kiddy table in the first place.  These leaf print place cards are a great project for the kids leading up to the big day.

 

Of course, you could let someone else do the dirty work and order some nifty templates from any number of Etsy designers.

 

I just had to share this fun idea since I haven't seen it before…did you know there was such a thing as chalkboard FABRIC?  How awesome would THAT be for the kiddy table?

Finally, these fun centerpieces definitely lend a quirky feel to the kid table.

 

Where ever you are assigned to sit this year, I hope you have a beautiful holiday and are able to spend it with those you love. 

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(photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

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One Response to “Happy Thanksgiving!”

  1. Myrna Ryan Says:
    November 27th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    I love the idea of designing the kiddie table.  I was never banished from eating with the adults, however, whenever dinners were held at another home they sometimes presented a frightening sight of tables for kids.  My understanding mother always kept me with her, thank the Lord.  A creatvely decorated children's table would have been quite seductive, especially a chalkboard linen for a table cover.  Great idea!
    Cheers,
    Myrna