Archives for November 2010

4 Fun Ideas for The Kids’ Table

4 Fun Ideas for The Kids' Table

Southern Living

Do you all put your kids at “the kids’ table” for holiday meals? I remember always being at the kids table during our family holiday meals! I actually thought it was fun, gathering together all the cousins we only got to see twice a year around the table! I have fond memories of the conversation and laughs!

4 Fun Ideas for The Kids' Table

My son doesn’t have as many cousins as I do so the kids table isn’t quite as populated these days.  But I still love the idea of making the table memorable for the kids, even if they are mixed in to the adult table!

I looked around the internet and found a few fun ideas I want to use.

Tablecloths and Placemats

1) Use paper on the table or for place mats so kids can draw during dinner or make lists of things they are thankful for.

4 Fun Ideas for The Kids' Table


2) Centerpieces don’t have to be stuffy or formal, why not make them humorous? Veggies with faces or candy turkeys keep things fun!

4 Fun Ideas for The Kids' Table


3) Let kids be involved in making place cards.  A little project like this can keep kids busy while the real turkey is still in the oven!

4 Fun Ideas for The Kids' Table

Party Favors

4. A few fun party favors like these adorable finger puppets (stuck on candy sticks!) will keep kids entertained while the adults are still talking.

Do you have “kids’ tables” for holiday meals?

All images: Martha Stewart, except first photo Southern Living.

Thanksgiving Projects

Thanksgiving Projects

Even though my 31 Days of Autumn Bliss is over doesn’t mean celebrating the season is over! There is always a new season to embrace! It is time to transition to Thanksgiving and the holidays! It is November! Yay!

So to kick off the Thanksgiving season here in the U.S., I’m excited to announce I will be guest judging over at The CSI Project this week! Now if you haven’t yet discovered this gem on the internet, let me tell you it is FUN! They post a creative challenge on a specific theme to readers each week. You have the first part of the week to create and link up a post on that theme. This week’s theme is Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Projects

Need some inspiration for the upcoming Thanksgiving season? Me too! It is super rainy and gray around the NW this morning — so I’m curled up on the sofa with my coffee getting pumped up with ideas. It could be a long gray season around here but with fun inspiration and projects, I’m looking forward to it.

Thankful Garland

As I’ve mentioned. I love making simple garland for each season. When I saw Jen from Tatertots and Jello and The CSI Project’s Thankful garland, I was totally smitten. I love it. It is way fancier than I have attempted before but it is so stinkin’ adorable I might risk trying it. She has a garland tutorial here.

Note: These photos are Jen’s, not mine.  But I will be copying her ideas because I love them.

Thanksgiving Projects

Even more precious is that you can let the kids write what they are thankful for on the leaves! How adorable is that?

Thanksgiving Projects

Chalkboard Chargers

And her chalkboard chargers, goodness! I love. My head started swirling with ideas when I saw them! Year round fun. Jen shares the how-to for the chalkboard chargers right here.

Now if these two projects don’t inspire you ladies for Thanksgiving, I don’t know what will!

I hope some of you will participate this week in The CSI Project! Head on over right now, look around, and see what this is all about!

What projects are you working on this week?