Whether you call it the kids’ table at your family get together or a mini feast for the school classroom party, surprise little hands this year with an awesome thanksgiving table set just for them.

Day #1:

Your best china and expensive linens are great for the adults, but stay relaxed by setting this table with kid-friendly plates, utensils, and cups and by giving them dishtowels for napkins.

Cover the table in brown craft paper and provide little baskets of crayons so bored children can color. Use small items as part of your centerpiece that kids can touch–but not break–like mini pumpkins and gourds.

Make cute corn on the cob place cards (customized for each child or generic to keep everything fair) full of little treasures that can be played with at the table. We used items found at grocery and craft stores: a collage of stickers, a candy necklace, a toy car, a small container of playdough, and a multicolor pen. We wrapped up all of the items in yellow tissue paper, added real corn husks, then tied them together at both ends with raffia.

Are you wondering how to make this adorable paper bag turkey? Tune in tomorrow for the deets.
Photos by Nicole Gerulat.


  1. This is so creative! I LOVE IT!

    Lindsey {Bella Grace Party Designs    Monday, November 1, 2010
  2. That is just TOO TOO CUTE!!!!!!!

    Andeverythingsweet    Monday, November 1, 2010
  3. OMG I am in awe of you!!!

    Cindy    Monday, November 1, 2010
  4. So many super ideas here! LOVE the corn husks. :)

    Lisa    Monday, November 1, 2010
  5. This is PRECIOUS! I love how incredibly creative you are with this one, really fabulous and looks do-able, I cannot wait for the details!!!

    Kate Landers    Monday, November 1, 2010
  6. Great ideas! Love the corn-cob favors and paper turkey!

    McKenzie @ Stitch & Soiree    Monday, November 1, 2010
  7. I am SO LOVING this, and think I want to do it!!!

    Risa Baker    Monday, November 1, 2010
  8. The “kids” table NEVER was this awesome when I was growing up!!! Thanks for some very cute, clever ideas, Brittany. I love the corn husks filled with little treasures!!

    Karen ~ lillybelle Custom Designs    Monday, November 1, 2010
  9. Lovely seasonal ideas! Love the corn husks!

    Michelle    Monday, November 1, 2010
  10. I love the light color palette. It is very refreshing for Thanksgiving.

    Cassidy    Monday, November 1, 2010
  11. OMG!!!! That turkey is adorable!! I am definitely going to make it…for the adult table!!!

    Jenna    Monday, November 1, 2010
  12. NO WAY! That is soooo adorable! I love it:-)

    Amy @ Living Locurto    Tuesday, November 2, 2010
  13. This is the best I idea! I shared your blog on my blog. I can’t wait to do it! Thanks for the inspiration!



    Risa    Saturday, November 6, 2010
  14. What fantastic ideas!! I have never wanted to host Thanksgiving but now I do.

    pamela    Monday, November 8, 2010
  15. This is INCREDIBLE! love it!

    Monica    Friday, November 12, 2010
  16. This is INCREDIBLE! love it!

    Monica    Friday, November 12, 2010
  17. Ok was just made aware of your blog via kitchen corners…..wow….love this…I now need to look at all your other great ideas!! fab!

    danielle @ domestic-dish    Tuesday, November 23, 2010
  18. Oh my! Very cute love the creative ideas. Didn’t know it can be a fun holiday for kids too, thanks for the suggestions! If anyone needs more ides on crafts for your little ones you can take a look at these cute books http://www.pronto.com/shop/thanksgiving-craft-for-kids

    Karina    Thursday, November 3, 2011
  19. How can I get the complete directions for the corn& husk. HELP!

    Peggy    Saturday, November 5, 2011
  20. Hi Peggy–I emailed you. xo

    Brittany    Monday, November 7, 2011
  21. This is SUPER! I made that popcorn turkey last year and it was SO MUCH FUN! I had seen it on Amy Atlas. Now I’m putting together a Friday Favorites – Thanksgiving Kid’s Table Ideas round up and fell in love with your corn on the cob treat holders…and I scrolled up and saw the paper bag turkey again, too! You are a talented gal! I’m including this in my post. Thanks for the awesome inspiration!
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

    Jaimee    Saturday, November 12, 2011
  22. Adorable!
    Just combine it with Martha Stewart’s idea with the turkey outlines on brown paper tablecloth, then, voila! Perfect.

    Rora    Saturday, June 23, 2012

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