There will be lots of children at our Thanksgiving table this year. My parents have 19 grandkids (and another on the way). With so many small kids around, you definitely need something for little ones to do while they’re waiting for last minute food preparations to finish up. You can use this faux pumpkin pie alongside any other Thanksgiving place card ideas you have. When the kids open up their “pie,” a variety of toys and fun activities will be waiting.

Supplies: spray adhesive, the printed faux pumpkin pies, disposable aluminum pans with cardboard/silver lids

Directions: Click on the images below to download the faux pumpkin pie top. To print the pumpkin pie top, email the file to any photo center (such as Costco) that prints in a 12 x 18″ photo size. Get the lustre finish. Cut the pie shape out and glue to the top of the cardboard/silver lid, on the white side, with spray adhesive. Fill your container with toys and prizes for the kiddos. Put the pie lid on top and crimp around the metal edges to keep the lid secure. Disposable aluminum pans can be found at most grocery stores.

*This is a jpg image that you can print at a photo center. Click on an image below to pull up the jpg picture, then right click to save the image on your computer. Let me know if that works for you!

thanksgiving place card ideas

thanksgiving place card ideas

Don’t have any small children at your Thanksgiving table? You can also use these as take home containers for  your guest to store their Thanksgiving leftovers. And stay tuned for directions on the candlestick centerpieces. Photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat. Pie photo by Sara Westbrook.


  1. Soooo cute….but there is an error when you click on the photo to get to the link.

    Lisa p    Wednesday, November 16, 2011
  2. Super cute idea! The link isn’t working though!

    homeandheart    Wednesday, November 16, 2011
  3. THIS IS TOO STINKIN CUTE! Love all of your inspirations and congratulations for having faith, seeing your vision and reaping your rewards. Keep up the good work!

    Jess B    Wednesday, November 16, 2011
  4. OK I truely love this concept. Thanks again for sharing your Bright ideas.

    Patti    Wednesday, November 16, 2011
  5. I fixed the link. Click on an image, this will bring up the pie picture, then right click to save the jpg file to your computer. Let me know if this doesn’t make sense or doesn’t work. xo

    Brittany    Wednesday, November 16, 2011
  6. I love your thanksgiving ideas!

    Janette D    Wednesday, November 16, 2011
  7. This is such a fun idea. Thanks for fixing the link, my grandkids are going to be delighted with these.

    Gail    Wednesday, November 16, 2011
  8. Oh my goodness! This has now become my favorite pie! You are GENIUS! Thank you Thank you :)

    keecam    Wednesday, November 16, 2011
  9. This had me in stitches!!! Almost as good as the real thing.

    jenn    Wednesday, November 16, 2011
  10. Oh My that is the cutest thing ever- I was needing a fun idea for our “kids” table. Thanks ever so much!

    teresa    Wednesday, November 16, 2011
  11. and yes, it worked for me.

    teresa    Wednesday, November 16, 2011
  12. ohmigosh- I humongously love this. We don’t have a kids’ table this year, but this is SO going to be dropped off on a lot of doorsteps in the next week!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I’m thankful for YOU! ;)

    Lori    Wednesday, November 16, 2011
  13. i’m so excited to see these at our family’s Thanksgiving Feast this turkey day; courtesy of Miss OCP, herself. Thanks! i know your kids, plus all of your nieces & nephews, will love it. ;)

    erica    Wednesday, November 16, 2011
  14. ok, this is the cutest idea ever!

    lisa    Wednesday, November 16, 2011
  15. I’m totally doing this for Thanksgiving – too cute!

    Gloria    Wednesday, November 16, 2011
  16. You amaze me! So clever!

    Kristie Pearson    Wednesday, November 16, 2011
  17. I’m going to make these so the children in my son’s 1st grade class can take home leftover treats after the class Thanksgiving celebration. Thanks for all of your WONDERFUL ideas!

    L. Kaldor    Thursday, November 17, 2011
  18. How do you come up with these ideas?!? Love this. I think it would make a lovely hostess gift, too, filled with chocolates or other small items. :-)

    Shannon@A Mom's Year    Thursday, November 17, 2011
  19. I feel faint; the cuteness is simply overwhelming! : )

    Stephane in Alaska    Thursday, November 17, 2011
  20. Seriously, Brittany…how do you come up with such creative stuff??!! LOVE IT!

    Holly    Saturday, November 19, 2011
  21. I made these for thanksgiving and they were amazing! Each child loved the surprises inside! So glad you told me about using Costco. The price difference between Costco and Walmart almost paid for the membership alone!

    Kathryn    Monday, November 28, 2011
  22. I have been searching for a pie picture and I was so excited when found your blog! But I cannot seem to figure out the link. :( when I click on the picture all it does is give me the option to pin it to pintrest. Is the link still active?

    Virginia    Wednesday, September 25, 2013
  23. This is SOOOOOO cute! I’d love to print it but there is no link attached to the photos :( Help!

    Kristi Martone    Wednesday, November 6, 2013
  24. @Virginia @ Kristi: You have to click on one of the photos in the post to see the pie pic. The link is:

    Lisa L    Saturday, November 16, 2013
  25. Hi…I know this post is a few years old, but I came across it on Pinterest. It is adorable. I am going to get the tins at the dollar store or restaurant supply and I am just wondering what size they are. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

    Gigi    Thursday, November 21, 2013

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