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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.

Push pops were all the rage this summer when there were lots of ice cream flavors and fresh berries around. But when the cooler weather hit, push pops were pushed to the back of the cupboards. So I thought I’d pull mine out again and create a fall push pops recipe–filled with pumpkin pie! Just make your favorite pumpkin pie filling in a crustless pie pan, cook up some pie crust separately, and get your hands on some yummy whipped cream. Carefully layer a little bit of crumbled crust and a few spoonfuls of cooked pumpkin pie filling into each pop. Keep pops refrigerated until ready to eat, then top with some whipped cream.

Still don’t have any? You can get push pops at Garnish and Sweet Lulu’s.

push pops recipe

push pops recipe

pumpkin pie push pops

Photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat

One Charming Party was asked to contribute to the November issue of Parents Magazine and we submitted a few kids Thanksgiving table ideas. My favorite was the corn-on-the-cob on a popsicle stick. These would be so cute at any kids Thanksgiving Table.

kids thanksgiving table ideas

4 Tablespoons butter
4 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups Kix cereal
Ribbon or raffia
Popsicle sticks

1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter and marshmallows over low heat, stirring frequently. When the mixture is fully melted, stir in the cereal until completely coated.
2. Scoop out large handfuls of the coated cereal and shape into corn cobs.
3. Tie a ribbon or piece of raffia around the end of the Popsicle stick, and insert the opposite end into the treat. Let cool and harden before serving.

Originally published in the November 2011 issue of Parents Magazine. Photo by Nicole Hill Gerulat.

happy halloween

Have a safe and happy Halloween.

After I bought this experiment the other night for my son’s upcoming Halloween Party, I thought I’d post about some other science experiments for Halloween. Click on the pictures to see the original posts.

science experiments for halloween

science experiments for halloween

Photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat and Dirk Widdison, respectively.

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