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Turn the kid’s table at your Thanksgiving feast into a special surprise. It can be boring waiting for all of the food to finish cooking. Keep your kids and younger guests busy with their own teepee tablecloth playhouse. Secure the tablecloth to the table if you’re nervous about it falling off. Or better yet, wait to put any breakable dishes on the top until playtime is over.

You will need: enough canvas to cover your table to the floor (this is a canvas drop cloth from the hardware store–washed and dried), fabric paint, sponge paint brush, iron, freezer paper, ruler and an exacto knife.

Using a ruler and an exacto knife, cut a zig zag line out of a sheet of freezer paper. Iron the freezer paper onto the bottom edge of the canvas tablecloth. Carefully sponge the paint onto the cutout area. Repeat along the entire bottom edge of the canvas using new freezer paper for each section if necessary. Let fabric paint dry and follow any additional instructions listed on the fabric paint bottle, if applicable. Cut a slit in the canvas to create an opening.

tablecloth playhouse

thanksgiving tablecloth teepee

Photography by Nicole Hill Gerulat.

Line the kids’ table with colored paper strips corraled in jars or cans to create a centerpiece, activity and favor — all in one. While waiting for the feast to begin, have children write 25 things they are thankful for on paper strips. Staple or tape together to make a Christmas countdown chain for December. Send each child home with their own advent chain.

Thanksgiving Kids Table Setting Ideas OneCharmingParty.com #thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Kids Table Setting Ideas OneCharmingParty.com #thanksgiving

Advent Chain of Gratitude made with colorful paper strips on Thanksgiving #thanksgiving #christmas #advent

Gratitude Advent Chain made with colorful paper strips on Thanksgiving OneCharmingParty.com #thanksgiving #christmas #advent

Photography, design and styling by Bettijo B. Hirschi and Aimée Lowry.

Fall is known for its beautiful array of colors. Bring a bright autumn spectrum to the kid’s table with our striped 11×17 printable placemats and color-strip centerpiece. Come back tomorrow to see how the centerpiece doubles as an activity and party favor.

Colorful Stripe Thanksgiving Placemats OneCharmingParty.com #thanksgiving #printable

How to make perfectly crisp Place Cards OneCharmingParty.com #thanksgiving #placecards #tutorial

Each child will be excited to see their name written on crisp, white placecards. The secret to sharply folded cards is to score the paper using the Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board — it actually saves you time on folding too.

How to make perfectly crisp Place Cards OneCharmingParty.com #thanksgiving #placecards #tutorial

HOW TO MAKE PLACE CARDS: Cut white cardstock into 2.5 x 3-inch pieces, one for each guest. Score down the center and fold in half.

Photography, design and styling by Bettijo B. Hirschi and Aimée Lowry.

June Cleaver would totally approve of these picks for Thanksgiving hostess gift ideas. If you’re lucky enough to escape hostess duty, be a charming guest and don’t show up empty handed!

thanksgiving hostess gift ideas at One Charming Party #hostessgifts #thanksgiving

1. Orange Apron – you deserve something pretty to wear when spending the whole day in the kitchen | 2. Green Large Oval Platter – the big bird needs a place of honor | 3. Ochre Oven Mitt – makes a great hostess gift | 4. Heritage Round Trivet – made from durable, coated, cast iron and very pretty | 5. Mulberry Supermolded Crocs Flats – totally cute but easy on your feet | 6. Garnish’s Kraft Ripple Paper Bowl & Lid to keep handy for sending leftovers home with guests.

Photography, design and styling by Bettijo B. Hirschi and Aimée Lowry.

Whether you’re looking for an understated, elegant detail or something fun and festive for the kids, you’re sure to find just the right touch for your Thanksgiving table in this diverse assortment of seasonal place cards.

thanksgiving place card ideas

1. Gourd Place Card Kit from Paper Source | 2. Thanksgiving Turkey Letterpress Place Cards by Fat Bunny Press | 3. Gratitude Place Cards by Dawn Smith Designs | 4. I’m Thankful For… Place Cards by Letter C Design | 5. Printable Thanksgiving Place Cards (set of 4 designs) by The Paper Nut | 6. Dimensional Turkey Place Cards by Alexis Mattox Design | 7,8. Turkey and Wheat Bundles Place Card Kits from Paper Source

Ideas by Kristen Magee.

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