Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fun Thanksgiving Kid's Table

This was such a fun table to assemble!! The placemats are actually chalkboards that I made from 1/4" plywood. Don't let that scare you! This was EZ and cheap!! Buy a piece of finsihed 1/4" plywood from Lowes or HomeDepot and have them cut it for you (for free) before you leave. Two coats of chalkboard paint, and you're ready to go! I tied a pice of chalk to the little bag that holds their napkin and utensils. Hopefully this will keep the little turkeys busy while Mommy and Daddy enjoy some adult conversation!



I wrote their names on the placemat in chalk, as well. I used paper plates from Wal-MArt. The brown paper bags were free from the local gas station. I noticed them on the counter and asked the attendant if I could have a few.


I couldn't come up with a clever centerpice, so I just propped one of the chalkboards on an easel and wrote a fun message on it. I used the Turkey Moon Pies from this post to add a little fun to the place setting. I tried to coordiate the table around the ribbon that I tied onto the lollipop stick of the Turkey Moon Pie.


I hot glued a coordianting grosgrain ribbon onto the Gatorade bottle. I had some sunflower trim, so I added that, as well.

























The kids were really excited when they walked in the kitchen tonight! Maybe I'll let them start using the chalkboard placemats tomorrow. Maybe.


I'm linking to Between Naps on the Porch and The Shabby Nest. Enjoy!

23 comments:

  1. What cute ideas! I wish I could be that creative.

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  2. So cute...the kids will love this table for sure. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  3. This is such a clever idea! I have 18 nieces and nephews under 12 and never know what to do with them on Tday. I am so borrowing your idea next year. Thanks for a great post -happy thanksgiving!

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  4. Oh too COOL!!! This is the BEST kid's Thanksgiving Day Table I've seen. That placemat idea is genius! I want to completely copy that. Thank you for this idea. :) (I'm excited in case you can't tell, lol). AND I also have my Thanksgiving KID'S table posted on my blog if you'd like to see! I'm a happy new follower too.

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  5. Very Cute!! Just adorable and how fun for the little ones.Great job Kathysue

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  6. oh what a great idea! i wonder if i will have time to do this before next week. great blog this is my first time visiting!

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  7. oops posted my comment on the wrong post : ) Do you have the size and type of wood/paint you used : )
    Thanks so much for sharing,
    Valerie

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  8. What a cute, creative kids table!

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  9. What a great idea! I'll be "borrowing" that when my grands get a little older!

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  10. What a cute kids' table! I love the turkey moonpie lollipops! Those are just the cutest things. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

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  11. What a clever idea. My kids would have loved this when they were younger. Thanksgiving was always a bit boring to them. Everything is so cute...nicely done.

    Sue

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  12. So clever and cute! Just adorable!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

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  13. Congratulations on your TCB feature. You may have to play musical chairs to determine who gets to sit at the kids table this year because I have a feeling the adults will want to play with the chalk boards too!

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  14. Love it all... placemat, napkin area and treat - oh my... they are all too cute!

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  15. Those chalkboard place mats are great! Coloring at the table is always a good distraction, and the chalkboard would make it even more novel.

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  16. * What creative, darling ideas!!! Am forwarding your blog to my nieces who have wee ones~ Know they'll be interested in this!!!

    Many thanks,
    Linda in AZ *

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  17. Wow, friends! Thanks so much for the fun compliments!! Let me know if you try this - I'd love to see your finished table!

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  18. Oh my goodness, so cute, love it!

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  19. I'm a new reader to The Shabby Nest and I'm enjoying going through the old Frugal Round-up blog parties. This is by far one of my favorite ideas for a placemat. I am definitely going to do this project!

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