Our Fun Thanksgiving Table

There's nothing like waiting until the very last minute to plan your holiday tablescape.  I'm not quite sure why I procrastinated, but today I finally got it done.  And I only wish I'd started sooner because creating the personalized place setting decor for our little grandsons was so much fun!

It was quick and easy using a gold charger that I spray painted.  You can find more details HERE.

I placed the colorful plate and matching napkin (disposable) in the center of the charger and wrapped the silverware in the napkin and tied with natural raffia.

For the decorative dots, in Microsoft Publisher (you can also use Word), I created orange circles (using "Shapes") with centered white lettering, printed, and cut out using a circle punch.  For the small round turkeys on white background, I simply found a free printable that I liked, resized it and printed multiples on white paper.  Then, cut into circles using my circle punch.  I used a glue stick to attach the decorative circles to the chargers.

For added fun, I placed these cute tote bags on the back of the little ones' chairs - they're filled with puzzles, stickers and books.  I wish they were orange, but my choices were green and pink.  To continue the colorful turkey theme, I cut out the turkey from the paper napkins and decoupaged them to each tote.  We hope the little guys like them.  

Kiddos really do make the holidays colorful and fun!  

The adult place settings aren't nearly as fun and whimsical, but they're in keeping with the colors of the season. 

A simple setting with a Fall charger as a base, white dinner plate, amber toned stoneware salad plate, dinner napkin, and raffia tied silverware. Added water and wine stemware glasses and called it done!

Our centerpiece is a clear glass cloche on a weathered round tray, filled with pinecones, encircled in a Fall berry garland and Fall table scatter.  

I've probably broken every formal etiquette table setting rule, but this hodge podge style works well for us.  We're looking so forward to enjoying a bountiful meal with those we love!

If you'd like to see more of our Thanksgiving decor, you can find it HERE.

Wishing you and yours a happy and joyful Thanksgiving!


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  1. Carolyn,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Love this sweet Thanksgiving tablescape!! Something for everyone!!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Oh, I like this style. It is me!

    1. Hi Brenda! Glad you like it! The brand new shiny buckets are pretty too, but I like that we have a story to tell with this one ... of all the long hard hours we put into maintaining fences! :)

  3. I just love it.. Your table setting is so pretty.. and then kids table sitting..just too cute. I bet they were excited..
    My grandkids have grown up... I miss those little ages..

    1. Thanks so much Judy! I think the little ones were very surprised to see their names on the chargers. And they enjoyed the little totes with puzzles, stickers and games from Dollar Tree. Kids are so appreciative and so much fun!

  4. What a lovely Thanksgiving table! Love the place settings and the centerpiece.

    I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving with your family and the little ones liked the special thoughts you put into making their day that much more special.

    1. Thank you, Bless!! The kiddos' place settings were the most fun by far. I'm so glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with family and friends!