Thanksgiving Kids Table

November 17, 2010

Today we’re bringing you a little behind-the-scenes from Maria of Ritzy Bee’s feature in this month’s Southern Living magazine.  Maria’s feature was about her ideal Thanksgiving table, including a kid’s table.  And here it is!

The thought behind this table was to make it fun, simple and festive.  I simply took some vintage chairs, a simple wood table covered with butcher paper and a few special details for the table top.

We added a few fun touches to the butcher paper – a circle for where each plate was to be placed, a “to-eat” list next to each setting, and crayons so pint-size diners can mark off items as they eat.

We added fun details, including paper “I am Thankful” wands and coordinating menus (flower pins from Emerson Made).

We personalized the chairs by putting each child’s name on bunting and hung it around their chair.

And here’s a digital rendering of all the simple but fun paper details (by SIMPLESONG Design).

We hope this might provide a little inspiration as you’re planning your Thanksgiving meal!


NJoy Event Planning on November 17, 2010:

What an adorable kids table!!

Mindware on November 17, 2010:

This is really neat! I’m sure the kids will really find it fun too. My favorite part has to be the ‘fake’ wishbones in the second picture. :)

Casey on November 17, 2010:

this is the best!!

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Jacy on November 17, 2010:

Kids will definitely love to occupy this table, especially that they can write, draw and color the table itself!

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Joke on November 18, 2010:

you ladies are so talented! love this so so much!

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kristin @ petal and thorn on November 24, 2010:

how cute! love the craft paper table cloth. can i sit there?

natalie @ the soho on November 28, 2010:

So clever and cute! I love it.

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Betty Bake on November 24, 2011:

I loved this idea so much I shared it on one of my blogs – hope that is ok. If you mind please leave me a comment on the blog and I will take it down immediately


Thanks and have a great week

Betty Bake x

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What a pleasure to find someone who iditeefins the issues so clearly

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Dod on April 12, 2015:

Intihgss like this liven things up around here.

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