So I figured out the kids table for Thanksgiving! I did a trial run last night (I think my husband thought I had lost my marbles). Here is the before...
I was going to lay out butcher paper, but while at Fred Meyer, I picked up this Postal Kraft Wrapping Paper for $4.99.
I started by cutting two pieces and taping them together with my One Arm Bandit - yes, that is really the name of my tape dispenser.
And then laid it on the table. Originally I was thinking of having it hang over the sides, but the paper was just too stiff.
So I rubbed the edges with my hand to "trace" the tabletop.
I then traced the fold in pencil,
and cut out the circle.
So here it is - but what about that awful tape seam???
So I grabbed a table runner and off I went.
The fun part about the packing paper is the kiddos can color all over the "tablecloth". I mean who doesn't want to color on the table! I grabbed a couple little containers for the crayons but I think I might pick up another set so everyone can have their own. I also (thanks to my good friend Jonni) bought pipe cleaners and beads for the kids to make bracelets and necklaces while they dine.
I added a few fall veggies and some pine cones to seal the deal.
And for the place card holders, I just used a pine cone. This is super simple and upon sitting down, they can literally put the pine cone in the center of the table and add to the decor.So now I am onto the "grownup" table. Have a great weekend!