Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas ~

As mentioned on Monday, I am hosting our first Thanksgiving. Now I never have used place cards as we typically have very informal events, but I thought for Thanksgiving it would be fitting...and fun to create. Here is one I literally threw together with my tag from my cloche yesterday, a little wire and an apple from the fruit basket. Now this won't make it to the table, but it got me thinking about what will.

So I started taking a look are place card ideas for the table. Here are a few I likey...



Cathie Filian



Country Living

And now I need to start thinking about the kids table. Usually they sit with us, but this year we are having a large group and will need to have two tables. I really like the idea of butcher paper for the kids to color their way through the turkey!








19 comments:

Lori E said...

Very cute ideas. What do people do with the place cards after sitting down to dinner? Do you just find room on the table for them somewhere in front of you or do they get removed.

Home is My Sanctuary said...

Chelsea, I love the first two. Love, love the leaves. Is the first one artichokes? That is very unique. I've seen the candles done with apples but not those. You will have a lovely table I'm sure! I'm not hosting Thanksgiving but Christmas and need to start doing the same, getting ideas.

Lou Cinda said...

I likey too!!! Love the artichoke!

I went to TJ Maxx today and lunch and guess what?? Found the herb terrarium!! I was soooo excited!!

Grabbed one up and am thinking I should get more for gifts!!

Thanks for sharing about this!

Lou Cinda :)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Lou Cinda....

How clever! Loved the apple idea. :-)

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Deb said...

very cute ideas...love the idea for the kids table....

Jane said...

Great ideas! I think the idea for the kids table is a fabulous one. It would be very interesting to see what they would create...it would even be fun at the adult table!
Jane

Tammy said...

The Big leaf ones are my favorite! I have an idea for place cards on my site!

Wendy said...

Those are great ideas! The kids and I might try the apple idea! They can even eat them while waiting for dinner!

Thank you!

Zuzu's Petals said...

I love the artichoke and leaves! And great idea for the kids table, you could even draw or have them draw their place setting...the placemat, plates, cups...I want to sit at the kids table ;)

pk said...

I don't use placecards either, but these are making me want to. Great images!

pk @ Room Remix

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Chelsea, more great ideas! I was thinking about doing a brown paper runner on our table. It will be us, grandparents and the little ones. I thought it would be nice for them to keep busy while we have a chance to eat dinner. Plus if i do it right maybe I can make it a bit elegant???

Best wishes,
Tammy

susan said...

I think even I can do a stick pin in a pear! I love it! The artichoke might take me a little longer :) Love these ideas!

Sophia said...

These are all cute ideas! Wow! I must say that I like the leaf one the best...suits me. :) hee

Symone's Mommy said...

If you do the butcher paper, but sure to post pics. I'm working on my dining room and hope to have post soon and thinking of doing w/ butcher paper placemats since we eat at formal table every day. Need kid friendly EVERY day!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my gosh...........I just noticed you're from Bothell.....I LOVE that city. Lots of great shopping up that way....Woodinville (Molbaks) and Snohomish! Yippee!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Angie said...

The leaves are my favorite!! And I love the idea of the butcher paper for the kids to draw!!!

{ L } said...

Oh this post is so fun! I love all these ideas. :D

Love the Decor! said...

Great ideas! Love the leaves the best!!

Jane said...

Chelsea,

Thanks for the great idea...I love those artichokes as votive candles! I'm going to try and do that one for my thanksgiving table this year. And your kid's table is too cute also!

Jane @ Finding Fabulous

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