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TEN TERRIFIC THANKSGIVING TABLE SETTINGS

Ten Terrific Thanksgiving Table Settings

I’m not sure how Thanksgiving got here so soon but if you are planning your meal and getting your home ready to host guests, we’ve got help with a roundup of amazing table settings for your Thanksgiving meal with friends and family.

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See the ten amazing Thanksgiving tables below to inspire you this holiday season.

Table 1 – Traditional with fall leaves, gold charges, and rustic Kraft boxes.  A simple, yet elegant setting.

Table 2 – Natural florals and lighted wax candles for height adorn this setting.  Note the personalized place cards placed over each plate with the napkin on the plate, rather than to the side.

Table 3 – This is a fabulous outdoor setting – perfect for a warmer climate where Thanksgiving can be celebrated outside in the milder temperatures. That apple wagon cart makes a big centerpiece statement.

Table 4 – Accented with elements of black and owls as the main focus, this Thanksgiving table is unique, yet still pulls in the traditional theme of autumn.

Table 5– Classic with bold statements of height. The tablecloth is all about the standard fall leaves at a Thanksgiving table but those raised pumpkins really make the whole setting pop.  The simple white background tablecloth and braided rope chargers keep this table inexpensive but definitely not boring or plain.

Table 6– Navy, red, and berry colors adorn this table in high style. The added neutral fabric pumpkins and natural greenery ground the otherwise whimsical table set up.

Table 7 – Tables that feature printed utensil holders or utensil pockets are the most stylish. Taking the silverware off the table and placing it front and center on the plate will impress guests.

Table 8 – Plaid is very popular this season in fashion, home decor, and bedding- so why not add it to the table as well.  It works well with vintage copper pieces and peasant feathers.

Table 9 – This is less of a dining setting but just as important for a fall birthday.  Drawing from the season with added sunflowers this creative birthday party with a serving food table is perfect in autumn.

Table 10 – Finally, don’t forget to decorate the kid’s table at Thanksgiving.  Although not all families have a separate seating area for the kids, it is not at all excluding them. When they are under a certain age, most are bored by the adult conversation and want to sit together. Plus having a fun activity, such as coloring or putting together their own small puzzles can be enjoyable for both the kids and adults.

Apple Stand Bonus – If you missed the lemonade stand from our summer party ideas, no worries- this fall apple cider and pumpkin pie stand would be so fun for all your guests.  Great in the backyard for the kids too!

Don’t forget to stop by the shops to get your Thanksgiving and Christmas table set up in style and for all your Christmas decorating- 

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25 Christmas activities Part 2

 Final 15 Christmas activity ideas

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As promised, here are are the final 15 activities to do throughout the season. What is your favorite activity to do with your family?

 

11.Write a letter to santa

12.Read a Christmas book

13.Do a Christmas craft as a family

14.Send out Christmas cards

15.Decorate a tree

16.Start a holiday card photo album

17.Do research on holiday traditions around the world and choose one to add to family traditions

18.Go see the Nutcracker

19.Have random acts of kindness days

20.Go to a holiday parade

21.Bake cookies

22.Build a snowman

23.Do a Christmas puzzle

24.Write a Christmas poem

25.Make paper snowflakes

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25 Christmas Activities Part 1

 FREE CHRISTMAS PRINTABLE AND CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY IDEAS

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We have awesome activities for the season to share with you. The top 10 will be shared today, come back to the blog Wednesday for the final 15!

1.Make an activities calendar

2.Make Christmas care packages for the military

3.Deliver toys to children in the hospital

4. Go caroling

5. Go on a night drive to see Christmas lights

6.Decorate your house

7.Watch a Christmas movie

8.Make a gingerbread house

9.Take a picture with Santa

10.Go ice skating

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Christmas Countdown

 

 

CALENDAR CREATIVITY 

The countdown to the holidays is in full swing! There are so many creative ways to countdown with your family. This can be a fun event for everyone to look forward to. Below is a collection of different ideas or you can create one of your own!

Popsicle stick calendar

Fill with a variety of option such as: Color Christmas pictures, Write letters to santa, Stay up 30 minutes after bedtime.Each day draw one from the mason jar.


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Santa beard calendar

Each day add one cotton ball to Santa’s beard. Once Christmas comes he’ll have a full beard!

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Acts of service calendar

This calendar is based on giving back this holiday season. If you want to make giving more of a part of your family, this calendar could be a great addition!

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Tin calendar

Similar to the popsicle calendar, the tin encloses fun activities to do throughout the month with loved ones.

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Chain calendar

This craft can be done and used as a decoration to link the 25 activities together.

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Hope these give you great ideas. Enjoy counting down to christmas!

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Christmas Movies

10 MOVIES TO WATCH DURING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON 1533_Elf_34Elf

It’s a wonderful life

How the grinch stole christmas

A charlie brown christmas

White Christmas

The santa clause

The polar express

Frosty the snowman

A christmas story

Miracle on 34th street

These are are some of my families favorite movies. What are your go to Christmas movies?

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