A Place at the Thanksgiving Table

These place card ideas bring fun and whimsy to the table.

Turkey Leg Place Card

This craft from Fiskars is possibly the cutest, kid-friendly place card ever. You’ll need some small brown paper bags, pinking shears, white cardstock, a stapler and stick-on letters from the craft store. Stuff the leg with newspaper to get the correct shape, but the website bystephanielynn.com also suggests hiding a bag of treats inside. Perfect if you have a children’s table at your meal. Google Thanksgiving kids’ table for the Fiskars site for full instructions.
Source: www2.Fiskars.com

Rosemary Sprig Place Cards

Add some notes of rosemary to the already mouthwatering smells wafting through your house on Thanksgiving day. These elegant cards are so simple that children can easily lend a hand. If you prefer a more playful look, let the kids write the names in colorful crayon. Teri at spoonforkbacon.com suggests folding your napkins with a pocket for the place cards. On the site, search Rosemary Sprig Place Cards for full instructions.
Source: spoonforkbacon.com

Alphabet Letters Place Card

This simple craft uses alphabet pasta (the ohhappyday blogger recommends DaVinci brand) to spell out your guests’ names. In addition to gluing the names on the cardstock, kids can add images cut from magazines or draw a decoration. With a little imagination you could come up with 26 crafty uses for these adorable letters. On the site, search Thanksgiving Alphabet pie topper DIY and scroll down.
Source: ohhappyday.com

Thanksgiving Teepee Place Holders

This craft is slightly more complicated but the cute factor is off the scale. You’ll need ice cream cones, vanilla frosting pretzel sticks, fabric and sticky mailing labels, but when you’re done you’ll have an unusual and edible (after you remove the fabric) place holder. Blogger Liz Stanley at sayyes.com shared this on momtastic.com. On the site, search Teepee Place Holder for full instructions.
Source: sayyes.com

Pilgrim Hat Place Cards

Pilgrim hats as decor at Thanksgiving is nothing new, but usually they are clumsy creations made from a toilet paper tube. The use of shiny black plastic cups elevates this craft. A construction paper ring is slid over the top for a brim and a gold accent is added. Use a metallic paint pen to write the names, or have your kids do it in white crayon.
Source: meandmyinsanity.com

Thanksgiving dinner fun facts

280 million
Approximate number of turkeys sold in the U.S. for Thanksgiving celebrations.

Percentage of Americans who eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day.

Percentage of cranberries eaten on Thanksgiving.

40 million +
Number of green bean casseroles served on Thanksgiving.

Percentage of Americans who put the stuffing inside the Turkey.

Source: coolest-holiday-parties.com/thanksgiving-facts.html

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