Kids Thanksgiving Table
Every year for each of the holidays, we host our friends and family. I try to always have new activities for to keep the kids entertained and occupied while the adults cook, or watch sports and nap. This year, I decided to up my game a little and make a teepee for the kids. I decided to host a little pre Thanksgiving play date with a few friends after school. We read The First Thanksgiving, and I set up a small kids Thanksgiving table full of snacks and goodies for the kids to nibble on too. We had so much fun, I can’t wait until next week to do it again!
I set up our play date in the dining room (I just moved the table into the garage for the afternoon) The teepee was definitely the highlight of the party. I tossed a few cozy pillow and our Tiny Prints throw blanket in the teepee. I also added a few pilgrim hats I picked up from Party City, and a mini felt board I got on sale at Michael’s earlier this week. I added twinkle lights to the teepee to make it a little brighter inside.
The kids made their own Native American head bands, like I made when I was a kid. A little felt, a feather, and some hot glue was all we needed to make one.
Since the kids had just finished with school, I was sure to have lots of snacks for them to nibble on. I set up a folding table next to the teepee and filled it with treats. My mini cake plate from the Dollar Spot at Target was wrapped in a Native American head band and topped with mini cupcakes from Target. Another cake plate held ice cream cone cornucopias filled with treats. I had a basket of fresh fruit and veggies, including “rabbit carrots” with the stems still attached. The kids LOVED eating those carrots. I filled small cello bags with Peanut Butter Captain Crunch and made Indian Corn Favors for the kids to take home. I made a few paper boats to decorate the table, and filled the larger one with caramel and craisin popcorn.
I hung a Give Thanks Banner and a burlap banner above the food table. The backdrop was just our pantry doors, nothing fancy, just a fun play date.
When the kids were done snacking and playing they took home their head bands, Indian Corn snacks, and mini pilgrim hats. It was a great way to celebrate with our friends! And the kids are all looking forward to next week!