The Thanksgiving Blessings Mix (a great idea from the Blonde Designs Blog) was a huge hit! A few of the kids helped me put these little after-dinner goody bags together during the day and we had a wonderful conversation about the Pilgrims and the symbolism of each item as we placed it in the bag.
I decided that this year the Kids Table needed some whimsy. So we covered it with craft paper instead of a table cloth and put cups of crayons out. The kids enjoyed doodling while their parents filled their plates. I also drew place mats and names on the paper in lieu of place cards. The kids loved searching for their name on the table and I didn't have to wash any linens!
Miss Hannie B. started working on these Indian headdress napkin holders about a week ago after seeing the idea in a book from her school library. She is a clever and crafty girl!
Here they are . . . eight cute kids ready for their turkey and potatoes! Don't even talk to me about the fact that the big guy at the end of the table will graduate to the adult table next year. I have to go cry over a leftover piece of pie now.
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