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How To Decorate a Kid’s Thanksgiving Table

I am in love with this DIY Kid’s Thanksgiving Table.  Between working full time, being a full time mommy and just plain being full time crazy busy, I began setting up for Thanksgiving last weekend while I had a few minutes to spare in hopes that starting this early I’ll be ready by the time our guests ring the doorbell at 4pm next Thursday. 

How To Decorate a Kid's Thanksgiving Table

While the adults will surely appreciate the fine finishes on the “grown up table”, don’t forget about the little ones who will be guests at your home this year!  This year we will have a few little ones ages 3 – 5.  I wanted to do something special for them so they feel important and a little bit independent.  The perfect way to accomplish this is by setting up their own table for dinner.

DIY Kid’s Thanksgiving Table:


  • Small table with small chairs or pillows – we are using our round coffee table so they have a little room to spread out!
  • Tablecloth and a drop cloth to put under the table to catch any wayward food or drink spills
  • Colorful napkins and plates and disposable utensils
  • Printable coloring sheets (a quick search on the internet will turn up tons of free printables)
  • Containers of crayons, markers, stickers, etc.
  • Other crafts to keep the kiddos occupied
  • Name cards and holders

How To Decorate a Kid's Thanksgiving Table

How To Decorate a Kid’s Thanksgiving Table:


Step 1: Cover the floor underneath the table with a blanket or other drop cloth that can be thrown in the wash.

Step 2: Cover the table with a table cloth or even try using brown kraft wrapping paper to provide an additional coloring surface for the kids.

How To Decorate a Kid's Thanksgiving Table

Step 3: Arrange fun, disposable plates, napkins and utensils.  If you are nervous about drinks in cups, opt for juice boxes with straws.

How To Decorate a Kid's Thanksgiving Table

Step 4: Place containers of crayons, markers, stickers and other craft supplies in the middle of the table for easy access.

Step 5: Place printable coloring sheets by each child’s plate.

How To Decorate a Kid's Thanksgiving Table

Step 6: I found these adorable “no glue needed” felt turkey crafts at Target!

Step 7: Be sure to place a cute name card at each child’s place setting so they feel just like the grown ups!

We hope you enjoy this DIY Kid’s Thanksgiving Table idea!  Happy Thanksgiving!  Gobble, gobble!

Thanksgiving Craft Ideas:

Turkey Pinecone CraftFree

Thanksgiving Worksheets

Coffee Filter Turkey

Painted Turkey

Paperplate Pilgrim

Thankful Thumbprint Tree


Turkey Breast of Wonder (Crockpot)

Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole

Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole

Crockpot Baked Sweet Potatoes

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Crockpot Corn Casserole

Crockpot Creamed Corn

Crockpot Green Bean Casserole

Crockpot Cranberry Sauce

Crockpot Apple Crisp

Crockpot Blueberry Crisp

Crockpot Spiced Applesauce

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