Homemade Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Last year my sister-in-law hosted Thanksgiving for her extended family AND ours. That’s about 40 people and over half of those were children. She and her sister-in-law made the table decorations and, wow – they managed to please the eye with beautiful harvest colors AND add whimsy and entertainment for the young at heart as well.

As a foundation, brown kraft paper covered each table and colorful seasonal cutouts like this turkey and “Family” were sprinkled about each table.

At every other place setting or so were these adorable pilgrim hats filled with crayons! Such a brilliant idea!! The hats were made with black paper cups with the bottoms cutout and then glued upside down to a black construction paper circle.

Aren’t the colors gorgeous? My favorite palette… burnt sienna, eggplant purple, olive green, sunflower yellow, pumpkin orange, and a little magenta here and there…

At each setting were these adorable turkey legs, each person’s name printed on the “bone”. So cute!! And what do you think was inside? Popcorn, sunflower seeds, M&Ms. A fun treat for young and old!

Centerpieces were baskets filled with squash, little pumpkins, fresh fall leaves and other earthy treasures.

Overall a lovely AND fun presentation! AND easy cleanup (and recyclable) too!… Kudos to Rebecca and Melissa, domestic goddesses extraordinaire!!

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