This Thankful Tree is a sweet centerpiece you can craft ahead of time â€” and itâ€™s perfect for teaching kids what Thanksgiving is really about. To make it, get branches from your yard or local florist (I used curly willow) and cut paper leaves from construction paper. Youâ€™ll just need a small piece of double stick tape to attach the foliage to your branches.
Gold paper from Paper Source embellished with Martha Stewart Crafts Deep Edge Punch from Michaels, pillar candles from Colonial Candle, gold paint for pumpkins from Martha Stewart Craft Paint, chocolate turkeys from Godiva, birch rounds for trivets from SaveonCrafts.
When people arrive or just as they sit down to eat, ask guests to pick a leaf and write what theyâ€™re thankful for. Go around table and read the leaves, then add them to your scrapbook when the holiday is over. (Itâ€™s so nice to read these year after year.)
Paper leaves from Courtney McFarland.
I like to have a special table for the kids at Thanksgiving. Decorating is simple: Just have children draw designs on a brown craft paper â€śtableclothâ€ť with crayons, stickers, and stamps.
Amscan turkey table decorating kit, orange paper napkins, and gold paper drinking cups, all from Party City.
Paper cups can be embellished with glitter leaf stickers and flameless, battery-powered candles will make kids feel like grown-ups. A simple turkey serves as a place card.
Menu cards are a fun way to let guests know whatâ€™s to come. You can also add personal touches, like identifying which courses are family recipes.