i should be mopping the floor: Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table


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This year, our kids' Thanksgiving table includes a couple of fun activities for the littles while they wait for the feast to be prepared. I grabbed all of the items (including craft supplies) for this kids' Thanksgiving table from the 99 Cent Only Store. This helped make this space super budget-friendly (but equally cute!).


This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.
My kids proudly announced yesterday that Thanksgiving break starts in less than two weeks. Holy moly...time to get to it, y'all! We are hosting the traditional Thanksgiving dinner for my side of the family on Thursday of that week, and then, our annual fun with part of my husband's side of the family on Friday. It will be a busy time, but loads of fun, as well. Both sides of our families have children in attendance, so this kids' Thanksgiving table is the perfect spot for them to enjoy the meal together and maybe make a craft ahead of time, too. Check out all of the fun below.

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.
These napkin rings are the perfect craft for children to put together while the turkey is roasting. It gives them some ownership to their space for the feast, as well. 

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This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.
I grabbed several bags of felt leaves in the seasonal aisle at the 99

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.
Then, just grab a few empty paper rolls to craft with. You'll also need regular glue, hot glue (and a hot glue gun for adult use only), and chenille stems. You can find all of these items much cheaper at the 99 than at the craft store. Shopping at the 99 is easier on my pocketbook than a traditional craft store...and the supplies are still fantastic to work with.

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.
My son helped me create all of the napkin rings you see in today's post. He really enjoyed putting these together. We cut each paper roll in half and then down the back (essentially, "opening it"). With kids trying to finagle these on and off of napkins, it would have been difficult with a non-cut paper roll. 

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.
Using glue, simply layer the felt leaves onto the paper roll. Allow to dry completely. The kids can have fun with these and really make them their own. We mixed our colors up on each napkin roll, but you could also keep each napkin roll with one leaf color.

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.
Once the glue on the leaves is dry, have an adult hot glue a chenille stem on the inside of the paper roll. This makes the napkin roll easy to attach to its napkin. I picked up chenille stems in the crafting aisle of the 99

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.
I also went a little outside the box and purchased kitchen towels to use for napkins on our kids' Thanksgiving table. Honestly, I don't know why I didn't do this sooner, y'all. The traditional linen napkins I use on our regular table are antiques from my late uncle, and I'm always a bit on guard when the kids use them (the cranberry sauce!). But, these towels are perfect for their table (maybe even a few adults could use them, too!). Plus the 99 had such fun fall kitchen towel patterns. Again, these were a lot less expensive than at other places.

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.
And don't the felt leaf napkin rings coordinate perfectly with these towels? 

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.
I used these same felt leaves from the 99 for a little fall hoop art, too (I flipped them over to the plain side). If you have teens at your kids' Thanksgiving table, this would be a fun activity for them. I glued my felt leaves to my base and did a blanket stitch with floss around the edges for some simple fall decor.

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.
While I was at the 99, I also grabbed several gerbera daisy plants to use as a centerpiece on my kids' Thanksgiving Table. I always enjoy fresh flowers on a dinner table...even better when they're potted and last a bit! 

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.
And for our placemats, I found these nifty 11"x14" posterboards in the school supply aisle. I grabbed crayons, too, for all of the kids.

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.
If kids aren't as into crafting, they can use their placemats and crayons for games and notes, instead. 

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.
Just like with the adult table, I like to add layers for interest. I found the table runners that coordinate with my kitchen towel "napkins" in the household area of my 99. I also grabbed burlap from the seasonal aisle, too. The roll of orange ribbon from the 99 was perfect to wrap the bases of my daisies for the table.

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.
We portioned a bundle of crayons for each child's place setting (makes it easier for everyone to have their own). I love that the double-sided crayons mean they each have 10 colors to choose from.

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.
 99 Cents Only Stores have all of your favorite name brands at a price that can't be beat. There is always something new and exciting at the 99. You never know what you'll find when you "do the 99" (shop at 99 Cents Only Stores)! I love how our kids' Thanksgiving table came together so well, and within budget.

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.
I actually stumbled onto these adorable salt and pepper shaker foxes at my 99. They were in an end cap (see below). I grabbed two sets for our kids' Thanksgiving table.

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.
The 99 is a great place to shop for all of your Thanksgiving goodies. If you prefer not to do loads (and loads and loads) of dishes after the big meal, their selection of fall paper-ware was perfection.

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.
I also couldn't resist the sweet scarecrows in the seasonal aisle to add a fun touch to the backs of the chairs. 

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.
 These make easy take-home favors, too!

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.
If you are in charge of, or even just contributing to, the Thanksgiving meal this year, be sure to stop by your local 99 for loads of fresh produce and other ingredients for your recipes. 99 Cents Only Stores have affordable produce every day (and it's super fresh, too!). It allows you to eat healthy on a budget.


This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.

This Budget-Friendly Kids' Thanksgiving Table has so many fun components to occupy the littles on the big day.
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4 comments:

  1. super, super cute ideas....definitely worth sharing!! Love them!

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  2. What an adorable kids table! Great ideas!

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  3. Wow, I love this idea for a kids' table! Heck, I might just have to skip Thanksgiving at my house and pull up a chair with your kids! I'm sure everyone will love the creative settings and decorations. Thanks so much for sharing! #client

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  4. Wow absolutely the cutest childrens table

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