It’s that time of year again – the leaves have fallen, pumpkins are everywhere and hot chocolate is the drink of choice… it is definitely Fall! Which means Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Just like us, we’re sure you’re already feeling excited to gather with family and friends, give thanks, eat dinner, and enjoy old traditions, as well as make new ones together.
Once you’ve got the food and decorations ready, it’s time for the table! We’re here to help with some great Thanksgiving dinner table-setting ideas!
Let’s start with tablecloths. Fun for everyone, our color-in tablecloths are perfect for your family gathering or cozy friendsgiving – there’s no age limit to enjoying eatsleepdoodle gifts! With five intriguing designs (world map, world flags, heroines of history, US map and nature & wildlife), there’s so much to choose from and every tablecloth comes with a set of 10 washout markers for everyone to enjoy.
Our color-in table covers spark interesting conversation and make for a mindful, relaxing activity for the afternoon. Great for either an individual kids’ table or ‘zone’ – kids can learn, keep busy and be creative whilst waiting for dinner and it makes a fun post-dinner game or activity!
How about name place settings ideas with a festive Fall touch? You don’t have to go too far to find inspiration – just look outside! We think it’s a lovely idea to use leaves (real or fake) as your place name settings to give the table a lovely autumnal vibe. Simply find as many leaves as you have people coming, let them dry out (especially if it’s been raining!) and use a marker to write the names of each guest on each leaf. Try using bold colours like black, red or gold (for extra festive sparkle!). And for the table, try using different twigs, eucalyptus, pinecones and leaves alongside various sizes of gourds and pumpkins for a Fall-themed showpiece – add fairy lights for an extra sparkle!
Keeping kids occupied at the table can sometimes be a challenge but our placemats ‘to go’ will keep them busy and happy for hours! They’re great for smaller kids or anyone who wants to create their own color-in masterpiece! Kids can color and learn whilst they wait for their food and compare designs on each other’s placemats. Our fun and educational placemats for kids can be used for conversation, games and they can even write what they’re thankful for!
If you’ve got the table sorted and you’re in need of some game inspiration – why not try Thanskgiving Madlibs, I Spy or the Alphabet Game. These will definitely get guests chatting and laughing together – and best of all they’re family-friendly!
If you feel like getting crafty and creative this year, we came across these cool cork turkeys you can try. Grab some old corks, felt and glue and get making! The great thing about this crafty activity is that you can do it as a family or let the kids have fun with it during your Thanksgiving celebration.
If you have coloring pages or crafts in mind, eatsleepdoodle non-toxic washable fabric markers are great for all sorts of activities. Put them in a pot or keep the gift box on the table and kids can use them throughout dinner – and because they wash out there’s no need to worry about any mess on the tableware, table or the kids themselves!
We hope we’ve provided some tablescape inspiration and offered some good ideas for keeping little hands busy during your festivities. As a special treat, you can enjoy 15% off any of our tablecloths or placemats in time for Thanksgiving!
And don’t forget to share your Thanksgiving coloring creations with us on social media by using #eatsleepdoodle – we always love to see what you’re up to! You can also tag us on Instagram (@eatsleepdoodle_), Facebook (@eatsleepdoodlehq) and Twitter (@eatsleepdoodle_).