I’m excited to have my friend Kim guest post today! I know you’ll love her creative ideas. Thanks for sharing with us today Kim!
Like many of you, now that Halloween is over, it’s a fast track on to Thanksgiving. That poor ole holiday that never gets proper attention, always getting overlooked by all the Christmas hub bub. I host Thanksgiving every year. And every year I stress. And every year I drive my husband crazy with all my stressing. I stress about having the perfect table, is the menu perfect, is all the silverware perfect, is the house perfect?………my Mother In-law and Sister In-law are impeccable house keepers……me? Not so much……seriously, how can you have a perfect home and be crafty? Or maybe I should say “how can you have a perfect home and be a busy blogger?” If you have that figured out, please let me know your secrets.
Last year, I came up with the perfect solution for my table. I saw it originally in a Country Living Magazine. I took a roll of Kraft paper and rolled it out onto my table.
Then I drew the placemats with a sharpie! I wrote each name next to their place setting. The plates I picked up at Walmart for $2.99 each. I mixed it up by using 2 designs. To keep the kids (and adults) from getting bored during dinner, I placed planter pots full of brand new crayons. It was relaxed and we had some pretty cool art when we were finished with our meal. It was such a hit and took off the mounting pressure, I have already decided to do it again this year.
Free Printable Napkin Rings
I may add these cute napkin rings I found from LHJ (free download)
I declare this a NO FUSS Thanksgiving! Who’s with me?
Originally published on November 3, 2010. Last Updated on May 15, 2021 by Amy Locurto