This holiday is all about the food so your place setting and name cards have to excite your guests for the feast!
DIY NAME CARD IDEAS:
So, you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year! You’re in super-freaked-out count-down mode or you’re in blissful denial, either way Thanksgiving is in a mere few days and it’s about time to get those little details nailed down!
Time to break out the cardstock, warm up the printer and locate your scissors and glue and get ready to make some fabulous Thanksgiving place cards to make the guests at your feast feel extra-special!
Gift Tag Idea:
Print or hand write each guest’s name on cardstock, trim the edges with a decorative paper punch or scissors and fasten a cute collection of dried grasses (to be found at your local craft store) with a color-coordinating ribbon for an instantly cute name card!
Be sure to visit Etsy for Thanksgiving place card inspiration or easily purchase read-to-print placecards in minutes!
Pressed Autumn Leaf Idea:
LeafDecor serves as the inspiration for a very simple Thanksgiving name card idea: pressing autumn leaves and taping or gluing them onto card stock, simple and chic (and you still have the time to do it!). This is also an excellent option for involving your little ones and engaging in one of the season’s best pastimes, collecting beautifully hued leaves!
Kid’s Table Place Card Ideas:
Let’s face it, if you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, AND you’re a momma, you have a lot on your plate to get everything hot and beautiful on their plates! You desperately need precious time so you best get those kiddies to work! Employ your little ones to craft their own place cards for their mini-Thanksgiving table. Wether it’s sending your explorers on an expedition to the back yard to harvest leaves and twigs or setting them down to trace and color a hand turkey, you NEED them to be safely occupied and productive!
Put your kids to work harvesting and gluing fall leaves to folded cardstock for simply chic place cards!
Set your kiddies to work by photocopying a black and white place card coloring page that your kids can color and cut out for each little guest, or have them make mini Native American headband place card holders out of paper toilet paper tubes, construction paper and finger paints!
Printable Place Cards:
I’m a BIG fan of etsy.com, especially when I don’t have the time (or the necessary skill) to make something homemade myself! Thanksgiving is no exception to the wonderfully beautiful and convenient finds at this online marketplace, and there are plenty of ready-to-print options for the Thanksgiving hostess in a pinch! At the shop ThePaperNut by Jeanie Nelson, you can pay a reasonable price (we’re talking only a dollar here) for her super-cute collection of printable place cards with a whimsical touch!
Want to spend a little less on printable place cards? Here’s the ultimate link to FREE Thanksgiving place card printables from About.com!
What Thanksgiving place cards have you made in the past? Have you enlisted your kids to help with the table decorating?