Use this cute placemat to keep kids in their seat (always a challenge!) and occupied. Download this placemat at Paper Glitter here. Bo Bunny provides a template to create this "Blessings Tree" as a kids centerpiece. It will encourage kids to share what they're thankful for, then add their "leaf" to the tree. Get the full tutorial here.
Here are two adorable ideas from "One Charming Party." Each offering a great surprise for kids! The first is a corn on the cob craft, put together with real corn husks. Put one at each child's place setting. Fill it with items kids can use throughout the day: crayons, mini play-do... Then after dinner, why not let the kids enjoy a movie while also enjoying the popcorn stuffing from this turkey! How clever is that?! I bet the kids would never guess what's inside! Click here for the corn on the cob tutorial. Click here for the paper bag turkey tutorial.
Everything tastes better on a stick--so here is another popcorn option for kids! Orange popcorn balls on a stick almost resemble little pumpkins. Get the recipe here. Finally, you can have some fun with food on your own by creating amusing centerpieces. How cute are these smiley-faced veggies?! (Photo source here.)
And remember the other kids ideas from the "WHOOT OF THANKS" playdate here that offers a pinecone craft, placemat idea, and other food and decor ideas for the kids. And this collection here from Frog Prince Paperie that I posted on Home Confetti's Facebook page provides a whimsical tablescape for kids.
So many ideas--there's no way the kids will be bored!