Most every BIG Holiday during the year comes with a few fun traditions, must-do's, and a few surprises too. Thanksgiving is no exception..but turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and green bean casserole, followed by pumpkin pie can get a bit borring year after year.
No one really wants to mess with the traditional menu, so how about adding some special personal crafty touches to your day with these simple ideas:
Just about every house has a kid table seperate from the adult table, but let's help them feel special too.
Their own turkey!
My husband, daughter and I put this together the day before out of a few paper bags, some newspaper, white craft apaper and some hot glue. We gained our inspiration from this Blog post repined to pinterest
I also put a store bought tablecloth made for coloring on the table and added these cute crayon holders:
This was a simple make out of a black paper cup, black poster board, and some scraps of craft paper. Add its the crayons and a perfect addition to the kid table!
One tradition that my family of six began 2 years ago was having a Snoopy Thanksgiving the day before. We started doing this first just a family fun night as we were counting down to a Thanksgiving break trip to Walt Disney World and it just stuck, now we serve up a pre Thanksgiving meal Snoopy Style (with the addition of some pizza too)!
The last crafty gift I added to our Thanksgiving Holiday is a Thankful Book!
Here are a few pictures fom the inside and the first entry from this year. We took a group shot which I will add later.
I hope I inspired a bit of crafty giving this Holiday season, from my home to yours.
And please remember the point of crafting nd/or preserving memories is NOT to add more to your "to-do" list, spend extra money, or to make a grand presentation...but it is suppose to be an outlet, expression of YOU to others. Find inspiration from books, movies, art, magazines, pinterest or wherever, ENJOY it and SHARE with others.
thanks for reading,