Get the kids started on some fun crafts for Thanksgiving by having them create the table settings for the whole family. You don’t have to break the bank when creating Thanksgiving table settings and cocktails. You just need a little imagination and a few items that you probably already have around the house.
Create The Table Settings
For the first part of the table setting, you will need either craft paper or construction paper, a few markers and some plastic silverware. I also add a few more touches to jazz up the spot.
- Craft paper or construction paper in brown or white
- Deco Art paint markers, all colors
- Paper plate
- Plastic silverware
- Cut the craft paper to the size of a placemat.
- Place the paper plate in the center of the placemat and trace around the outside with one of the paint markers
- Trace the silverware in different colors of paint markers.
- Draw leaves and other fall related items to fill in the extra space on the placemat.
- Write “What I Am Thankful For” on the inside of the traced plate.
- Then write the name of each person on the top of each placemat.
Turkey Place Setting
This is such a fun craft that will keep the kids busy while you are cooking the yummy Thanksgiving dinner.
- 10 Popsicles for each place setting
- Card stock or construction paper in fall colors
- Craft glue
- Deco Art acrylic paint in brown, white, and black
- Sponge brush
- Deco Art silver paint marker
- Paint all sides of the popsicle sticks with the brown paint.
- Let them dry completely.
- Line up 8 of the popsicle sticks and cut the other 2 to fit the back of the popsicle sticks.
- Glue the shorter sticks to the backside of the popsicle sticks to hold them together.
- Cut the card stock or construction paper into feathers.
- Glue the feathers to the back of the popsicle sticks.
- Paint white eyes with the back side of the sponge brush onto the front of the popsicle stick turkey.
- Place a black dot of paint in the center of the white circles.
- Cut a piece of the orange card stock in the shape of the turkey’s beak and glue it on under the eyes.
- Write the name of every attendee on the bottom of the turkey.
Thanksgiving Cocktails For The Adults
It may sound funny, but one of my favorite memories of Thanksgiving as a kid was watching my grandpa create amazing cocktails for all the adults. He would make a big deal of it at every holiday get together, even making Shirly Temples for my brother and me. Now one of my favorite things to do is create yummy cocktails for every holiday or season. I think I came of with a couple of amazing cocktails that are perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner.
The Non-Eggnog Cocktail
- 1 Shot of Enchanted Rock Vodka
- 1 Shot of Amaretto
- 1/2 – 1 Cup Organic Valley Whole or Grass Fed Milk
- Sprinkle of Nutmeg
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- This drink can be made hot or cold, just heat up the milk for a hot cocktail.
- Add the shot of Enchanted Rock Vodka to a coffee mug or copper mug.
- Next, add the shot of Amaretto.
- Fill the cup almost to the top with the Organic Valley Milk.
- Sprinkle the nutmeg on top of the cocktail, and add a cinnamon stick to stir.
Apple And Rosemary Sparkling Cocktail
This cocktail can also be made hot or cold, either warm up the apple cider, or add ice to the cup.
- 1 Shot of Rebecca Creek Whiskey or Texas Ranger Whiskey
- 1/2 to 1 Cup of Sparkling Apple Cider
- 1 Sprig of rosemary
- Cinnamon stick
- Add the shot of whiskey to a coffee mug or rock glass.
- fill with the Sparkling apple cider.
- Add the sprig of rosemary.
- Place a cinnamon stick in the glass and stir.
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Table Center Piece
You can create a center piece for any meal with items you may already have in your home. I collect lanterns, which are perfect for centerpieces. Just add some fall ribbon or mini pumpkins, or anything else you might have around the house for that season.
Just remember when creating Thanksgiving Table Settings And Cocktails to get creative and have fun.