We don’t take ourselves too seriously around here and that goes for Holidays too. Today, I thought I’d share a couple of fun ideas for place cards for your Thanksgiving table…that is, if you don’t take yourself too seriously either 🙂
I always host at least one major holiday each year and I like to have fun with my seating assignments. In fact, my guests have come to expect it. (No pressure)
Place Card Idea #1: Funny Pictures
For the longest time, each year I would find the worst/funniest picture of each guest I could find and frame it to sit at each place setting. It sounds a bit mean, but my family members got a big kick out of laughing at each other’s photos!
See this silly picture of my Dad from last Thanksgiving?
Isn’t he a good sport? Yep, that’s a perfect picture for my table…it would look something like this:
(I printed this out on cardstock because I didn’t have any photo paper, but I would definitely recommend photo paper!) You could buy frames, but these were free! I made them from scrapbook paper and cardstock I already had. We love free!
Place Card Idea #2: Oreo and Reeses Turkey Place cards
Last year, I made these Oreo and Reeses turkeys which I’m sure you’ve already seen around the blogosphere. But by giving each one a little sign with each guest’s name, they make really fun place cards. Most of my guests actually ate them. They were a huge hit with the kids!
As you can see, I had fun with the names too. This was mine, he looks like he had a little too much sangria.
Pumpkin Pie Papa, Cornbread Cyley, Turkey Trot Tammy, Drumstick Dee…names like these are sure to give your guests a chuckle. 🙂
Place Card Idea #3: Pilgrims
I made these two years ago as place cards that also served as napkin rings for my Thanksgiving table. I first saw this idea here. They were so fun to make and my guests loved them! This is the only close up photo I took since this was way before blogging:
Aren’t they fun?
Here’s a quick how-to and what you’ll need to get started:
This is the pilgrim hat image I used. I don’t have a link, I had the image saved on my computer. I gave the women hats without the ties and the girls, hats with the ties.
To make the boy pilgrim, cut a black strip just like the girls’ version (2″X 7″) and cut a white piece the same length (1″X7″). Cut a “V” in the white for the collar. I don’t have the image I used for the hat, but you can use the google machine (as my husband says) to easily find an image of one.
Here are my pilgrim boys, I saved theirs from 2011…look how little Brennan was!
Here was my table that year. Everything was so dark, including my kitchen! As you can see, we broke out the fancy napkins…I told you we don’t take ourselves too seriously round here 🙂
I borrowed my neighbors chairs lol.
I was so engrossed in making these that year that I totally forgot my son had his honor roll assembly that day. His teacher called me to make sure everything was ok because my son was so upset. He told her something had to be wrong with me because I would never miss his assembly. I felt awful, but he was just happy I was ok! Sweet child of mine. 🙂
I had fun with this idea at Christmas last year too. The adults were Santas and Mrs. Clauses. You can see it here.
And how about Elves?
Do you like to bring a little fun to your holiday table?
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