November 10, 2008

Countdown to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is going to be here before we know it. I'm really looking forward to it, it's one of my favorite holidays because I love traditions, good food and families getting together. However, I realize for most kids it's not something that they're too excited about. It's a little blip between the "cool" holidays of Halloween and Christmas and you get a couple days of no school. Well, here are some ideas to rock the kids' table at Thanksgiving this year from Pottery Barn Kids:
The fine china is boring and overrated. These super cute turkey plates make the kiddie table THE place to be this year.

And it's not a party until you add these adorable turkey headbands. How fun are these! They crack me up-I think they have the potential to be used at the adult table after enough wine has been served. :)


Also, keep a basket of fun Thanksgiving books like these ones for kids to read:

Thanksgiving Is... by Gail Gibbons
Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland
The Story of the Pilgrims by Katharine Ross
Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl by Kate Waters
(this one is a favorite of my daughter)
I'd love to hear how you celebrate Thanksgiving with kids-special crafts, recipes or traditions that you have!

19 comments:

Aimie said...

I love Thanksgiving too! I love having having the family around and the fireplace going while The turkey is finishing and the kids are sneaking in to grab some cookies while we watch football and get ready to eat our delicious big meal. You are right it is a great holiday!

The Happy Mom said...

Oh yeah, how could I forget the tradition of football! To my husband, Thanksgiving=Football games. Oh and a mom tradition of mine, looking at all the ads and planning my strategic black friday shopping day!:)

Queenie Jeannie said...

What cute ideas!! Thank you for sharing!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

No real traditions yet, Merrick is only 2. I think we will do the timeless turkey hand craft project : )
One thing we do is have a turkey day happy hour. Our friends all come over for apps and drinks and then head off for their family feasts!

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

Such cute ideas! I may have to do something cute for the kid table this year! Thanks!

Swirl Girl said...

I love Thanksgiving - as it is my favorite food holiday. It starts out with the Macy' Day Parade and prepping the bird. I love the fact that whole house smells like turkeya and sweet potatoes and cinnamon and pecan pie all day long!

Since we've been in California, we have T'giving with friends. I miss my family on this day , most of all.

ParentingPink said...

What a GREAT post about Thanksgiving. Where did you find those fabulous turkey hats? THey are too cute!

The Happy Mom said...

The hats, plates and countdown calendar are all from Pottery Barn Kids. I think the turkey hats are going to be a big hit this year! :)

sandy said...

I love Thanksgiving too! I think bacause it's all about togetherness, no pressure to buy gifts, and of course the food!

Thanks for stopping by:)

Honey Mommy said...

That headband is cute! You should see the ones they featured in Family Fun magazine for Thanksgiving! It looked like the girl had two turkey drumsticks on either side of her head. What a crack up!

crazy working mom said...

So happy to see that Thanksgiving is being celebrated somewhere and we're not just going straight to Christmas!

Mama Wheaton said...

I love Thanksgiving too! The smells of fall and the colors are my favorite. Thank you for the tips.

Ellie Bags said...

Great blog! Thanks for visiting Mommy's Idea and checking out the blogs I recommended. :)

Melinda said...

I was looking for some books to read the boys at Thanksgiving - thanks for the suggestions and thanks for stopping by "Bloggin It From the Burbs"

sarawithnoh said...

PB Kids = crack for shopaholics!

jennwa said...

I love Thanksgiving too.
We do a lot of crafts, my house is covered with all kind of turkeys by the time Thanksgiving arrives.

Those plates are so adorable. I am trying to figure a way to make them.

Leslie said...

Those Pottery Barn plates are adorable! And you're right, the headbands would definitely end up at the adult table, by the end of the meal, at our house, haha!!
p.s. thanks for stopping by my blog, keep in touch!

This Crazy Thing Called Motherhood said...

That Thanksgiving countdown calendar is really neat! Where did you get it?

The Happy Mom said...

The countdown calendar is from Pottery Barn Kids, too, isn't it cute! :)