One of the keys to a charming kids' table is layering patterns and colors. Polka dots on the plates reference spheres in the centerpiece. The lime houndstooth pattern in the placemats coordinates with the glittered Chinese takeout-style box that holds the arrangement.
Centerpieces for a kids' table shouldn't be fussy; they'll need to withstand possible spills and rough-housing, so opt for heavy vessels like ironstone pitchers and small mixing bowls. Fill them with mums, pumpkins, acorn squash or gourds and embellish further with raffia, ribbons and feathers.
Craft projects are a great way to entertain and encourage creativity, but the dining table shouldn't be cluttered with paints and glue sticks. Instead, stock the table with an assortment of colorful beads, leather cording and feathers so the kids can create a necklace or bracelet to wear with their headdress.
Tuck artificial candy cane spheres into a glittered lime box. Use a foam ball to hold arrangement in place. Centerpieces that don't involve water or breakable pieces are ideal for a kids' table in case it is knocked over.
Fill jelly jars or juice glasses with crayons so kids can color the brown paper tablecloth as well as fun Thanksgiving paper crafts, like these turkey finger puppets. Children can also be encouraged to write a list of things they are thankful for.
Narrow white floating shelves let books and games become part of the colorful decor in this girl's room. Paired with a white, child-sized table and brightly patterned wallpaper, it's a happy place to spend an afternoon.
Colorful artwork and a wood console table for toy storage make this playroom fun for all ages. A wall of windows allows plenty of natural light to flow throughout the space, and the small wooden table and chairs provide a perfect spot for games or a snack.