PARTY DETAILS, as told by Loralee…
We decided to throw a children’s Thanksgiving Dinner complete with all the trimmings. This rustic, whimsical woodland creature theme is just right for a crisp alfresco meal to take in the autumn colors, or for a fantastic kids table near the hearth that will make the big kids jealous!
Loralee designed this theme specifically for a children’s Thanksgiving table but it complements well with any autumn gathering. It’s about bringing rustic whimsy to a traditionally formal event! The paper features nine one-of-a-kind hand drawn furry friends headed to Thanksgiving dinner. Loralee used a typical sized table for the desserts, covered with simple burlap. She embellished the burlap by cutting a few strips and making burlap bows. She likewise topped the children’s table chairs with the same burlap bows. For decor, she stacked a couple decorative bales of hay, pumpkins, artificial leaves, and cornucopias. For platters, she cut a medium sized tree log into horizontal circular slices, and used one for the pumpkin roll and three others for a cake stand.
For the actual dinner table, she placed wavy banner chair backers over the burlap bow tails and used a burlap runner down the center of the table. The settings were accompanied by salad served in a berry basket from Garnish, wrapped with a label from Loralee’s store. She also included an “Eat Your Veggies” salad topper and served up crushed apple cider in jars with straws and daisy lids. For an activity, she used simple little cards on which the kids could write what they were thankful for.
– Styling, Paper, Labels, Signage, Banners, Straws, Toppers, Jars & Daisy Lids: Loralee Lewis
– Photography: Blind Eye Photography
– Hay Bales, Baskets, Pumpkins, Basins & Leaves: Hobby Lobby
– Cups and Lids, Favor Containers: Garnish